So, apparently, a few of you are interested about what we will have to say at around OpenFlow and software defined networking (SDN). If you are lucky enough to heading off to CiscoLive! in San Diego, then there are a couple of things that you should definitely put on your to-do list.
We have three sessions you should check out:
- From the Trenches: Delivering Real Software Defined Networking Solutions (PNLRST-4007): A panel discussion with Cisco folks, a couple of customer that have some real-world experience with SDN and OpenFlow and perhaps an analyst or two. The session will focus on what we see folks currently doing, lessons learned and what direction the panel sees the technology evolving
- Software Defined Networks and OpenFlow (BRKRST-205): Fari warning--this session will make your brain bleed, but in a good way. Its a deep technical exploration into SDN and some of the design implications of deploying said technology.
- And, as always, Padma’s keynote will offer insight into our thinking in this are Read More »
Tags: Cisco Live 2012, SDN
Elvis may have left the building, but Cisco is just arriving to Booth 402 at EMC World. There’s a lot to learn and see, here are some highlights from the Unified Data Center point of view.
Session Title: Transforming Data Center Storage Networks to the Cloud
Speaker: Dr. J Michel Metz, Product Manager, Cisco and Josh Mello, Solutions Technical Marketing, EMC
Date/Time: Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Hint: Scan the conference for Dr. J Metz
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Tags: Cisco, cloud, EMC, EMC World, joint solutions, Vblock, vspex
The benefits of public cloud are so tempting that many organizations have been quick to adopt; only to find out of the downsides and risks the hard way—being confronted by them! The list of potential risks can get long and include alarming items like lackluster performance, costs considerably higher than expected, and the ever looming security violations.
So how does one move to adopt public cloud services, gaining the benefits while minimizing the risk? Caveat emptor, buyer beware, is a good start place. Cloud promises come fast and furiously. You need to make the time and devote the effort to understanding and documenting your needs and expectations. Then compare these to the array of promises and develop a guiding roadmap for public cloud adopting. Read More »
Tags: cloud, Cloud Adoption, Cloud Adoption Services, cloud services, Public Cloud
Gone are the days when an employee would be issued a single desktop computer to use for all work-related tasks. The bring your own device, or BYOD revolution is being driven by an increasingly mobile and geographically dispersed workforce that want to use their device of choice for personal and work related activities. Organizations today depend increasingly on offsite knowledge workers, independent contractors, consultants, distributed call centers, and globe-traveling executives to operate successfully. Not only do those workers demand remote access, they want that access from a growing array of devices—from laptops and ultrabooks, to tablets and smartphones.
NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL FOR BYOD
The good news is that IT today has options for addressing these challenges. There are two distinct options for implementing a BYOD strategy: to “go native” or to virtualize. Do you go for a native solution, in which applications and data reside on the actual devices? Or do you go for a virtualized solution, where applications and data reside in the data center with access being provided through a virtual desktop? Cisco’s BYOD and VXI Smart Solutions address these models respectively.
Although native deployments make good sense in many cases—such as in limited-access scenarios that support select applications like email, calendaring, the Intranet and certain mobile or SaaS applications—there are many scenarios where a full desktop and application experience is critical.
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Read the full article, The Eye in the Sky is Watching us All (yup, a nice throwback to the legendary movie, Casino)