The plane has landed in Sin City and you’re minutes from Cisco Live. You’ve signed up for certification sessions galore, but what else is there? Here are three great suggestions, and the answer to what to get the kids.
Rocking out with Smashmouth
Wednesday June 30, 7:30 – 11:00 pm
The Cisco Customer Appreciation Event looks to have some great music. Really looking forward to unleashing the golden pipes and singing Smashmouth hits “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “I’m a Believer,” (from the Shrek soundtrack), and rocking out to Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra’s covers of Zeppelin’s Black Dog and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Of the many Cisco Live sessions, here are two that will be great to attend:
Keys to Ensuring Application Performance (BRKPCS-5903)
Tuesday, June 29 at 4 p.m.
Room: Lagoon I
One of the more intriguing sessions features the network team from AutoTrader.com discussing best practices for optimizing application performance and a chance for attendees to win $100 in casino chips. Managing the world’s largest auto marketplace on the web, it’ll be interesting to see their suggestions for ensuring application uptime and delivery. The presentation will tackle how the network team has overcome a variety of challenges from troubleshooting complex multi-tiered applications to identifying and combating recurring hacking attacks using performance management tools.
From Server Virtualization to Cloud Computing: Leveraging a Flexible Network Infrastructure to Accelerate Datacenter Services Deployment
It’s one thing to read about how cloud computing and virtualization are going to change data center and application management. It’s quite another issue to actually virtualize your data center resources and deal with the unanticipated day-to-day problems. This session offers a real hands-on look with Cisco experts diving into architecture considerations, design recommendations and best practices for designing a scalable, flexible, secure, dynamic and efficient cloud.
What Do I Get for the Kids?
Your answer lies in the Cisco World of Solutions. While classes are important, it’s also good to be able to see the tools that you’ll need to use to monitor virtualization or manage upcoming cloud initiatives. Here, you can visit multiple vendors in a short time, and be sure to ask them, “Got anything I can give the kids?”