Oh, The Things You Learn After Hours!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us in big data land. One thing that struck me is how much we learned about the big data and analytics space after hours at Strata Hadoop, and sometimes that can be just as exciting as what we learn during the sessions. I have a couple of videos I like to share with you to prove my point.

In this video, I learned some things from Jim Scott, MapR. First, MapR is providing –and get ready because it’s a mouthful—“ an online, Interactive, platform neutral, vendor agnostic training” — and some cool use cases of a Hadoop cluster in a briefcase.

It’s also fun to get together with our various partners and talk about the great solutions we are doing together. In this video, I have MapR and Platfora do all the work. Hey it was after hours!

Cisco Big Data Webinar At-A-Glance ABSOLUTE FINAL VERSION

Webinar At A Glance

Want to learn more about what we are doing with our partners? Check out the Webinar At A Glance from our recent Big Data webcast, “Analytics Solutions for Driving Better Business Outcome,” which is available on demand now. The feedback has been amazing and we plan to do more of these with our partners in the future.

Have some interesting stories or solutions you would like to share? Find me on Twitter, @JimMcHugh, we can work together to get the news out.

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Our Ecosystem Begins Here @Ciscocloud

As Cisco prepares for Cisco Live Melbourne #clmel, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight our @Ciscocloud Intercloud partnership with Telstra

The following Q&A session between executives of our partnered companies identifies the unique challenges of our current business environment and the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Interviewed by Stuart Robbins, the participants in our inaugural blog are Ken Owens, Cloud Services CTO from Cisco, and Tim Otten, GM Cloud Strategy and Platforms from Telstra.

Q: Cisco’s strategy is to create solutions built upon intelligent networks that solve our customers’ challenges. As a key technology partner, Telstra’s diverse customers present unique opportunities for a new generation of solutions for those customers – can you tell us about how our combined capabilities will help those customers be successful?

A:
[Otton, Tim J] Networks are increasingly important to the delivery of services as we shift to “the Cloud,” and the concurrent profusion of data, workforce mobility, distributed application environments, and the hybrid infrastructures supporting those applications. Both Cisco and Telstra are committed to delivering highly secure, high-performance intelligent network capabilities.

These networks must be thoroughly responsive to an ever-changing set of user and application requirements – adaptive, flexible, and resilient. Both companies have a rich tradition of global insight gained from a relentless focus on customer requirements.

[Owens, Ken] Telstra is one of the industry’s most advanced solution providers, with a noteworthy history of successful technology transformations in telecommunications. From the earliest days of IT outsourcing, and managed hosting, and now as we shift to the Cloud, Telstra has provided true leadership to the industry during these transformations.

Like Cisco, they view their customers’ strategic objectives as Priority 1 and will do whatever is necessary to make their customers successful. For more than 25 years, Cisco and Telstra have guided the market through each new technological shift, with exceptional people leading the way.

Q: One aspect of the changing enterprise landscape is the “blurred” boundaries between large enterprises in business ecosystems. While the basic principles remain important (resilient architectures, reliable networks, responsive applications), what are some of the emerging challenges in this “ecosystem first” world?

A:

[Otton, Tim J] The business landscape has changed. Cloud, Mobility, Social Media, advanced analytics, and open platforms are also changing the landscape for service creation and innovation. Increasingly, service creation will emerge both within and beyond (intra- and inter-organizational) boundaries to better serve a growing number of mobile users and a project-oriented workforce.

In order to support connectivity as well as enable full integration with many external partners and providers, businesses are now required to ‘open’ their IT environment. Increasingly, organizations are choosing to expose their own systems and proprietary data to third-parties, creating “greater value” by encouraging innovative use of a company’s intellectual assets. Software applications are distributed, both geographically and architecturally. All of these factors alter the connectivity/security paradigms of traditional enterprise IT.

[Owens, Ken] Tim is right on, and the exciting element of this model is that it’s driven by the customer! This is not a consumer fad or one-time remodel, this is the pace and speed by which business must adopting to the requirements of their customers and the rapidly changing marketplace. A successful business today requires a flexible set of services and capabilities to quickly adapt to this changing landscape. Together, Cisco and Telstra have a proven track record of enabling innovation to address the changing needs of the businesses we support.

