VMworld 2015

Breakout Sessions

Join Cisco Subject Matter Experts at Our Breakout Sessions

  • Date:Sunday, August 30 – 
    Thursday, September 3
  • Location:Moscone Center
    San Francisco, CA
  • Duration:5 days
  • Attendance:In Person
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Join Cisco at VMworld 2015, August 30 - September 3, 2015, at Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.

Visit Cisco booth 1721 and learn how Cisco and our partners can help you implement cloud environments that address your primary business requirements. Through our speaking sessions, in-booth theater, and meetings with Cisco experts, you will learn how a Cisco Unified Data Center delivers:

  • Financial efficiency
  • Operational simplicity
  • Business agility

Meet with Cisco experts and learn how an Application Centric Infrastructure delivers an efficient, simplified, and agile IT infrastructure for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. By combining computing, networking, management, and storage access, the Cisco Unified Data Center can change the way you think about IT infrastructure.

Your data center is everywhere.

We look forward to seeing you at VMworld 2015.


Sunday, August 30


Partner Exchange @VMworld


Engineers Unplugged

04:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m.

Cisco Booth 1721 Hours

Monday, August 31


Engineers Unplugged

12:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cisco Booth 1721 Hours


Breakout Session

Tuesday, September 1


Engineers Unplugged

11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cisco Booth 1721 Hours


Breakout Session

Wednesday, September 2


Engineers Unplugged

10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cisco Booth 1721 Hours

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

VMworld Customer Appreciation Event

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Speakers & Advisors

Here the latest from Cisco subject matter experts at our sponsor breakout sessions. Check back shortly for session dates and times.

Fabio Gori

Efficiency, Speed, and Disruption with Cisco Data Center and Cloud Solutions

Presenter: Fabio Gori, Product Marketing Director, Data Center Cloud Solutions, Cisco

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session ID: SDDC6684-SPO

Session Abstract:
The world is changing quickly. Are you ready? The digital transformation is turning traditional business models on their heads as we see rapid proliferation of devices, mobile apps, and data. This change is placing your data center under enormous pressure. The digital world requires policy-driven infrastructure, flexible cloud consumption models, and data analytics to promote positive business outcomes and unlock the Internet of Everything. In this session Fabio Gori will present the Cisco Data Center and Cloud Strategy, which will help your business transform and capture new opportunities in an increasingly digital world.


Rahul Tripathi Siva Sivakumar

Getting Ready for next wave of IT Convergence with Cisco UCS

Rahul Tripathi, Sr. Director, Product Management, Cisco
Siva Sivakumar, Director, Data Center Solutions, Cisco

Date/Time: Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Session ID: SDDC6683-SPO

Session Abstract:
Rahul Tripathi and Siva Sivakumar will share the latest Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) innovations including:

  • Cisco's comprehensive architectural approach to enable next wave of IT convergence that delivers simplicity, scale and operational efficiency
  • Innovations in Cisco Data Center portfolio including Cisco UCS, Nexus and CECS
  • Best practices for building Private and Hybrid Cloud that can seamlessly co-exist and can operate with improved TCO
  • Details of solutions for virtualized Environments for Converged and Hyper Converged systems including FlexPod, VersaStack, Vblock/VSPEX, Virtual SAN and more.


John Kennedy

Networking: the backbone of VMware Virtual SAN

Presenter: John Kennedy, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco and Bhumik Patel, Partner Architect, VMware

Date/Time: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Session ID: STO4474

Session Abstract:
The popularity of Virtual SAN is growing daily. Server admins are finally free to aggregate storage in their servers to create a shared storage system that scales with their compute needs. The underlying key to making it all work is networking. All Virtual SAN data flows through it, and correct selection and configuration of networking components will mean the difference between disruptive success or dramatic failure.

This session will give deep insight in the do's and don'ts of Virtual SAN networking. Best practices for physical and virtual switch configuration and performance testing will be discussed. Virtual SAN 5.5 and 6.0 will be covered, and the networking differences discussed. Methods of troubleshooting network issues will be covered. For those configuring a Virtual SAN network for the first time, for labs or enterprise scale, this session is a must-see.

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Theater Presentations

Theater Presentations

Stop by Cisco booth 1721 to hear from Cisco and our partner subject matter experts. Presentations are every 30 minutes (full theater schedule TBD).

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Cisco will highlight the latest Cisco technologies through several demonstrations and with our interactive KOAN.

Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite

  • Cisco ONE for Data Center

Cisco UCS Innovations for IT Convergence

  • Private Cloud Automation with Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco UCS Solutions for Virtual SAN and VDI

Cisco UCS for Agile Application Delivery

  • Cisco UCS Integrations with vRealize Suite
  • Accelerate Graphics with Cisco UCS and GPU

Defined by Applications, Driven by Policy

  • Network Services Automation
  • Applications, Networks, Policy

SAN Management Integration with Vcenter

  • End-to-End VM Visibility and Monitoring

Extend Data Center to the Branch

  • Cisco SR4000 and Cisco UCS E-Series

Products on Display

  • Cisco UCS Mini
  • Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director
  • Nexus 9000 Switch
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Meet with Cisco

Meet with Cisco

Cisco has 2 meeting rooms at Moscone Center during VMworld 2015. We will have many executives and subject matter experts on hand to meet with you. If you would like to meet with Cisco, contact your account manager.

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Check back soon for the latest updates.

Program Sponsors

  • Cisco UCS with Intel® Xeon® processors


    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Co-Sponsored by Intel®


    Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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