In 3 weeks, thousands of IT pros will be Cisco Livin’ in Las Vegas. But if this is your first time, or even your fifth time at this incredible event, Cisco Live can be a daunting place. With so many sessions to see, experts to meet and solutions to check out, one could use a little guidance. Let a friendly [Tech]Zen give you a few pointers in the right direction before you head to the City of Lights.
1. Find ways to take IT to the next level.
Managing servers, storage and networking gear is the day-to-day grind for today’s IT pros. But what if you did more with your data center and cloud environments? That’s what Cisco Live is all about – making the ordinary… extraordinary. The Zenoss team knows first-hand what’s possible, because we write the UCS Performance Manager software, and we’re the primary monitoring and management platform supporting Cisco’s managed services for data centers, delivering integrated service assurance for service providers and large enterprise customers.
2. Learn how to get application-centric.
In order to meet unprecedented demand for quickly delivering new applications that drive business, most enterprise organizations are grappling with managing the ephemeral environments that make that possible. You’re not alone – IT teams around the world are facing these challenges in some shape or form already and Cisco Live is a great way to hear what others in your daily reality are facing. In fact, application-centric environments are central to the Zenoss partnership with Cisco. Zenoss builds on the foundational Cisco ACI elements to complete the picture, reducing new application time to production by 90%. Whether you’re considering ACI or already have it deployed, Zenoss provides a centralized management point for performance and capacity management as well as real-time, service-centric monitoring and analytics for the rest of entire IT environment.
3. Everybody get in (trans)formation.
Talk of enterprise transformations are everywhere. Including Cisco Live. And they’ve never been more relevant in today’s business context. Cisco’s mission to transform business includes accelerating time to revenue, reducing operational costs, and deploying new services at web speed. With Cisco’s technology innovation in SDN and NFV, Zenoss has partnered with Cisco to provide an integrated NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) solution designed to accelerate SDN deployments in service provider environments.
4. Experience the 24K magic of meeting new people.
Break out of your comfort zone and make a new tech friend (or two). Meet technical wizards and IT pros from all over the world who experience the real world challenges and day-to-day tasks that you face and learn new best practices and ways of thinking. It also doesn’t hurt that Cisco puts on some pretty spectacular meetups, receptions and a customer appreciation event featuring the one and only Bruno Mars.
5. Meet a [TechZen] in the World of Solutions.
The Cisco Live campus is a vast one and everyone can use a friendly face in the crowd. The [Tech]Zens of Zenoss are the friendliest tech experts of IT monitoring and analytics in the West. Stop by the silver Airstream (booth 4217) to see what Cisco uses to monitor Cisco (hint: it’s Zenoss), and get a hands-on demo of the real-time monitoring and analytics solution that is powering modern businesses.