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What Can 60 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Per Port Do For You?

October 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm PST

I recently spoke with Nick Lippis of the Lippis report about Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE). In a 12-minute podcast, we reviewed uses cases, a customer example, and the benefits of Cisco UPOE. Read More »

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CA NetQoS® Unified Communications Monitor 3.2 Supports Medianet Performance Monitor

October 19, 2011 at 10:33 am PST

CA NetQoS has successfully completed the interoperability testing with Medianet 2.2 for its product CA NetQoS® Unified Communications Monitor 3.2 through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network  (CDN) program.

The CA NetQoS team was in our lab in RTP for two days, Read More »

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Catalyst 6500: Old Car or Super Soldier?

Recently, bloggers have alternately compared the Catalyst 6500 to the fifteen-year old car they finally got rid of and to a super soldier for the new millennium. Which is it? Being a Cisco employee, I might be a bit biased. And, being a car guy, I’m really tempted to pick apart the old car analogy, but I think my Detroit roots might start to show. And that’s not what this is about. So let’s look at old device vs. established platform.

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Wondering how medianet can help your video deployment in practice?

October 12, 2011 at 6:04 am PST

If you are wondering how medianet works in practice and how it can help you with your rich-media deployment, you will love the new Medianet 2.2 Deployment Guide. The medianet team developed this guide focusing on the 4 most common use cases among our customers deploying video:

  • Traffic baselining
  • Troubleshooting and fault isolation
  • Network validation
  • Medianet autoconfiguration for digital signage

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Campus Access Switching – Right-size, don’t compromise

October 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm PST

Cisco Catalyst 4500E, which we refreshed completely in October last year with the Supervisor 7-E, new line cards, and open application platform (IOS XE), has been winning kudos – both from customers and press. Customers tell us they value the scalability, integrated high-availability, and application visibility that Supervisor Engine 7-E brings to campus access switching. They also tell us that although Supervisor 7-E is great for larger campus deployments, it needs a complementary supervisor that offers rich network services but is better optimized for smaller and medium sized campus deployments.

We listened.   Read More »

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