What if you could apply application based Quality of Service (QoS) with just a couple clicks? Seriously. If you’ve read this far, I’ll tell you: ActionPacked! Networks, a Cisco Developer Network (CDN) registered partner, recently hosted my colleague, Bob Nusbaum for an awesome webinar and demo.
LiveAction handles QoS, NBAR2, and other AVC features easily and comprehensively
Bob described Cisco’s perspective on the future of routing – it’s all about applications! -- and ActionPacked! gave a great demo of LiveAction software. Our attendees learned how to securely:
Discover and prioritize 1400+ applications in your network
Re-route groups of applications based on real-time network performance
Reduce bandwidth expansion costs
The webinar is a deep-dive on Cisco AVC and explains how to simplify and speed delivery of applications with Cisco ISR-AX Routers and ActionPacked! LiveAction software.
Block Bit Torrent with AVC & LiveAction
If you don’t have time for a 60-minute webinar, take a look at the great video combining Cisco AVC and LiveAction to detect and block Bit Torrent.
My father taught me at a young age that hard work pays off. Over the years, this lesson has proven to be true, again and again.
I reflected on this important lesson this week when new Q1 data from Synergy Research Group showed that Cisco has taken over leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market, just one quarter after IBM’s share of the market had hit a two-year high.
While market share can certainly fluctuate, the report is a strong testament to the strategy, focus, execution – and yes, hard work – of Cisco’s entire cloud team, which has enabled our enterprise and service provider partners to build and deploy best-in-class cloud computing solutions
According to Synergy, the first quarter was an exceedingly poor one for the server market, and as a consequence IBM and HP both took a big hit in cloud infrastructure equipment revenues. Meanwhile Cisco had a very strong quarter in public cloud networking infrastructure, helping it to grab more than 15% share of the overall cloud infrastructure equipment market.
“Cisco has been steadily and consistently building its share in this market and now finds itself in the leadership position,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst.
When you think of the Caribbean, you may think vacation. But for Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX), business thrives in paradise.
Curaçao is growing in importance in the international finance and commerce industry, which is why the island needed the ability to support booming business. Built in a carefully planned location, CTEX chose the island of Curaçao to house the Caribbean’s first—and only—tier IV data center.
The lack of technology in the area has been a hindrance to business. Building this new, top-of-the-line data center will enable world-class collocation, security management, archival, disaster recovery, and managed services—allowing customers to rely on CTEX for high-end IT services in ways previously unattainable in the region.
“The location, connectivity, and laws make Curaçao one of the safest locations in the world to house critical information assets.”
If you’ve met Edison Peres, SVP, worldwide channels or heard him address the audience at Cisco Partner Summit before, you know he’s all about partner evolution — specifically, how Cisco can help partners grapple with a unique period of technology and business model changes in the IT industry, and transform their businesses to meet those changes.
During his General Session discussion on Day 1 of last week’s Partner Summit, Edison urged partners to focus on three priorities: making hybrid IT a foundation of your value proposition, leading with solutions and professional services, and transitioning your sales teams to address new buying centers. Business transformation, Edison said, in one of the most repeated (and re-tweeted) quotes of the week, “is kind of like remodeling an airplane while it’s flying and there are people on it. We know it’s not easy. But if you focus on these three areas today, you will be well on your way to a successful tomorrow.”
Let’s hear a bit more from Edison on how Cisco wants partners to think about these changes:
Part of the tech-buzz at this week’s Cable Show, in Washington, will be about customer premises equipment – set-tops, cable modems, gateways.
Of the CPE buzz, half of it will be about “RDK,” and the other half about how to divvy up what functions live in the house (via the CPE), vs. in the cloud.
That’s our prediction, anyway.
Let’s start with RDK buzz. It stands for Reference Design Kit, and is an industry effort to a) build new cable-specific hardware faster, and b) get new services and apps to the market faster, on that hardware. It was spearheaded last year by Comcast, and is expected to widen to other service providers.