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Webinar Series: High-Performance Data Center Design with Cisco MDS 9700 Multilayer Director

Data centers are undergoing a major transition to meet higher performance, scalability, and resiliency requirements with fewer resources, smaller footprint, and simplified designs. These rigorous requirements coupled with major data center trends, such as virtualization, data center consolidation and data growth, are putting a tremendous amount of strain on the existing infrastructure and adding complexity. Designing a reliable, scalable, and flexible data center requires careful planning.

Register for this webcast to learn about the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director which power high performance, flexible and scalable data center design. We will look at some of the data center architecture options that come with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director as well as review the best practices to improve resiliency and protect against silent failures. We will also discuss how we can design a data center that provides investment protection and agility without making tradeoffs.

Register now:   Live Online Event, Wednesday, May 14, 2014,  8–9 a.m. Pacific

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MPI over 40Gb Ethernet

May 10, 2014 at 3:29 am PST

Half-round-trip ping-pong latency may be the first metric that everyone looks at with MPI in HPC, but bandwidth is one of the next metrics examined.

40Gbps Ethernet has been available for switch-to-switch links for quite a while, and 40Gbps NICs are starting to make their way down to the host.

How does MPI perform with a 40Gbps NIC?

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm PST

Partner-Weekly-Rewind-v2Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

Off the Top

Cisco Marketing Velocity was this week in Chicago. Hopefully, those of you in attendance in Chicago had a great time and learned a lot. If you were not in attendance, we will be providing a complete recap next week, including replays. In the meantime, check out the highlights!

I also provided a wrap up for the first few days. This light recap blog gave a look at our integrated marketing campaign award winners along with a look at the opening day of the event.

Sherri Liebo completed the coverage of this year’s event in her blog this morning.

Be sure to give us your thoughts on Marketing Velocity via the comments section. Read More »

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The We’re Listening Blog Series: Taking Action – The Power of Mobile

Here at Cisco, we take customer listening seriously. From the Global Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey to customer advisory boards to social media monitoring – and other avenues – we are constantly listening to what our customers and partners tell us they need from Cisco to enable their business success. One trend we hear in every feedback source is mobility: you want more options for managing your network from your mobile devices.

One way we’ve acted on this feedback is to develop the Cisco Technical Support mobile application, which allows you to:

  • Manage and update open support cases
  • Ask and answer questions in discussion forums
  • Research Cisco products and services.

Many of you are already using the Tech Support app, but we’ve recently added some great features that make it even easier to open a case and look up a contract. I’ve asked Jim Fuller, Senior Director of Services Entitlement, to share details on these new capabilities so that you can do more with Cisco while on the go. Read More »

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What, Why, Where, When, How: The New FCC Ruling Around 5 GHz

You don’t need me to tell you to know that we are in the midst of a technology revolution.  It’s mobilizing the internet.  And it’s transforming the way billions of people around the globe collaborate, communicate, and connect to the internet.

•           The education customers I work with are incorporating video and mobile applications into their curriculum with up to a 100 students in an auditorium accessing the Wi-Fi network simultaneously.

•           Healthcare customers are relying on Wi-Fi to connect patients, devices and provide nurses instant access to medical records.

•           Manufacturing customers are increasingly using Wi-Fi to enable workers on the factory floor to have real-time video conversations with experts anywhere in the globe.

What do these things have in common?  They all depend on Wi-Fi for connectivity.  In these areas, and so many more, Wi-Fi has become a central way that people access the Internet.

The FCC released a historic decision on April 1, 2014 (adopted March 31)with regards to the use of 5 GHz spectrum. Although there were many technical aspects included within this decision, one of the most interesting was making the 5150-5250 MHz U-NII 1 band available for outdoor WLAN use. Read More »

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