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Jimmy Ray Sez "Learn Data Center"

Jimmy Ray, fresh from his roadshow through India solo’d a great run through a new workshop on how to understand Data Center. The value and the benefits to your career are becoming more obvious every day.   The technologies can appear daunting at first as like all new things…it’s new.  But you may be very surprised to see how many things you actually already know and how quickly they can be applied to a set of knowledge that is only going up in demand.   Read More »

What is your Passion?

We all have great ideas, but how many do we take action on?

What do you get when you combine passion, heart, a recognizable need and a camera?   Many things really…but one worth pointing out here is the Uncultured Project.


So what is ‘The Uncultured Project’?
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Overlay Transport Virtualization – Video Podcast

Ben BaslerOne of the more interesting developments for virtualization in the data center involves how we embrace layer 2.  One of our more popular segments from episode 69 (Data Center Interconnect Made Simple) featured the technical stylings of Ben Basler walking us through Overlay Transport Virtualization.

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Virtualization and Cisco Unified Communications

New FriendsCisco Data Center – Meet Cisco UC & Collaboration…you two will be working together a lot more now…

Inevitable really – I think we are going to continue to see a lot more of Cisco’s software running on top of our data center innovation…it stands to reason of course, we want you to buy it…so why would we not use it?  That’s the cynical answer – the reality is that makes more sense than you may realize. 


Simple headlines conveniently overlook the details…but that is where we come in!  This latest episode of TechWiseTV is full of geeky goodness and you have arrived at the shownotes. Details, links and all the specifics are below the fold – 

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Master Cisco Network Devices

UR Watching

Welcome to the shownotes for our CiscoLive show code named – How to become a ‘Network Whisperer’.   This must be one of our most hands on, value-packed shows in quite awhile.  It was fun to make as I hope you will see throughout the show and the engineering talent was off the charts.   If you have not actually seen the show yet… please check out the trailer and then click on over to register and watch!
One of the problems with network management software is that it is not flexible enough and certainly not as portable as engineers need it to be. But truthfully, that is also the problem with IOS features as well. While, IOS gives us a ton of features, engineers always find the one feature, that one bump that a network device needs to solve a problem. In the past, this has been accomplished with external scripting but that has its limits. How about using the actual network devices themselves as your platform.  As you will soon see, this native access opens a world of opportunity and flexibility that you would never attempt otherwise. 
In this show we are looking at the emergence of the embedded network experience and how to make your network not only borderless, but limitless as well.
I have a question however and I need your input.

This show represented a very hands on capability with many many examples of how you, as a user of our products, can tweak and modify these device to fit your particular need. It was a surprise to me that Cisco stands alone in doing this.  In other words, its a lot of work to expose this type of access to customers and this whole show represents incredible benefits for users of these products.  The more open you make something, the more potential for issues it would seem so why did Cisco do this? 

I circled back around on this subject with Jimmy Ray as one of our final discussion points in the show (past the one hour mark….about 1:05).  I will be the first to admit I may not have worded the question very clearly, but some have interpreted the discussion that followed as being a negative to Cisco.  Watch this part closely as the show ends, what do you think?  Was this a poor way to end the show?  Did the uniqueness of what Cisco did here get lost? 



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