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Rex Backman

Senior Marketing Manager, Big Data Solutions

Data Center and Cloud

Rex is a member of Cisco’s Data Center marketing team and focuses on the Big Data ecosystem. He has spent the last 10+ years developing or marketing solutions for Microsoft enterprise environments. Prior to Cisco, Rex worked at Microsoft were he helped to develop the System Center management family as well as Windows Server. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University at Chico.

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October 23, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco at IBM Insight 2015: Showcasing Industry-leading Technology for Big Data and Analytics

Note:  Cisco’s Mohammed Ahmed of the Cisco IBM Alliance team was the key contributor for this blog post In the IT industry we understand that customer confidence and respect is a leading reason that customers choose IBM and Cisco solutions and  services. Cisco and IBM have earned this trust over the years by each having deep […]

October 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco @ Strata-Hadoop World Wrap-Up: If we can make it there, we’ll make it anywhere…

  We made it…another successful Strata-Hadoop World show for Cisco’s Big Data & Analytics team. This year we had a few unique challenges – the Pope was leaving town when we arrived; then the UN General Assembly made traffic a bit more difficult than normal; finally towards week’s end the threat of ‘The Hurricane’ for […]

May 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

Microsoft Integrated Infrastructure Solutions. Deploy, Deliver, and Scale with FlexPod and VSPEX

Like many of us I am in the wonderful city of Chicago on a warm sunny day preparing Cisco’s presence for Microsoft Ignite 2015. Starting Monday in booth #122 at McCormick Place we’ll be showcasing our leading solutions for the Microsoft stack.  Stop by if you are here! Our Ignite focus will be on our […]

March 31, 2015

DATA CENTER

ACI – Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure for Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure Pack and More

From the beginning Microsoft has been a strategic partner with Cisco in the development of our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technologies and solutions. In fact Cisco...

December 8, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Keynote – End-to-End Optimization for Today’s Modern Datacenters

Have a bit of free time this Wednesday morning? If so please feel free to sit in on a Cisco keynote delivered by Mark Balch, Director of Cisco UCS Product...

November 6, 2014

DATA CENTER

Keeping Your Eyes on the Skies – A Partner’s View on SQL Server and UCS

A Guest Blog by Partner Rick Heiges of Scalability Experts: Rick is a SQL Server Microsoft MVP and Senior Solutions Architect.  He primarily works with Enterprise customers on their Data Platform strategies. Rick is also very involved in the SQL Server Community primarily through PASS and events such as the PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, and 24 […]

November 4, 2014

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Why Implement Microsoft SQL Server on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)?

A Guest Blog by Cisco’s Frank Cicalese:  Frank is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco, assisting customers with their design of SQL Server solutions on Cisco Unified Compute System. Before joining Cisco, Frank worked at Microsoft Corporation for 10 years, excelling in several positions, including as Database TSP. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency […]

November 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS: The Optimal Platform for Microsoft SQL Server 2014

The world of data is changing. Businesses face growth in the volume of information and the types of data they encounter. There are new landscapes of vast and dynamic information that must be processed, managed and analyzed to achieve business insight. It is no surprise, therefore, that legacy infrastructures are failing to meet I.T.’s expectations. […]

July 13, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco and Microsoft – Driving Data Center Modernization Forward

If it’s mid-July then it is time once again for Microsoft’s annual worldwide partner conference – WPC. For 2014, we find Cisco’s Microsoft team in Washington D.C. joining around ~16,000 other Microsoft partners. The partners come from all around the world and are of all partner types be they VARs, local System Integrators, Global System […]