It’s no secret that Cisco has been investing a LOT of resources into cloud, and from those investments, we’ve recently seen them release a corresponding amount of fascinating new technology that I think will change the IT landscape in some really big ways. For that reason, I think this year’s Cisco Live in Melbourne is going to have a lot of relevance to a broad cross section of the IT community, from application developers, all the way down to storage guys like us.
For that reason, I’m really pleased to be presenting a Cisco partner case study along with Anuj Aggarwal who is the Technical account manager on the Cisco Alliance team for NetApp. Most of you wont have met Anuj, but if you’ve got the time, you should take the time to get to know him while he’s down here. Anuj knows more about network security, and the joint work NetApp and Cisco has been doing on hybrid cloud than anyone else I know, and this makes him a very interesting person to spend some time with, especially if you need to know more about the future of networking and storage in an increasingly cloudy IT environment.
I’m excited by this year’s presentation, because it expands on, and in many ways completes a lot of the work Cisco and NetApp have been doing since NetApp’s first appearance at Cisco Live in Melbourne in 2010 as a platinum sponsor, where we presented to a select few on SMT, or more formally Secure Multi-Tenancy.