109 F . You think that’s just the external temperature , here in Las Vegas. Actually from where I stand it looks more like the temperature at Cisco Live inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as I see a lot of activities and a real fever this year with a record breaking number of registrants, and more than 6000 on line attendees.
Since Sunday morning, sessions after sessions, the attendees prove that “knowledge is Power”. Over the 3 days , more than 120 sessions will be dedicated to data center .The fever was even higher this Monday with the opening of the “World of Solutions ” supported by numerous Cisco Partners -- In the center of the show floor, as a major piece of architecture , the Data Center of the Future demo was packed . But obviously Cisco’s partners enjoyed as well a large traffic -- Amongst the “stars” of the show floor, the VMware Express truck showcasing virtualization demos was attracting a lot of visitors as well .
Cisco Aneel Lakhani ,well known by a lot of the data center bloggers, met tonight David Klem from NetAPP for a ” Blogger Techminute ” to talk about NetApp presence this year at Cisco Live , including Secure Multi-Tenancy and Unified Fabric solutions.
In the following days , we will have other “Daily Blogger Techminutes” with the participation of Cisco Omar Sultan and Brian Gracely .Stay tuned!
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
Tuesday June 29th will be kicked off by John Chambers keynotes speech -- But you may also want to attend two super sessions focusing on data center network
“Understanding of Application Performance and Network Usage in the Data Center” with Fluke Networks and “The Impact of Mass Virtualization on Network Management” with CA Technologies
To attend sessions on line, visit the data center virtual booth including the Data Center of the Future demo, and interact with our experts please visit the Cisco Live Virtual
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