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Cisco Live : Daily Blogger Techminute and UCS 2 Years Birthday Celebration

…At the end of a series of video interviews I was happy to welcome for a  quick panel on desktop virtualization Citrix Natalie Lambert, NetApp Vaughn Stewart and Cisco Doug Dooley If you want to know more about Cisco Desktop Virtualization, check also this video interview from Doug Dooley at Citrix Synergy. After the panel, data center bloggers and tweeps gathered for a meet up, happy hour,  and raffle on the data center booth at the World of…


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Transforming Seattle Children’s Hospital with UCS and Desktop Virtualization

One of the key takeaways I heard consistently at the recent Citrix Synergy conference was the fact that you shouldn’t just do IT for IT’s sake: Your top consideration should be the end user experience. That’s one of the key lessons Seattle Children’s Hospital learned when it recently deployed Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) blade to support a 3000-plus deployment of virtual desktops and zero clients. This dep…


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Cisco Week in Review with Top Partner Headlines and News

…encies. More than 150 customers have adopted it so far. Read all about it on our Channels blog. 2:10 Attending Citrix Synergy: Virtualization, Video, and Prizes At last week’s Citrix Synergy event in San Francisco, Cisco won the 2011 Citrix Ready Business Solution of the Year for the Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Citrix ZenDesktop. What did the Channels blog team see and do at the event? Well, we talked to Rich Brompton of M…


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MTM Technologies Showcases Their Virtual Desktop Solution at Citrix Synergy

Last week at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, I got the chance to see FlexPod in action. Partner MTM Technologies hosted sessions nearby at the W Hotel, showcasing their Virtual Desktop Alliance solution, which is based on Cisco Validated Design for Citrix XenDesktop, Cisco UCS and NetApp storage. They even offered attendees the opportunity to win a Mini Cooper!  (Unfortunately, I wasn’t eligible to win, so I’m still stuck driving my old V…


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Secure desktop virtualization and more highlights from Citrix Synergy″>

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Citrix Synergy conference in San Francisco.   The conference was buzzing with the latest innovations for desktop virtualization, data center and cloud.    Secure desktop virtualization infrastructure is compelling for government agencies seeking strategies to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and provide control and security of centralized desktops and mobile multi-media clients.  httpv:…


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