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Cisco is experiencing some facility issues that are impacting services to We have identified the cause of the issue and are working to quickly restore services. We will update this blog with new information as the situation warrants.


We have traced the cause of the issue to an accident during maintenance of a San Jose data center that resulted in a power outage in that facility. We would like to thank our customers and partners for their patience. We expect to resolve the issue shortly.

The WWW Gets Its Drivers License Today

So, according to Wired magazine, today is the day that the internet became publicly available…16 years ago. So, in the US, the Internet is now eligible for its driver’s license. SERIOUSLY, ONLY 16 YEARS!!!! Doesn’t it feel like the Internet has always been around? How did we survive pre-internet? I honestly don’t remember. So many fundamental things in our lives have changed in the past 16 years because of the Internet…and, as you know, we’re really just at the beginning of what the web can do for us.And, as our CEO John Chambers said in an essay in Forbes magazine* in April, “The last 15 years have brought us advances in communications technology far surpassing those made in the previous 5,000–making the next 15 an era that will be limited only by our imagination and our courage to execute.” Read More »

Cisco Year-End Earnings Call

Our conference call for Q407 and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results is tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7, 2007) at 1:30 PM (PT). We will announce our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 financial results.Financial results will be released over full national Market Wire, as well as the European Business and Technical Wire after the close of the market on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. Cisco’s quarterly earnings press release will be posted at, under the “News@Cisco” section.To Listen live to the conference call via the Internet with corresponding slides, please go to our Investor Relations site. Replay: A telephone playback of the Q4 and FY 2007 conference call will be available beginning at 4:30 PM (PT) on August 7, 2007 through 4:30 PM (PT) on August 14, 2007. The replay will be available by calling 866-357-4205 (International callers: 203-369-0122). The call runs 24 hours/day, including weekends.An archived version of the webcast will also be available on our Investor Relations website.

Thankyouverymuch, Google!!!

I’m getting my car serviced this morning in Mountain View, CA. I’m told it will take an hour to an hour and a half. Certainly not my favorite errand, especially when the magazines in the waiting room are, no offense, Better Homes and Gardens, O: At Home: An Oprah Magazine, an old Sports Illustrated that I’ve already read, and a Harper’s Bazaar from December 2003 (although Salma Hayak is on the cover, so that’s not a bad thing.)As I’m on my way to work, I have my computer with me. And, since this dealership is in Mountain View it is covered by free Google Wi-Fi. The whole town of Mountain View is covered. Gratis. By Google. This is where Google is based and while some may claim that is it just their attempt to get their employees to work 24×7, they’ve explained that it’s really a community service. And, as I’m not a Google employee and they receive no direct benefit by providing me with free wi-fi, I can tell you that having access to the network and my ability to VPN to work while waiting in my car dealership’s lounge does give me a warm, fuzzy feeling for them. And, I bet, one of their top two reasons for installing Wi-Fi was, “Have people feel warm and fuzzy towards Google.” Mission Accomplished. Read More »