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Does Cisco’s Unified Computing System server platform support Enterprise Business Applications? Where do I go to find out?

May 10, 2011 - 0 Comments

You run your business on SAP.  You have standardized on Oracle for your  database, and you have Microsoft apps all over your company.  All three are critical if you want to maintain your competitive edge in the market.  You are doing a server refresh right now and Cisco’s Unified Computing System server platform keeps surfacing as a server platform that you should seriously consider in your decision.  You would like to know as much about Cisco’s server platform as possible.  So where do you go to find out about it?

There are three major trade shows in the month of May where Cisco is participating. At all of these shows, Cisco will be demonstrating how enterprise applications run on UCS.  So which show should you go to?  You only have budget for one of them.  Well, here’s some background on what Cisco will be presenting at each event:

SAP Sapphire  May 15-18

Cisco is a Diamond Sponsor at Sapphire.

Four speaking engagements:

Ed Bugnion on Future of IT

Michael Missbach on Why customers choose Cisco for SAP

Ulrich Kleidon on Cisco and Netapp

Jan Lind on Business enabled Collaboration with SAP

Six Demos will be shown:

Tidal Software-Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Business Warehouse Appliance

SAP on Flexpod


UCS Manager and Service Profiles

Mobility and Collaboration

There will also be 22 hours of presentations by Cisco Eco-System partners.

This sounds like a good place to go, but what about Oracle?  (why are we talking about this event? It already happened?

Cisco was a participant in the Collaborate 2011 User Conference in April and attended as an Alliance Member for the Independent Oracle User Group.  Cisco will also be a major sponsor of Oracle Open World in San Francisco in the fall.

What was presented?

Four speaking session:

Doug Beasley on Optimizing Oracle Solutions with Cisco Unified Computing


John McAbel on Business growth drives Oracle Infrastructure to the Cloud

John Kanagaraj on A Practical Approach to Database Performance Testing in

Oracle 11gR2

John Kanagaraj on EBS from Big Iron to a RAC Cluster on Linux

Two speaking sessions with customer Navasite:

Brady Reiter on Optimize Oracle Solutions with Cisco Unified Computing


Brady Reiter on Deploying Multiple Heterogeneous Oracle Applications in an

Enterprise Public Cloud

Two demos were shown

Unified Computing Systems Manager

Unified Computing Systems Server Platform

EMC Cloud

One more choice.  What is Cisco doing with Microsoft?  Cisco is at Microsoft TechEd in Atlanta May 16-19

Cisco is a Silver Sponsor at Microsoft TechEd.

Two speaking engagements

Raghunath Nambiar on Cisco and EMC for your SQL Data Warehouse

Panel Discussion with Hyper-V

Three demos are being shown

Fast Track Data Warehouse on Unified Computing System

Fast Track Hyper-V on Unified Computing System

Unified Computing System Manager

Two webinars in May

Cisco and Microsoft  May 10, 2011

Cisco and Microsoft Sharepoint and Exchange May 24, 2011

So which show should you attend?

Consider going to all three.

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