VCE Heads to Cisco Live in San Francisco

first_imgNext week VCE will be sponsoring Cisco Live US 2014 in San Francisco. Cisco will be highlighting how its ecosystem helps customers realize the full potential of the Internet of Everything – and VCE has a big part to play!As the leader in converged infrastructure, VCE is pioneering the path to IT transformation, helping customers rapidly deploy new infrastructure and applications with the highest performance and availability and at the lowest total cost of ownership.VCE recently announced the next step in that transformation – new Vblock™ Systems will enable enterprise and service provider customers to rapidly adopt Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in their data centers. The new Vblock Systems include Cisco Nexus 9000-series switches, which serve as the building blocks for Cisco ACI. Combining the strength of VCE Vblock Systems with Cisco ACI will help customers further transform their IT infrastructure by delivering a holistic architecture with centralized automation and new policy-driven application profiles.VCE will be showcasing a Vblock System with Cisco Nexus 9000 in our booth (#1121) and describing the first proof of concept for Cisco ACI. Attendees should drop by the booth to discover how these “ACI-ready” Vblock Systems, combined with VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software, will help IT professionals manage the demands of new cloud applications by simplifying and scaling operations.VCE experts in the booth will also provide demos and presentations on VCE Vision Intelligent Operations, VCE policy management, and new VCE solutions with Cisco. Attendees can speak to our technology experts to walk through the demos and answer questions about how VCE is transforming IT through these new software and solution innovations.VCE will also be speaking at the show, with Ted Streete, Office of the CTO at VCE, presenting, “How the Cheetah Catches Dinner: The Importance of Agility in a World Defined by Speed” at the Solutions Theater on Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Ted will describe how customers will use VCE Vblock Systems and the powerful network abstractions provided by Cisco ACI to enhance IT agility and accelerate business growth. In addition to Ted’s presentation, Steve Phillips will be moderating a Table Topic on Tuesday, May 20 from 11:30-12:30 on Vblock Systems and ACI.With five Vblock Systems spread out across the show floor (in the VCE, Cisco and VMware booths), attendees will have many opportunities to learn about VCE converged infrastructure at Cisco Live. Whether it’s a standard Vblock System 300 series or one of our Vblock Specialized Systems, stop by to let VCE show how it can transform IT.“If you are looking for in-depth coverage of VCE activities at Cisco Live, keep a close eye on our Vblog for live-blogs during the show, as well as our events page for full coverage. Hope to see you all there!Sharelast_img read more

Navy pauses plan to move Wisconsin badger to Virginia museum

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy has paused plans to move a beloved badger statue from Wisconsin to the East Coast for at least two years. The U.S. Naval Academy Museum loaned the statue to the state more than 30 years ago. It has sat outside the governor’s state Capitol office, delighting thousands of tourists who rub its nose for luck. Last year the museum asked for the statue back so it could be moved to the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Wisconsin historians asked the Navy to extend the loan for another two years and leave the badger in the statehouse. Naval academy officials said Monday they have agreed to the extension. They did not immediately respond to a follow-up message.last_img

Students react to Ginsburg talk

first_imgJunior Janet Stengle walked down the aisle in Purcell Pavilion to a microphone in the middle of the floor. More than 7,000 people watched as she looked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the eye and asked a question.“Does a Supreme Court justice have a role as a public figure, and if so, how would you define that role?”Ginsburg smiled and started talking, describing the responsibility she feels she and the other Supreme Court justices have to stay engage with the public and help others understand what’s going on at a given point in time.“I felt like I was legitimately having a conversation with her,” Stengle said. “When we stood up, she made sure she was looking right at us and speaking to us directly, and that was a really cool experience.”Students and members of the South Bend community lined up outside Purcell Pavilion on Monday afternoon to hear Ginsburg speak at the interview-style event sponsored by the Office of the President, Notre Dame Law School and Notre Dame Student Government. Entrance was free but limited to those who reserved tickets beforehand.Many came simply for the political engagement.“I just love politics, and I want to learn more about it,” freshman Colin Brankin said. “I’m very interested to hear a Supreme Court justice talk — especially one that’s as notable and as possibly controversial as she is.”Others came for more personal reasons.“Ruth Bader Ginsburg is my hero,” senior Abigayle Rhode-Pausina said. “She is everything I want to be when I grow up.”Ginsburg garnered a large turnout from the student body, which is noteworthy in itself, senior Sheryl Cherian said.“She’s an inspiring human that makes policy accessible, and I feel like that has everything to do with all the youth coming out,” she said.Stengle said she hopes to go to law school some day. She and the other students selected to ask questions at the event got to meet Ginsburg at a reception afterwards.“I liked her point when she explained that the court doesn’t make change, people make change,” Stengle said. “I liked how she cleared that up — how they don’t have a set agenda, that they just do what comes at them.”Students said they were surprised, at points, by Ginsburg — like when she whipped out a pocket-sized version of the Constitution or joked about her “notorious” nickname.“She was sassier than I was expecting,” senior Leah Jacob said.“And my favorite part was 100 percent when she said there would be enough women on the Supreme Court when there were nine,” senior Holly Backstrom added.Though junior Will Lederer found Ginsburg’s personal history interesting, he said he would have liked to hear a little more about how she formulates and delivers opinions in Supreme Court cases. “I’m a conservative, a pretty staunch conservative,” he said. “And I think it’s pretty important to hear the other sides of arguments.”Senior Paul Rudnicki said he thinks the chance to see any Supreme Court justice speak is one worth taking.“The Supreme Court is a major force shaping some of the most important issues — like immigration, energy policy, voting laws,” he said. “And Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a prominent member for many years.”This is the second consecutive year a Supreme Court justice visited campus — Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in 2015.Rhode-Pausina said she enjoyed having the event in Purcell Pavillion; she wasn’t able to get tickets to the Sotomayor event last fall.Inviting big names like Ginsburg and Sotomayor to campus reflects well on the University, Lederer said. “For her to accept our invitation here is very impressive. I mean, she had to go pretty far out of her way. She had to make time to come here,” he said. “That’s very impressive for Notre Dame as a community.”Perhaps a new tradition is forming.“I’d love to see [Justice] Clarence Thomas next year or [Chief Justice] John Roberts in future years, if we’re going to continue this trend,” Lederer said.Tags: fr. jenkins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Courtlast_img read more