Hoseb Dermanilian at Cisco Live Europe 2018

One of our focus topics at Cisco Live 2018 is machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Our session about this topic at the CMAX Theater at Cisco Live was well received. Many customers visited us in our booth to have deeper conversations about how NetApp® Data Fabric solutions can support machine learning initiatives from the edge to the data center.


Here is a short summary of the session. It started with an introduction about AI, machine learning, and big data. Hoseb Dermanilian, business development manager, NetApp EMEA, specified these requirements for an infrastructure to be ready for AI:

    • Is flexible and agile
    • Manages data efficiently
    • Accommodates large and varying volumes and types of data
    • Has processing power and time
    • Accepts data from different data sources
    • Manages full data lifecycle (cloud and on the premises)
    • Scales nondisruptively

If your system meets these requirements, then you will be able to accommodate an AI solution smoothly in your existing infrastructure.


To close, Dermanilian explained why NetApp and Cisco are the vendors of choice for AI. The main reason is that with FlexPod®, Cisco and NetApp can provide you a platform that features:

    • Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Cisco Nexus networking
    • NetApp storage
    • Centralized management with automation

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If you missed the session or didn’t make it to Barcelona, I suggest reading the blog Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready to Support AI Workflows in Production?


You can also watch the summary video, which was created at Cisco Live.


Christian Lorentz

Christian has held a variety of positions as System Engineer, Consultant, Product Marketing Manager and Product Manager for Digital Equipment, Chipcom, Cisco Systems and Riverbed. Christian joined NetApp in 2015, as Sr Product and Solution Marketing Manager for EMEA , and has over 20 years’ experience in the networking and storage arena.

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