If you’re not currently following Joe’s blog over at definethecloud.wordpress.com, you should start.
He just posted another great article on why UCS is his server platform of choice. Before you write him off as just another Cisco fan-boy, definitely take a look at his logic. Even if you have another vendor preference, he presents some excellent points to consider.
Take a look : http://definethecloud.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/why-cisco-ucs-is-my-a-game-server-architecture/
M. Sean McGee posted this great comparison of VirtualConnect and UCS. I’ve often struggled to give students a clear picture of the differences – HP will tell you that “VirtualConnect is just as good, and we’ve been doing it for years!”. Well, yes… it does some things similarly, and you can’t argue the timeframe. UCS does a lot more – and until now, I didn’t have a great source that directly compared them. From now on, all I have to do is send them to M. Sean McGee’s post!
The State of Statelessness
Joe Onisick, Firefly Communications‘ CTO in EMEA has started a blog on cloud computing. Good stuff, check it out:
Define The Cloud – http://definethecloud.wordpress.com/
Over at By the Bell, there’s a great post and commentary on differences between HP’s offerings and Cisco UCS. As many of the comments point out, the post itself is a bit biased towards UCS, but the comments are an excellent set of discussions about the various pros and cons of the solutions. As good as the post is, the comments (I think) are even better. Check it out!