I’m very pleased to announce that Scott Brown will take on the role as our new Vice President of Distribution for Worldwide Channels. After a rigorous interview process, I am confident that Scott is the right leader for this important role.
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It’s that conference time of year — this week it’s Oracle OpenWorld 2010, taking place in San Francisco. This annual conference draws attendees from around the world to learn about product developments in all layers of the stack, from applications, database and middleware, to servers and storage systems. I once again headed down to the Moscone Center in downtown SF to get news from the event. (Seems like I’m at Moscone a lot these days—I might as well set up a booth for myself!)
Cisco is a Platinum sponsor of this year’s conference: We have a booth showcasing Cisco and Oracle data center and industry solutions, such as Oracle Real Applications Clusters on Cisco’s Unified Computing System. Visitors to the booth get all the latest deets about Application Networking Services (ANS) and Application Control Engine (ACE) Integration with Oracle.
Attendees at a breakout session heard from Oracle and Cisco about UCS, data center architectures, and how the companies are working together with our partners to deliver customer solutions. I visited with folks from Oracle and Cisco and learned how solutions from both companies are helping customer NaviSite increase profits and efficiency.
And, be sure to watch the interview I did with customer NaviSite.
Intel Developer Forum (IDF) took place last week in San Francisco—this annual event brings together developers, designers, engineers, and a host of others looking to innovate and discuss challenges, best practices, and solutions. Cisco was a Gold Sponsor this year, hosting a booth with four demo stations.
I got the chance to make the trek to IDF (not a big hike for me, since I live in San Francisco) to take a look at how Cisco got involved this year and to scope out info for partners.
First I met with Jon Markee and Rob Kypriotakis, two of Intel’s Technical Marketing Engineers, who discussed how Intel is working with Cisco and its partners to enable new technologies in networking, such as 10GB Ethernet at a low price point. I also chatted with Scott Ciccone, Cisco’s Product Marketing Manager, who talked about the complexity that virtualization has introduced, and how Cisco’s Unified Computing System addresses challenges in the data center.
In addition, Scott filled me in on Cisco’s announcement of the UCS B230 M1 Blade Server, one of the industry’s highest density systems on the market today. This two-socket, Intel-based server delivers high performance and density in a compact, half-width form factor.
Keep reading to learn about the Cius’ role at IDF as well as an innovative video contest Intel and Cisco ran at the event…