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From an Ancient Scottish Castle to the Gartner Data Center Conference in London

November 27, 2011 - 1 Comment

OK, so what has an ancient Scottish castle got to do with the Gartner Data Center Conference in London?  This doesn’t sound like what I usually blog about!

Bothwell Castle, Scotland

Well … truth be told … not a lot 🙂 !  Except that around 5am tomorrow morning I’ll be driving by Bothwell Castle on my way to the airport for the short hop from Glasgow to London.  Bothwell Castle, which played a pivotal role in Scottish history, is about 5 minutes walk from my home and was first built in the 1300s. As you can see from the photo I took just last week it’s still standing – wow we Scots knew how to build castles in those days! 🙂

Anyway, on to this week’s Gartner Data Center Conference.  Cisco are a platinum sponsor at the conference, which starts tomorrow Monday 28 November,  and I’m travelling to London to meet with attendees interested in Cisco Data Center solutions and Cisco Data Center Services.  On the good suggestion of my colleague Sara Weber (thanks Sara!) I’ll be blogging on what I see at the conference.

I plan to put together a short video blog on both days at the conference, and I’ll try to get hold of a few of my Cisco and our partner colleagues to give me their perspectives on the latest news and presentations from the conference.

If you are at the conference, drop by the Cisco booth and say hello – I’ll be there!

So I’ll be swapping our office in central Scotland for the sights and sounds of London.  I should get a few interesting photos too from the conference itself and perhaps a few shots of London.

So watch this space!

(Update 28-Nov-2011:

PS: You can read the “Part 2” to this Blog here)

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  1. I look forward to hearing about the conference. Safe travels!