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Distinguished Engineer, Systems Architecture and Strategy Unit, Cisco Systems, Inc.
In his current role at cisco, John is responsible for identifying system requirements for enterprise and service provider data centers and driving consistent development of features across the portfolio of products that are produced by Cisco for these markets. John’s areas of expertise include , cloud computing, data center design, low latency architectures, high availability, diagnostics and testing methodologies. Prior to joining Cisco in 1997, was general manager of business units at VBand Systems and various consultancies whose practices focused on the financial services community.
Virtualization is causing the convergence of server, storage, and network platforms. At the same time, fewer CAPEX dollars coupled with rising energy costs is promoting data center managers to incorporate energy efficient and highly utilized IT equipment in the data center. This session will help data center managers understand virtualization’s role in convergence and plan for a more efficient and highly utilized server, storage and network environment.