At EMC World 2015, we handed out these “Cisco Go UCS” hats to attendees that stopped by the Cisco booth. I love to hear the stories of customers that are using our Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure based solutions to accelerate deployment of IT infrastructure and implement our latest innovations. This year our presence at EMC World focused on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, Application Centric Infrastructure, and SAN solutions. We had numerous presentations, demos, and break out session on these areas. We were very excited that our booth, mini-theater and breakout sessions were packed with attendees.
In addition, attendees also experienced our demos and had one-one-one conversations with Cisco experts. The Cisco UCS Manager and UCS Director demos were popular. Many customers were interested in learning more about the infrastructure management and automation capabilities of UCS Director. This management conversation has evolved in the past couple of years from “What is UCS Director” to requests for demos, questions on capabilities, and licensing model. The UCS Director snowball is rolling and the hill is getting steeper.
Our partnerships with EMC and VCE are as strong as ever. Vblock continues to be the leading solution in the integrated systems market. Cisco Solutions for VSPEX now have more than 25 validated designs that combine Cisco UCS, Nexus, and VNX/VNXe storage with a choice of hypervisors.
I hope to see many of you at Cisco Live 2015 in June. We will have our entire Data Center solutions portfolio on display offering the industry’s most integrated, policy-based platform for computing, networking, security, and storage.