We’re excited to showcase new innovations in our data center infrastructure automation and cloud management software at Cisco Live San Francisco this week!
This past Friday, Cisco announced the new Cisco UCS Director version 5.0 – including Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) support and integration with the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Cisco customers, prospective customers, and partners in the data center market won’t want to miss these two Cisco Live breakout sessions that will showcase this major new release on Thursday:
Cisco UCS Director 5.0
Thursday, May 22
8:30 to 9:30am
Management and Automation of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco UCS Director
Thursday, May 22
12:30 to 2:00pm
In addition, we’ll be featuring live demos of UCS Director 5.0 all week in the Cisco Live World of Solutions expo. Here are some of the Cisco UCS Director + ACI demos you don’t want to miss:
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Written By Amrit Hanspal, Senior Manager, Service Provider Lead, Network OS Tech Group
Cisco Live in San Francisco (next week!) offers a host of learning opportunities if you are part of a Service Provider, or a large Enterprise that offers services to internal groups. Let my blog be your guide to help you chart out all the different sessions that Cisco has to offer during the week, with a specific focus on the software capabilities of the routing and switching platforms in 4 key areas – IPv6, SDN, MPLS Transport & Ethernet Services, and IP Routing.
First up, IPv6! The exhaustion of IPv4 is not the only driving force for IPv6 adoption. Service Provider IPv6 deployments are rapidly ramping up with a majority of SPs looking towards IPv6. Join us for a recap on ‘IPv6 – From Intro to Intermediate’ (Session ID: BRKRST-2116) or join us to hear about our experiences in ‘Service Provider IPv6 Deployment’ (Session ID: BRKSPG-3300) where our IPv6 gurus highlight deployment best practices and real-world challenges. Security is key in IPv6 – and that’s the focus of ‘IPv6 Security Threats & Mitigations’ (Session ID: BRKSEC-2003). And since we are dealing with the networking, don’t worry, we got you covered with a Troubleshooting IPv6 session (Session ID: BRKRST-2304). See the full list of learning opportunities at here.
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It has been a great year for Data Virtualization at Cisco Live! Milan, Melbourne, and Toronto were fantastic opportunities to introduce Data Virtualization to Cisco customer and partner audiences. And we have saved the best for last with multiple activities at Cisco Live! San Francisco.
We kick things off on Monday May 18 with a by-invitation program for Cisco Data Virtualization customers and prospects. We start the day at 3:00 with a special pass to John Chambers’ keynote address. This is followed by a reception, data virtualization demo and tour in the World of Solutions hall. And we close the evening with a dinner at one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants. Participants in this program return on Wednesday night for a special performance by Lenny Kravitz. If you would like to join us, please contact Paul Torrento at email@example.com.
For those of you attending the full event, Data Virtualization is also featured in two sessions both entitled, Driving Business Outcomes for Big Data Environment. I will lead a quick summary session on Thursday at 11:15am, with Jim Green providing a deeper-dive technical session from 11:30-12:30 that day. In these sessions we will address one of the major issues organizations are facing as a consequence of exponential data growth – that is the huge expenses required to upgrade capacity in their enterprise data warehouses. To avoid this spend, customers are looking for lower cost alternatives such as offloading infrequently used data to Hadoop. In these sessions you will find out about Cisco’s complete solution with Unified Computing System hardware and Data Virtualization software and Services methodology.
Please also stop by the Data Virtualization booth in the Cisco Services pavilion where we can chat about your business outcome objectives and how data virtualization can help.
And if you can’t make it to Cisco Live! San Francisco, then no worries. Just check out the recording of my colleague Peter Tran’s session, Utilizing Data Virtualization to Create More Business Agility and Better Decision-Making, from Cisco Live! Milan. It’s a great crash course intro to data virtualization.
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Are you ready to rumble? Do you want to learn more about how to prepare for growing cloud workloads, how to evolve your IT department to harness the true potential of the cloud, and how to develop a more strategic approach to IT operations and service management? Be sure to check out what’s happening at CiscoLive in San Francisco and on line!
