We’re excited to showcase new innovations in our data center infrastructure automation and cloud management software at Cisco Live San Francisco this week!


This past Friday, Cisco announced the new Cisco UCS Director version 5.0 – including Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) support and integration with the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Cisco customers, prospective customers, and partners in the data center market won’t want to miss these two Cisco Live breakout sessions that will showcase this major new release on Thursday:

Cisco UCS Director 5.0
Thursday, May 22
8:30 to 9:30am

Management and Automation of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco UCS Director
Thursday, May 22
12:30 to 2:00pm

In addition, we’ll be featuring live demos of UCS Director 5.0 all week in the Cisco Live World of Solutions expo. Here are some of the Cisco UCS Director + ACI demos you don’t want to miss:

Cisco Data Center and Cloud booth 

·    Infrastructure Automation and ACI with Cisco UCS Director

·    Cisco Prime Service Catalog + UCS Director + APIC

We also have several technology partners including NetApp, Nimble Storage, Sanovi, VCE, Zenoss and others that will be featuring integrated solutions with Cisco UCS Director.

But that’s not all. We’ve had several other recent new software releases including Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud version 4.0 for cloud management, Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0 for enabling IT-as-a-Service, and Cisco Prime Network Services Controller version 3.2 for hybrid cloud workload mobility and other use cases. See below for some of the demos that will be featuring these and other Cisco data center management software products:

Cisco Data Center and Cloud booth 

·   Cisco UCS Advantage with UCS Manager and UCS Central

·   Cisco UCS solutions with UCS Director

·   Cloud Management with Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC)

·   Cisco UCS Solutions for Big Data – including Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler

·   Dynamic Fabric Automation – including Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

·   Virtual Network Services with Nexus 1000V – including Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

Cisco IT booth

·  Cisco IT’s private cloud powered by Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

·  Cisco IT’s eStore powered by Cisco Prime Service Catalog

If you’re building a cloud, consuming cloud services, or providing cloud services, you don’t want to miss the Cisco Powered Cloud Day on Monday. The sessions will cover Cisco’s Intercloud strategy and cloud solutions, Cisco IT’s internal cloud deployment, and other cloud computing topics. View the full agenda here.

Cisco Powered Cloud Day

Location: Moscone Center, West Hall, Level 3, Room 3011
Session ID: GENSP-1007 (includes all sessions and lunch)
Date: Monday, May 19
Time:  8:00am to 3:00pm

Our data center and cloud management software will also be featured in more than a dozen breakout sessions and theater presentations at Cisco Live.  Here are a few more examples:

Technical and Product Breakout Sessions
Cisco Intercloud Fabric based Hybrid Cloud Architectures and Approaches
Monday, May 19
8:00 to 1:30
Are you relevant in the work of IT Automation?
Monday, May 19
1:00 to 3:00
Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Architecture
Monday, May 19
1:00 to 3:00
Big Data Analytics and Cisco UCS
Tuesday, May 20
8:00 to 9:30
Application Centric Cloud Management
Tuesday, May 20
8:30 to 9:30
Administration and Monitoring of the Cisco Data Center with Cisco Prime DCNM
Wednesday, May 21
8:00 to 9:30
Hybrid Clouds: Integrating the Enterprise Data Center and Public Cloud
Wednesday, May 21
9:30 to 10:30
Comprehensive Cloud Management with UCS Director and Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Wednesday, May 21
1:30 to 3:30
Deploying Cloud Network Virtual Services
Wednesday, May 21
3:30 to 4:30
Multi-UCS Management with UCS Central
Wednesday, May 21
4:00 to 5:30
Cisco UCS Director 5.0
Thursday, May 22
8:30 to 9:30
Management and Automation of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco UCS Director
Thursday, May 22
12:30 to 2:00
Virtual Application Container Services on Cisco UCS (Stingray)
Thursday, May 22
1:00 to 2:00
Partner Theater Presentations
FlexPod Infrastructure Management with Cisco UCS Director
Location: NetApp in-booth theater
Tuesday, May 20
1:30 to 1:50
Wednesday, May 21
2:00 to 2:20
Red Hat OpenShift and Cisco Prime Service Catalog
Location: Red Hat in-booth theater
Wednesday, May, 22
5:00 to 5:20


And finally, we encourage you to take a tour of the Network Operations Center (NOC) at Cisco Live and request a focus on “Cloud and Systems Management” technologiesIt’s an educational and insightful tour that will show some of our data center management and automation software in action. Cisco Process Orchestrator and other Cisco products power this massive NOC for the event (as seen at Cisco Live Orlando last year).

So, get ready to add these activities to your calendar and maximize your time at Cisco Live in San Francisco!

Follow us on Twitter @CiscoUM for daily updates on our Unified Management software. We look forward to seeing you at the event!