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Partner Update Newscast Delivers a Fresh Batch of Top Cisco Stories

…w capabilities in print management and cloud IT outsourcing to customers. Find out how in this blog entry. 3:09 VMworld and Cisco forcast clouds and virtualization solutions At VMworld last week, VMware and Cisco announced a new-fangled technology innovation: an enhancement to their combined virtualization solutions that help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. The companies also announced enhancements to several desktop virtualiza…

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Conversations about Cloud – “What is Self-Service IT?”

Every once in a while (here, here), I have the same conversation enough times with customers that I find it useful to bring it to the blog community. Last week at VMworld 2011, I had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time speaking with customers and partners about Intelligent Automation and what it means for IT to deliver self-service capabilities to their customers (internal, contractors, etc.). During the conversations, a number of ques…

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VMworld 2011 – Soni Jiandani Sums Up Cisco Innovations

Before going on to an interview on SiliconAngle.tv and speaking at a Super Session on “How Cisco and VMware Collaborate to Build the Cloud”, Soni Jiandani gave me a couple of minutes to sum up the Cisco innovations announced and on display at VMworld 2011. Some things Soni mentions: Cisco UCS achieved the highest score ever recorded for the VMware VMmark 2.1 benchmark with a 21% performance advantage over other identical server…

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A great week for VXI @ VMworld Las Vegas

So VMworld Las Vegas is now in the rear-view mirror, and VMworld Copenhagen looms in the distance.  Were you there?  Did you get a chance to check out our VXI demo?  If your calendar was packed, but missed the VXI breakout session on Monday, I’d encourage you to check out the online replay of #SPO3989 (Cisco VXI: Optimized Infrastructure for Scaling View Desktops) once it’s available.  We also had some important announcements speaking to o…

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VMworld 2011 – Day 3 – Blogger Techminute – UCS

It’s time for another installment in the Daily Blogger Techminute from VMworld 2011 in Vegas. This edition we will focus on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and we will hear from a couple of UCS stars. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmskBFZoVIM Our guests were: Jeff Allen — Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer Sean McGee — Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer We kicked off with Sean giving an overview of the architectural superiorit…

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