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Together We Lead– 2009 Cisco Partner Summit

Together we Lead is the theme at this year’s Cisco Partner Summit held June 2-4 in Boston, MA (and in the virtual world too). This event held just about something for everyone… well at least the almost 60,000 partners that Cisco has around the globe. The event offered significant expansion of its Navigate to Accelerate initiate- a program that helps partners survive and even thrive during this economic storm — new offerings and certification programs to generate revenue in the emerging Unified Computing space and continued commitment of Cisco’s Small Business strategy with new solutions, service support expansions for end users and partners and several new partner programs. Read More »

Cisco Partner Summit Takes Off Today…

This week Cisco is holding its annual Partner Summit. Exciting news all week long… keep checking here for news updates and interesting info or check, The Partner Summit Tweet handle is #CISCOPS09

More 4G Momentum for Cisco!

Think world-class routing technology, optical platforms, service control engine capability, SAMI home agent, new mobile WiMAX devices, and more. Then think Cisco and Clearwire.Cisco and Clearwire announced today that Clearwire -- provider of the CLEAR 4G™ mobile WiMAX service — has selected Cisco as its national IP NGN core infrastructure provider. Additionally, Cisco plans to build new mobile WiMAX devices supporting the CLEAR 4G service for the consumer, SOHO and SMB markets. Clearwire provides CLEAR 4G mobile WiMAX service in Baltimore and Portland, Ore., and plans to expand to more than 80 markets by the end of 2010 as part of the multiyear network build-out plan with Cisco that helps consumers and businesses enjoy a Connected Life at home, at work and on the move.

Please see the video below of Clearwire President Barry West discussing the Cisco/Clearwire alliance.

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Cisco on the Edge

The ASR 9000, Cisco’s new flagship edge router, has been in global trials, and the feedback has been very positive. Top-tier service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and Softbank have endorsed the new platform, while others — including Verizon Wireless — are actively deploying the ASR 9000 as the foundation of their edge networks. Following is a video in which Deutsche Telekom Senior Vice President Wolfgang Schmitz discusses the benefits of the ASR 9000. Deutsche Telekom works with Cisco to offer high-bandwidth services on the ASR 9000. The ASR 9000 will enable DT to deploy advanced services — such as video and IPTV — in less time, at lower cost and with less energy usage. The ASR 9000 is an example of medianet technologies that are network and end point aware and designed to support growing surge of video and other rich media content. In addition, here is an earlier video in which Junichi Miyakawa — Executive Vice President, Director and CTO of SoftBank — discusses the ASR 9000.

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Tidal Software

Interesting news from Cisco’s Services team today as the company announced its intent to acquire privately held Tidal Software, Inc.Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions that will advance Cisco’s data center strategy by enhancing product and service delivery offerings. The acquisition will also create significant opportunities for Cisco and its partners through the delivery of partner-led services, leveraging Cisco’s application management capabilities. Check out Cisco’s newsroom for the full story on Tidal Software