VCE at Cisco Live Melbourne

Today kicks off the beginning of Cisco Live Melbourne, where my colleagues and I will spend the week discussing key topics changing the industry – specifically converged infrastructure and its intersection with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

ACI will accelerate application deployment for customers from months to minutes, allowing IT administrators to quickly respond to application and user demands while reducing the total cost of ownership for their company. As one of our investors, Cisco has worked closely with VCE to start bringing the benefits of ACI into the Vblock System infrastructure.

Make sure you check out Trey Layton’s blog on Bringing ACI to Vblock Systems for more information.

VCE has two prominent speaking sessions that attendees won’t want to miss. Specifically, FOX SPORTS will discuss their Vblock System use case on Wednesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m., Level 2, Room 207 of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

As a leader of technology and innovation in sports broadcasting, FOX SPORTS broadcasts about 23 hours of live sports each day to 2.3 million Australian homes. Michael Tomkins, CTO, FOX SPORTS, will explain how the company uses Vblock Systems for an internal private cloud to store their live high-definition content online: check out the sneak peak below:

“As we started working through the different technologies, two key issues became apparent: the time to build and our in-house skills. The beauty of the Vblock System is that it minimized my risk while delivering in 45 days a system configuration that would take us three to six months internally to build. With this speed of delivery I had total control over exactly what I wanted,” Michael Tomkins, CTO, FOX SPORTS.

I will also be presenting “The Importance of Flexibility and Velocity in a World Defined by Speed” on Wednesday, March 19 at 12 p.m. in the World of Solutions Partner Theater. I’ll explain how to realign IT business initiatives to be more agile for the fast-paced, changing enterprise.

My team and I will also be available on site at stand #G8 for those that want a deeper dive into VCE technology, services and solutions.

We hope to see you there!

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