Within the Data Center marketing organization, we spend quite a bit of time focused on activities that announce new products or solutions, as well as educating customers, partners and analysts. Sometimes this is done via launches and other times it’s at events like EMC World 2011, SAP Sapphire, Citrix Synergy, CiscoLive 2011 or the upcoming VMworld 2011 (Cisco is a Diamond-level Sponsor). But once that information leaves our hands and gets out into the community, it’s important for us to remember that it’s often discussed, dissected, and evaluated by a broad range of IT professionals.
Over the past few weeks and months, Cisco Data Center technologies have been features in several industry podcasts.
And of course, don’t forget this list of Cisco UCS Evangelists from every part of the world. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Data Center, Cisco UCS, Cisco VXI, Cloud Computing, Infosmack, LISP, Nexus 1000v, Packet Pushers, vdi, virtual desktop
Well it’s about a week since we wrapped up Cisco Live… Looking back, it was a great week of insights, dialog with customers, and some great interaction with our partner ecosystem. This year’s Cisco Live was special for VXI, as it marked the major “coming out” of our end-to-end VXI system at this venue, with lots of proof points established in the 9 months since we launched at Cisco’s Collaboration Summit.
I’m especially excited about the traction our joint solution with VMware has gained, as demonstrated by customers embracing VXI and desktop virtualization. I had the opportunity to join James Lomonaco (Senior Manager Alliance Marketing, VMware) in an interview discussing the journey thus far with our joint solution for desktop virtualization -- you can check it out here. In the coming weeks you’re going to hear more about the joint innovation we share, and some great examples of why the Cisco-VMware solution presents a truly interlocked, integrated solution combining the most innovative, and widely adopted hypervisor platform (VMware vSphere), with the most rapidly growing x86 bladesystem (Cisco UCS). This workspace-optimized infrastructure integrated with VMware View, delivers on the promise of the highest-fidelity user centric computing platform for customers on their journey to IT as a service.
In an upcoming post, I’ll share with you some real examples of joint innovation in the Cisco-VMware solution that make this platform unlike any other when it comes to supporting desktop virtualization. As you know, VMworld 2011 is only weeks away, and we’ll have a great suite of content for you to take in, as you make your way back to Vegas, so stay tuned…
Tags: UCS, vdi, VMware, VMware View, vxi
Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with a panel comprised of the following folks here at Cisco Live! First off, my thanks to Friea Berg (@friea) for creating this opportunity. Events like Cisco Live are a great venue, but pulling together a group of industry peers to have a meaningful dialog around the challenges our mutual customers face, and how we can better serve them is something that magnifies the impact of these events. So, yesterday I was lucky to join the following folks: Read More »
Tags: desktop, education, healthcare, netapp, vdi, virtualization, VMware, vxi
As if desktop virtualization wasn’t complicated enough… let’s throw unified communications in there, and really roll the dice (sticking with the Vegas theme) with getting your small pilot/PoC off the ground. Right? Well traditionally, yes, but we’ve actually seen this movie before – one that tells a very similar story of convergence at the desktop that resulted in a major transformation in how enterprises leverage the intelligence in the network to bring two previously disparate worlds together (this reads better with the voice-over guy they use in Hollywood trailers). Read More »
Tags: citrix, collaboration, thin client, unified communications, vdi, View, VMware, vxi, xendesktop, zero client
So here we are, Monday at Cisco Live… Most likely you cut your weekend short to get here on time, or… you fought some insane TSA line-ups and a full-body x-ray scan this morning to squeeze onto an oversold flight. Regardless, you’re hopefully reading this from the comfort of a quiet, convenient spot you’ve staked out in the Mandalay Bay with a vodka-tonic within arms-reach (well maybe not). Read More »
Tags: citrix, desktop, EMC, FlexPod, netapp, Vblock, VCE, vdi, virtualization, VMware, vxi