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VMworld 2012 Redux: Cisco Partner Presidio Talks Nexus 1000V, Virtualization and Cloud”

Last week during VMworld in San Francisco, I had the chance to sit down with Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude), VP of Virtualization and Cloud, at Presidio, one of Cisco’s largest reseller partners. Steve is an author and industry speaker, especially on financial and ROI impacts of technology. He gives us a great perspective on how his firm is working with customers to get them cloud ready, and some of the virtualization trends he’s seeing wit…


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Cisco CVD’s on VSPEX…Giddy ‘UP!

Cisco CVD’s are published…Giddy up! Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX…the overview Yesterday Cisco and EMC announced new milestones in our collaboration on IT Transformation with VCE Vblock and with EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructures.  The announcement includes two new Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) along with aligned channel partner incentives and customer support for VSPEX.  Through these advancements, and a decade long partnership, Cisco…


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Cisco in VMware’s Rapid Desktop Program: A Cost-Effective Approach to Deploy VDI at the Branch and for SMBs

…ivering multiple services, so the installation should be quick and the footprint doesn’t increase. This week at VMworld San Francisco, Cisco experts are showcasing this technology at our booth, 1213. VMware’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve Herrod, also gave a shout-out on the value of this solution for our joint customers during his keynote. If you didn’t make it to VMworld, you can always watch this short video (below) and hear directly from ou…


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Burning Man Versus VMworld – The Incomplete List”

This weekend marked the migration of people to and from San Francisco – VMworld2012 attendees were headed to SFO while Burners were heading out to Black Rock City. Knowing people in both camps, I thought it’d be fun to do a little comparison list.  Thirteen ways to look at Burning Man versus VMworld – acronyms, bacon, clothing and more. Burning Man VS VMWorld MOOP, RFBM Know Your Acronyms VDI/VXI, SDN, CSR1000v, UCS-E…


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Security Policies Made Easy in New Virtual Network Management Center 2.0

As VMworld swings into high gear on a bright Monday morning in San Francisco (well it promises to be bright, once the sun comes up here), we continue our series on the virtualization product updates we are unveiling this week (see earlier news on the new Nexus 1000V and the ASA Cloud Firewall). One of the exciting new components of our Nexus 1000V virtualization stack is the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC) 2.0, part of the Intelli…


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