It is imperative to construct a virtualization framework on which to build your evolving cloud stack. Many organizations are challenged by limited resources in traditional x86 platforms, and increasingly high software licensing costs for proprietary hypervisor and guest management solutions. Learn how Cisco UCS was built to provide a more consolidated virtualization foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. With its unique virtual fabric extender architecture (VM-FEX), Cisco UCS provides increased flexibility, highly scalable server access and simplified operations. The combined solution delivers unmatched savings for architects looking to build an open source cloud foundation.
Roger Barlow, Product manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Roger Barlow is a Product Manager in Cisco's Data Center Group (DCG) managing the Unified Compute System (UCS) Product. Roger has a technical background with 15 years of experience in Data Center Operations. He has almost 20 years in the technology industry with notable companies such as EMC, Opsware/HP, and now Cisco. Roger's focus at Cisco is on the UCS virtualization and Cloud management Ecosystem, driving the UCS Virtualization & Cloud Strategy and ensuring the product's success with partner technologies.
James Rankin, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
James Rankin works as a senior solution architect at Red Hat. In this role, he architects server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets. James also performs on-site proof-of-concept Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments and teaches “Red Hat Enterprise Virutalization Acceleration” classes to Red Hat partners. James has experience with major virtualization solutions on the market and with most major storage vendors. He has been designing virtualization and storage solutions for more than five years. He received his master’s degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University.