This super-session was presented by myself and Ed Bugnion from Cisco and Scott Davis from VMware (thank you Ed and Scott!)
The topics covered included the common vision of the 3 companies, our common architectural view and examples of how that has influenced our shipping products, our engineering efforts together, and some examples solutions work we have collaborated on. We wanted to cover both the things that are available today, but also share the thinking and strategy that is driving where we are going.
The VMware/Cisco/EMC solutions we discussed were our joint Client Virtualization solution, our testing results with 10GbE and FCoE solutions we are shipping, our integrated approach for mass-template based-deployments, our joint work around long-distance VMotion use cases (detail was provided in TA3105).
We also highlighted some customer examples, and quotes on how VMware, Cisco, and EMC customers are saving money and power, increasing availability, THANK YOU Alphawest– was great to have you there, and thank you once again for being Cisco, VMware, and EMC customers!
Was a great session – loads of fun, and packed – the super-session room holds about 1000 people.
Thanks for coming!!!
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1) SECURITY: RSA has been working with VMware and Cisco to look at how not only we can virtualize RSA security appliances, and harden VMware as a platform (deeper authentication for example), but also how to use the idea of virtualization to transform security. So, here, this is an example of VMSafe integration extending vShield zones directly with additional DLP policy and also the Nexus 1000v. This demonstration shows Data Loss Prevention capabilities intercepting a credit card, in an attachment in an email – as it transited from a VM mail client to a VM mail server – without any agents.
Another example of RSA/VMware integration (integration in the VMware View Manager, and showing how data loss prevention can deliver more data leakage security in the client-virtualization use case, ensuring that content which meets specific policies cannot be printed, removed, emailed) was presented in the VMware/EMC super-session (SS5140)
2) MANAGEMENT: personally, this one was my favorite – and the EMC Ionix team pulled out the stops :-) This demonstration is of EMC Ionix Data Center Insight (DCI). This provides a beautiful, simple integrated view, cross-domain correlation, and analytics across:
- the technologies of VMware, EMC, and Cisco (what do I have)
- the VMware, server, storage, network infrastructure domains (how is it all related?)
- Correlation up into the application domain (what stuff supports what stuff?)
- application resource profiles (how does it all fit together to support an application?)
- analytics (what’s busted?)
- EMC Ionix and 3rd party CMDB integration (choice!)
Oh – and includes a vCenter plugin, as well as mash-up capability into almost any management context. REALLY, REALLY cool!