When last we left our hero, he (that is, me, or I) was getting a crash course in Nexus programmability and trying to understand what all of this stuff meant. I had plied Jim* with beer in order to get him to explain to me – using the available napkins in the bar – what the technology was, what it meant, and why I should care. Read More »
With Big Data, the Cloud and the Internet of Everything transforming our world, the possibilities are staggering. And status quo means falling behind. These truths drive Data Virtualization Day 2014’s theme: New Horizons, New Possibilities.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Data Virtualization Day, the premier data virtualization industry event, where IT leaders stay informed of the latest trends and meet fellow innovators.
As host of Data Virtualization Day 2014, I would like to personally invite the entire data virtualization community to come together on October 1st, 2014, at the historic Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York.
Our objective is to help you explore these new horizons and imagine these new possibilities. In particular, Data Virtualization Day will address:
- Why Big Data, the Cloud and the Internet of Everything are transforming business and IT?
- How is data virtualization advancing to meet these opportunities?
- What new data virtualization-based solutions are on the horizon?
- Who is achieving significant business outcomes today?
Maintaining the Data Virtualization Day tradition, the all-day agenda will feature three data virtualization user case studies, presented by those users. Past speakers have included CTO, CDO, and other executives from Goldman Sachs, Pearson, Comcast, NYSE, Franklin Templeton, Bank of America, Qualcomm, Sky Broadcasting and more. And we are lining up a power-packed line up again this year to provide you with complete, insiders’ views into their advanced data virtualization deployments including business challenges, organizational transformation, technology adoption, and more.
Watch highlights from our customer presenter at Data Virtualization Day 2013.
Beyond the user speakers, industry analysts and Cisco executives will provide insights into trends and solutions that you can use as you map for your business’s data integration strategy.
And furthering the Data Virtualization Day tradition, winners of the 2014 Data Virtualization Leadership Awards will also be announced. These are the best of the best. Enjoy as we celebrate their accomplishments.
So join me, along with data virtualization’s vanguard, to explore these new horizons and imagine these new possibilities. Registration is easy. And the event is free. Register now.
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It may sound strange to hear me say it, but when I wrote the previous blog post about Dynamic FCoE I thought that it may get a little blip of attention and then filed away as a “oh, that is cool” little factoid about Cisco’s storage portfolio. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so nonchalant, but I confess I was not expecting the number of questions that I (and other speakers at CiscoLive back in May) have been getting about the technology.
Many questions – including some in the comments of the previous blog – have indicated a strong desire to know more, and they have been excellent and well-thought out. I’m going to try to address some of them in a deeper dive blog whenever I can, in the hopes of being able to address some of the concerns and clarify some points.
We’ll start with one of the biggest concerns – sharing the spine layer for logical separation of SAN A/B, and what happens if one of the spine switches (nodes) go offline. Read More »
New applications and cloud computing are placing new demands on IT infrastructure. The infrastructure needs to be capable of quickly responding to dynamic business priorities and changing market conditions. Customers require an IT infrastructure that brings the scale, agility, and mission-critical availability the business demands, both today and tomorrow. Hence, the industry is witnessing a movement to integrated infrastructure. What is integrated infrastructure? Integrated infrastructure combines compute, network, management, and storage technologies to simplify and accelerate application deployment.
The integrated infrastructure segment continues to be one of the fastest growing IT markets. I recently highlighted that Cisco was the leader in the integrated infrastructure market with leading integrated systems built on top of UCS integrated infrastructure (Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, and UCS Director). In fact, in Gartner’s inaugural Magic Quadrant report for integrated systems, integrated systems based on UCS integrated infrastructure have been rated in the Leaders Quadrant. In addition, IDC just released their Q1 2014 Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker with UCS integrated infrastructure participating in the top three integrated infrastructure solutions. These results show that innovation and solving customer pain points is still a solid formula for success.
At Cisco, we see the need for application centric and hybrid cloud enabled infrastructure to quickly deploy and dynamically locate workloads. With UCS Integrated Infrastructure and Cisco ACI, customers will be able to automate the provisioning of network, compute, and storage resources. With Cisco Intercloud Fabric, customers can build secure hybrid clouds and extend their existing data center to public clouds as needed and on demand. Both Cisco ACI and Cisco Intercloud fabric help lower costs, simplify infrastructure management, and accelerate the delivery of IT resources.
Today, EMC announced a series of new products and solutions under their “Megalaunch” umbrella. The launch includes major updates to EMC’s industry-leading storage platforms. The new VMAX3 enterprise data service platform is designed for hybrid clouds by delivering enhanced scalability and agility with data center performance and availability.
I am very excited about the capabilities of UCS integrated infrastructure with ACI, Cisco Intercloud Fabric, and the EMC VMAX3 being the foundation for high performance, automated, and trusted hybrid clouds.
The ability of companies to innovate is more important than ever. To respond rapidly to evolving business trends, or change the way they interact with customers, companies need a powerful platform for innovation that can analyze huge data volumes to identify new customer patterns, adapt quickly to new market opportunities and adjust their business processes to maximize growth and profitability.
But how easy is this to do? What do you need to do to adapt to new business models and react to changing market opportunities?
Hear how Cisco, eBay and Adobe are fundamentally changing their customer interactions to capture business opportunities.
Find out more and join us for a Webinar on Thursday, July 17, to hear how these leading companies are using SAP HANA to change the way they do business.
-Bob Parker, IDC Group Vice president, on rapidly changing business landscapes in the digital world
-How Cisco is using the power of SAP HANA on Cisco UCS to transform sales forecasting and streamline business processes
-How eBay leverages predictive analytics to power their early signal detection system for sellers and buyers
-How Adobe delivers superior customer experience in real-time on any device by leveraging data from multiple sources.
Reserve your seat today to join us on July 17th.
We look forward to seeing you there!