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Cisco and VMware:More sophisticated tools for virtualization and cloud

A large crowd gathered again this morning under a blue sky in the Moscone Center in San Francisco to listen to VMware Paul Maritz and later in the morning Cisco Ed Bugnion key notes sessions for VMworld 2010 . Cisco Omar Sultan and Brian Gracely, as well as VMware Ernesto Tey  talked tonight about theses sessions,  the announcements made by both companies, including the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway , and the need for more sophisticated tools expressed by the customers

On the Cisco booth, located at the entrance of the exhibit Hall, the activities didn’t stop with an impressive series of presentations from customers such as General Electric and from Cisco partners 
Don’t hesitate  also  to stop by , to talk with the owners of the  19 demos that Cisco is presenting, as we did with Salomon Lopez who summarized for us  in one minute his solution : Related to the VMware announcement, Cisco was introducing  today the integration between VMware vCloud Services Director and the Cisco Nexus 1000V- 


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Security in a Virtual World: Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V


At VMworld yesterday, Ed Bugnion introduced our Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) for Nexus 1000V, which led to an avalanche of questions.  There is only so much you can do 140 characters at a time, so I thought this might work a bit better.  And, for those of you who weren’t at VMworld, here are answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.

So, a bit of context first…


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VMworld 2010 – A different crowd

Our favorite bloggers are back for a new Cisco Daily Blogger Techminute  . Cisco Omar Sultan and Brian Gracely shared today their first impressions on VMworld2010 with VMware Ernesto Tey


This fist day at VMworld has been extremely busy for our speaker team, but also  on the booth (#801) with a lot of interesting demos

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Cisco at VMworld 2010 : Delivering Business Agility

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 

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Using Professional Services to help you with Data Center Challenges – part 2

In my previous blog, I briefly introduced Cisco Services’s unique LifeCycle Services Methodology ( and talked about how Cisco’s Advanced Services Data Center Practice follows this unique methodology and practices to support the evolution of networks to business systems and ensure the most return from their IT investments. This LifeCycle Services Methodology helps customers Plan, Build and Run their IT infrastructure and the approach defines the minimum set of activities needed, by technology and by network complexity, to help customers successfully deploy and operate Cisco technologies and optimize their performance.

 Today, let me walk you through in detail about the Lifecycle services methodology and how these phases help our customers get Ready, Better and Smarter as their IT infrastructure evolves.

 Cisco services are built and delivered around the network lifecycle consisting of the following phases:  Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate, and Optimize.  Each phase consists of its own distinct characteristics and purpose and each service developed inside Cisco by its Product Management (Advanced Services and Technical Services) team maps to one or more of these phases. These services are offered as a standard packaged offering or a customized offering to tailor each customer’s unique requirement.

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