Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tech Field Day at Cisco UCS Grand Slam!

Next week, I'm headed to NYC with the Tech Field Day crew will for the Cisco UCS Grand Slam event. What is that, you ask? Cisco isn't sharing many details, but you can tell from their event description that they intend to, once again, disrupt the data center world.

Cisco UCS truly changed how we think about server and network in the context of data center virtualization. It took some time to grok the concept of separating the server from the hardware, but once we adopted that approach, UCS suddenly made sense. And other server vendors took notice; look at HP's and Dell's attempts to replicate UCS and its flagship features. I expect this event to unveil the next significant leap in data center "server" technology. But I don't have any more insight into this event that you do!

They're promoting the event heavily via social media channels, and with good reason: Cisco's CTO Padmasree Warrior will be presenting.

The good news is that you can watch the live stream of this event by registering here. Or follow along with #UCSGrandSlam on Twitter. Either way, be sure to tune in when this event gets started.

Disclosure: Tech Field Day and Cisco are sponsoring my travel and lodging for this event. Awesome.