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What’s going on in Allen, Texas April 15 ?

April 13, 2011
at 1:30 pm PST

So what do you think is happening this week on April 15 in Allen, Texas ?
As a reminder for people like me , who have a limited understanding in geography without a GPS, Allen is a city  in Collin County  Texas , United States and a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 census the city had a total population  of 84,246 (source Wikipedia)
So according to Marci Moon from the Dilly-O,  Jack Ingram will be in town on April15 !

Good news for the music  fans, but in fact what really matters here is that Cisco will open a new state-of-the-art data center.
And you will have the opportunity to participate  to the Live Internet Broadcast, featuring Rebecca Jacoby, Senior VP and John Manville VP IT  Network & Data Center Services

So what is this data center : Here is the official description
The state-of-the-art facility showcases Cisco’s data center products with a high-density footprint and the latest green technologies. Many Cisco data center technologies are used, including Unified Computing System, Nexus switches, MDS storage switches, Security, and more. Together, the Allen and Richardson, Texas, data centers enable Cisco to provide world-class business resiliency for critical business applications. These two facilities will run in active/active mode, meaning that even a catastrophic failure of either data center will not disrupt mission critical systems.

So on April 15, from 2:30 to 3:15 pm Central time , you will be able to attend a Ustream  event . Just go to  http://www.ustream.tv/ciscotv
You don’t need to preregister to attend .  But If you do want to ask questions, you have to register at http://www.ustream.tv/ciscotv – Do it now , so whatever is happening for you , you will be able to get your answer on the spot.


If you can’t wait , and need to know  more now, the team did a fantastic job in creating this specific website covering architecture and technology, site design and physical infrastructure, energy efficiency  and business impact.

And don’t hesitate to watch Douglas Alger, Cisco IT architect ,  or simply read his blogs

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