The second day at SAPPHIRE 2012 has been as intense as the first day -- After interviewing one of the first UCS customer (Monsanto) about the deployment of SAP applications , I did a round of videos with EMC, NetApp and Cisco executives to measure our presence in this market and our collaboration with key players. Stay tuned for the videos on integrated stacks (Vblock with EMC, Flexpod with NetApp) .
I met Cisco VP Marketing, Data Center and Cloud , Giuliano Di Vitantonio, who shared why Cisco is at Sapphire 2012 , and what specifically Cisco and SAP are working on together -- Legitimate questions from some of our visitors, as Cisco has a great image as a network provider, but is still building the recognition as a server and software powerhouse. Take the time to watch this short video to appreciate the breadth of the collaboration and understand why SAP is so interested in deepening this partnership.
Talking about experts . If you are in Orlando today don’t forget
-To attend at 12:00 pm the speaking session from Michael Missbach , our head of the SAP Competence Center
SAP HANA Appliance Software and High Availability: That Is the Question
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Abstract: This session offers real world experiences with HANA implementation and first hand results for HANA scale-out solutions on the Cisco Unified Computing System with Intelligent Intel® Xeon® Processors server platform and why this solution offers a competitive advantage to your business. Learn what customers are really asking for in regard to HANA and why it is important to provide the right solution to lower TCO.
Other sessions of a great interest
Overview of Hardware Appliances Options Optimized for SAP HANA
Co-Presenting with: Uddhav Gupta, SAP, HP, Hitachi Data Systems
Cisco Partner Co-Presenter: Rajiv Thomas, Consulting Systems Engineer, Data Center, Cisco
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: D&T/HANA Campus
Abstract: This discussion looks at how SAP has been co-innovating with major hardware vendors to deliver combined software and hardware deployment options that are optimized to meet customer needs. Join us for an overview of the offers and innovations that are becoming available.
Medtronic Implements Global Complaint Reporting with SAP HANA on Cisco UCS
Speakers: Steve Teichman, VP of Business Intelligence, Medtronic
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Database and Technology Theater
Abstract: Learn how Medtronic used the SAP HANA platform and the Cisco Unified Computing Server to implement a global complaint reporting system -- mandated by the FDA -- in just a few months. Speakers from Medtronic and Cisco share details of the implementation and explain how the SAP-Cisco partnership helps lower costs and build a competitive edge.
Finally as a friendly reminder , we have today a series of theater presentations on the booth (see here the list)
Did I mention the Mini Cooper and Twitter Game (Details here ) Hurry up . We are wrapping today