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There's a Tight (and Strengthening) Connection Between SAP and Cisco!

Next week, Cisco has a major presence at SAP TechEd as a platinum sponsor. This premium participation reflects the growing partnership between the two companies.

As a former SAP employee, now at Cisco, this is thrilling convergence ... and I personally invite you to take note of the connections, to participate, and to engage!

Deep-Dive on Cisco UCS

Since the introduction of a revolutionary line of servers, called Unified Computing Systems, Cisco has been more and more active in providing computing platforms specifically designed for mission critical applications, virtualization and cloud deployment.  Cisco UCS is a server platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to outperform previous server architectures and increase operational agility and flexibility, while potentially dramatically reducing overall data center costs.


Cisco UCS was one of the first hardware platforms certified for SAP HANA. Cisco has also announced and is selling SAP solutions on the UCS platform in a variety of solutions, those being SAP on Vblock with VCE (a joint venture with EMC and VMware) , SAP on FlexPod with NetAPP, SAP ERP on UCS, Precision Marketing for retail establishments on UCS, Suite on HANA on UCS, Sybase ASE on UCS. Cisco is also working very closely with SAP on SAP cloud solutions and improving how these solutions will benefit joint customers.

At SAP TechEd Las Vegas , Cisco will present at its booth (you can't miss the big Cisco presence on the show floor) a series of demos including:

  • SAP on FlexPod
  • SAP and Hadoop
  • SAP on Vblock
  • SAP IT Process Automation by Cisco

Go ask them to show you any or all of these -- tell them I sent you.

Stop by the Cisco Booth on the SAP TechEd Showfloor

If you plan to attend in person, please stop by and meet the Cisco experts to better understand how Cisco UCS became -- in just a couple of years -- the #2 blade server in the world, breaking  an impressive list of benchmark performances in the past 12 months, and more importantly what it means for your company's OPEX and CAPEX (operating and capital expense).

Participate in Cisco Sessions

In addition, I’d like to invite you to participate to  the numerous Cisco speaking sessions delivered by Cisco experts from Walldorf on SAP’s campus, including Michael Missbach, author of SAP On The Cloud.   These experts will cover topics such as  “What Is the Real Value of HANA,” “SAP and Hadoop,” “UCS for SAP HANA,” and many more. (See below for the list of speaking sessions and dates/times)

Join the Cisco Customer Reception

Finally, if you're a Cisco customer or partner, make sure to join Cisco for some fun as well.  We will be hosting a Customer Reception on Tuesday with some of our partners, and an Exclusive Customer Dinner at TAO on Wednesday night.  For details, please contact your local Cisco Account Executive.

More Information:

To stay in touch with Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions, read the blogs at and follow us on Twitter @ciscodc 

These additional resources are also rich sources of information and details:

Build Your SAP TechEd Agenda to Include Cisco

Here's a handy list of Cisco sessions offered throughout the week at SAP TechEd Las Vegas:





Run SAP on Private Cloud Trouble Free and With Performance and License
Tue 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lounge 4


SAP HANA Disaster Tolerance on Cisco UCS with NetApp
Wed 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lounge 4


Precision Marketing with Cisco CMX and UCS
Thu 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Bellini 2103


Cisco UCS Present and Future. Why UCS for mission-critical apps
Tue 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Lounge 4


SAP HANA Disaster Tolerance on Cisco UCS with EMC
Wed 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lounge 4


Why SAP HANA on Cisco UCS Server Platform
Thu 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Lounge 4


Why UCS for SAP (Partners)
Tue 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Lounge 4


ELK One PK (The next generation of ITPA)
Wed 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Lounge 4


Cisco UCS Director in the SAP environment
Thu 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lounge 4


Verizon's Usage of SAP HANA in the Telecommunication Space
Tue 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM Bellini 2103


The Real Value of SAP HANA – Make Reporting and Your Company 1,000 Times Faster!
Wed 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Bellini 2103


Stack the App with SAP ASE
Thu 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lounge 4


RISC Migration of SAP  to Cisco x86
Tue 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Lounge


Ensuring Your Mission-Critical Applications Harness the Power of SAP HANA
Wed 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM Bellini 2103


IT Process Automation for SAP HANA
Thu 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Lounge 4


Precision Marketing on SAP HANA
Wed 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Lounge 4

Please join my Cisco colleagues at SAP TechEd Las Vegas!

I hope you'll take the opportunity to connect with Cisco at TechEd... Visit the booth on the show floor at the very least ... Go to one of the many sessions ... watch the SAP TechEd Live broadcast in-person or online ... pay special attention to learn about UCS, and especially listen for connections to SAP HANA -- it's a great story with tremendous potential.

And whether or not you're physically present at SAP TechEd Las Vegas and you want to know more, feel free to connect with us -- including asking mark.yolton (send me an email, reach me on twitter, or simply comment on this blog) to get you in touch with the right people at Cisco for personal attention.

Enjoy the event!

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