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Cisco Live : Blogger Techminute with NetApp on Flexpod Solutions

I welcomed again NetApp Vaughn Stewart for a another exciting video bloggers panel, this time focused on Cisco NetApp solution Flexpod, with the participation of one of our great partner WorldWide Technology Joe Onisick and  Abhinav Joshi , from the Cisco Validate Design team (CVD) .

You know Abhinav as he is a regular blogger of the Cisco Data Center blog – He was recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2011 & 2010, and has many technical certifications from VMware, NetApp, Cisco, EMC, & Citrix Please don’t hesitate to check his recent blogs on this website .

Vaughn Stewart is also an avid blogger , who did a great job on reporting several conversations he has during Cisco Live – Please check his recents blogs
Inspired by a conversation with Bart  from Walz a Flexpod customer, Vaugh wrote about the 7 key building blocks to achieving in a real world cloud environment :Real-World Clouds built on Cisco and NetApp
A conversation about cloud automation, security and Flexpod :Cisco Live chat with Abhinav Joshi of Cisco and Wade Holmes of  VMware

Joe Onisick is the founder of Define the Cloud and a Technical Solutions Architect at a large Systems Integrator. Joe has received the PosDev award from for content on Define the Cloud and contribution to the IT community.

Cisco Live : Blogger Techminute with VMware and EMC on Cloud

Cisco Brian Gracely, VMware Wade Holmes, and EMC Scott Lowe talked about the Cloud announcement at Cisco LiveLas Vegas 2011

You can also read the blog from Scott Lowe at
Scott shares with his readers  detailed reports of the session he is attending

Tuesday at Cisco Live

Yesterday was another very busy day at Cisco Live- In addition of the multiple sessions , the World of Solutions was open most of the day  with a great level of interactions –  I stopped mid-afternoon on several booths to videotape experts  including the Cisco Intelligent Automation booth and the Cisco Data Center booth, as well as the VMware and VCE  booths, and could see customers very interested by these technologies.

In the afternoon, I was fortunate to receive  for a quick panel 3  active data center bloggers who did the trip from North Carolina to Cisco Live Las vegas – So Cisco Brian Gracely , VCE Jeramiah Dooley and Varrow Jason Nah engaged in an interesting conversation about Cisco Live and Vblock from VCE

You can follow  Brian, Jeramiah and Jason on Twitter : @bgracely,  @jdooley_clt, @nash_j

You can also read more from Jeramiah on his blog at –  and Jason’s blog is at

Stay tuned as I will bring you 2 more video panels this week, and  a series of video interviews from Cisco Live .

Can Workspace-Aware Infrastructure Deliver Better End-User Outcomes?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with a panel comprised of the following folks here at Cisco Live!  First off, my thanks to Friea Berg (@friea) for creating this opportunity.  Events like Cisco Live are a great venue, but pulling together a group of industry peers to have a meaningful dialog around the challenges our mutual customers face, and how we can better serve them is something that magnifies the impact of these events.  So, yesterday I was lucky to join the following folks: Read More »

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Cisco Live : Daily Blogger Techminute and UCS 2 Years Birthday Celebration

There was a lot energy yesterday at Cisco Live – A larger than expected crowd gathered in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, showing a growing interest for Cisco and Cisco partners. At the end of a series of video interviews I was happy to welcome for a  quick panel on desktop virtualization Citrix Natalie Lambert, NetApp Vaughn Stewart and Cisco Doug Dooley

If you want to know more about Cisco Desktop Virtualization, check also this video interview from Doug Dooley at Citrix Synergy.

After the panel, data center bloggers and tweeps gathered for a meet up, happy hour,  and raffle on the data center booth at the World of Solutions which just opened at 5:00 pm  – A great opportunities to meet physically a lot of Cisco and non Cisco bloggers.

But the end was not over as I join my video crew for the UCS birthday – Cisco Live was an opportunity to celebrate with numerous customers and with our partner Intel on the last floor on THEhotel  the 2 years of Unified Computing System – A birthday can’t be sweet without a cake – So we shared a cake made after the UCS design – Check out the unusual shape of this cake !Sounds familiar ?

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