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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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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Tags: Cisco, cisco live, FabricPath, FlexPod, LISP, nexus, OTV, SMT, UCS, Vblock, vdi, VM-FEX
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 »
Tags: citrix, desktop, EMC, netapp, Vblock, VCE, vdi, View, virtualization, VMware, vxi, xendesktop
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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Tags: Cisco, Cisco ACE, Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS, cloud, ESMT, FlexPod, FlexPod for VMware, netapp, Nexus 1000v, Secure Multi-tenancy, SMT, unified computing system, virtualization, VMware, VMware vShield
I am happy to share that for second year in a row, VMware has designated me as a vExpert 2011. vExpert award is a recognition of one’s contributions to the VMware and broader virtualization and cloud computing communities.
Blogging being one of the key factors for the vExpert award, I want to extend special thanks to the people who follow my blogs. As always, feedback is highly appreciated.
I am very excited to be a part of the vExpert program as we continue to strengthen the integration of various Data Center Business Advantage technologies with VMware and continue to roll out joint innovative solutions (VMDC, Vblock, FlexPod for VMware etc.) to market. These solutions are helping thousands of our joint customers efficiently accelerate their journey to cloud.
Tags: Cisco, vExpert, vExpert 2011, VMware