Cisco Live can be overwhelming if you’re new to the show. If you haven’t scheduled sessions, be sure to do it before you get there. Find out where the companies you want to visit will be in the World of Solutions and sign up for their presentations in the session finder. Here’s a quick run-down of where you’ll find all things Pure Storage® while you’re there.

Cisco + Pure Storage = Powerful

Cisco and Pure have a strong relationship with jointly developed solutions designed to help you get the most from your data. Come visit us at Booth 1821 to learn more about how our products can help you get the most from your Cisco investments.


FlashStack™, the Cisco and Pure converged-infrastructure solution, is one of the fastest adopted solutions of its kind. FlashStack is the foundation of a data-centric architecture, which helps you modernize your infrastructure and get the power of all-flash storage in Cisco UCS-powered data centers.

The latest evolution is FlashStack for AI, targeted for deep learning and AI workloads. FlashStack for AI is designed to deliver end-to-end analytics for an AI data pipeline. The FlashStack platform combines the compute scale of Cisco UCS with the storage scalability of Pure FlashBlade™.

In their blog post, “Scalable Solutions for the AI Data Pipeline: FlashStack for AI,” Cisco’s Maggie Smith and Francoise Rees highlight why FlashStack for AI is an ideal fit for data scientists.


Pure is the first third-party storage vendor to integrate with Cisco’s Intersight cloud-based management platform. Intersight is all about bringing data insights together with automation to simplify operations.

“Cisco Intersight integration with Pure Storage gives you the ability to manage your entire FlashStack implementation regardless of physical location,” explains Craig Waters, technical director for Cisco Solutions at Pure Storage. “The initial integration provides customers with visibility into the health of their FlashStackinvestment, plus orchestrated active management of core infrastructure components via tasks/workflows.”

Pure presentations in World of Solutions

Don’t miss our speakers in World of Solutions. Add these two sessions to your schedule.

Accelerate AI Data Pipeline with FlashStackMonday, June 10 at 2 pm
Join Ramnath Sagar from Pure Storage and Vikas Ratna from Cisco for a look into how Cisco and Pure are working together to help you to overcome complexity related to AI and machine learning.
TNKGEN-1005 Location: Think Tank

FlashStack Cloud-based Management with Cisco IntersightTuesday, June 11, 2 pm
Pure Storage is the first storage vendor to be integrated with Cisco Intersight. Pure’s Craig Waters and Cisco’s Gautham Ravi will explore the functionality and demonstrate how providing active management orchestration of the full stack provides value for your business investment.
SOLCLD-1025 Location: Solutions Theater

Booth #1821 is where it’s happening

Stop by our booth, get a demo, watch a session, and talk with our team. Maybe win something along the way. Get the latest from our product experts and our partners in our booth theater.

12:15 pm   Simple & Stateless – FlashStack: A Data-centric Architecture Foundation Powered by Cisco UCS + Pure
1:00 pm     Partner Presentation: Thales
2:00 pm     See us in the Think Tank!
3:00 pm     Partner Presentation: NVIDIA
3:30 pm     Containers? Kubernetes? CI-CD? Yes, with Pure Service Orchestrator
4:00 pm     Partner Presentation: Rubrik
4:30 pm     Futureproof Your Data Center and Storage with NVMe
5:00 pm     Partner Presentation: Cisco FlashStack Portfolio Overview
5:30 pm     Accelerating Your Data Pipeline with FlashStack for AI
6:00 pm     Cloud-based Intelligence + Management in the Data-Centric Era

12:15 pm   When Downtime Costs Revenue: Mission-Critical Apps on FlashStack
1:00 pm     Partner Presentation: Cisco on FlashStack AI Solutions
2:00 pm     See us in the Solutions Theater!
2:30 pm     Partner Presentation: Commvault

10:15 am   Accelerating Your Data Pipeline with FlashStack for AI
11:00 am   Partner Presentation: Veeam
12:00 pm   Modernize Your SAP/SAP HANA Infrastructure with FlashStack
1:00 pm     Mind-Blowing Performance: Going Deeper into NVMe-oF & DirectFlash™ Fabric
1:30 pm     Cloud-based Intelligence + Management in the Data-Centric Era
2:00 pm     Partner Presentation: Cisco on FlashStack VSI and NDU Capabilities
3:00 pm     Partner Presentation: NVIDIA

Get social with us on Sunday

Social media has become a big part of the Cisco Live experience. If you’re doing the Twitter thing at the show – or want to up your Twitter game – check out the Arrival Tweetup on Sunday at 5:45 pm.

Catch our daily wrap-up posts here on the Pure Storage blog to get our perspective on the show. Follow us on Twitter at @purestorage and @techsnarketer to see what we’re up to and what we find interesting during the week.

See you at Cisco Live in San Diego!