Can’t make it in person – not a problem, you can tune in online as well as access on demand sessions at your convenience.
From this page, you can find all the sessions and have the ability to register, add to your calendar, and view online.
We have 9 exciting keynotes that you won’t want to miss. Some of the main keynotes and cloud specific sessions include:
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Technology Business Vision keynote by Rob Lloyd on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Join Cisco’s technology and business leadership for a deeper dive into what is happening both at Cisco and with our customers as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Find out what Cisco is doing today, what we’re planning in the future, and what others are doing to tap into the power of the Internet of Everything.
You won’t want to miss out on the Cloud Technology Trend Keynote – Aligning Your Strategy and Business for Cloud Success by Dr. Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala on Tuesday, May 20 – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
Dr. Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala
This session will provide use cases and insights to answer the following questions:
- How do you evolve your strategy at the right time with the right model?
- Which cloud is right for which workload?
- What is “fact or fiction” amid all of the cloud discussions and options?
- Is your strategy aligning you for success?
- Are your investments today setting you up for future success?
It will also highlight the latest products and solutions you need to maximize your company’s cloud experience. Cisco executives Dr. Gee Rittenhouse –CDO and Faiyaz Shahpurwala – Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services will share our hybrid cloud strategy with you, including solutions such as Cisco InterCloud and Intelligent Automation for Cloud. They’ll also discuss the role of applications and our partner ecosystem.
Cloud is such an important focus for Cisco and partners that we have a dedicated day on Monday 19 , called Cisco Powered Cloud Day at Cisco Live.
The insightful day will focus on opportunities and challenges that can be addressed with cloud.
If you area partner , you may want to reserve your seat . The all-day program is a comprehensive track for organizations adopting cloud and providing cloud services. You’ll not only learn from Cisco cloud leaders, but you’ll also hear from other industry leaders who are successfully taking advantage of the cloud with Cisco solutions. The “Cisco Powered Cloud Day: The Rise of the Intercloud” full agenda can be found here.
Be sure to check in often to see the latest daily highlights of CiscoLive.
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Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. You’ll want to be a part of the largest gathering of Cisco customers, experts, and partners anywhere in the world, May 18-22 in San Francisco. Join us for more than 600 sessions, 9 amazing keynotes, more than 200 of Cisco’s top partners, and a customer appreciation event you’ll never forget!
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It’s that time of year again. Next week in San Francisco, an estimated 22,000 customers and partners will convene for our annual Cisco Live user conference in the U.S. It’s also when we make big announcements … and this year is no different. The event hasn’t even started and we just made our first major announcement this morning.
In today’s press release, we announced that Cisco is delivering on our vision for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – including the release of the new Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) later this summer. In that same time frame, we’ll be releasing version 5.0 of Cisco UCS Director – including APIC integration and support for ACI.
Cisco UCS Director is unique in the industry because it offers the ability to automate the provisioning of both virtual and physical data center infrastructure resources – including compute, network, and storage – from a single management console. Building upon other recent releases, this major new release of UCS Director provides richer automation, greater extensibility, and broader device support. Some of the new capabilities in UCS Director version 5.0 include:
- Support for APIC and the Nexus 9000 Series to provide automated deployment of application-ready infrastructure across both traditional and ACI-based data center networking from a single user interface.
- Enhancements to the core platform including a new software development kit and open APIs that allow third party hardware and software vendors to integrate directly with UCS Director.
- Expanded support for Cisco’s complete UCS and Nexus product portfolio; third-party compute, storage, and virtualization vendors’ products; and integrated infrastructure systems including NetApp FlexPod, VCE Vblock Systems, and EMC VSPEX.
- Rapid customer deployment and even faster time-to-value with over 800 pre-built tasks in the updated UCS Director task library.
You can learn more about what’s new in UCS Director 5.0 in this “at-a-glance” overview:
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