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Cisco at EMC World : It’s All about Partnership!

May 23, 2012 - 0 Comments

A quick report from EMC World 2012 in Las Vegas
Pretty busy day this Tuesday with  a lot of topics covered by Cisco experts and partners

Desktop virtualization
Interesting conversation between EMC Josh Mello (@joshmello), Presidio Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude), and Cisco Ravi Balakrishnan  who addressed major questions in this panel such as common barriers for adoption, architectural innovations and value proposition brought by each company

More about VDI from Steve Kaplan here , and  from Cisco with Tony Paikeday and Jonathan Gilad



This Tuesday was also the opportunity to meet Nexus Colin McNamara (@colinmcnamara) and EMC Damian Karlson(@sixfootdad) to talk about VSPEX awareness and potential.

Stay tuned for  a video blog  in the following days

Meanwhile you may want to check this to-the point blog from Colin  VSPEX EMC’s Flexible Reference Architecture  Explained

Big Data
Also in the pipe a video conversation between Greenplum Will Davis (@willcmdavis)  , MapR Technologies Jabori Norton , and Cisco Raghunath Nambiar on Big data reporting the latest evolutions on the market , and the key differentiators  brought by this alliance -Coming soon !

Chad Sakac Panel

Great panel also at the TC conference , with an interesting conversation between  EMC  Chad Sakac , Cisco Dom Delfino (@domdelfino), Intel , VMware  and Brocade
Two highlights amongst a lot of golden nuggets – Conversation about the “buzzword du jour = SDN “ and kudos from Intel to Cisco for the UCS success , with a nice recognition from every panelist including..Brocade.
We videotaped also a great conversation between Chad and Dom. Expect this video very soon.

Cisco Booth


The Cisco booth was packed again with a lot of conversations and interest for UCS, DCNM  and FCoE – Stay tuned for a series of videos with pods owners and theater speaker

If you are in Las Vegas , please stop at the booth 402 to attend some of the presentations starting at 1:00 pm PST – BTW the slide decks will be available in the following days on our Slideshare account.


EMC World has been  also a great  opportunity to meet a lot of our bloggers friends thanks to the great blogger lounge put in place by EMC – Kudos to the EMC social media team

Amongst them Forrester Analyst Vanessa Alvarez (@VanessaAlvarez1) , EMX Scott Lowe  (@scottlowe) , Fred Nix (@Nixfred), VCE Jae Ellers(@jellers) ,  Aaron Delp (@aarondelp), Jay Cuthrell  (@qthrul)…and many others


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