Eric Williams is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) focusing on systems management, monitoring, automation and orchestration, and XMLAPI integration of UCS Manager, UCS Central, and standalone UCS C-Series servers. He spends a great deal of his time educating potential and existing UCS customers, ecosystem partners, and systems integrators on how to manage, automate, and monitor UCS. Prior to Cisco, Eric worked at Symantec, Red Hat, and VERITAS focusing on datacenter automation, server provisioning and lifecycle management, application configuration management, process workflow automation, and application high availability. Eric also spent a five years at Caterpillar and Purdue University as a systems administrator.