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Cisco at EMC World : Transformational Data Center Architecture

May 22, 2012 - 0 Comments

After several days  at SAPPHIRE 2012 in Orlando, Florida , where I got to attend amongst many other activities an interesting dialog between EMC Doc d’Errico  and Cisco VP Server Access and Virtualization BU Satinder Sethi (stay tuned video coming very soon) , I am back on the show floor this time in Las Vegas for EMC World.

In case you still don’t know (really?) , Cisco and EMC have a very close partnership on many fronts , as one of our very active blogger and speaker Jay Metz was highlighting yesterday in carrying proudly  this nice Infographics.

Obviously one of the main topic on the booth was Cisco UCS , whether as a stand alone platform, or integrated in a stack like Vblock, the solution provided jointly by Cisco , EMC and VMware under the brand VCE (check VCE Tom Chatham blog on EANTC Cloud Mega Test )

Recently Cisco and EMC deepened this partnership

“Cisco and EMC have a long history of partnering together for the benefit of our mutual customers, from storage solutions to the original Vblock to VSPEX.  For those of you who missed the announcement, VSPEX is a reference design program to help guide customers as they build out their next generation of infrastructure.  With our own success with the Cisco Validated Design program, we know this is an effective tool for customers as they look for trusted resources to guide infrastructure investment decisions. “wrote Omar Sultan in his blog  “VSPEX: our Continuing Exploits with EMC” 

So we invited today on the booth EMC Director and blogger Brian Gracely , our friend, blogger and reseller from Varrow  Jason Nash and Cisco Virtualization Architect Ron Valente to share with us the excitement of this first day .

In this short video, our 3 experts talk about “easy to use and manage “. Interesting enough, I was also attending yesterday  a Webex session about users based on a very large panel of Cisco customers . According to this survey, one of the major interests for our customers to visit high tech website such as Cisco, is to find information about how the systems are  “easy to use, configure, and manage”.

If you are in Las Vegas today, I’d like to make some suggestions for this second day at EMC World

Stop by on our booth (#402)  – we have a series of very interesting theater presentations

1:00 PM Virtual Computing Environment (VCE)
1:30 PM Deploying FCoE* Anywhere, Including Multihop
*Fibre Channel over Ethernet
2:00 PM Cisco UCS Servers:  Changing Data Center Economics
2:30 PM Transforming Data Center Storage Networks to the Cloud
3:00 PM Mission Critical Business Continuity
3:30 PM Cisco UCS: Changing Data Center Economics
3:30 PM Big Data Analytics with Cisco UCS and Greenplum MR
4:00 PM My First Cloud: Get started with Cisco Cloud Management
4:30 PM Managing Converged Networks with DCNM
5:00 PM Deploying FCoE* Anywhere, Including Multihop
*Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Also you may want to attend this very special session

Birds of a Feather Session:

Session Title: Implementing Flash Technologies and Cisco UCS in Mission-Critical Application Environments
Speaker: Rajiev Rajavasireddy, Product Manager, Cisco
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.

Session Description: This session will explore the ways customers implement flash technology to improve performance in mission-critical application environments. The session will also discuss how customers are implementing Cisco UCS to deliver higher performance computing needed in virtualized data center environments. Customers will have the ability to review how EMC¹s new VFCache and EMC Flash-enabled storage systems dramatically improve application performance.

Hope to see you there !

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