As a result of an intense and close collaboration, Cisco and VMware provide innovative and integrated solutions specifically designed for virtualization. So no surprise that Cisco is a Global Diamond sponsor of the VMworld 2010 in San Francisco this week
If you want more details on Cisco participation at VMworld , please visit our event page
Amongst the exciting conferences, you don’t want to miss Ed Bugnion presentation at the super session on Tuesday at 11:00 am
Here is a series of other conferences organized by Cisco today, and Wednesday
Back in April, VMware/Cisco/EMC participated in a Tech Field Day event where various IT vendors had the opportunity to present current products and future vision to technology bloggers with a variety of backgrounds. VCE Vblock was one of the focus areas of a 2hr session towards the end of the event.
One of the comments heard from several of the bloggers was that Vblock was often positioned directly to the C-level executives, that we didn’t speak to enough of the challenges and concerns of the IT professionals.
Fair enough, when our customers speak we do our best to listen and respond with answers. Below are many of the common areas that we see mentioned by customers (IT staff and C-level executives) when they tell us about their Data Center challenges.
I was speaking with a customer the other day and they asked me a seemingly innocent question, “If VMware is all about abstracting hardware from software, why do hardware vendors bother going to VMworld?” I say “innocent question” because the customer didn’t mean any harm, he ran the application development group for a large Enterprise, but obviously this is an interesting question because today’s Data Center technology trends are rapidly changing some old ways of thinking.
If you think about it, there really hasn’t been any other technology that has raised the concerns about standards in the way that FCoE has. Suddenly, people are concerned about standards and how complete they are and don’t want to make a move until the standards are “done.”
You’d think people were afraid of salmonella poisoning if you use FCoE before it’s “cooked.”
So how can you tell? How do you know when standards are “done?”