Cisco Live is just around the corner, and our team is excited to attend for the second year in a row. Last year was a huge success as SimpliVity’s name was splashed throughout San Francisco’s Moscone Center. For our debut show, we sponsored two mini recharge stations in the lobby for attendees to sit, work, and recharge their devices; we hosted the “SimpliVity Lounge” in the World of Solutions as an exclusive space for data center professionals to retreat and relax; and then in our booth, we highlighted the power of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure and even gave away a brand-new BMW i8 to one lucky attendee!
For Cisco Live 2016, we’ll be showing off a little more SimpliVity style to the Cisco Live crowd in Las Vegas, demonstrating why SimpliVity remains the #1 deployed hyperconverged platform for Cisco UCS. With proven, scalable, enterprise-ready solutions, SimpliVity supports hundreds of joint Cisco customers around the globe, storing more than 350 petabytes of data on more than 1,000 systems. We’ll have two locations on the show floor – SimpliVity booth at #1337 and the VIP SimpliVity Recharge Lounge, where we’ll be giving away a special gift.
This year, we’re giving away customized shirts to all Cisco Live attendees so they can show the world why they’re #1. Attendees will be able to choose a design based on their IT specialty and persona, and then SimpliVity will print the individualized shirts in real-time using presses at the show.
IT professionals are too often the unsung heroes – they’re the company’s lifeblood, but are rarely given the spotlight they deserve. Through this gift, SimpliVity will shine a light on the IT professionals as the extraordinary infrastructure warriors, networking rock stars, and data center MASTERS that they are!
In addition, attendees that tweet a selfie wearing their shirt to @SimpliVityCorp, telling us why they’re #1, will be entered for a chance to win a second prize!
SimpliVity technology experts will also be in high demand at Cisco Live, running around the World of Solutions to give presentations, including at both the Eaton (#1527) and VMTurbo (#506) booth. Jesse St. Laurent, vice president of product strategy at SimpliVity, will also be featured in a Think Tank Session, located in the Hub. The session, “Rethinking Data Protection: The Rise of Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Built-in Backup / Recovery,” will explain how to meet tight backup windows and aggressive recovery objectives, how to save time and budgets, as well as reduce risk.
In our booth, we’ll be providing attendees with an intro to hyperconverged infrastructure and a deep dive on the solution, as well as presentations by several of our technology alliance partners:
Monday, July 11:
- 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. PT – “SimpliVity Powered by Eaton Intelligent Power Management”
- 5:00 to 5:15 p.m. PT – “SimpliVity and VMTurbo Guarantee Application Performance at Scale on Hyperconverged Infrastructure”
Tuesday, July 12:
- 5:00 to 5:15 p.m. PT – “SimpliVity and Vormetric present Virtualization Unwrapped – How to Scale while Remaining Secure”
Wednesday, July 13:
- 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. PT – “SimpliVity and Login VSI: Establishing Industry Benchmarks for VDI”
- 5:00 to 5:15 p.m. PT – “Accelerate Your Business: The SimpliVity + Cisco + NVIDIA Advantage”
Lastly, SimpliVity will be hosting a Cocktails and Conversation event at the Border Grill in the Mandalay Bay on Sunday, July 10, highlighting first-hand success stories from a panel of SimpliVity customers. Make sure you connect with your local SimpliVity account representative if you’d like to attend the event.
Even if you can’t make it to Cisco Live, we’ll be hosting a webinar on July 12 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT where we will highlight some of the content we’ll be covering at the show. The webinar will discuss the current hyperconverged infrastructure trends and projections for Cisco users, first-hand customer stories of hyperconvergence deployed on Cisco UCS, why SimpliVity is the #1 deployed hyperconverged vendor for Cisco UCS, and a short demo.
We hope to see you there!