Buenos dias from Cisco Live in Barcelona! You know what makes Spanish paella so delicious? It’s the blending of a variety of ingredients into a succulent dish chock full of flavor. The perfect marriage of meat, seafood, rice and seasoning to deliver a dish that is both beautiful and absolutely yummy. The Cisco and Veeam partnership reminds me a lot of a perfect paella. Mix the two together and you get a perfect Availability solution chock full of features, functionality and real value for our customers.
I’m dusting off my cowboy boots and getting ready to head down to the Lone Star State (Texas) for Cisco’s annual partner summit in a couple weeks. The Cisco Partner Summit is their premier, invite-only partner event held annually for their top partner executives. This year’s theme is “OWN IT,” and as it rapidly approaches, I thought about how Veeam and Cisco is well on their way to OWN IT and enable their customers to do the same, together.
It’s been about a month since Veeam’s annual user and partner conference VeeamON, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana this year. I’m still missing the casual, free spirited vibe of the Big Easy and of course New Orleans-style Cajun cooking.
If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ve probably seen Tabasco hot sauce on the tables at practically every restaurant. I’m a firm believer that hot sauce makes good food taste even better and such is the relationship of Cisco and Veeam.
In the iconic Charlie Chaplin film, “Modern Times,” there is a classic scene where he tries to keep up with an ever-moving assembly line with the expected results you might envision. It’s a good image to keep in mind when considering today’s IT technology. The IT world is moving fast and the expectations on the services they deliver is ever increasing with of course, ever shrinking budgets to meet these demands.
Hyper-converged infrastructure environments are increasing in popularity for many reasons, especially for ROBO (Remote Office / Branch Office) environments. They are integrated software-defined systems that combine compute, network, storage and virtualization with a software layer that provides a single system of managed IT. Hyper-converged infrastructures are easy to deploy, manage and offer IT agility and flexibility as well as a decrease in operational costs and the resources needed to manage them.
In the lead up to Cisco Live in Las Vegas, I was reviewing my schedule when I realized just how deep the relationship between Veeam and Cisco has become.
So many things are happening on so many different fronts, it’s really quite impressive especially given the current age of “coopetition”. In Cisco, Veeam truly has a joint partner on so many levels.
Let me recap some of the good things with Cisco and Veeam together.