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What’s New from Cisco IT?

If you’ve seen the short introductory video to Cisco on Cisco , then you know that Cisco IT shares stories with customers. But – what kind of stories? Well – let me turn that around. What stories would you like to hear? Because we have some good ones. And if we don’t have content to point you to, we’ll build it. Just let us know what you’d like to hear about. For example: COLLABORATION: Cisco IT has some great stories to share about transformin…

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Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

As the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) meets in Hawaii (IETF 91), the unavoidable question for both participants and observers is whether a Standards Development Organization (SDO) like the IETF is relevant in a rapidly expanding environment of Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For those new to the conversation, the open question is NOT whether SDOs should exist.  They are a political reality inexorably tied to trade policies and inter…

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Evaluating Fixed and Mobile Networks for Cloud Readiness

…iness criteria for mobile networks, this year (2014), that number grew to 52 countries. Increased cloud provider IPv6 deployments have had a positive impact on IPv6 content and its availability. From October 2013 to October 2014, there has been nearly a 33-percent increase in the number of websites that are IPv6-capable. Would you like to better understand your country’s cloud readiness (and compare it to other countries)? Try the Cisco Cloud Re…

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Cisco and OpenStack: Juno Release – Part 2

The tenth OpenStack release codenamed Juno was released on October 16, 2014. This press release provides a good summary of what to expect in Juno. It also discusses important new capabilities included in the more than 340 new enhancements built in to Juno and highlights different usecases that showcase the diversity of workloads supported on OpenStack. In the first part of the Cisco and Openstack Juno Release blog, I covered Cisco’s OpenStack te…

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IPv6 First-Hop-Security

If you’ve worked with networking sometime in the last decade, I’m sure you’ve heard of this thing called IPv6. IPv6 has been around for quite a while, but it seems to be growing increasingly more popular as of late. My focus on this article will be some of the challenges with security and IPv6, primarily those that Cisco IPv6 First-Hop-Security (FHS) solves. Several times I’ve found myself looking at the network traffic traversing a customer’s n…

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