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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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June 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Virtual Networking for Microsoft Hyper-V: Upcoming Nexus 1000V Webinar and Resources

Are you using or evaluating Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 to deliver higher performance and scale for your workloads? If so, then take advantage of an upcoming joint Cisco / Microsoft webinar to learn how the Cisco Nexus 1000V can simplify your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environments through a non-disruptive operational model, […]

June 5, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Innovation Three-peats and Doubles at Microsoft Tech Ed 2013!

This afternoon here in New Orleans at Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2013 North America event Cisco was honored with two Best of Tech Ed (BoTE) awards for our innovation and technology. Our Nexus 1000V switch for Microsoft Hyper-V was awarded with a Best of Tech Ed award in the ‘Virtualization’ category. Our FlexPod with Microsoft Private […]

May 27, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco’s Microsoft Tech Ed 2013 Primer: All You Need to Know for New Orleans and Madrid Events

Next week in New Orleans Microsoft’s trade show season kicks off in earnest with Microsoft Tech Ed North America which will be followed a few weeks later with Microsoft Tech Ed Europe 2013.  Cisco will be a gold sponsor at each event showcasing our datacenter assets. Cisco continues to double-down on investments for Microsoft oriented […]

April 11, 2013

DATA CENTER

Microsoft on UCS: Simplify Your IT and Transform Your Business

We’re at the final day of Microsoft’s Management Summit 2013 (MMS 2013) here in Las Vegas. We’ve handed out ~1,500 t-shirts; performed hundreds of demos on our technologies Nexus 1000V, UCS Manager, VM-FEX, and Cisco PowerTool; evangelized our Microsoft Cloud OS solutions FlexPod and VSPEX; and generally interacted with most of the 5,000+ attendees here. […]

April 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

VSPEX for Microsoft Hyper-V : A Guest Post from our Partner EMC

Note: This guest blog is from our partner EMC. In it Chad Dunn, Director of VSPEX Business Operations, comments on VSPEX as an infrastructure solution for Microsoft oriented I.T. environments.  Rex.  Cisco and EMC Buddy-Up on VSPEX for Microsoft Private Cloud At EMC we’re always keen on working with fellow industry-leaders to deliver solutions that accelerate […]

April 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud : A Guest Post from our Partner NetApp

Note: This guest blog is from our partner NetApp.  VDI Reference Architect Rob Briggs introduces ExpressPod for the Microsoft private cloud as well as comments on FlexPod successes. Rex.  FlexPod, ExpressPod, and Windows Server 2012 RDS – “It’s in the Box!” I’ve seen a lot of great discussion and buzz this week at the Microsoft […]

April 7, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Management and the Microsoft Management Summit 2013: Where Imagination Rules the World

It’s late Sunday night in Las Vegas as I write this from my hotel room – Cisco’s day one MMS 2013 blog post. It has been a long day already here at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center getting set up for the show… Our Cisco booth is complete; UCS, Nexus 1000V, FlexPod, and VSPEX Engineers […]

April 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Executive Roundtable: Cisco, Intel, and NetApp, with special guest Microsoft, on the Private Cloud

We’ve been doing quite a bit of work recently with our strategic partners Intel, NetApp, and Microsoft on Microsoft oriented private cloud solutions. Specifically we’ve been focusing on new innovation going into our joint FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud reference architecture. A great way to learn about these joint development activities is to join in on an […]

March 15, 2013

DATA CENTER

What’s Cisco Doing for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpuolfWKoXQ We’re doing quite a bit actually…if you’re headed to the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 show in Las Vegas in a few weeks, stop by our booth, grab a t-shirt, and see us demo our UCS Manager and Nexus 1000V capabilities and more… Cisco’s technology investments for Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012 center […]