Rick Speyer

No Longer with Cisco

Rick is a Senior Marketing Manager for Application Relevancy in the Corporate Marketing Organization. (CMO). Rick has been at Cisco since 2007 and in his current position since 2009.

Rick has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry including owning and operating a computer distribution business for 10 years culminating with 10 offices across the United States, with 160 employees and approximately 50 million dollars in revenue. He spent an additional 7 years at Compaq, the last 3 years as the global manager for SAP Systems.

Prior to joining Cisco, Rick worked at a security software company concentrating efforts in the Federal space.


August 24, 2017


Cisco Does Compute

Cisco will be a Platinum sponsor at this years’ VMWorld Conference. Visit our booth to learn about our latest offerings and solutions offered by many of our ecosystem partners.

July 12, 2017


Microsoft Azure Stack Cometh

Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack Microsoft Azure Stack represents  the next generation hybrid cloud platform.   If you do not have a cloud solution today, chances are it is not too far on your horizon.   IDC predicts that 84% of business will have multiple cloud solutions within their data center environment, but only 3% […]

September 15, 2016


Let’s Get Ready to Rumbleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner.   It takes place this year in Atlanta from September 26–30 at the Georgia World Congress Center.   The event will include all the latest solutions that Microsoft has to offer. In April of this year, Microsoft announced the End of Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005.   Support for that product […]

May 16, 2016


Microsoft SQL 2016 on Cisco UCS with SanDisk Flash Webinar

Your mission-critical data needs to be available, protected, and secure. With the launch of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016, there’s an opportunity to transform your data platform with breakthrough mission-critical capabilities, in-memory performance, and built-in operational analytics. In addition, enhancements to AlwaysOn technology deliver world-class high-availability and disaster-recovery solutions. Is your infrastructure ready to capitalize on […]

March 11, 2016


Cisco UCS Server Platform “Springs” Forward to Microsoft SQL Server

The End of Support (EOS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is upon all of us. In April of this year, Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2005. Some companies have chosen to stand pat while others are researching and making decisions to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 or the recently announced SQL Server 2016. […]

September 3, 2015


A Strong Partnership: Cisco and Microsoft

Cisco continues to develop their partnership with Microsoft becoming a critical component of the Microsoft Data Centers across the globe. 80% of the data centers around the globe already include Cisco networking switches and routers. More and more of these same Data Centers are also making the switch to Cisco UCS server platforms.  There are many […]

April 15, 2015


Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) For SAP HANA

Tailored Data Center Integration for SAP HANA enables the use
 of enterprise storage and networking components that already exist in your data center rather than requiring customers to purchase additional storage and networking to be used only for the SAP HANA environment. Cisco and its partners deliver a TDI deployment model using a common architectural […]

February 19, 2015


Cisco publishes results of the New SAP Concurrent Benchmark

Cisco is the first organization to publish a result for the new SAP Concurrent Benchmark Cisco is the first organization to publish a result for the new SAP Concurrent Benchmark and have it certified by SAP on behalf of the SAP Benchmark Council. The benchmark allows vendors to demonstrate how well their SAP environments work […]

February 16, 2015


Run simple, run fast, run lean. Run SAP on Cisco UCS.

  `           The New Year has arrived, and with it, SAP has added new solutions to their portfolio. The latest announcement is SAP’s Business Suite on HANA (S4HANA). Over the past several years, SAP’s overall movement to create an in-memory platform has been strengthened by industry-leading and mission-critical solutions such […]