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Cisco Live 2011 : VCE will deliver !

July 10, 2011 at 6:40 am PST

Today VCE Aaron Delp join us to talk about VCE participation to Cisco Live -- Fruit of the close collaboration between VMware, Cisco and EMC, VCE has been instrumental over the past year  in helping a growing number of IT organizations  to migrate to virtualization and cloud through an integrated approach .

Aaron is currently working as a Senior Manager in the Solutions and Enablement organization at VCE.  In his current role, he leads a team to develop and optimize VCE Solutions on the Vblock platform.  Aaron has over 15 years of experience in the Technology industry and currently specializes in converged infrastructures and private cloud architectures.Before joining VCE, Aaron was a Data Center Practice Lead for a leading Cisco reseller, ePlus Technology and was also employed by IBM for 10 years supporting customers, business partners, and distributors.Aaron is currently a VMware vExpert and VCP in addition to a number of storage industry certifications.  He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Clemson University.

“It’s that time of the year, conferences, conferences, conferences…  Right now VCE is geared up for Cisco Live! 2011. Here are some highlights of the things we’re excited to be showcasing:

  • Kunjal Trivedi, Director of SP Solutions will be delivering Technical Breakout Session (BRKPCS-1183) on 7/13 @ 4pm -- “What Enterprises Should Seek in a Trusted SP Outsource Partner: The Benefits of Vblock Infrastructure Platforms and Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery Framework”
  • In the VCE Booth (#1571) we’ll have lots of experts ready to speak with you about:
    • Solutions Optimized for Vblock -- VCE has taken the time to document many popular solutions for optimal configuration in a Vblock environment.  Today we offer VMware VDI, Microsoft Exchange, SAP, Trusted Multi-Tenancy, and soon to be released Cisco UC and Cisco HCS on Vblock.  More information on each of the solutions, including many others, can be found in this excellent article by Jeramiah Dooley.

Your Cloud for the Human Network -VMware at Cisco Live Las Vegas 2011

July 9, 2011 at 7:54 am PST

If you don’t know VMware Wade Holmes, it’s about time -- Wade is a vibrant, passionate, highly certified Technical Solution Architect in the Global Technology Solutions at VMware , I am pleased to have him today as a guest blogger.  

” With Cisco Live 2011 beginning Monday, July 11th, it seems like a good time to give a quick update on what to expect from VMware at the event.  ”Your Cloud for the Human Network” enables customers to speed up their journey to the cloud and adopting virtual desktops to increase flexibility and agility for businesses.   And we’ve got a full slate of demos and theater sessions in our World of Solutions booth that highlight the integration between VMware and Cisco that make this real — across datacenter, networking, end-user computing, and cloud. We’ll have presentations every half hour during normal hours of the World of Solutions with VMware speakers covering a range of Cloud Infrastructure and Management, Cloud Applications, and End-user Computing topics.   Guest speakers will also join us to cover Vblock solutions, Cisco UCS Express for remote office and branch office as well as integration between Cisco Cloud Portal (formerly known as newScale Service Portal) and VMware vCloud Director.

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Live Demos at Cisco Live, Las Vegas next week!

I hope you are all packed and ready for Cisco Live – Las Vegas next week. In the Sin City we will demo our innovative products and solution architectures that will help simplify and accelerate your journey to private and hybrid clouds. The best way to quickly learn about our products and solutions is by seeing them “LIVE IN ACTION”. With more than 50-60 demos being showcased across different focus areas (e.g. Borderless networks, collaboration, data center etc.) in the Cisco Main Booth, I thought it would be helpful to highlight the data center specific demos.

Dedicated to Cisco Data Center products and solution architectures, we have total of 12 demo kiosks with different themes as listed below. Each of the kiosks will have one or more demos that will highlight Cisco’s unique offering in that focus area. All the kiosks will be staffed by Cisco experts to answer all your tough questions. I am very excited to be part of the show and would love the opportunity to meet you in person. I will be available at the data center demo kiosk 12 -- “Automate and Simplify Your Journey to Cloud”.

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Cisco Live and All-Things-VXI, happening next week!

This is shaping up to be another great outing – as a number of my peers have already highlighted, there is an endless buffet-line of learning opportunities while you’re spending the week with us in Vegas.  This year marks the entrance of the Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) into the Cisco Live realm, and with it comes my favorite part – the opportunity to meet with customers from across the globe who are coming to this event, armed with the objective of getting the info they need to help get their desktop virtualization initiatives off the ground. Read More »

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Now Available – CVD Deployment Guide for enabling Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy on FlexPod

Last week Cisco, VMware, and NetApp published a very detailed CVD deployment guide to further simplify and accelerate the deployments of Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy (ESMT) solution on FlexPod for VMware. ESMT is a key FlexPod add-on feature that allows secure hosting and protection of virtualized data centers for multiple tenants on the same, shared FlexPod infrastructure. Availability, Secure Separation, Service Assurance, and Management are the key foundational pillars of the ESMT architecture. Each of these pillars is enabled by innovative technologies from Cisco, NetApp, and VMware.

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