Platinum Sponsor BannerCisco and Microsoft have been working closely to integrate our data center solutions to provide agile, secure and scalable platforms for private cloud, hybrid IT and modern business applications. The Cisco team is looking forward to showcasing these solutions at Microsoft TechEd 2014, May 12-15,  in Houston, Texas.

We have a full line-up of demos, sessions and events that will highlight the unique benefits of the Cisco Unified Data Center for Microsoft environments and applications. If you’ll be in Houston for TechEd, drop by the Cisco booth to speak with Cisco experts and learn how you can take advantage of deep integrations between the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Microsoft Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center, to deliver Microsoft applications in private or hybrid cloud environments.

Connect with Cisco in Booth 701

Learn about Cisco Data Center products and talk to Cisco solution experts in booth 701. We’ll be conducting live solution demonstrations on:

  • 3-D UCS demos featuring FlexPod and VSPEX for Microsoft Private Cloud and Applications
  • UCS Management with Microsoft System Center
  • Network Visualization with Nexus for Hyper-V
  • Cisco InterCloud Fabric
  • UCS Invicta Series Solid State Systems
  • Application Centric Infrastructure

You’ll come for the demos but you won’t leave empty handed. We’ll have exceptionally cool Cisco hats for visitors to our booth.

Cisco Showcase Sessions

Title: Cisco’s Technology Trifecta for Cloud OS
Rex Backman
Tuesday, May 13th, at 1:30pm
The Cisco portfolio of integrated solutions for Microsoft oriented data centers continues to evolve and benefit from new product innovations. Make sure to add this informative session to your TechEd agenda to learn about new Cisco technologies that support Microsoft’s Cloud OS including Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), UCS Invicta solid state systems , and Cisco InterCloud Fabric. This session will introduce these three Cisco technologies and showcase their discrete integrations into Windows Server, System Center, and Azure.

Title: Deploy Applications Faster than Ever
Speaker: Rami Rammaha
Date: Monday, May 12th, 12:15pm
Description: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure tackles the increased complexity in the data center with a common policy framework that automates provisioning and management of resources resulting in deploying applications in minutes.

Title: DCIM-B314 Extend Datacenter Networking with Partner Solutions
Bob Combs
Date: Monday, May 12th, 1:15pm
Track: Datacenter and Infrastructure Management
Description: Partners have used the extensibility of the Hyper-V Virtual Switch to provide innovative datacenter solutions. Three partners will show the workflow and walk-through the steps to configure their switch based products, and show how to configure them in a Hyper-V Network Virtualization environment. Cisco will demonstrate how to configure the Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V.

Cisco Booth Theater Sessions – Booth 701

Experts from Cisco and our partners will be providing mini-sessions in our booth theater on Cisco’s integrated solutions for Microsoft oriented data centers. Topics will include:

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
  • Invicta and Application Performance
  • Nexus 1000V and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Private Cloud:  Monitoring your NetApp Storage infrastructure with System Center Operations Manager 2012
  • SQL Server and UCS
  • UCS Manager and System Center
  • UCS Powertool for PowerShell
  • UCS TCO Advantages
  • VSPEX solutions for Infrastructure-as-a-Service – EMC

The Cisco theater sessions will be informative and inspiring. But wait. There’s more. You’ll be able to enter our raffle after each theater session.  Enter to win Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones or a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128 GB Tablet. Check our Booth Theater Schedule for specific dates and times.

Join the Conversation

We’ll be blogging, posting and tweeting live from TechEd. Follow the Cisco team: @gserda@HighTechBill, @RexBackman and join the conversation via the #msTechEd and #CiscoUCS hashtags.


Gary Serda

Senior Strategic Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing