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Attend Cisco Live 2010 in Las Vegas or ..on line at Cisco Live Virtual

June 25, 2010
at 12:00 pm PST

Cisco Live 2010 is around the corner. The  big annual Cisco event – June 27 to July 1st -will come this year in two flavors
-Cisco Live , which will be in Mandalay Bay Hotel  in Las Vegas
-Cisco Live  virtual, -- June 29 to July 1st -which offers an opportunity to visit the Cisco booth, including the Data Center of the Future demo (see below) and attend on line numerous speaking sessions

The theme of this year is “Knowledge is Power “ , which perfectly reflects the main purpose of the show – Thousands of visitors will attend hundreds of informative sessions, delivered by Cisco trainers and partners designed to educate them on new concepts and new solutions . In addition, Labs and demos (World of Exhibitions) will give an opportunity to go deeper .

As Cisco is developing more solutions for the computing/server market  and  for the cloud computing  market , the data center presence is growing.  This year the Data Center of the Future  demo – a complete data center – designed with the participation of partners such as Vmware, EMC, Netapp, Intel, BMC, APC, Emerson, and Panduit. - will be a central piece of the Cisco main booth


The same DCoF demo will be available in Cisco Live Virtual !  We have made this year a specific effort to develop a series of activities (demos, sessions, chat rooms) to make the experience of Cisco Live more enjoyable – Well !Attending speaking sessions on line or chating  with Cisco experts or Cisco executive in the comfort of your living room or your office is not by far the worst experience
So if you don’t plan to be in Las Vegas next week, here is a sample of sessions that you can watch on line for free   
 

Tuesday  June 29th  
10:00-11:30am  John Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
11:45 –12:15 pm Executive chat session with Carlos Dominguez Senior Vice-President, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco
12:30-2:20 pm   Bridging in the Data Center, with or without Spanning Tree
2:45 –3:45 pm Understanding of Application Performance and Network Usage in the Data Center – Ward Cobleigh, Business and Partnership Development Director, Fluke Networks
Wednesday June 30th
10:30-11:30 am  Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
11:45- 12:15 pm  Executive Chat Session with Padmasree
12:30 – 2:30 pm  Cisco Announcing New Innovations for Breakthrough Data Center 3.0 Architecture
2:45 –3:45 pm Video: What Next? – Featuring Marthin De Beer, Senior Vice President, Emerging Technologies Group, Cisco
Thursday July 1st
10:30-11:30 am   Ben Mezrich,author  “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal;”
 12:30 –2:30 pm Planning the Migration to Cisco Unified Computing System or
12:30 –2:00 pm Data Center Customer Panel: Insights on Data Center, Computing, and Virtualization 
 


One of the major event of the week will be of course the Cisco Data Center announcement on Wednesday June 30th at 12:30 pm PST 
If you want to watch it and be amongst the first to know about the evolution of the Cisco Data Center 3.0  register here
  


If you are going to Las Vegas here is a list of demos, programs and some of the speaking sessions that you don’t want to miss 
 


In addition of the Data Center of The Future , here are some of the demos  we put together
DC 3.0 Breakthrough Architectures
Unified Fabric: Untangling the DC
Data Center Interconnect
Tidal Intelligent Automation
Multi-tenancy in the Data Center
Application Delivery: Optimize the Experience
Unified Computing System: Delivering Breakthrough Innovation
Rapid Application Provisioning
Breakthrough Storage Solutions in the DC 3.0 Architecture
Real World Data Center Implementations

One last world ! Virtual Computing Environment (VCE ) Coalition will have a customer panel Wednesday, June 30 4:00 -- 5:00pm
In  Room Lagoon I  featuring
Phil Harris, SVP of Engineering at Acadia
Indu Kodukula, CTO of SunGard, which at $5 billion in revenues, is  the largest privately held business software and IT services company on the Fortune 500, providing disaster recovery and managed IT services.
Nagesh Kunamneni, CTO of ACS, a Fortune 500 company providing business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology (IT) services and solutions.  ACS is now part of Xerox’s $22 billion global enterprise with 130,000 employees serving clients in 160 countries.
Joe Berding, VP of Architecture and Design at ACS, a Xerox Company

So I hope to see you on line or in Las Vegas on the booth, at the speaking sessions ..or at the parties!  

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