Q: Providing exceptional products and services to Enterprise IT is familiar territory to both Cisco and Telstra, and this common ground is one reason why the Cisco-Telstra partnership makes great sense. As we move beyond IT, we’re also being asked to directly address the needs of business departments (marketing, product management, customer support). How do we adapt to meet those needs?

A:

[Otton, Tim J] We need to develop a deeper understanding of the different “lines of business” within the Enterprise. We need to better understand what drives their business and the market environments in which they operate. In other words, we need to become an enabler of business solutions rather than simply selling more technology. Our focus needs to be increasingly on the business outcomes we can deliver to our customers.
We need equip our sales teams to communicate those solutions, to be able to engage customers in conversations that start with business issues and proceed from there to provision enabling technologies rather than starting (and often finishing with) technology alone.
At the same time, we need to better support IT departments so that these services can be integrated into the overall Enterprise network architecture- – -ensuring that these distributed services are secure, and optimized to perform reliably. Telstra and Cisco need to be seen as enabling partners, and not just suppliers.

[Owens, Ken] The needs of the business can be vast, complicated, and rapidly evolving to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. Cisco and Telstra are leaders in business transformation. The key to success in this ever-changing environment is to provide leadership with speed, agility, innovative leadership to assist each customer’s ability to adapt to the changes. Of course, Tim’s right, we also need to help IT executives quickly transition not only their technology, but also their processes and practices.

Q: The recipe seems simple enough = one part: exceptional technology with the associated expertise, and one part: an evolved partnership methodology (i.e., Partnership 2.0) that will serve as the foundation for what our companies can accomplish together.

One last question. Imagine what success looks like for the joint Cisco-Telstra effort in two years: what are the core behaviors/values that we’ll be most proud to have embraced, when we glance back? In other words, what are the central organizational principles that will serve to anchor this new style of ecosystem development?

A:

[Otton, Tim J] My vision for the partnership is that we have developed an advanced understanding of the requirements of stakeholders – whether it be IT, LOB, or end-users – within the customers we served and are singularly focused on the business outcomes that we can jointly deliver for our customers.

[Owens, Ken] The demands of Enterprise 2.0 require an infrastructure that is both elastic and reliable, flexible yet secure. Organizations, too, will require those very characteristics. To accomplish this,“Governance 2.0” and “Partnership 2.0” become framework components of that new ecosystem in service of our customer’s transformed world. As Tim stated, the business outcomes and continuously delivering business value are the key principles.

Thank you Tim for you time to discuss the joint journey we are embarking on.

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SQL Server 2005 End of Support on April 12, 2016 | Cisco UCS is here to help.

SQL Server 2005 end of support is on April 12, 2016. Many of our customers agree that it’s time to think about migrating/upgrading to something better and faster soon. If you are still using SQL Server 2005, here are some points to consider.

SQL Server 2014 New Features This is a major upgrade packed with new features of SQL Server 2014 include In-Memory online transaction processing (OLTP), updateable Columnstore indexes, and AlwaysOn availability groups.

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C460-TPC-H-Results-550x369So why should you consider Cisco UCS to take advantage of these SQL Server 2014 features? Let’s start with performance.
Cisco UCS C460 M4 running Microsoft SQL Server 2014 outperformed:

  • Fujitsu SPARC M10-4S by 80 percent
  • Dell PowerEdge R820 by 31 percent
  • IBM x3859 by 13 percent

Why are we so good?

