Cisco Bob Nusbaum shared with me recently some of the questions raised by our customers at VMworld. Bob is a very savvy engineer at Cisco and it’s always very useful and insightful to listen to him, but ..also enjoyable,as he is very realistic and a great story teller. It can’t be that easy!
Here is the detailed view of the demo that Bob talks about
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By Mark Weiner, Data Center Solutions Marketing
Enterprises and public sector organizations alike continue to distribute their workers into branch offices. The reasons include real estate savings, flexibility to hire geographically, and better interaction with customers and partners. While the business advantages are clear, so are related IT challenges, including increased operating costs and complex management of servers and storage distributed across multiple sites…
We use 6sigma from Future Facilities for highly detailed thermal modeling and good old Visio for everything else. However, we are using with great success an intermediary application, Google SketchUp. Hats off and many thanks to the Google crew for giving this incredibly powerful yet simple tool away. While we do use the pro version, most of our customers can use the free version to simply convey design intent. Say goodbye to whiteboards.
You may have already used it and most likely have seen the 3D buildings in Google Earth.
Intel Developer’s Forum kicks off next week, so if you will be there, swing by and chat with our folks at booth (#401). As Kirk Skaugen points out, Cisco and Intel actually have a long-lasting relationship that goes back many years and we continue to collaborate closely in areas like UCS and virtualization.
At the booth, you can see demos of UCS, the Cisco Developers Network, and a collection of our smart folks if you want to pick their brains on a number of topics. Outside of the booth, we have a couple of speaking sessions. Ed Bugnion will we presenting a keynote on “Designing the Next Generation Data Center” (Sep 22, 10:15am, Room 2003) and participating on a panel on the “Future of Cloud Computing” (Sep 22, 5:00pm, Room 2007).
Finally, the Cisco SmartGrid folks will also have a booth there–you can find out more about SmartGrid here.
You’ve seen the problem, or maybe you’re dealing with it now: bloated branch offices make for inconsistent services and unnecessary risk You want to centralize data to make it more available, redundant, and secure… but at the same time, you’ve got to meet the needs of increasingly demanding remote users.
So I invite you to join on September 24 our team of Cisco experts (Data Center expert Steve Phillips and the Cisco WAN Optimization expert Noam Syrkin ) for this special edition of the Techwise TV dedicated to branch consolidation
Pre-register now to receive access to the full show when it’s released on 9/24/2009.