VCE talks Convergence, Agility and ACI at Cisco Live Milan

Next week, Cisco Live is poised to be an exciting event in the beautiful city of Milan. My colleagues and I will be on site answering questions about integrating Vblock Systems into existing network designs or rolling them out in green-field data centers.

CiscoLiveRegardless of how a customer plans to deploy a converged infrastructure, agility plays a key role in their purchasing decision. Just as cheetahs use speed and sharp reflexes to catch their prey, enterprises want to deploy an infrastructure that is quick and agile in providing new business processes to stay ahead of their competition. My colleague Ted Streete will take a closer look at the importance of IT infrastructure agility in his Tuesday, January 28 session at 1:15 pm CET in the Partner Theatre – “How the Cheetah Catches Dinner: The Importance of Agility in a World Defined by Speed.”

Speed plays a key role in how enterprises deploy solutions. Today’s organizations are rapidly deploying solutions in various places in the network to offer path isolation for multiple tenants, internal or external, sharing a common infrastructure. These initiatives present new challenges for network architects responsible for selecting the appropriate technologies, and creating highly available network designs that must be scalable and tuned for fast convergence.  I’ll be a co-presenter in the session “Fast Convergence and Scalability in Virtualized Network Designs,” where we’ll discuss how to build a network infrastructure for today’s fast evolving data center environment. Don’t miss it on Monday, January 27 from 2:15 – 6:30 pm CET.

Another topic that will prove to be a focal point of discussion is Cisco’s recently launched Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Last year in Orlando our friends at Cisco introduced ACI, now at Cisco Live in Milan, attendees can find out first hand how VCE plans to integrate Cisco’s ACI into VCE’s Vblock Systems, in the short and long term, to achieve even great scalability and programmability for our customer’s data center.

Lastly, throughout the event, my colleagues and I will also be highlighting VCE Vision Intelligent Operations, discussing new upgrades from September, as well as solutions for end user computing, such as VMware Horizon Suite, Mobile Secure Desktop and Always On Point of Care. Make sure you stop by our booth (G4) to learn about these solutions and ask more questions about VCE in 2014.

See you at CiscoLive!

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