  • Optimize OLTP workloads
    The new OLTP engine helps facilitate high performance, low latency data access. Cisco UCS has high memory capacities that support you to take advantage of the SQL Servers’ In-Memory OLTP engine. Progress Insurance used Cisco UCS and In-Memory OLTP and saw a 4x performance gain. They saw a 320% increase in processing rate, from 5,000 transactions/second to 21,000 transactions.
  • Optimize BI and Data Warehousing workloads
    Columnstore index provides significant performance improvement for Data Warehouse queries. You no longer need to drop and recreate the index when making changes. We have seen 10x better performance results. Such workloads are increasing tenfold every 5 years. With high memory support, Cisco UCS Blade Servers provide up to 3TB of RAM and the Cisco UCS Rack Servers up to 6TB of RAM. You can trust us to give you the best experience.
  • Maximizing Availability
    Cisco UCS’s service profiles and the stateless architecture allow SQL Server workloads to be backed up in 5-7 minutes regardless if it’s virtualized or bare metal. Children’s Hospital in Colorado leveraged the service profiles and provisioned 15 servers in 1 day. Without them, it usually takes up to weeks to configure the new servers.
    SQL Server’s AlwaysOn AGs provide protection against unplanned downtime. During a failure, Cisco Unified Fabric ensures the connection between the primary and the secondary replicas has the best performance of bandwidth.

These are just a few of the key benefits. If you are one of our partners and are interested in learning more, please register here for the upcoming webcast:

  • Title: Modernize Your Data Platform with SQL Server 2014 and Cisco UCSIMG_3069
  • Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
  • Moderator: Scott Bekker, Editor in Chief, Redmond Channel Partner
  • Webcast Overview:Microsoft has announced the end-of-support for SQL Server 2005, creating an opportunity for partners to help customers migrate their data platforms to a modern solution based on SQL Server 2014 and the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
  • Register Here: http://rcpmag.com/webcasts/list/webcast-list.aspx

Want to meet up with Cisco and Microsoft representatives live? Join us at the one of the following SQL Saturdays. Upcoming SQL Saturdays (1-day free training events for SQL Server professionals): Phoenix (2/28), Silicon Valley (3/28), Boston (4/18), and Baltimore (5/9).

More information

Follow me (@ReneeYao1), Gary Serda (@gserda), Rex Backman (@RexBackman) and Bill Shields (@HighTechBill) on Twitter for real time updates.

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New Analytics Solutions Drive Better Business Outcomes

In the Internet of Everything Era (IoE), analytics will occur throughout the network—from the edge, to the core, in the cloud, and everywhere in between. Cisco is uniquely positioned to deliver intelligent networking infrastructure that acts as a flexible data plumbing footprint and control plane, giving our customers the flexibility to send analytics to the data source for IoT use cases that require real-time insights—as well as data to the analytics for use cases that require historical data.

The most powerful analytics solutions apply the combined power of an innovative infrastructure and analytics software solutions that are uniquely designed to optimize one another. Cisco’s analytics-ready infrastructure has been proven to provide a high-performance, flexible, and efficient foundation for leading data management, data integration, and analytics software.

  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data is an industry-leading platform widely adopted in the industry that helps organizations deploy and scale Big Data applications faster to drive the revenue side of the business while significantly reducing risk and TCO.
  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data is the first and only platform to post certified results for the new TPC Express Benchmark HS (TPCx-HS), which was developed to provide enterprises with a vendor-neutral way to evaluate the performance and price-to-performance of big data implementations. Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data demonstrated outstanding performance and scalability at 1TB, 3TB, and 10TB scale factors.
  • Cisco UCS Mini, ideal for processing analytics at the edge and branch offices, has earned industry recognition for innovation in furthering the development of the data center industry with the InfoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award for 2014. InfoTech Award
  • And, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and the Nexus 9000 also took home an InfoTECH excellence award adding additional proof of the strength of Cisco’s analytics-ready infrastructure. As analytics workloads increase in number, the network plays a critical role in ensuring that workloads are completed and insights are delivered on time, securely, and cost-effectively. Cisco ACI lets customers dynamically optimize cluster performance in the network, redeploy resources automatically for new workloads to improve utilization and lower TCO, and ensure isolation of users and data as resource deployments change.

As important as infrastructure is, analytics software is what lets you manage huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, access data wherever it resides, and generate game-changing insights. Cisco is very excited to be working with leading ecosystem providers in each of these areas—to provide breakthrough analytics solutions that exploit the full power of both the software and the Cisco infrastructure.

I invite you to come see these exciting innovations for yourselves!

