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Cisco’s Philosophy on Open Source

May 27, 2013 at 4:00 am PST

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Midwest Open Source Software Conference (MOSSCon 2013).  I met some fascinating people, listened to some great talks, and learned a bunch of new things.

All in all, a win.

I also presented a talk on two things:

  1. The general open source philosophy at Cisco
  2. My specific open source work at Cisco

The slides that I presented are below (slightly edited from their original form; I used a few animations in my original slides, which don’t work on Slideshare):
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UCS SmartPlays: Exceptional Offers on Cisco Servers

Cisco UCS has been delivering significant value for IT departments worldwide for 4 years, and customers have made B-series the fastest-growing x86 blade servers in the industry.  What is not as widely known is that Cisco offers a full portfolio of rack form factors, AND that the most popular models of both rack and blade are available online.

Cisco UCS SmartPlays

The recently updated Cisco UCS SmartPlay page provides an excellent summary of special offers on our most popular UCS servers.  We’ve set out to answer your unique operational and application requirements by offering a wide selection of pre-configured and configurable bundles for both rack and blade servers.  Cisco UCS SmartPlays are not limited to the needs of large data centers:  there are many rack and blade server offers available to suit the needs of smaller IT departments.  On C-series Rack Servers, for example, we offer machines configured for a complete Unified Computing environment as well as systems equipped with standard Ethernet adapters for traditional, stand-alone server environments.

Whether you’re just getting started with Cisco UCS, adding capacity to an existing environment, or looking for the right solution for a new workload, check out the UCS SmartPlay page and UCS Build and Price.

 

TelePresence and WebEx Together – Giving Our Customers the Best of Both Worlds

Peanut butter and jelly. Sonny and Cher. Ying and yang. Can you think of other things that go together so well? I couldn’t until March’s Enterprise Connect when we announced that Cisco TelePresence and WebEx were uniting to deliver voice, two-way HD video and content sharing to any employee.

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Why is this significant? With tens of thousands of Cisco TelePresence endpoints and more than 30 million active WebEx users, we wanted to make B2B video collaboration easier than ever. By combining our market leading Web conference solution, WebEx, with the market leading enterprise high-quality video capabilities in our telepresence solutions we are enabling a seamless meeting with anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Optimized to work with any standards-based video endpoints, Cisco TelePresence and WebEx helps organizations broaden the reach of video collaboration and simplify the experience for all participants.

What can our customers expect by bringing together these two powerful collaboration tools?

I’ve outlined a few benefits below:

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Veterans Bring Leadership, Tenacity, to Civilian Workforce

This post was also published on the Huffington Post.

Recently, a few of my veteran peers here at Cisco made a video that highlighted our military service and how it aided our ability to integrate into the private sector workforce. What a great experience and opportunity to highlight Service Members and all that we bring to the table.

So, what do we bring to the table?

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – May 24, 2013

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Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important Cisco-related content you may have missed along the way. Let’s have it.

Off The Top

It’s been a very busy week in the land of Cisco, what with our Q3 earnings report, a number of key technology and service launches, and the final countdown to Cisco Partner Summit 2013 now at the 10-days-to-go mark.

In case you missed it, Bruce Klein, Cisco senior vice president, Worldwide Partner Organization (WWPO) and Edison Peres, Cisco senior vice president, worldwide channels, offered a sneak peak of what’s to come at Cisco Partner Summit as well as some of what they’ve heard from many months of partner meetings around the world.  Read More »

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