Cisco Blogs

Cisco Blog > Data Center

Automation and IT-as-a-Service at Cisco Live in Melbourne

We’re in the sporting and cultural capital of Australia this week for Cisco Live! Did you know that Melbourne is the only city in the world that has five international standard sporting facilities surrounding its central business district?

You might see a rugby match while in town, but I’d suggest you also tackle the Cisco Live World of Solutions expo.  We have an exciting demo to show you in the Cisco Data Centre booth: Intelligent Automation for Cloud, a key component of the Unified Management pillar of our Unified Data Center platform.

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud is a cloud management and orchestration software solution that complements Cisco UCS and Nexus to provide self-service on-demand provisioning of IT resources.  This new solution is becoming as ubiquitous as the sporting facilities in Melbourne.  Cisco partners including Alphawest / Optus, CSC, and VCE are also showcasing our Intelligent Automation for Cloud software in action at their booths.

Essentially, this solution will help you tackle the challenge of deploying infrastructure-as-a-service – and adopt an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) strategy. Here’s a short analyst video on delivering ITaaS with Cisco Intelligent Automation:

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Cisco Unified Computing is Revolutionizing the DoD DataCenter

Cisco’s Chris Ericksen describes how a Unified Computing Solution will allow any DoD datacenter become more streamlined, smart and powerful, and provide a true virtual experience that allows you to work your way.

Tags: , ,

Welcome to Cisco Live 2012 in Melbourne, Australia!

As our second annual Cisco Live in Melbourne kicks off today, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to the over 2,500 customers as well as partners, press and analysts, and special guests making their way to our three day marquee event, taking place in and around the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We also welcome our virtual participants from Australia and New Zealand and around the globe.

This year we are operating three tailored streams to ensure attendees know where to locate the most relevant information and activities. A Networkers program, an IT Management Program and a Service Provider Program will together form an extensive agenda that taps deep dive technical information and high level thought leadership from CIOs and other experts from Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Read More »

Broadband Down Under: Isolation Breeds Innovation

By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist

One of the plum assignments of my journalism career was co-authoring a report for CIO about IT in Australia. Ten days in Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne (with a weekend jaunt to Tasmania) brought out one key aspect of the Australian attitude toward technology: being isolated from most of the world, they have to be twice as creative.

At that time, in the late 90s, Australia had already deregulated its telecommunications industry (just a year after the U.S.) and developed a state-of-the-art $3 billion national fiber-optic network.

Read More »

Tags: , , , , ,

Video and Telepresence Integral to Supporting a Mobile Workforce

Whether you work for a government agency, a hospital, or a school (or you attend school as a student) the verdict is in–you needn’t spend all day in your office, classroom, or examination room to productively do your job or complete your assignments.

Consider these examples: In San Antonio, Texas, detectives obtain search warrants via in-vehicle laptop telepresence connections to judges; doctors in a California hospital use tablets to videoconference with their colleagues; and, thanks to a telepresence-equipped mobile robot, Lyndon Baty, a 16-year old with kidney disease who cannot attend regular high school, interacts from home with his teachers and peers and participates in lessons as if he were sitting in the classroom.

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , ,