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  • Date: Tuesday, December 2 – 
    Friday, December 5
  • Location:The Venetian Resort
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Duration:Full Day
  • Attendance:In Person
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Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference

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Today's data centers are faced with increasing business demands and technology transitions. Applications that run in the data center are essential and power incredible new opportunities in the Internet of Everything (IoE). Demand for IT innovation is increasing at an ever-faster pace. More applications- and different applications-are changing the demands on IT infrastructure. IT organizations need to harness new technologies and capabilities to be more responsive to the business.

Complex data center infrastructure hampers performance, increases operating costs and risk, and saps resources for innovation. Cisco has addressed these challenges with Cisco Data Center Solutions, based on a radically simplified, fabric-centric architecture packed with innovation designed to support a wide range of workloads and IT operating models. Cisco offers a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles.

At the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Conference 2014, you can learn more about the Cisco's vision and strategy for the next generation of IT solutions supporting the Internet of Everything (IoE). Cisco Data Center Solutions are built on the Cisco Unified Computing System, the industry's fastest-growing computing platform, the Nexus portfolio, which is the market's leading network platform in the data center and new software and management platforms for automation and management.

Cisco Data Center Solutions deliver:

  • Technology innovation through a unique, fabric computing architecture designed for virtualization and cloud
  • Systems excellence through unification of compute, network, storage, security and management
  • The performance of hardware coupled with the flexibility of software
  • A rich ecosystem of integrated solutions to leverage best-of-breed products and maintain customers' investment and relationship with existing vendors

At this conference, Cisco will highlight how Cisco Data Center Solutions can help enterprises to deploy key IT initiatives, including:

  • Application deployments and re-platforming
  • Exploration of software-defined networking
  • Cloud and service-driven IT

Join Cisco at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference on December 2-5, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, at the Venetian Resort.

You will have opportunities to interact with Cisco executives and representatives on site, including:

  • Attend Cisco Speaking Sessions
  • Visit the Cisco Booth #305
  • Meet with Cisco executives

To schedule a meeting, contact Melissa Osburn.

As a sponsor of this event we are pleased to be able to offer customers a special US 300 discount on the standard delegate rate quoting: DC33SP4.

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Speakers & Sessions

Cisco Solutions Provider Sessions

Speaker 1

Rahul Tripathi, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Cisco

Date: Tuesday, December 2
Time: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Room: Venetian E
Session Title: How Hybrid Cloud is Redefining Business and IT
Session Abstract: Many factors are driving businesses to be nimbler and faster. Hybrid cloud enables agility, opening a world of new possibilities.Although 70% of enterprises looking to a hybrid cloud strategy by 2015, they face many challenges during implementation. Cisco Intercloud Fabric accelerates hybrid cloud adoption achieving desired flexibility while retaining control and consistent network, security policies across heterogeneous environments.


Speaker 2

Satinder Sethi, Vice President, Data Center Solutions Engineering & UCS Product Management, Cisco

Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Venetian E
Session Title: Driving Business Outcomes with Cisco Data Center Innovations
Session Abstract: The number of things connected to the Internet will reach 26 billion units by 2020. These devices are producing massive amounts of traffic and information connected to data centers. This Internet of Things is generating needs for unprecedented performance and scale. Learn how Cisco is providing data center solutions that reduce the complexity created by this growth, enhancing performance and agility that will make sure your business stays competitive in this climate of opportunity and change.


Speaker 3

Jacob Jensen, Senior Director, Product Management, Cisco

Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Venetian E
Session Title: Policy-Based Automation with Cisco ACI, the Most Complete SDN Solution Available
Session Abstract: Customers use Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to automate data center operations, accelerate application deployments, and optimize service delivery. The application-centric model of ACI extends the policy-based automation vision surrounding Software Defined Networking (SDN) to encompass the entire IT infrastructure, from data center to branch, from networks to servers and storage, across physical and virtual domains, from on premises to the cloud. Come hear one of Cisco's ACI customers share how it embraces Fast IT in its business and the company vision for a new generation of applications and metrics for IT process improvements.


Vendor User Roundtable Session

Speaker 4

Todd Brannon, Director, Product Marketing, Unified Computing Systems / Storage Solutions, Cisco

Date: Wednesday, December 3
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Bassano 2702
Session Title: The role of cloud and IT service brokering in the "world of many clouds"
Session Abstract: "Cloud has already redefined agility for lines of business. With a credit card, business can bypass IT and procure IT services directly, with all the risks and benefits that come with it. This roundtable will explore how the Intercloud could help IT become service brokers and deliver the right application in the right cloud model."

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See Live Demonstrations at the Cisco Booth

Be certain to stop by the Cisco Booth to see the latest data center innovations.

  • Simplify Computing with Cisco UCS + Cisco Performance Manager
  • Policy Based Data Center with UCS Director & ACI + Nexus Data Broker
  • Data Center Orchestration with OpenStack
  • Cisco Enterprise Cloud (PUMA)
  • Enable Hybrid Clouds with Cisco Intercloud Fabric
  • Securing the Data Center

Exhibit Dates and Times

Tuesday, December 2nd6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3rd11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 4th11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Meet with Us

Schedule a Meeting

Cisco executives and subject-matter experts will be available to meet with you one-on-one at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas.

Contact Melissa Osburn to schedule your private meeting.

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Cisco at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014 will take place at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The Venetian Hotel Resort

Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: 866.659.9643

Gartner Data Center conference web site: Gartner Data Center 2014


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