  • Webcast bannerPlease join us for an insightful webcast on February 24, 2015 at 9 AM PT for our webcast, Analytics Solutions for Better Business Outcomes as we host analytics and business intelligence leaders from Platfora, Splunk, SAP, SAS, and Cisco Data Virtualization, who are collaborating with Cisco to quickly deliver insights to help you stay ahead of the competition.

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Seven Software Business Models – Part 1

Many years ago I found myself talking to a venture capitalist about the differences between SaaS, outsourcing, ASPs, MSPs, online applications; etc. Also I noticed that my Stanford students had little understanding of the economics of software, so I developed the idea of seven business models to cover everything in the software business, remove the buzzwords and replace them with economic models.

There’s a lot here, so in this second issue, I’ll break this into two separate posts, discussing models one through four here, and models five through seven in the next issue publishing on Monday, March 2.

CLOUD 7 business models

Note the dollar numbers used throughout are intended to be relatively representative.

 

Model 1: Traditional (On Premises)

The traditional, on-premises Business Model One has been used for many years by vendors such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. In this model, the customer pays a one-time, perpetual license fee, which is the right to use the software.  For enterprise business applications like those from Oracle or SAP it can be about $4,000 per user.

In addition to the license fee, the vendor will charge for support and maintenance, which is typically a derivative of the license fee. Vendors charge between 20% and 30%, so if you use 20% then on the $4,000 perpetual license fee the customer will spend an additional support fee at $800 per user, per year.

If you’re a student of Oracle prior to the Sun acquisition, you’ll know Oracle was doing about $15 billion worth of revenue, and $12 billion was a recurring maintenance revenue stream. Profitability in these models can be north of 90%. They are amazing business models if you can get them.

 

 Model Two: Open Source

Model Two is the open source model, meaning the user gets the software for free. However, the vendor charges for support and maintenance as the mechanism to monetize the open source. The only reason I put $1,600 in our example above is just to make the point that you could charge more than you do in Model One.

There are actually very few examples of success with this model, although some of you may be thinking about the single example, which is Red Hat. Red Hat’s been enormously successful with the open source model. Red Hat monetizes your subscription to the Red Hat network, a subscription to the support and maintenance of the Red Hat software.

 Cost to Manage Software is 4x the Purchase Price Per Year

Before moving on to Model Three, it’s important for those of you who have never managed traditional applications to realize that buying the software is not really the end of what you pay for.

Not only do you have the cost of the hardware and software but more importantly, the cost to manage the security, availability, performance, and change of the application and everything underneath, such as the computing storage environment, the data center, and the network.

As a rule of thumb, the cost to manage software is about four times the purchase price of that software per year. Therefore, if you pay $4,000 for the software, you’re going to spend $16,000 per user per year to manage the security, availability, performance, and change management required for the entire infrastructure running under the application. This roughly works out to be about $1,300 per user, per month.

For those of you who are having a hard time believing this, just go talk to any CIO of any major corporation and they’ll tell you they spend 80-85% percent of their budget managing the existing portfolio of applications and software.

 

 Model Three: Outsourcing

As a result of this cost to manage software, Model Three came into existence. The original company in this model is a company called EDS. Outsourcing companies came in and said, “We’ll manage your mess for less.” Go and buy the software from the software vendor, pay them the support and maintenance fees, but we’ll manage it for less than what you’ll spend doing it yourself, meaning less than $1,300 per user, per month in our example.

As you can see in the model, the outsourcer can do that at home, meaning at EDS’s data centers, or at customers, meaning the outsourcer will take over your data centers.  This model took an enormous leap in the late 1990s, because of the advent of the Indian outsourcers like Tata, Infosys; etc. The reason for this is Model Three is powered by human labor. This means that the management of the security, availability and performance of the software is done by people.  Therefore you can reduce cost by moving to low labor rate countries.

However, there is a floor to the cost.

