Yesterday, we went behind the scenes and introduced you to our preparation for VMworld 2011. But preparation only is only a hope for great execution. Great execution requires a gameplan that can address every possible scenario, emphasizes strengths and attempts to minimize any weaknesses.
In today’s behind-the-scenes preparation for VMworld, we look at “The Gameplan” to bring the best of knowledge, learning and fun to the Cisco booth (#700) at the show.
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So, sleep has been a little hard to come by in my neck of the woods as we ramp up for VMworld next week, but I think our presence at the show will be well worth the effort. We have some great demos and theater presentations, some informative demos and lab and all sorts of smart folks that can get your questions answered.
So, here is the cliff notes version of what we are up to:
Less than a week from today, VMworld 2011 will be in full motion, bringing together 20,000 IT professionals looking to learn how to bring together Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and new Applications to improve their IT environment and ultimately their businesses. As a Diamond Sponsor, Cisco will obviously have a huge presence all around the show. Super Sessions, Podcasts, Live Demos, Tweetups, Ask the Experts events, Hands-On Labs, and lots of fun things in the Cisco booth (#700). If you’re attending VMworld, you’ll get to see the byproduct of all the hard work and efforts to bring knowledge to these IT professionals and Cisco customers.
But this year we thought it would also be fun to bring you a day-by-day, behind-the-scenes look at how all of this is coming together.
To keep up with everything Cisco @ VMworld 2011, we recommend you follow @ciscoDC and #ciscovmw.
Within the Data Center marketing organization, we spend quite a bit of time focused on activities that announce new products or solutions, as well as educating customers, partners and analysts. Sometimes this is done via launches and other times it’s at events like EMC World 2011, SAP Sapphire, Citrix Synergy, CiscoLive 2011 or the upcoming VMworld 2011 (Cisco is a Diamond-level Sponsor). But once that information leaves our hands and gets out into the community, it’s important for us to remember that it’s often discussed, dissected, and evaluated by a broad range of IT professionals.
Over the past few weeks and months, Cisco Data Center technologies have been features in several industry podcasts.
In the continuing quest for a fully virtualized data center, IT professionals have a new tool that promises to dramatically simplify the journey: the Vblock. This 60-minute TechWiseTV episode explores this latest advancement in unified computing and shows how it will make it easier for organizations to build out data centers.
Episode 62: Vblock: Accelerating the Journey to Private Cloud
You will learn how Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms simplify the acquisition and deployment process by integrating best of breed technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware into prepackaged units of infrastructure that are optimized for a wide range of virtualized solution deployments and how since each Vblock is pre-built and ready for deployment and the modular design is highly scalable to meet growth needs, your projects will get completed faster and you will have investment protection, and lower total cost of ownership.