Cisco Live! It’s always an exciting time – real customers, sharing real world experiences, looking for news that will make their networks stronger, faster, more capable, more efficient. And for this Yank, visiting ExCeL London in the heart of London’s Royal Docks for the first time, it’s a special treat.
There are a number of announcements coming out of Cisco Live this week – two that build on the story we’ve been telling about the Catalyst 6500… a new 40 Gigabit Ethernet module and 160 Gbps per slot performance in existing Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis.
a) Every second, one hour of video is being uploaded to YouTube.
b) Four years from now, there will be 7.1 billion mobile connected devices.
c) By 2015, Internet traffic volume will be the equivalent of downloading every movie ever made.
d) All of the above.
I’ll give you a moment to ponder…give up? The answer is d: all of the above.
Are your customers ready for this influx of data, video, and devices? Not to worry. Cisco has you—and your customers’ networks—covered.
Today, Cisco is again leading in switching innovation by supporting 100, 40, and 10 Gigabit over Ethernet (GE) for Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches. These advancements are fully scalable, intelligent, and cloud-ready—and apply to the campus and data center.
For partners, this provides a very profitable opportunity to help customers improve and upgrade their networks as they embrace cloud computing and mobility, continue to load up the network with video, and struggle to get their arms around the data deluge.
So how do you begin the conversation with customers? Read More »
When you use WebEx for a video conference, you don’t have to lose what you do in that moment. Instead of furiously taking notes, you can relax and actually participate in the meeting. Just press record when you get started and let WebEx do the rest.
One thing we truly appreciate about Cisco Live UK is the global nature of our attendees. Not only do we get to see our eclectic, enthusiatic, and worldly customers, but also we get to see our Cisco counterparts from all over the globe.
Take for example Ahmed Farrag. Ahmed is the Director of Business Development for Emerging Solutions Ecosystems, and he is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We first met Ahmed at Cisco Live US last year. This year, he was very impressed with the customer presence from Emerging Markets, the Middle East, and EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia):
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