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Cisco and EMC talk about FCoE standardization

July 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

At Cisco Live I had the opportunity to organize a meeting with Stuart Miniman -EMC Technologist CTO Office -- and Kash Shaikh -Senior Manager, Cisco Data Center Solutions- to talk about FCoe Standardization and the impact on the market .Here is the first part of the conversation Read More »

Setting Up a DMZ in a Virtual World

June 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

< {filedir_1}lock-400.jpgimage While everyone agrees that virtualization solves a number of problems, most folks will agree that it often forces us to reconsider how we do things. Security is a prime example of this and we have been spending serious cycles on understanding the implications of this and the impact for you, our customers. The newest example of this activity is a joint white paper developed by Cisco and VMware on Deploying a DMZ in a virtualized environment with the Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware vSphere 4. Read More »

Daily Blogger Techminute -Cisco Live San Francisco

June 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Cisco Data Center Solutions James Urquhart, Chris Hoff and EMC Technologist Stuart Miniman share their first impressions at Cisco Live 2009 If you are not in San Francisco today, you can watch John Chambers key notes, as well as the supersessions with Intel Kirk Skaugen in visiting Cisco Live Virtual

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WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration Case Study – Cisco

Cisco has, and continues to be, committed to utilizing its own technology. Whether it’s been routing and switching over the years, or more recently Telepresence and WAN optimization (WAAS), Cisco IT has repeatedly shown organizations how to improve business processes using technologies. I’m sure your company does the same with its products, wherever possible.
With WAN optimization, Cisco is continuing the longtime strategy of leveraging its own technology and skill assets. Cisco IT has deployed WAN Optimization in its data center, we call it Cisco on Cisco: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/data_center/dip_waas_web.html. But that was a year ago, here’s a quick update:

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Smart Data Centers will lead to Smart Grids

Why do we have a power ‘Grid’ at all?Simple…to be more productive. Energy fuels our industry, our industries fuel our economies. After we saw the first massive spikes in industrial productivity from this new thing called electricity, we were hooked and the ‘Grid’ began. Our post-wattage days have been blissful until now. Now we are seeing limits where none were before. So, what to do.We apply the same ingenuity and management to Watts as we do to Packets. That is Cisco’s technical approach to what is otherwise a social construct; Green. Reduce Watts, and in turn reduce carbon through Smart Loads. With that, the utilities that provide us with our Watts will be able to use the same technologies used to control the “business” side of energy. There will be a lag but when people talk Smart Grid today it can mean many things. Basic Ethernet connectivity may be one.If you want to geek out on how things are coming along here at Cisco on energy tech, have a listen to a recent interview I was privileged to provide. Its a discussion with John Gilroy of Federal News Radio 1500AM in Washington, DC.John runs a great show and we really engaged on some meaty bits, you can play as a URL or download as a podcast… Read More »