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Come to Cisco Live  and experience how Cisco data center solutions for business applications, cloud, big data, desktop virtualization, and data center mobility help ensure that your business data is transported securely, efficiently, and flexibly across a set of optimized data center resources.

Redefine the Power of IT

Explore the Possibilities
Next-generation IT requires a new way of thinking about infrastructure.  To be ready for the next set of application demands and the expectations of its uses, the unification of networking, computing, management, security, and storage is a must, all while focusing on the application and what the application requires of the infrastructure. Cisco Unified Data Center (UDC) solutions are poised to increase operating efficiencies, simplify IT operations, and enable business agility. Cisco solutions for business applications, cloud, big data, desktop virtualization, and data center mobility help ensure that your business data is transported securely, efficiently, and flexibly across a set of optimized data center resources. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new best practices and technologies for greater IT productivity.

Cisco Data Center Demonstrations

See technology demonstrations by Cisco experts:

Cloud and Automation

  • Cloud Management
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Rapid Provisioning of Secure Containers
  • InterCloud Fabric

Unified Computing

  • Cisco UCS Solutions for Big Data
  • Cisco UCS Advantage
  • Accelerate VDI Performance with Cisco UCS Invicta
  • Cisco UCS Cloud Solutions

Data Center and Cloud Networking

  • End-to-End Multiprotocol Storage Networks
  • VXLAN Integration with Cisco Nexus Switching
  • Dynamic Fabric Automation
  • Cisco Nexus Switching: Programmability and Automation

Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Application Integration with ACI
  • Network Services for ACI
  • ACI Integration with Multiple Hypervisors
  • Cisco Nexus 9000: High-Performance Switching

Solution Design Center

Technology Trend Keynotes

Fast Track to Fast IT: Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure – Wednesday, May 21

Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN) holds the promise to transform IT operations across data center, access, wide area networks (WAN) and the cloud. Cisco’s approach to SDN, Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), takes SDN a step further to provide an architectural framework to address these operational challenges and more. What if you could deploy enterprise applications in hours, not weeks? What if you could manage and roll out enterprise applications that incorporate network and security policies in real time? What if you had visibility and control across your entire enterprise infrastructure – to provision, deploy, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot easier, faster, and more securely? With Cisco ACI, you can have all this – and more.
Time: 8:30 AM
Robert Soderbery, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Networking Group;
Soni Jiandani, Senior Vice President, Insieme Networks;
Scott Clark, Vice President, Advanced Services, Data Center and Cloud Architecture, Cisco

Shaping the Future of the Network with Enterprise Solutions Built on ACI- Wednesday, May 21

Abstract: Shaping the Future of the Network with Enterprise Solutions Built on ACIAbstract: Success heads will require a business strategy that thinks outside isolated systems, and considers how key platforms integrate and converge, including cloud, mobility, security, data and the Internet of Things. Taken as a whole, these business and technology forces are having a profound impact and will create unprecedented strategic opportunities and develop a new roadmap for success. One that is increasingly simple, smart and secure, and enables you act, adapt and respond quickly. This is the future of IT. It’s fast. And it starts today.
Time: 4:00 PM
Pankaj Patel, Executive heads-shajelaVice President and Chief Development Officer;
David Yen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group;
Sujai Hajela, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group;
Tom Edsall, CTO, Insieme Business Group;
Parvesh Sethi, Senior Vice President, Cisco Services

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Data Center Speaking Sessions

Tuesday, May 20

New Innovations in Cisco Nexus Data Center Switching
Cisco will be announcing new data center switching innovations at Cisco Live. Join our switching experts for an overview of how these switching innovations will improve performance and simplify operations. Learn how these new solutions will evolve the capabilities to enhance Cisco’s Unified Data Center architecture and how we deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set, offering high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness and comprehensive performance analytics for the data center. Customers who are responsible for data center switching and who want an overview of the latest innovations in the Cisco Nexus data center switching innovations being announced at Cisco Live should plan to attend.
Time: 4:15–4:25 p.m.
Location:  Theater 1

Wednesday, May 21

Accelerating Application Performance with Cisco Unified Computing System Solutions
The Cisco Unified Computing System was the first solution to integrate compute, networking, virtualization, and storage access into a cohesive system, leading the market transition for fabric computing. Cisco UCS is the heart of a series of pretested and validated designs that address critical workload requirements such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), big data, enterprise applications, and cloud implementations. Learn how we have partnered with other industry innovators to engineer and test integrated solutions that enhance performance and reduce the time to deploy new services. Customers who are interested in understanding solutions and architectures across the data center should plan to attend this session.
Time: 11:30–11:40 a.m.
Location:  Theater 1

Thursday, May 22

Cisco Integrated Infrastructure: Foundation for Flexible Data Center and Cloud Design
Cisco Integrated Infrastructure solutions have proven effective in many customer environments. Today, analysts proclaim Cisco as a leading partner and supplier of integrated infrastructure. This leadership is reflected in the breadth and scale of Cisco technology deployments as well as information received from existing customers. Learn what makes up Cisco Integrated Infrastructure and how it can help you simplify your data center and cloud design and deployment.
Time: 12:45–12:55 p.m.
Location:  Theater 1

New Data Center Strategy and Vision Program: 12 New Sessions

Join Data Center executives and thought leaders as they share our strategy and vision for evolving our data center solutions.  This program includes both technical and executive sessions.   We will share our roadmaps and technology vision to get your feedback on what  aligns best to your technical and business requirements.  These sessions are by invitation only and are designed for data center end-users, customers and executives.  To access these sessions, please click here and use your Cisco Live username and password.  Select “Event Catalog & Scheduler” and search by “DCG” to see a list of the sessions.  If you are not able to see these sessions, please email us to request access.  Be sure to sign up today as space is limited 

Additional Data Center Speaking Sessions
For a full view of data center speaking sessions, visit the Event Catalog and Scheduler Tool. Use the sort field to choose by technology, solution, and session type.

Meet with our Data Center Experts

Cisco executives and subject-matter experts will be available to meet with you one-on-one at Cisco Live 2013. To request a meeting, please contact your account manager.

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