Planning a quick 2 or 3-day trip to Chicago around May 14th? Convince your team that it was a good idea to book a room at the Hyatt Regency or the Marriot Marquis? Or maybe you’re just ahead of your time in wanting to understand what a hyper-available and multicloud world looks like (if you are, you should stop by booth #103 at VeeamON).


Well while you plan your trip to the Windy City, here are some cool facts that you should keep in mind:

  • Over 52 million people visit Chicago annually.
  • Chicago is home to the world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Company, was built in 1885.
  • Over 5,195 restaurants
  • An estimated 2.7M residents
  • In 1900, Chicago successfully completed a massive and highly innovative engineering project — reversing the flow of the Chicago River so that it emptied into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan (Yes, the river flows backwards)

Now that you have your fun facts, we all know why you really want to be in Chicago. TO SEE THE CUBS! Ok, maybe not. Regardless if you’re a Cubs fan or not here’s one last fun fact for you and a place you can visit:

McCormick Place, Chicago’s premier convention center, it offers the largest amount of exhibition space in North America (2.6 million square feet).

That’s a lot of space! So much space that Veeam has decided to host their premier conference for intelligent data management, VeeamON, there. As an added bonus, your favorite neighborhood data center experts will be there as well.

Cisco is proud to be a Premier sponsor at VeeamON 2018.

Journey to a Multicloud World

Join our team as we take you a journey into a multicloud world.

Modernizing and transforming IT have taken on a whole new meaning in todays would as we see the amount of unstructured data grow exponentially. A multicloud world is no longer an idea but is a reality that the new digital business will operate in.  Think about it. with over 2.7 million residents and over 50 million people visiting annually just how much data flows through the city of Chicago.

Applying that math to your own growing global business, you want to be able to access, analyze, and gain insights to make real-time business decisions. When it comes to the availability of this data and maximizing it, Cisco can support all the different aspects of this requirement from the infrastructure to apps performance and availability. Cisco provides full visibility across any platform so that you can identify, analyze and respond to issues and anomalies in real time. Along with Veeam you can use cloud-based backup and recovery capabilities to meet business needs today and tomorrow while having complete visibility into backup and virtual environments to proactively monitor issues and reduce business impact.

Businesses that choose Cisco and Veeam are capitalizing on opportunities to modernize and transform their data centers. These businesses can now easily expand over time as their need increases. Together Cisco and Veeam provide these customers fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data, by bringing rapid virtual machine backup and replication together in a single solution.

Now that you’re interested and for the sake of the length of this blog, I will just stop right there, and you can find out more in our booth.

Ok, Ok, I couldn’t help myself.

One more fun fact. Did you know Chicago is home to more than 250 theaters?

While these theaters are there year-round our suggestion is you visit one specifically. This theater will only be there for a short time (May 14-16th to be exact).

The CISCO BOOTH Theater.

Join us in our booth throughout each day for sessions from our data center experts, partners, and Veeam. Also make sure to stop by our main sessions throughout the week.  Hey you may even leave Chicago with a brand-new Apple TV!

See you in Chicago,@BHCopleand OUT!

1: Facts provided by Choose Chicago 


Brandon Copeland

Ecosystem Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing