Today’s IT organizations are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Most face an avalanche of new bandwidth requirements hitting their networks, yet too few resources to support the business’ needs. In 2013, three out of four organizations will not have any additional wide area network (WAN) budget (Nemertes Research). That means 75% of IT teams will not be able to buy more bandwidth to address exponential traffic growth, and will need to re-think their entire approach to the network if they want stay successful. Treading water will not be an option.
Here is a sampling of the trends that are challenging IT now:
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Tags: application experience, AX, Cisco, Intelligent WAN, ISR, ISR G2, ISR-AX, IWAN
*Note -- Skip to the bottom if you aren’t at Interop. You can register for our online event and participate in the captioning fun*
This week we’re in New York for Interop -- one of those fun gatherings of networking folks -- and below I’ve outlined some of the events you won’t want to miss:
Tuesday Oct 1
10:00am -- 11:00am -- Cisco to participate in the Tech Field Day Roundtable!!!1 We’ll be doing a deep-dive on some of our neatest technology and, given the TFD delegates, it should be quite a discussion. You can watch live: http://techfieldday.com/event/riny13/ … live-tweeting from @CiscoEnterprise
11:15am -- 12:00pm -- Faraz Aladin -Director, Technical Marketing- Enterprise Networking - will be giving a talk in the Mobility and BYOD workshop -- room 1E08. @Cisco_Mobility will be live-tweeting.
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Tags: byod, Cisco, interop, InteropNY, john chambers, TFD Roundtable!
Are 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.
Tags: Cisco, interop, Interop New York 2013, unified access
Virtualizing services within the network
When 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.
Tags: Cisco Router, ISR, ISR 4451-X, KVM vs LxC, Service Container, Virtual service
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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Tags: Cisco, Gartner Magic Quadrant, Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant, Magic Quadrant Leader, unified access