We’re excited to be back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for VMworld this week and our theme is Bring IT: Unleash the Possibilities. You’ll see this theme unfold throughout the Cisco activities at VMworld – where we’ll be featuring our data center automation and cloud management software this week.


In particular, we’re bringing Cisco UCS Director to VMworld and it will be featured in our demos, theater presentations, and breakout sessions at the show. If you’re not already familiar with UCS Director, it’s our flagship infrastructure automation software – for provisioning not only VMs but also bare metal servers, storage, networking, and layer 4-7 services.  It’s a key component of many of our solutions that you’ll see at VMworld.

For example, check out the video below of application-centric cloud management and infrastructure automation, powered by Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Prime Service Catalog, and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC):


This past week, we also announced our new Cisco UCS Performance Manager software for performance monitoring of UCS and UCS-based integrated infrastructure – leveraging technology from our partner Zenoss. Stop by the Cisco or Zenoss booths at VMworld and be one of the first to see a live demonstration!

We’re also showcasing our software solutions for hybrid cloud, virtual network services automation, integrated infrastructure management, cloud automation, and more.

And, just to make it easy for you plan out your VMworld schedule, here’s a snapshot of the breakout sessions, demos, and theater presentations on our data center automation and cloud management software.

Breakout Sessions on the VMworld Agenda
Building Heterogeneous Private and Hybrid Cloud Environments Monday, Aug 25th, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Management and Automation for UCS Integrated Infrastructure Tuesday, Aug 26th 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Agile Virtual Networking for VMware vSphere using Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco UCS Director
Wednesday, Aug 27th 10:00am – 11:00am
Automating Host, Guest and Application Deployment in the Software Defined Datacenter with Cisco Wednesday, Aug 27, 2:00pm– 3:00pm


Demonstrations in the Cisco Booth
Hybrid Cloud and Virtual Network Services Enabling Hybrid Clouds with Intercloud Fabric
  Virtual Application Containers with UCS Director and Nexus 1000V
Cloud and Infrastructure Management UCS Director for Managing UCS Integrated Infrastructure
  Platform-as-a-Service and Cloud Management
Unified Computing Solutions Delivering UCS Cloud Solutions
UCS and VMware Management Integrations

Theater Presentations in the Cisco Booth
Sunday, Aug 24th
Private Cloud on Cisco Integrated Infrastructures with Cisco UCS Director 4:30pm – 4:50pm
VSPEX IaaS with UCS Director 5:00pm – 5:20pm
Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco UCS Director 6:00pm – 6:20pm
Monday, Aug 25th
Application-Centric PaaS 1:00pm – 1:20pm
Deploying VMware vSphere on an ACI-integrated FlexPod 4:30pm – 4:50pm
Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure 5:00pm – 5:20pm
Tuesday, Aug 26th
Cisco UCS – Unified Management 12:30pm – 12:50pm
Hybrid Cloud Agility with Intercloud Fabric 1:30pm – 1:50pm
Performance Management and Capacity Planning for Cisco Integrated Infrastructure 2:00pm – 2:20pm
Enable Hybrid IT – Intercloud Fabric Use Cases 5:30pm – 5:50pm
Wednesday, Aug 27th
Virtual Application Container Services (VACS) with Cisco UCS Director 10:30am – 10:50am
Infrastructure Automation with Cisco UCS Director Orchestrator, Workflows and Tasks 11:30am – 11:50am
UCS Central Best Practices for Single and Multi-UCS Domain Management 12:00pm – 12:20pm
What’s New in the Latest Cisco UCS Director 5.0 Release 3:00pm – 3:20pm


On Tuesday evening from 8-11pm, Cisco and Intel are hosting our annual reception for customers and partners –and it’s all centered around bacon! bacon copySo, join us in the San Francisco Ferry Building for a fun reception fueled by local culinary flavors and a heaping side of sizzling bacon. What’s better than chatting about tech while munching on delectable bacon?

Your VMworld show badge and vBacon sticker are required for entry to the party. To get your sticker, register in advance and pick up your special sticker at the Cisco booth. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #vBacon.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at VMworld! Stop by the cloud & infrastructure management demo area in the Cisco booth and follow us at @CiscoUM for more resources and information.