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Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team

Bill joined the Cisco family in November 2010 as a Marketing Manager on the Cisco UCS Product Marketing team. Now a Sr. Marketing Manager, his duties include managing the development Cisco’s UCS TCO/ROI tools; providing sales team and partner tool support; server competitive analysis and positioning; is the marketing manager for UCS X-Series Modular Servers, UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, UCS S-Series Storage Servers, and UCS Mini. Additionally, he provides support for Intersight Infrastructure Service.

Prior to joining Cisco, Bill was previously with Hewlett-Packard in a number of roles including almost seven years in server options marketing and ProLiant Essentials Software training development and delivery.

Bill’s certifications include a Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) from the American Society for Quality and Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. He earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston.

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August 11, 2015

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Latest additions to the Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Server Portfolio

Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers deliver exceptional value for online content delivery like gaming, web serving, transcoding, and HPC. Built around Cisco’s virtual interface card (VIC) technology and the policy-based management of UCS Manager, this new design brings the award-winning architecture and management of Cisco Unified Computing to the world of parallelized workloads.

June 5, 2015

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Find and Fix Problems Faster with New Splunk Integration for Cisco UCS

IT infrastructures are increasingly complex and include a broad range of technologies and platforms hosted in physical, virtual and cloud environments. Cisco UCS has become a world leading server platform in large part because the unique UCS architecture enables organization to harness the power of virtualization and dramatically simplify infrastructure management. Splunk is a great […]

May 6, 2015

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Cisco UCS Mini and Citrix Desktop Virtualization

This week, Cisco is at three industry tradeshows (Microsoft Ignite booth #122, SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference booth #330, and EMC World booth #221). Next week is Citrix Synergy in Orlando.

April 21, 2015

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Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas.

April 14, 2015

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Cisco UCS Mini for SAP and SAP HANA

On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. Last week was Microsoft Ignite. This week SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando and the discussion of UCS Mini for SAP and SAP HANA.

April 9, 2015

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Cisco UCS Mini Finalist for Best of Interop Awards 2015

When we launched UCS Mini back in September, it pushed us into new territory with an exciting offering that bundles servers, storage and networking into a single solution — much like the traditional UCS — but in a smaller form factor. It also allowed Cisco to effectively target branch or remote offices and the mid-market with […]

April 7, 2015

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Cisco UCS Mini – Powering Microsoft Applications

Since Cisco UCS Mini launched last September, Cisco and our partners (Citrix, EMC, Microsoft, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Oracle, SAP, and VMware) have been hard at work putting together a wide variety of solutions. On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I’ll be doing a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows.

February 20, 2015

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Cisco UCS Manager Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Cisco is pleased to announce the latest version of the UCS Manager Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM).  This new version (12.1.0.9.0) is posted on the Cisco Communities website. The plug-in provides health monitoring and status checking.

February 9, 2015

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Cisco Voted Top Platinum Sponsor – JDE Summit 2015

The JD Edwards Summit brings together over 700 business partners from around the world for a week of product updates, industry discussions and intense training.  A number of vendors were asked to present solutions that are specific to this customer base.  Cisco and Nimble Storage presented the UCS Mini based SmartStack solution where the entry […]