 

Model Four: Hybrid

Model Four is the model originated a little over ten years ago at Oracle. Since then, many existing traditional software companies have adapted this model. Basically, you still say, “Please pay me for the software and the support and maintenance, but I – the creator of the software – will manage the security, availability, performance of the software at significantly lower cost than you can by yourself. In the example, I show this number at $150 per user, per month.

The question you might be asking yourself is, “how is this lower cost possible?”

The answer is there’s something very fundamental at work here, which from an economic point-of-view is driving everything going on in cloud computing.

… the answer will be revealed in my next post.  Visit my Cisco Blogs page to read more on Monday, March 2.

 

And For More Information

For more information, and many more examples of how businesses moved to the cloud, check out my book on Cloud Computing Fundamentals .  In fact, Seven Business Models is discussed in more detail in a TED-sized chapter in this book.

 

 

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Solving Congestion Problems in Storage Area Networks

Solving Congestion Problems in Storage Area Networks

This phenomenal growth puts tremendous pressure on Storage Area Networks (SANs), which must be able to handle the burgeoning traffic loads between the compute and storage layers. To maintain peak efficiency, storage administrators need to be able to quickly detect and resolve slow drain and other common SAN congestion problems. If not addressed in a timely fashion, these can have a cascading effect, even degrading the performance of totally unrelated applications.

Learn how to build your own self-healing fabric.   >> REGISTER NOW : Webinar on Feb 25th 8:00 PST.

This live 60-minute webcast reveals the common causes of slow drain and other typical SAN congestion issues in Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployments. You will learn how to efficiently detect, stop, and even prevent them from happening.

WATCH VIDEO: Slow Drain is the highest point of concern for storage administrators. Still, it is one of the least understood problems. Watch the videos to understand the basic concept and features provided by Cisco MDS switches for detection, troubleshooting and automatic recovery. Deploy these features today to have your own self-healing fabric

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See the new resources that Cisco has developed that simplify and even automate SAN congestion resolution. Discover how these enable you to measurably reduce your operating costs by maximizing the performance of your existing SAN resources as we reveal:

  • Best practices for avoiding congestion
  • Tools for Cisco Nexus and MDS Switches that speed detection and recovery
  • Recent innovations, including hardware-based slow drain device detection, that automate resolution
  • Troubleshooting guidelines using NXOS and Data Center Network Manager

Join us and get your questions answered during the webcast. Find out how you can identify and eliminate SAN congestion more easily and efficiently.

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Scaling OpenStack L3 using Cisco ASR1K platform

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  1. User adds a network to the router by attaching a new interface in Horizon Dashboard or using the neutron CLI
  2. OpenStack’s neutronclient triggers a REST API call to the neutron-server requesting to add a router interface
  3. The neutron-server updates the DB with the Router/Port details
  4. A ”routers updated” message is sent across the AMQP message bus to the CiscoCFGAgent
  5. If an update occurs, the CiscoCFGAgent fetches new data from DB to stay in sync
  6. CiscoCFGAgent updates the ASR1K driver with the newly added internal network port
  7. The driver pushes the required configuration to the ASR1K HSRP pair
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Cisco UCS demonstrates performance leadership with world-record Oracle PeopleSoft benchmark results

Cisco UCS®) delivered world-record performance on Oracle PeopleSoft Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) 9.1 FP2 Self-Service (online transaction processing [OLTP]) and Self-Service and Payroll Batch benchmarks.

The Oracle PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS) 9.1 FP2 benchmark results for the Self-Service section of the benchmark demonstrate world-record performance and linear scalability. These results give you direct evidence of the degree to which you can scale your Cisco Unified Computing System™ deployments as the number of users of your human resources management system grows

Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS 9.1 FP2 Self-Service Benchmark Results

 

Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS 9.1 FP2 Self-Service and Payroll Batch Extra-Large Data Model Benchmark Results

 

Some of the key highlights of Cisco’s Oracle PeopleSoft Benchmark results are:

  • The Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS benchmark is designed to provide verifiable performance metrics across a broad range of PeopleSoft HRMS workloads. With these world-record results, Cisco, EMC, and Oracle demonstrate the performance characteristics of real-life representative workloads to provide a template for you to use in obtaining exceptional performance for your business.
  • These results demonstrate world-record performance and linear scalability and give you direct evidence of the degree to which you can scale your Cisco Unified Computing System™ deployments as the number of users of your human resources management system grows
  • The world-record-setting Self-Service and Payroll Batch Extra-Large Data Model benchmark results show you how quickly you can accomplish batch payroll tasks. 

