Cisco presented the following sessions at EMC World 2008:Moving Toward a Unified Fabric
Presented by: Dante Malagrino, Director of Marketing, Data Center Solutions, Cisco
Date and time: Tuesday, May 20; 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Innovative architectures are needed to simplify data center transformation. This session focused on addressing primary challenges in the data center, including excessive power demands of underutilized data center server and storage systems, increasingly unmanageable cabling infrastructure, difficulty to implement virtual machine portability; and increasing bandwidth requirements of server and storage assets.
Cisco addressed trends on how network architectures are evolving and primary strategies to promote efficiencies through the data center server and storage network infrastructure, increased business agility through virtual machine–aware network services, enhanced business resilience through higher levels of operational continuity, and improved alignment to existing operational models and administrative domains.The Virtualized Data Center: What Does That Mean?
Presented by: Roy D’Cruz, Manager, Product Management, Cisco
Date and time: Tuesday, May 20; 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Virtualization covers many aspects: intelligence in Cisco network technologies allows virtual networks, virtual firewalls, virtual load balancing, and virtual SAN networks. The partnership with EMC brings virtualization of servers using VMware, storage using Invista, and protection with RecoverPoint.
This session illustrated how Cisco and EMC solutions are helping organizations achieve the data center of the future, today.
Cisco: Data Center Virtualization and Availability with EMC and VMware
Moderated by: Dante Maligrino, Director, Data Solutions, Cisco
Panel Participants: Brian Christensen, Senior Director, Enterprise Solution Engineering, Cisco, Hong Kwek, Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, EMC, and Shekar Ayyar, Vice President, Infrastructure Alliances, VMware
Date and time: Wednesday, May 21; 3:45–4:45 p.m.
This session demonstrated server, storage and Network Virtualization, supporting data center business critical applications. The solution leverages EMC’s InVista and RecoverPoint technologies, the Cisco MDS and SANTap technologies, and SAP virtualization and application mobility. The discussion focused on virtualized storage solutions, Application Network Services, and VMware infrastructure and ESX server integration