You run your business on SAP. You have standardized on Oracle for your database, and you have Microsoft apps all over your company. All three are critical if you want to maintain your competitive edge in the market. You are doing a server refresh right now and Cisco’s Unified Computing System server platform keeps surfacing as a server platform that you should seriously consider in your decision. You would like to know as much about Cisco’s server platform as possible. So where do you go to find out about it?
There are three major trade shows in the month of May where Cisco is participating. At all of these shows, Cisco will be demonstrating how enterprise applications run on UCS. So which show should you go to? You only have budget for one of them. Well, here’s some background on what Cisco will be presenting at each event:
SAP Sapphire May 15-18
Cisco is a Diamond Sponsor at Sapphire.
Four speaking engagements:
Ed Bugnion on Future of IT
Michael Missbach on Why customers choose Cisco for SAP
Ulrich Kleidon on Cisco and Netapp
Jan Lind on Business enabled Collaboration with SAP
Six Demos will be shown:
Tidal Software-Intelligent Automation
Intelligent Business Warehouse Appliance
SAP on Flexpod
UCS Manager and Service Profiles
Mobility and Collaboration
There will also be 22 hours of presentations by Cisco Eco-System partners.
This sounds like a good place to go, but what about Oracle? (why are we talking about this event? It already happened?
Cisco was a participant in the Collaborate 2011 User Conference in April and attended as an Alliance Member for the Independent Oracle User Group. Cisco will also be a major sponsor of Oracle Open World in San Francisco in the fall.
What was presented?
Four speaking session:
Doug Beasley on Optimizing Oracle Solutions with Cisco Unified Computing
John McAbel on Business growth drives Oracle Infrastructure to the Cloud
John Kanagaraj on A Practical Approach to Database Performance Testing in
John Kanagaraj on EBS from Big Iron to a RAC Cluster on Linux
Two speaking sessions with customer Navasite:
Brady Reiter on Optimize Oracle Solutions with Cisco Unified Computing
Brady Reiter on Deploying Multiple Heterogeneous Oracle Applications in an
Enterprise Public Cloud
Two demos were shown
Unified Computing Systems Manager
Unified Computing Systems Server Platform
One more choice. What is Cisco doing with Microsoft? Cisco is at Microsoft TechEd in Atlanta May 16-19
Cisco is a Silver Sponsor at Microsoft TechEd.
Two speaking engagements
Raghunath Nambiar on Cisco and EMC for your SQL Data Warehouse
Panel Discussion with Hyper-V
Three demos are being shown
Fast Track Data Warehouse on Unified Computing System
Fast Track Hyper-V on Unified Computing System
Unified Computing System Manager
Two webinars in May
Cisco and Microsoft May 10, 2011
Cisco and Microsoft Sharepoint and Exchange May 24, 2011
So which show should you attend?
Consider going to all three.