Tomorrow morning is the official start of Cisco Live, but there’s plenty of activity in and around the San Diego Convention Center. (And Cisco branding. It should be pretty clear to most of the universe who is in town this week.) People are arriving in full force and some have already spent the day in pre-conference labs so they can learn even more stuff. The social media buzz is alive and well with people arriving. Sunday is also the traditional “arrival Tweet-up,” where the people with the fastest thumbs in tech gather to say hi to each other in person for a change.

The first big thing tomorrow is the opening keynote with Cisco leadership. For those not in sunny San Diego, it’s one of many sessions that Cisco is streaming live throughout the week, including high-level sessions on data center, cloud solutions, and all sorts of things we care about at Pure Storage®. Find what interests you on the Cisco Live broadcast agenda and tune in.

Visit us in booth 1821

Another big thing, if I do say so myself, is the Pure Storage booth in the World of Solutions. Join us at booth 1821 to check out what Pure has to offer. If you’re looking to optimize your production applications, you’ll want to check out what we have to share.

  • FlashStack™, the Cisco and Pure converged-infrastructure solution, enables you to grow with maximum performance and reliability for business-critical applications.
  • Our 100% NVMe storage solution, Pure Storage FlashArray™, removes storage and networking barriers and puts data at the center of enterprise IT.

With them, get always-on mission-critical infrastructure while reducing both deployment time and risk. Virtually eliminate downtime by keeping keep apps running during maintenance and upgrades. All of that together means that you can deliver better customer and end-user experiences while benefiting from lower costs. Hard to argue with that, right?

But you don’t have to take it from me. “I now have confidence that we can deliver pretty much anything the business asks for in a timely fashion,” says Nick Brant, CIO of BDO Australia.

Check out more FlashStack case studies.

Ramnath in the Think Tank on Monday

It sounds like a reference to a classic board game Clue (or Cluedo outside North America), but it’s a great session from Pure. Make time to visit the World of Solutions Think Tank on Monday at 2 pm for “Accelerate AI Data Pipeline with FlashStack.” AI and ML are redefining businesses. Pure’s Ramnath Sagar and Cisco’s Vikas Ratna will share how Cisco and Pure Storage can help you overcome complexity challenges, enable adoption AI and ML as part of your data pipeline, and simplify how to gain insight from their data. Learn more about FlashStack for AI use cases and how to support next-gen solutions for modern workloads.

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Monday’s Cisco Live booth theater schedule

12:15 pm   Simple & Stateless – FlashStack: A Data-centric Architecture Foundation
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

All that should keep you busy on Monday. Follow us on Twitter at @purestorage and @techsnarketer (that’s me!) to see what we’re upto and what we’re finding interesting during the week. Catch our daily wrap-up posts here on the Pure Storage blog to get our perspective on the show.