This year Cisco Live has some very interesting and new topics to discover. When I joined Cisco Live 2016 EMEA in Berlin earlier this year I had the feeling that it is still number one Networking conference in EMEA (would say that 80% network). Now you could say, “yea, that’s what it should be”, but I would say “yes and no”, because Cisco is much more than just Network, ACI and IoT.
Years ago Cisco started to be not just an Network company. With Cisco UCS they became a data center company and started to deliver high-quality dc equimpent. Together with NetApp and the FlexPod this became even bigger.
Now this year in march Cisco announced their first and very unique Hyper-Converged system, Cisco Hyperflex, which is the first solution to offer a whole data center stack including storage, network, virtualization and server performance.
Because of that I would say that Cisco Live is not longer just an Network conference. It is going to be the number 1 data center conference in the next couple of years.
The next Cisco Live will be July 10-14 in Las Vegas, US and here you can find some reasons why you should attend (official copy from here, copyright, by Cisco):
Immerse yourself in five days of sessions and specialty programs on topics such as Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Mobility, Network Infrastructure, Security, SP, and SDN.
World of Solutions
Catch up with your existing IT suppliers, view demos, and explore the latest solutions from Cisco and the industry’s top vendors in the World of Solutions.
Validate your skills with a free Cisco Certification exam.
A personalized experience
Learn in the format that works for you, from traditional breakout sessions to labs and technical seminars, and customize your learning through our Learning Paths.
Get hands-on Cisco training in interactive labs, technical seminars, and Walk-In-Self Paced labs.
The Internet of Things
Learn what the Internet of Things is all about in the Cisco Campus through demos and connected experiences.
Meet with colleagues from around the world to share ideas and insights – including the chance to connect with your peers at the Social Media Hub.
After you have registered for Cisco Live you can schedule your sessions here.
Don’t miss to attend our Veeam session and stop at our booth. I’ll be
I will be there as well to meet up with you and talk about all the nice things happening in Industry. Let me know if you’re around and we can have a nice chat. Ping me on Twitter with @rennerstefan.