Best of VMworld 2009 Gold Award Goes to Cisco
SearchServerVirtualization.com received more than 175 nominees for the eight categories, and the new Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) won in the Hardware for Virtualization category with its combination of server, network, and virtualization resources in a single integrated platform. Judges from TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com said that Cisco UCS "provides a unified platform for hardware and networking that radically reduces the number of devices requiring setup, management, power and cooling, and cabling....This offering will be hugely impactful in the marketplace."
Cisco Sponsors VMworld Data Center for Instructor-Led Labs
VMware worked with primary partners, including Cisco, to design and deploy a centralized data center architecture to support its instructor-led labs at the conference. These labs are an important part of the VMworld experience because some of the most technically astute virtualization customers have the opportunity to experience the latest innovations firsthand. The VMworld data center was used to run 12 instructor-led labs on the Cisco UCS. There was a separate infrastructure for the self-paced labs.
Featured Video: Super Session Keynote
Cisco and VMware: Delivering Innovation for Virtualization, Ed Bugnion, Cisco VP and CTO
VMworld Announcement: Cisco Highlights the First UCS
Learn how “less really is more” when it comes to optimizing performance and reducing costs in the data center in this interactive panel discussion with representatives from Cisco, Presidio Networked Solutions, and Tutor Perini Corporation. In addition to discussing the first deployments of the Cisco UCS. panelists outline the traction they are seeing for unified computing in the marketplace.
Tutor Perini Changes Data Center Economics with Unified Computing
Learn how this innovative construction company reduced its hardware footprint by 60 percent and power consumption by 38 percent using the Cisco UCS. Utilizing the integrated design of the Cisco UCS, Tutor Perini is able to deploy four times as many virtual machines per VMware ESX host as it did previously and to achieve 90 percent CPU utilization.
Receive a Free 60-Day Evaluation of Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
Accelerate server virtualization deployments and simplify management and operations with the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch. The industry’s first VMware vNetwork distributed switch, Cisco Nexus 1000V brings advanced data center network features to a VMware vSphere environment. These features make it easier and up to 30 percent more efficient to deploy and configure network services for virtualized environments. This evaluation includes the software, evaluation license, documentation, and a community forum to make your Cisco Nexus 1000V evaluation a success.
Validated Architecture and Support for Long-Distance VMotion
At VMworld Cisco and VMware announced the validated architecture and support for long-distance VMotion based on Cisco DCI technologies. Paul Maritz (CEO of VMware) showed a demo of our joint solution in his press panel, which was highlighted in the Steve Harrod (CTO of VMware) keynote and Ed Bugnion (CTO, SAVG, Cisco) super session.
Webcast: Optimizing Infrastructure for Energy-Efficient, Green Data Centers
Data center operators are constantly evaluating next-generation technologies and methodologies to address their associated challenges while mitigating unwanted costs and risks. Register for this webcast with Cisco and Panduit to learn how you can optimize the physical infrastructure of your data center through its entire lifecycle.
City Tour: Data Center of the Future at Tech Days
Data centers are among the most rapidly evolving technology areas today. Learn about the operational efficiencies and cost benefits of deploying a Cisco UCS and how integration with Cisco partners can help you build a more unified operationally efficient network. Learn more about this innovative series coming to a city near you, September 23–October 15.
TechWise TV: The Five Golden Rules for Branch IT Consolidation
We look at branch office consolidation and address the most critical issues for data center managers. Bloated branch offices make for inconsistent services and unnecessary risk. Learn how “nimble” can become part of your data center vocabulary. Register now
Webcast: Cisco's Unified Computing System with VMware's vSphere
David Lawler, VP UCS Marketing and Bob Vizza, Cisco Host
View this webcast to learn about Cisco’s newly introduced Unified Computing System (UCS) and how it can be deployed with VMware's vSphere virtualization software.
You will learn how the Cisco Unified Computing System’s integrated architecture is differentiated from other computing systems. David Lawler, Cisco's VP of Marketing for UCS, will describe how UCS leverages Cisco's Unified Fabric in the computing environment, provides a unique centralized and comprehensive management system, all while reducing power consumption compared to older computing systems that are still on the market today. By leveraging the Cisco Unified Computing System’s ROI, scalability, large memory capacity, dense footprint, and flexibility you will be able to reduce your IT costs, improve your applications performance, increase your IT team's ability to respond to rapidly changing business requirements, and avoid having to prematurely invest in new data centers.
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