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Take Advantage of Cisco MDS SAN Analytics for Application Performance

Cisco and Virtana have partnered to provide unprecedented value to enterprise customers. The combined solution offers a robust, flexible hardware and software architecture with multiple layers of compute, network, and storage-management intelligence. Together, Cisco MDS switches and Virtana’s VirtualWisdom support NVMe and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) over Fibre Channel or FCoE fabrics.

Join Art Scrimo, Product Manager, MDS Software DCNM & SAN Insights of Cisco and Keith Barto, WW Sales and GTM Leader for Cisco MDS, and John Gentry, CTO of Virtana, as they discuss:
•Full Stack application service assurance
•Increased fabric visibility
•Problem resolution and avoidance
•AI powered capacity management and fabric balancing
•Scalable traffic inspection and modeling

Be sure to join us for the conversation on May 21st at 10AM pacific to learn how VirtualWisdom uniquely enables you to map, monitor, analyze, and manage the delivery of mission-critical workloads that depend on Cisco MDS storage technologies
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    •Increased fabric visibility
    •Problem resolution and avoidance
    •AI powered capacity management and fabric balancing
    •Scalable traffic inspection and modeling

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Know Before You Go so you can increase your advantage by confidently deploying cost-optimized hybrid clouds and simplifying management of all your IT environment

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