Back from Cisco Live! 2018 in Orlando, Florida, it’s time to draw a summary of our participation. Over 26,000 people let their imaginations run wild, inspired by the latest and greatest from Cisco and their ecosystem partners. Here are the top three things we learned: 1 – Traditional enterprise storage infrastructures are not optimized to serve unstructured data… well, we knew that, but we got more validation. Growing at an exponential rate, considerations around data management – whether ‘to public cloud or not to public cloud’, and if so, ‘which public cloud?’ – can be a real challenge. At Cisco Live! we had.
By teaming up with SAP and Cisco – we’ve answered the call in a big (data) way “It’s great to know that I now have choices that work for us, we can manage our data either on-premises, in or across clouds or all of the above. Predicting our data growth is tricky, and this reassures me that we can manage this uncertainty with no sacrifice in performance, at scale and take advantage of cost savings where we can.” Sometimes presenting at a major conference is more rewarding than others. Today was one of those times. I was privileged to be.
If you are familiar with the term Cisco Validated Design (CVD), you already know why we are excited about it. If you’re somewhere in the middle–kinda get it, but don’t know why it’s cool–let me break it down for you. What my super smart technical lead would tell you: The published CVD details Scality RING software running on a cluster of UCS S3260 servers. The strategy for this project started with an approach unique from any other vendor–focus on the core network infrastructure and build up from there. Networking has always been a fundamental building block of software-defined storage, yet it is.
By Tom Leyden, Vice President of Global Partner Marketing at Scality The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) is an invaluable resource for the Scality product marketing team, as it gives an incredibly good overview of trends and evolution for digital businesses. As you might expect, the VNI focuses on the phenomenal growth in global IP network traffic, its causes, and its implications, mainly for Cisco’s networking solutions portfolio. But it also offers great insights into storage industry trends, especially for cloud and object storage, where Scality and Cisco have joined forces. With our joint cloud and object storage solution, Cisco.