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Unified Access Momentum Launch Event – Interop in New York!

UAM Event Speakers 2Are you looking to transform your network to deliver new, more innovative customer experiences? Are you looking to BYOD and mobility to make technology more relevant to your lines of business? Cisco can help.

Cisco is expanding powerful business innovations to more places with Cisco Unified Access serving as the network foundation that drives better connected experiences and end-user engagement.

Next week at Interop New York, we will have a launch event where we will introduce our newest business-changing network innovations. We will unveil new products and solutions that enable you to expand business applications to more places with Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences.

This event will take place on October 3rd from 1:00 to 2:00 EDT at the Jarvits Center in Midtown Manhattan. If you are not going to the show, we will also be broadcasting it live.

Whether you are there in person or viewing via the web, you can:

  • Hear from Industry Leading Executives, Industry Analyst and Cisco Customers
  • Take part in a live panel discussion and Q&A
  • Learn how organizations can create better end-user experiences and engagements with new innovations based on Wi-Fi location services and analytics
  • Hear about Cisco’s latest, most innovative mobility solutions

Space is limited and registration is required.

We look forward to seeing you either in-person or on the web.

 

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What the Heck is a Service Container?

Virtualizing services within the network

Picture1When we launched the new ISR 4451-X at Cisco Live a few months back, one of the Big New Things we talked about was the Service Container architecture.  Unless you were paying close attention to the 4451-X, you might have missed that whole thing.  So what the heck is a Service Container?

To put it simply, a Service Container is a virtual machine running within the network itself.  Instead of your typical server virtual machine, these VMs can be used to enhance the capabilities of the underlying network itself.  Service Containers can add additional services, such as WAN Optimization, to the network.  They can also enhance the capabilities of network devices by adding things like new programmable interfaces to the network.  In some cases they can even be used to add impressive capabilities to the network from trusted third party developers.

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Cisco Positioned as A Leader in the Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant – For a 2nd Time in a Row!

Gartner has released their 2013 Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant.  For the 2nd time in a row, Cisco is recognized as a leader in this highly anticipated publication.

Without further ado, here is the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (Authors: Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi; Published 3rd September 2013).
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A Year in Review: Cisco Unified Access [INFOGRAPHIC]

Technology moves very quickly and it is often difficult to keep up with new product announcements that are introduced in rapid succession. It is often necessary to take a step back and refresh our memory regarding how a solution is envisioned and then fulfilled.

As we look back on the last year, Cisco has released a lot of innovation focused on optimizing how IT defines and enforces policy; how they gain visibility of users, applications and devices; and how they simplify the network infrastructure. Read More »

[INFOGRAPHIC] Reduce Switch Power Consumption By Up To 80%

September 18, 2013 at 5:00 am PST

First Look New Catalyst 2960-XCisco Catalyst 2960-X is our greenest Catalyst access switch ever. If all similar switches shipped in 2012 were as energy efficient as Catalyst 2960-X, you would save enough energy to power every household in San Francisco for more than 3 years. Here’s how:

  1. At power up, Catalyst 2960-X consumes lower power than other comparable switches.
  2. Cisco EnergyWise monitors and controls the power consumption of PoE and PoE+ devices connected to the switch. You can turn off IP phones and wireless access points automatically after business hours.
  3. Energy Efficient Ethernet provides power savings when there is no traffic on switch ports. This saves about 15 watts for a 48 port-switch and 8 watts for a 24 port-switch.
  4. Downlink Hibernation Mode shuts down the downlink interface to save half watt per port when the connected devices are not in use, for example, after the office hours.
  5. Switch Hibernation Mode puts the switch to sleep mode during off hours and weekends. In this mode, the switch consumes as low as 6 watts, compared to 47 watts in active mode.

Collectively, these green features can reduce power consumption by up to 80%. Read More »

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