If you are a data center network manager, your 2018 resolution should include attending these data center sessions. These sessions will open your eyes, and affect how you design and invest in your data center from now on.

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Tuesday, January 30 9:30 – 10:45 CET

Opening Keynote Pre-Show and Welcome

Shhh. I heard they are going to unveil some new technologies in the keynote. Skip your breakfast, your coffee, everything, and make sure to attend the highlight of this show. And make sure you visit the Data Center demo booth to learn more about the details.


Tuesday, Jan 30, 12:20 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. CET

Innovation Showcase: Unlock the Power of Data

Imagine having the power at your fingertips to gain application insight into your data center – providing you a clear and accurate view of application communications and its dependencies. With its naturally cloud agnostic software sensors, Cisco Tetration unlocks the power of your data in a multi-cloud world, allowing you to gain access to advanced analytics and security wherever you choose to place your workloads. Now you can automatically generate and enforce your policies wherever the workload resides based on the needs of your applications. Join leaders from the Data Center Business and AppDynamics as they discuss the future of analytics and data.  Watch the live stream here (No login required).


Tuesday, Jan 30, 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. CET

Tetration Overview

Cisco’s Tetration platform provides industry leading telemetry, analysis and control for the multi-cloud based Data Center. Come and learn how new software and hardware sensors are combined with machine learning and big data analytics to enable you to better secure, troubleshoot and manage your multi-cloud data center and application environments. Let’s turn the light’s on in your Data Center.


Tuesday, Jan 30, 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. CET

An Open Kubernetes Stack for Apps Across Clouds

Are you running containerized apps on Kubernetes today? Then, you know about the challenges that come with it – complexity, load balancing, persistent storage, and some more. Cisco’s container platform is a Kubernetes based pre-configured container stack that address these challenges through industry validated configurations, open source components, and networking / storage solutions. Join us to see a live demo of Cisco container platform – a key component of Cisco and Google joint hybrid cloud solution!


Tuesday, Jan 30, 02:20 p.m. – 03:05 p.m. CET

Reinvent Networking

The next generation of networking must deliver dramatic increases in operational efficiency, while also enabling better security and adaptability. Cisco is on a course to deliver a new set of innovations that will radically change how the industry designs, provisions, and operates access networks.  This session we will focus on key innovations that make the power of the network easier to consume by leveraging automation and analytics to help solve your most challenging business problems.


Tuesday, Jan 30, 04:20 p.m. – 05:05 p.m. CET

Innovation Showcase: Delivering Intent for Data Center Networking

Imagine having the power at your fingertips to gain agility, scale, operational simplicity and security for your data center. Learn how to use insight to take action in your data center – on premises or in the cloud – using the powerful combination of Nexus Cloud Scale Switches, ACI, CloudCenter and Tetration Analytics. We’ll explore the latest innovations for Cisco Tetration Analytics, the platform that enables real time insight into your entire data center. Now you can automatically generate and enforce your policies wherever the workload resides based on the needs of your applications. Hear how you can federate and automate policy across geographically separated data centers, increase availability, dramatically scale and secure your networks, and simplify management through the latest Cisco ACI technologies.  Watch the live stream here (No login required).


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Wednesday, Jan 31, 12:20 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. CET

Innovation Showcase: Enabling A Multicloud World

Having the right cloud strategy is crucial and most organizations are finding that a multicloud approach gives them the flexibility they need to take advantage of opportunities to innovate. However, a multicloud approach creates complexity. IT faces a significant challenge in striking the right balance between helping line of business innovate while maintaining control and compliance. Kip Compton and Liz Centoni discuss Cisco’s cloud strategy and how Cisco and our partners can help customers address complexity across a multicloud environment.  Watch the live stream here (No login required).


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Thursday, Feb 01, 01:15 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. CET

Why ACI: an overview and a customer (BBVA) perspective

Cisco ACI is Cisco’s premier Software Defined Network (SDN) solution for the data center. In this session we will cover what SDN was initially meant to solve, the choices that customers have and how ACI is addressing the broadest set of use-cases and designs. That includes a glimpse into the near future with the ‘ACI Anywhere’ vision, extending ACI into the public clouds. And you can learn from BBVA (leading bank based in Spain) about their ACI deployment and experiences in an interactive Q&A style session, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.


Thursday, Feb 01, 01:15 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. CET

The Essentials of Application Performance Management in the Digital Enterprise

Today every enterprise is software defined. This means it’s your applications that drive business success. But apps are becoming more complex, distributed and user expectations are rising – fast. The result, is that the slightest issue anywhere in the stack can have a dramatic impact on business performance and your latest release, can be the difference to whether you stay ahead or fall behind your competitors. In this session we will justify why Application Performance Management is a strategic imperative in today’s digital enterprise and will look at the key features and use cases that makes AppDynamics an APM leader. Attendees will learn: Why application performance is critical in today’s enterprise? How applications are becoming more complex? The key features and capabilities that you should look for in an APM solution?


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  • Tetration Segmentation and Security
  • Tetration: Network Performance
  • Tetration Integrations and Ecosystem
  • Cisco HyperFlex: Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Cisco Network Assurance Engine
  • Network Assurance Ecosystem
  • Cisco on Cisco: ACI Journey
  • ACI and Tetration Services
  • Cisco Intersight
  • Enterprise Cloud Suite
  • Transform Your Infrastructure
  • Cisco UCS Big Data and Analytics
  • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager
  • 2nd Gen Dual Rate 40/100G BiDi
  • Open and Programmable Network
  • Extend ACI Functionalities
  • Building Multi-Cloud Networks
  • Micro-Segmentation with ACI
  • Seamless Application Mobility
  • Streaming Telemetry with Nexus

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Emmeline Wong

Product Marketing Specialist

Data Center Marketing