unified-communications

Rapid Provisioning of Virtualized Services

Posted in cisco, green-it-solutions, provisioning, rackforce, services, unified-communications, virtual-machines on April 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackforce deploys Cisco solution to support accelerated provisioning of virtual data center services for customers. …

… “RackForce is a leading provider of green dynamic datacenter services in the heart of British Columbia, and is the first Canadian service provider to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System. RackForce has selected Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 solutions, including Cisco Nexus data center switches, MDS storage directors and the Cisco Unified Computing System to rapidly provision hosted and cloud services to its customer base. ” …

Via Cisco: Unified Computing

High-performance Power-efficient Networking

Posted in air-flow, green-computing, intel, netronome, networking, power-efficiency, power-utilization, processor, unified-communications on June 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netronome has launched its Network Flow Processor product family which enables a unified computing architecture. The products are designed to provide high performance and market-beating power efficiency, while leveraging general Intel processors. …

… “High-Performance: Powered by 40 multi-threaded programmable networking cores running at 1.4GHz, the NFP delivers over 56 billion instructions per second with 320 hardware threads that optimize memory utilization – allowing for 1800 instructions per packet at 30 million packets per second. This enables 20Gbps of L2-L7 deep packet processing with line-rate security and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. Power Efficiency: Operating at only 15 to 35 watts, the NFP-32xx revolutionizes green computing by delivering more than four times the power efficiency of its closest competitor. ” …

Via Netronome: Network Flow Processors (PDF)

Cisco Data Center Architecture Evolution

Posted in achievement, cisco, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, networking, platform, power-consumption, server-efficiency, unified-communications, virtual-data-center, virtualization on March 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco extends its data center offerings with a new virtualization architecture, implementation services, and partnerships with technology leaders, business consultants, and channel partners. When implemented, the Cisco data center is expected to be more energy efficient through the power of the virtual computing model. …

… “Cisco introduces the Unified Computing System which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Unified Computing System is the first offering in a new family of products which complements the Cisco data center portfolio. … Energy Efficiency – IT managers can achieve more energy efficient data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System – it uses one-half the components, and requires less cabling and power/cooling than legacy server installations. ” …

Via Cisco: Compute, Networking and Virtualization in a Single Platform

Unified Communications Green Technology

Posted in air-travel-reduction, benefits, cisco, green-technology, telepresence, unified-communications, video-conferencing on October 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The case for unified communications is discussed, with benefits ranging from reduced travel to lower mobile phone costs. …

… “Reduced air travel: Cisco executives have hailed TelePresence, the company’s high-definition video conferencing solution, as the green technology of the century, largely because they believe it could dramatically reduce business air travel. ” …

Via SearchVoIP: Seven ways