Check out the Performance Brief for additional information on the benchmark configuration. Cisco measured the performance of all three components of the Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS benchmark. The disclosures for the three components are available at the following locations:

It is interesting to note that although all vendors have access to same Intel processors, only Cisco UCS unleashes their power to deliver high performance to applications through the power of unification. The unique, fabric-centric architecture of Cisco UCS integrates the Intel Xeon processors into a system with a better balance of resources that brings processor power to life. . For additional information on Cisco UCS and Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure solutions please visit Cisco Unified Computing & Servers web page.

Disclosure

Cisco measured the performance of all three components of the Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS benchmark. The disclosures for the three components are available at the following locations:

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Cisco UCS Manager Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Cisco is pleased to announce the latest version of the UCS Manager Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM).  This new version (12.1.0.9.0) is posted on the Cisco Communities website. The plug-in provides health monitoring and status checking.

Oracle customers who are using OEM to manage all of their Oracle databases, applications, middleware and related infrastructure desire the ability to monitor the underlying system infrastructure.  While the open XMI API of UCS Manager can communicate directly to OEM, this no cost plug-in puts this data into a common user friendly format.  This allows you to monitor your entire Oracle infrastructure from a single pane of glass.

Key Features of this Version Include:

Leading Features of the OEM 12c Plug-in Include:

Support Details:

 

To learn more about why Cisco’s Unified Computing System is the best server platform for all of your Oracle applications, visit the Oracle Applications on Cisco UCS portal.

How fast can your Oracle applications run on UCS, visit our Performance Benchmarks site.

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Cisco publishes results of the New SAP Concurrent Benchmark

Cisco is the first organization to publish a result for the new SAP Concurrent Benchmark

Cisco is the first organization to publish a result for the new SAP Concurrent Benchmark and have it certified by SAP on behalf of the SAP Benchmark Council. The benchmark allows vendors to demonstrate how well their SAP environments work side by side in a shared environment. Getting a new benchmark running and tuned can be difficult for some vendors, but because the Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM (Cisco UCS®) is a platform built for virtualization we were the first to demonstrate results—and we did it all using virtualization with Microsoft software: the operating system, the database management system, and the hypervisor.

Recently, the SAP Benchmark Council created a new category of concurrent benchmarks that allows benchmarking of multiple SAP dialog applications
running concurrently using shared resources—in our scenario, on a single server. The benchmark rules allow the use of any supported partitioning and isolation technologies, including hypervisors, hardware partitioning, and operating system containers. With a benchmark designed by SAP to measure the performance of these environments, we now can make objective comparisons between the same SAP applications running on bare metal or in concurrent environments with results certified by SAP.

Benchmark Results

Not only did Cisco publish the first- ever results on this new concurrent benchmark, but the results are remarkable. Comparison of the results with the results for the same software configuration running on a bare-metal server shows that the penalty for running in a virtualized environment was only 6.6 percent in terms of benchmark users, and only 6.7 percent in terms of SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) score.

With the Cisco UCS C240 M4 Rack Server powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, Cisco supports a total of 14,975 SAP SD users or a total SAPS score of 81,827. This result is excellent for virtualized environments and is further evidence that when you choose Cisco® servers and a complete Microsoft software stack, you have access to outstanding SAP performance.

Conclusion

Many organizations and SAP administrators prefer to run their landscapes on Microsoft software stacks. This first-ever SAP Concurrent Benchmark result shows just how easily you can incorporate virtualization software from Microsoft to add
more flexibility to SAP application deployments with little performance impact.
Now you can use our SAPS score certified by SAP on behalf of the
SAP Benchmark Council to estimate your capacity on Cisco UCS running Microsoft software and run all your SAP landscapes in a shared environment with higher utilization rates and with less infrastructure.

 

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