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Are Vendor Neutral Trade Shows Dead?

…floor, I wondered; “Are true mixed vendors trade shows over?” Compare Interop NYC to the very next week’s event VMWorld Barcelona and wholly smokes! That is a big show for sure. Seems like we started drifting towards a more vendor specific format around the time COMDEX was killed off. Then Supercom was next. Networld+Interop become Interop. Man alive that really used to be one heck of a show. N+I as the cool kids called it, had the show and then…

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The Promise of an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

…C fabric and an open, policy-driven infrastructure with the scale of hardware and the flexibility of software. Excited to learn more? You won’t want to miss the unveiling of the full ACI architecture, products and partner ecosystem. You can register for the ACI announcement webcast here. Related: John Furrier and Stu Miniman had the opportunity to talk with Soni Jiandani about ACI at the 2013 edition of VMworld in San Francisco….

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Cisco UCS Rocks at Oracle Open World

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…n I say that there is an affinity between me and San Francisco Moscone center. Yes, August end, I was there for VMworld 2013 and September end I was back there again for Oracle Open world (OOW 2013). But there is more to my experiences at OOW this year, than this coincidence of venue. There are two key takeaways for me from OOW. First, the news of the world record established by Cisco UCS on Oracle E-Business Suite Applications R12 benchmark. EMC…

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#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep13: Software Defined Storage Continued!

…nversation on Twitter Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja Practice drawing unicorns How far up the unicorn scale is your data center in regard to software defined storage? Post a comment below! Thanks for your viewership and support of Engineers Unplugged. We’ll be on site at VMworld Barcelona, camera and whiteboard markers in hand. If you’ve got show ideas or questions, tweet me @CommsNinja….

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VDI Roundup: Cisco and VMware – Better Together

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It’s a beautiful thing when you can hijack four not-quite random people off the VMworld show floor and get them to tackle a discussion on desktop virtualization.  And that’s exactly what we did a couple weeks back, when the opportunity presented itself.  With Courtney Burry (VMware), Mike Brennan (Cisco), Dave Kinsman (WWT) and myself on hand, we did a sort of VDI blogger “round-up”.  You should check out the video below, but a quick recap as fo…

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