Today we open the “World of solutions” at 10:00 am - As experienced in San Francisco at Cisco Live last July, the Data Center of the Future demo was quickly packed with very interested visitors - The Data Center of the Future demo is a 15 racks simulated data center showcasing a complete suite of Data Center partner solutions in a data center environment - As expected we got a lot of questions on the Vblocks infrastructure packages which were presented for the first time by VMware, Cisco and EMC on a show floor.
Amongst the different data center break-out sessions, the panel around “Application Mobility across Data Centres” with Cisco Thomas Scheibe, VMware Ravi Neelakant and NetApp Joel McKelvey attracted quite a lot of attendees. Not a big suprise, as this session was dedicated to the architectural evolution in virtual machine (VM) and application mobility across separate data center sites or across different pods in the same data center. Topic we started to address last August
On the networking front, this session highlighted a new Cisco solution as a way of extending layer 2 across data centers using an IP core. Additionally, Nexus 1000V Virtual switches provide granular visibility and integration at the VM level. This session also covered Routing optimizations, where optimal and service aware routing is provided to client accessing services running on Virtual Machines which have been VMotioned from one data Center or pod to another. On the Application and Storage front, using VMware’s VMotion and NetApp’s Flexcache Storage technology, customers can achieve Active-Active VMotion with no application downtime while the virtual machine moves. Stay tuned as we will post very soon some interesting video interviews that we captured today on this topic.
After a long day of videotaping and meeting customers and partners, I invited bloggers from VMware, EMC and Cisco to join me for a new Daily Blogger Techminute -- It was an opportunity to talk about some of the major data center events of the day including Nexus 1000 V, the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) panel and Vblocks.
Tomorrow we will have another interesting day.
Obviously we anticipate a lot of comments on the collaboration between Cisco , VMware and NetApp around secure multi-tenancy announced today by Cisco Tony Bates, NetApp Tom Georgens, VMware Paul Maritz.
Amongst the highlights for data center, we plan to stop by at the partner symposium with the Vitual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition.
We will also meet an important Cisco VMware customer, Groupe Agrica, who will share on the deployment of Nexus 1000V, and Nexus 5000 with FCoE.
Two interesting break-out sessions are also grabing our attention : Storage and Unified Fabric (BRKSAN-2983) , and “Taking Risk Away from Layer 2 interconnects ” (BRKDCT-2840)
We hope that you have good time at Cisco Live , and if you are not attending that you took advantage of Cisco Live virtual .
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We will come back tomorrow with another Daily Blogger Techminute !