Written by Mike Brennan – @CiscoVDIguy – Product Manager, Desktop Virtualization and Graphics

In my role at Cisco, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to meet our Customers who do absolutely amazing things with Cisco UCS and our partners’ technologies.  One shining example is CannonDesign, who set out on a journey to implement their Single Firm Multiple Offices (SFMO) global collaboration strategy.  “CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unifies a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, futurists, researchers and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients’ and society’s greatest challenges,” to borrow an excellent description of the firm right from their website. Here is an awesome sample rendering of the firm’s work:

CannonDesign will host two sessions at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this year:

The sessions will be hosted by Andrew Schilling, VP and Chief Infrastructure Officer and Jimmy Rotella, Digital Practice Director.  Andrew, who was there when the company made their first painful attempt at virtualizing their three key user groups on another platform and who ultimately drove the successful conversion of the physical workloads to a virtualized FlexPod architecture with Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade servers and NVIDIA GRID and Tesla M6 graphics processors, will share the journey.  Jimmy, a two-year CannonDesign veteran who is an architect turned graphics virtualization ninja, utilized his skills in analysis and benchmarking to zero in on how to satisfy the experiential needs of the firm’s knowledge workers, designers and renderers.

If you thought it wasn’t possible to virtualize designer and renderer physical workstations, you have to come to these CannonDesign sessions at GTC!

See how Cisco Desktop Virtualization and Graphic Solutions, built on Cisco UCS Blade Servers, with our partners, NetApp and NVIDIA, provided the ideal platform to enable the CannonDesign SFMO global collaboration strategy.

Visit Cisco’s booth #311 at GTC 2017 to learn more.

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