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

…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 questions came up over and over again: Q – We&#8217…

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VMworld 2011 – Soni Jiandani Sums Up Cisco Innovations

…d”, 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 core count. Introduction of the Virtual eXtensible LAN protocol jointly developed by Cisco and VMware, Broadcom, Arista, Red Hat, and Citrix and…

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A great week for VXI @ VMworld Las Vegas

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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

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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…

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A great VMworld show behind us

VMWorld 2011 comes to an end and four days of meetings, keynotes and exhibits and parties are behind us. It was certainly an eye-opening experience and also a reafirmation that virtualization and Cloud are having a positive impact in the industry and our customers. We were lucky to talk to many customers at the Cisco booth and demonstrate our latest technologies, including the UCS, our orchestration and automation products, VDI, etc. It’…

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