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7 at Cisco Live

June 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Do you believe in the power of numbers? The other day I was struck by the number 7. At Cisco Live next week, the Cisco Data Center Solutions team is building an amazing demo called “The Data Center of the Future” As Doug Gourlay explains in his video invitation, we are talking about 24 racks and recreating a data center. The “Data Center of the Future” will include most of the products found in the portfolio of Cisco Data Center solutions, which will also be displayed in 7 demo pods. But here comes the fun part.

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A WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration Success Story

If you are looking for a real example of using WAN optimization and Windows Server 2008 together to consolidate and centralize branch IT, here’s a great article just published on Microsoft’s website.
Based in Reading, United Kingdom with 5,000 employees working in 50 countries, Expro International Group Ltd. is a leading provider of well-flow management services to the global oil-and-gas industry. See Expro’s recent success using Windows Server on WAAS (WoW) solutions from Microsoft and Cisco: Read More »

Real Life Data Center 3.0 Deployments – A University

We’ve been talking about Cisco Data Center 3.0 vision & strategy for a while now. How Cisco Data Center 3.0 provides a granular, multi-phase journey for transforming data center to meet the evolving needs of the business with a strategy that emphasizes investment protection & incremental incorporation of new technologies & infrastructure with the existing ones. As we take the companies through this journey of implementing Data Center 3.0, I will be sharing some of the real-life experiences of these companies in a series of blog posts.

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Cisco Nexus 1000V + vSphere 4, BFF

June 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

As I have noted before, the Cisco/VMware relationship has some deep roots and our engineers have been having much fun together. Check out this video featuring Mark Bakke, a Technical Leader at Cisco chatting about the N1KV/vSphere solution: Read More »

Cisco Nexus 1000V In Depth

June 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Here is an updated video (in two parts) in which Pierre, one of our TMEs takes you through an in-depth tour of the Cisco Nexus 1000V including config, port profiles and VMotion in action. If these entice you to want to play, head on over to cisco.com/go/1000veval for fully functioning eval copy (free CCO reg required, eval is good for 60 days and 16 CPUs).NOTE: The videos are in HD so you can see screen detail in vCenter and the Nexus 1000V console etc, so you’ll get your best viewing experience by clicking through to our Cisco DC Facebook page and watching full screen--also bring popcorn.