Have a bit of free time this Wednesday morning? If so please feel free to sit in on a Cisco keynote delivered by Mark Balch, Director of Cisco UCS Product Management, as he outlines the challenges faced and the discoveries made with the UCS family and how it has driven revolutionary change and business benefits for today’s modern datacenter.

The Cisco keynote starts WindowsITPro’s “virtual trade show” on Optimizing Your Virtual Infrastructure.  The event brings top industry Microsoft experts together in an online forum affording attendees the opportunity to learn about key datacenter optimization topics and trends.

Our UCS family has been a leader in Data Center optimization since it’s initial release to market five years ago.  Having been designed for virtualization from the beginning, UCS is an integrated system that is configured through unified, model-based management to simplify deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments.


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 Our primary UCS family differentiators that drive our leadership in Data Center optimization include:

  • Server connectivity simplified
    Cisco SingleConnect Technology provides an easier, more intelligent and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center. Cisco SingleConnect unifies LAN, SAN, and systems management into one simplified link for rack servers, blade servers, and virtual machines.
  • Programmable infrastructure
    Use an open XML API to manage the personality, configuration, and connectivity of server and I/O resources.
  • Unified, model-based management
    Apply personality and configure server and I/O resources to automate the administration process.
  • Cisco Port Extender technology
    Simplify the system by condensing three network layers into one. This allows you to eliminate blade chassis and hypervisor-based switches, and bring all traffic to a single point where it is efficiently and consistently managed.

We welcome you to sit in on Mark’s keynote. Registration and information on this day long online event can be found here.

Also to learn more on UCS and our Microsoft solutions, please visit www.cisco.com/go/microsoft or www.cisco.com/go/ucs


Rex Backman

Senior Marketing Manager, Big Data Solutions

Data Center and Cloud