Like many of us I am in the wonderful city of Chicago on a warm sunny day preparing Cisco’s presence for Microsoft Ignite 2015. Starting Monday in booth #122 at McCormick Place we’ll be showcasing our leading solutions for the Microsoft stack.  Stop by if you are here!

Our Ignite focus will be on our core technologies: our UCS family for compute, the Nexus  portfolio for switching, and our industry leading integrated infrastructure solutions. In addition we will breakout some cool new Cisco technologies and solutions but you are going to have to wait until Tuesday morning to get that news!

Sunday Morning Booth Set-up and Prep
Sunday Morning Booth Set-up and Prep


Our FlexPod and VSPEX solutions we think are the key infrastructure solutions needed to successfully drive your organization to a cloud-oriented IT service delivery model. At Ignite we will hear a lot from Microsoft about ’Cloud’ – Cloud Platform, Azure, Windows Azure Pack, Office 365, etc. From a Cisco point of view, we want to make sure you have the chance to learn about FlexPod and VSPEX from our technical Subject Matter Experts who will be on the floor at booth #122. Stop by, or browse the web links I have provided to understand from an architectural, technical, and business value perspective how these validated and certified (from Cisco and Microsoft) can assist your organizations and IT teams.

So, visit the booth – grab a demo on FlexPod, VSPEX, UCS, System Center integration, or Nexus. Attend one of our theatre presentations or speaking sessions (here’s the link to all of them) as well – they are quick presos and stacked with technical info from our SMEs.

Cisco’s Microsoft Ignite Speaking Sessions

Finally, we always try to make our Microsoft events fun for everyone. This year is no exception… Do not be surprised if you run into Joliet Jake or Elwood Blues, aka The Blues Revue around our booth – they dig UCS, Nexus, and they tell us they are getting their ‘Cloud’ back together…

Jake & Elwood, aka The Blues Revue - Cisco booth #122
Jake & Elwood, aka The Blues Revue – Cisco booth #122



Rex Backman

Senior Marketing Manager, Big Data Solutions

Data Center and Cloud