Cloud-HCI cocktail quenches enterprise thirst for easy VDI

| August 9, 2017

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is not exactly top-trending news for tech analysts at the moment, according to Calvin Hsu (pictured), vice president of product marketing at Citrix Systems Inc. The virtualization technology hosts desktop operating systems on central servers within data centers. After generating a thick flurry of hype several years ago, many industry experts have pronounced VDI, if not dead, at least dull. There is a small problem with their attitude, though: They never asked the customers, Hsu stated.

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Cisco and Microsoft partner on cloud IoT stuff

Article | March 5, 2020

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Official Opening of US Signal’s New Greater Detroit Data Center

Article | February 18, 2020

US Signal, a leading data center services provider, today announced that its new Greater Detroit data center in Van Buren Township, Michigan will officially open on March 1, 2020. US Signal has built the new data center to Tier 3 standards, based on unprecedented growth within the data center services market and following a series of significant client wins. The new facility will enable US Signal to keep pace with the large-scale adoption of cloud-first, hybrid and off-premises data center strategies all of which require colocation space. These strategies are critical to the survival of today’s organizations a fact born out of US Signal’s most recent IT Resiliency Survey.

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Inferencing at the Edge with HyperFlex

Article | March 3, 2020

While at this year’s Cisco Live! Barcelona, our staff interviewed many of the amazing thought leaders who joined us to demonstrate their work with Cisco. We’ll be sharing those interviews, and short blog post summaries, for the next few weeks.The first interview is about how Vispera, which makes visual intelligence solutions for retail, works with Cisco on inferencing at the edge with HyperFlex. As Erdem Yoruk, chief scientist at Vispera, explained, the company uses image recognition technology for its shelf monitoring and inventory management solution, Shelfsight. Cisco HyperFlex, together with Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors, provides the compute power needed to perform inferencing at multiple retail locations. As they stood in front shelves with cereal and other products, Yoruk explained how Shelfsight, the latest product from Vispera, uses a camera solution for real-time shelf monitoring and in-store management. Running on Cisco HyperFlex Edge servers powered by scalable Intel Xeon processors, Shelfsight takes measurements from the shelves every 10 minutes. It recognizes every product visible on the shelf down to a granular level, generating KPI metrics and notifying store personnel of any non-compliance issues so that they can take immediate action and replenish the shelves as necessary.

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IT modernisation series – Rancher Labs: Kubernetes is a catalyst

Article | March 17, 2020

In this series of articles we investigate how organisations are approaching the modernisation, replatforming and migration of legacy applications and related data services. We look at the tools and technologies available encompassing aspects of change management and the use of APIs and containerisation (and more) to make legacy functionality and data available to cloud-native applications. This post is written by Olivier Maes, VP EMEA for Rancher Labs – the company is known for its work in operating-system-level virtualization tools. IT modernisation can be intimidating, but it’s a necessity. Businesses that continue to rely on legacy technologies risk being left behind, while those that embrace digitalisation gain a competitive advantage.

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