Many branch offices rely on Cisco ISR G2 (Integrated Services Router, Gen 2) as their IT platform. This router series delivers highly secure data, voice, video, and application services through a modular design. This turns the router into a platform for WAN Optimization (through Cisco WAAS) and Application Visibility and Control, among other services.
When companies need to add a server into the mix at their branch, Cisco’s UCS E-Series is an obvious choice. You basically have a server blade that can be inserted right into your router. The E-Series is especially great for multisite organizations that have centralized IT but still need to host applications locally at their branch office. This need can come from performance requirements, survivability, or compliance, for example. Read More »
Tags: branch office, Cisco, ISR G2, router, SQL Server, StorMagic, UCS-E Series, webinar
Did you pay a visit to the Enterprise Networks booth at CiscoLive! Orlando? Remember that cool DeLorean and the picture you took with it?
We’ve extended the cut-off date to get your picture if you took one with the DeLorean! The last day to download your picture will be Monday, August 5, 2013. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Android app, ciscolive, DeLorean, ipad app
If you’ve been to a CiscoLive recently, you’ve likley seen the beautiful plexiglass NOC we set up. These are wonderful to show off how all of our products and services come together to put on the show and conference you know and love. However, have you, ever seen those little hidden rooms sprinkeld throughout the show?
These little rooms are where we hide the mini-NOC. In these the tables are fold-up and the cables hang out, and I got to get a tour and interview with the crew.
True Story: The night I arrived in Orlando I was exhausted & hungry. I headed to a neighboring hotel to meet a colleague for dinner, entered the hotel from a side door, and realized I was lost. The <REDACTED> hotel and conference center had electronic maps on the walls, but they were poorly done (that’s my story) and it took about 20 minutes to find my way out of the maze. Realizing I had gone in a loop amid abandoned conference rooms was the low point. As much as I love that potential setup for a horror movie (She thought she’d visit a friend, but never suspected the grave danger that lurked in that funhouse of hallways in “The Beige Lands of Doom”. Don’t open Hall A!) I was grumpy by the time I found my friend. Thankfully, Connected Mobile Experiences could spare people this fate and help them remain pleasant to dine with. Unfortunatly, it wasn’t there in this scenario and adult beverages were requested by all. Read More »
Tags: Best Interview Ever, connected mobile experiences, enterprise networks
I have been privileged to be part of a very dedicated team of networking subject matter experts for the past 5 years in prepping and running the Ciscolive! event network. Before 2008 the network was installed and monitored by a commercial events networking company. However, it became clear with the number of Technical Marketing Engineers, Services Engineers and product developers on-site for Ciscolive! that we were well equipped to take on the responsibility in addition to our speaking responsibilities.
The preparation for Ciscolive! starts many months before the event with weekly, collaborative Webex sessions to discuss design criteria, venue particulars and product/feature configurations. Generally the teams align into core Route/Switch, Data Center, Security, Wireless, and Network Management/Operations, however we work collaboratively to design and implement the best show network possible. We have individuals that are part of our Cisco Remote Management Services (RMS) team, Video Surveillance and partner support from our CenturyLink Internet Service Provider and NetApp storage vendor.
A small part of the NOC staff will travel to the venue to survey the wireless, power and Internet service capabilities several months beforehand.
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Tags: ciscolive, CiscoLive 2013 Orlando, intelligent automation, NOC