The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) era has arrived. AI is one of the top priorities for enterprise IT. Organizations want to extract more intelligence from their data throughout its lifecycle, and AI enables organizations to learn from data and make better, faster decisions.

Why is AI/ML emerging now? There are a few key reasons. First, it’s getting more affordable to store data thanks to less expensive hardware and the spread of open source software technology to build data lakes. Second, the advancements in computing have reduced model training time in many instances from weeks to hours. Lastly, the algorithmic advances and growing machine learning software ecosystem have accelerated progress and made training neural networks easier. The combination of these trends creates an environment that is prime for the growth of machine learning.

However, IT still needs help to better support data scientists. Cisco offers a portfolio of AI/ML computing options with Cisco UCS and HyperFlex to support each stage of the data lifecycle, while offering simple, unified management across the entire AI landscape. We also make it easier for IT to consume new technology by working with partners to develop validated solutions.

Want to learn more? Next week, the Strata Data Conference is back in New York at the Javits Center and is a great opportunity to learn about Cisco’s latest AI/ML computing solutions. If you plan on attending the event please be sure to add our speaking sessions and booth to your agenda:

Speaking Sessions

Cisco Keynote: AI, ML, and the IoT will Destroy the Data Center and the Cloud (just not in the way you think)

Speaker: Dhritiman Dasgupta
When: 9:50am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: 3E, Javits Center

Cisco Speaking Session: Ubiquitous Machine Learning

Speaker: Han Yang
When: Wednesday, September 12th, 11:20 a.m.
Location: Room 1A 03, Javits Center


Visit our booth (#1007)

As always, we’ll have lots of great giveaways and prizes.

While you’re at the Cisco booth, check out our AI/ML demos and attend presentations in our theater to hear from Cisco and our technology partners. Each attendee that attends a theater presentation will receive a Cisco shirt. We’ll also be hosting a fun game show activity in our theater for those of you that want to test your AI/ML knowledge.

We look forward to seeing you in New York.



Tim Stack

Product Marketing Manager

Data Center and Virtualization