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Jim McHugh

Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing

Unified Computing Systems

Jim McHugh has over 20 Years of Experience as a Marketing Executive and Leadership Positions with Start-Up, Mid-Sized, and High-Profile Companies, including Sun Microsystems and Apple pior to joining Cisco Systems, Inc..

Jim is the Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing for Unified Computing Systems at Cisco. He leads and drives Marketing initiatives for UCS and partner solutions marketing (including EMC, Intel, NetApp, SAP, Microsoft, and VCE.) Jim is focused on buildling a vision for organizational success and executing marketing strategies measured by achievement of UCS revenue, market share, and growth.

He has a deep knowledge and understanding of business drivers, market/customer dynamics, and technology-centered products. Managed a multi-discipline teams delivering; Brand, Demand Generation, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Customer Intelligence and all Integrated Marketing Communications functions.

Jim holds an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Articles

October 6, 2014

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VCE Refreshes Vblock Portfolio with New Cisco UCS servers

Five years ago, VCE was created with the goal of providing a simple, efficient solution to deploy and run IT infrastructure. VCE’s Vblock Systems have enabled customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure. It would be an understatement to say VCE has been successful.  Last year, Vblock Systems, […]

September 4, 2014

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Cisco UCSO – A solution whose name length is second only to the list of customer benefits

Open source software is driving innovation in mobile devices and platforms, cloud services, big data and social technologies, as it continues to shape next generation data center architectures.  Specifically, interest in OpenStack has been growing: IT organizations are looking for new ways to increase efficiency and have expressed preference for a more agile, modular and […]

August 27, 2014

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The Next Wave of Innovation: Cisco UCS Fall Launch Sept 4th

In 2009, the course of data center technology changed forever with the introduction of a groundbreaking architecture designed for IT innovation and business acceleration.  With the Unified Computing System, Cisco answered the needs of customers embarking on the industry transition to data center virtualization and cloud.   This innovation led Cisco to becoming #1 blade server […]

July 15, 2014

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Cisco and Microsoft: Radically Improving I.T. Effectiveness Together

Today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2014) in Washington D.C. we entered into a new phase of our Microsoft relationship. Together Cisco and Microsoft announced a multi-year, worldwide sales and channel program focused on driving infrastructure solutions for Server Migration, Private Cloud, and SQL Server engagements. Based on key technologies such as UCS, Nexus, Hyper-V, and […]

July 8, 2014

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UCS Integrated Infrastructure and New EMC VMAX3

New applications and cloud computing are placing new demands on IT infrastructure. The infrastructure needs to be capable of quickly responding to dynamic business priorities and changing market conditions.  Customers require an IT infrastructure that brings the scale, agility, and mission-critical availability the business demands, both today and tomorrow. Hence, the industry is witnessing a […]

June 4, 2014

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Cisco UCS is #1 in Integrated Infrastructure

What is integrated infrastructure? Major analysts firms differ slightly on the taxonomy and makeup of the various integrated systems that comprise this market segment. However, they do agree that these systems include a combination of servers, networking, storage systems, and management.  Cisco realized that bringing together industry and market leading technologies would help accelerate IT […]

November 29, 2013

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Cisco expands the SAP Competency Center in Walldorf in a big way

The Cisco SAP Competency Center expanded its presence at the SAP Partner Port in Walldorf  Germany on November 11, 2013. Watch the video of Padmasree Warrior, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cisco and Vishal Sikka, CTO and Executive Board Member for SAP as they welcome those that attended the opening of the Competency […]

September 17, 2013

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Cisco and VCE: Infrastructure Will Always Matter

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Trey Leyton, VP & CTO for VCE, to discuss VCE’s momentum and how they use Cisco technologies to deliver a truly converged infrastructure and an incredible customer experience. http://youtu.be/mfb4j74QaWI Last year, VCE achieved a $1 billion per year run rate with the VblockTM Systems portfolio. Customers have […]

September 4, 2013

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Cisco Solutions for EMC VSPEX: Collaboration Helps Build Momentum

Cisco and EMC continue to partner closely to speed our customers journey to the cloud via our “three paths to the cloud’ strategy. The strategy enables customers to implement custom-design infrastructures with best-of-breed products, validated reference architectures via Cisco solutions for EMC VSPEX, and pre-integrated converged infrastructure from VCE. In the last year, Cisco solutions […]