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Welcome to the shownotes for TechWiseTV 78: Borderless Networks: Optimizing Application Velocity.  Have you seen the show yet?  It is live starting 10 AM PST November 11. All the talk about ‘cloud’ and ‘virtual this and that…’ from your servers to your desktops…its the renaissance we have all been told about before it seems. What is the most important ‘make or break’ reality ALL of us have to live with? Three Areas: (1) User Experience, (2) Resource Utilization, (3) Application Reliability.

Here is a cheesy preview:

Getting specific, there are FOUR Places where this is most pronounced -

1. OPTIMIZATION- where is it these days?

- Routing decisions are being made on outdated tables that don’t reflect ‘up to the second’ health information needed by YOUR applications.

- Shortest path may be a broken path

2. VISIBILITY - Application visibility is either non-existent or requires an external appliance so as to minimize impact to network performance.  Lack of visibility and its highly correlated sibling…

3. CONTROL, may let the wrong applications go through while degrading the most important applications.

4. ACCELERATION - the need for application acceleration and WAN optimization is key to performance success -- but its not getting applied either at all or correctly without these factors above being taken into account.

“Application Velocity” is our focus.

With AppVelocity, the realtime optimal path is selected based on a unique technology called PfR that tests what is the fastest path.

In addition, scalable application visibility and control is embedded in the network routers with enhancements to NBAR that enable recognition and classification of hundreds of applications and their prioritization.

Further monitoring and control can be applied by technologies such as flexible netflow and advanced QoS and finally the embedded WAN optimization with WAAS express yields significant bandwidth savings.  Then if customers want to scale application acceleration they have the choice to either use integrated app acceleration with WAAS SRE or as a standalone appliance.

All together this yields a superior  user experience with up to 99% improved response time and a 90% cost saving in bandwidth.

Five Meaty Segments:

1. Flexible NetFlow

2. ASR

3. WAAS Express

4. ASA 5585X

And…

5. LMS 4.0

SEGMENT 1 -- Application Velocity
Sylvia Hooks and Prashanth Shenoy

SEGMENT 2 -- Flexible Netflow
Jimmy Ray and Robb Boyd

Netflow. Now in new Flexible Form Factor!

For more information on NetFlow go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/fnf

Jimmy Ray’s recent Blog on Flexible Netflow

Network World Article -- Why NetFlow Adoption is on the Rise

For a primer in the basics of NetFlow: “Introduction to NetFlow-A Technical Overview”

SEGMENT 3 -- ASR 1000 Series
Sylvia Hooks and Prashanth Shenoy

Two new hardware additions to the family with the ASR 1001 and 1013.

Cisco ASR 1001 Router

The Cisco ASR 1001 router is a new small footprint edge routing solution (1RU) that delivers up to 5-Gbps performance throughput with services turned on, enabling deployment agility in high-end enterprise branch, WAN edge, and managed services environments.

The Cisco ASR 1001 Router introduces the concept of integrated daughter cards (IDCs). Three versions of the Cisco ASR 1001 Router are available:

Cisco ASR 1013 Router

The Cisco ASR 1013 Router with the 40-Gbps embedded services processor (ESP) and 40-Gbps SPA interface processor (SIP) provides:

Primary Innovations

LINKS:

SEGMENT 4: CiscoWorks LMS 4.0
Jimmy Ray and Tejas Shah

Tejas Shaw

LMS 4.0 could easily be raised up as one of the most important, groundbreaking enhancements in CiscoWorks history.  The perfect intersection of multi-technology, borderless enhancements are just icing on the cake with a complete re-build that takes every complaint customers may have lodged in the past and addresses it.

Now more than ever – why the device managers or the ‘free’ element managers can still be valuable but now make more complimentary sense to your management workflow –

Most Notable:

(No more multi-component drill down  -- remember having to go to Campus Manager, Branch Manager then Device Configuration Manager….now – Single Pane of Glass)

More Learning:

LMS Portal: http://www.cisco.com/go/lms
LMS Evaluation: http://www.cisco.com/go/nmsevals
YouTube link:  http://www.youtube.com/ciscoworkslms
More Webinars: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le31/le46/nmtg_training/LMS_4.0_Webinar_Series_External_Schedule.htm
Advance Services: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6897/serv_group_home.html

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SEGMENT 5:  ASA 5585-X
Jimmy Ray with Per Hagen

Per Hagen on the ASA

The brand new ASA 5585 delivers what security admins have been begging for; more connections! How much more? How about up to 350K connections per second screaming across a 60GB backplane with 20GBps multiprotocol  thoughput in a 2U form factor! All of that only using very green 320 Watts on the firewall module. But wait! There is more -- we also added crypto chip load balancing to balance tunnels and much more.

Highlights

From Jamey Heary’s Network World Blog on the new ASA:

The potential of this platform is that it works very similarly to a catalyst 6500. To increase performance you just swap out your supervisor module (in this case your SSP) and put in the new shiny faster one. Given the massive backplane of this thing you’ll be able to scale it for quite a while by just putting in new SSP modules as Cisco releases them. Another bonus is that the ASA 5585X is a 64bit architecture. Today the ASA code is just 32bit but when Cisco converts it to 64bit I’d expect you to see a free performance boost above the numbers that Cisco released today. If you have any other questions on the ASA 5585X just post them below.

Links:

Jon Oltsik at Network World: “Cisco Bolts into High End Network Security ‘AGAIN’

Still want more?

Check out the logging data you can play with here - Cisco ASA 5580 Implementation Note for NetFlow Collectors

ASA 5585-X Chassis

ASA 5500 Series for the Data Center

ASA-SSP-60

ASA-SSP-IPS60

Packet Flow

Packet Flow

Firewall and IPS Packet Flow

SEGMENT 6: WAAS Express
Jimmy Ray with Anurag Gurtu

Anurag Gurtu gets expressive...

We have extended the already awesome Cisco WAAS product line by adding Cisco WAAS Express. This is an IOS based software solution that is integrated into the ISR G2 to optimize bandwidth and accelerate application capabilities on your network. WAAS Express interoperates with your current WAAS infrastructure and can be easily managed from the WAAS Central Manager. This transparent solution actually leverages the capabilities of the powerful ISR G2 routers to even integrate tightly with security, QoS and tons of other native IOS services.

As a reminder…this was our 2nd of 2 shows covering the Borderless Launch….Dan Gill did a nice write up on his blog following the corporate version of the launch.  Be sure and check out TechWiseTV 77 “The New Technologies” for the rest of our deep dive, part 1 if you will.

FINAL SEGMENT

JR and Sylvia laugh at Robb's humor attempts

New Wireless AP!  The 1040

Cisco Aironet 1040 Series

Learning@Cisco Update

Cisco Redesigns its Voice and Security Certifications to Align with Evolving Job Roles and Business Requirements

Cisco is pleased to announce major revisions to its popular Voice certification track and professional level Security certification to align with evolving job roles, technologies and business requirements:

For more information visit the Cisco Learning Network athttp://ciscolearningnetwork.com.

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