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Cisco Live is one of the IT industry’s premier training and education events, and it will attract thousands of IT pros and technologists to San Diego next week. The learning opportunities are nearly endless, from the show floor, to industry keynotes, to a stacked schedule of breakouts - it will be difficult not to learn something while you're there.


EMC will have a large presence at the event, starting with our booth on the show floor and stretching into “The Hub” area, the keynotes, and plenty of our partner’s booths. Cisco Live provides you a golden opportunity to meet the EMC experts behind the products, while also gaining a better understanding how EMC’s newest technology can fit into your Cisco environment.


EMC and Cisco have enjoyed a strategic relationship that began over a decade ago, and today includes joint investments in creating new data center solutions and optimizing our technologies to meet the quickly changing needs of end users.


The development of new VSPEX solutions that include Cisco compute and networking is a key focus for EMC, and will be on display at the show. Visit the EMC booth (#2201) to learn more about the joint solutions we have created with Cisco, including a number that have been certified as Cisco Validated Designs after thousands of hours of testing and documentation.


In addition to learning more about Cisco-based VSPEX solutions for virtualization, end user computing, and Infrastructure as a service, you’ll also be able to get an overview of all the different converged solutions EMC has to offer. These include VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure, VCE Vblock, and the newly announced VxRack rack scale solution – all of which can be integrated with Cisco’s latest Ethernet switching technology.


The VSPEX experts at the event will be giving a number of presentations on converged infrastructure throughout the show. Check out the schedule below to find out when and where they’re presenting, and also be sure not to miss EMC Chief Technology Officer John Roese's panel slot in Wednesday’s industry keynote.






Industry Keynote – IoE and the IT Mindset Shift – The Evolution of The IT Career

Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM

Halls F-H

John Roese – EMC CTO

Identifying The Right Converged Infrastructure Approach For Your Data Center With EMC

Tuesday 11:30-12PM

Wednesday 11:30-12PM

Intel Booth

Mark Zurlo

VSPEX And VSPEX BLUE Powered By Eaton

Tuesday 1 – 1:20PM

Eaton Booth

Dave Williams

Converged Infrastructure – Options For An Integrated Approach

Tuesday 5-5:15PM

Wednesday 1:45-2:15PM

Cisco Theater East (Tuesday)


PreZentation Theater in The Hub (Wednesday)

Chris Wenzel (Tuesday)


Dave Williams (Wednesday)

Converged Infrastructure – An Integrated Approach With CDW

Wednesday 5:30-6PM

CDW Booth

Chris Wenzel

Whiteboard Session – UCS Integrated Integrated Infrastructure Solutions On VSPEXThursday, 11:40AMCisco BoothMark Zurlo


For more information on the joint VSPEX with Cisco solutions that are available now, visit the Cisco page on the VSPEX EMC Community Network page.


In preparation for Cisco Live, we also did a webcast to discuss how EMC and Cisco can help you transition your EOL Windows Server 2003 environments – click here to view the webcast recording.


And finally, for everything EMC related at Cisco Live, visit the Everything Cisco community on the ECN.