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FOSDEM 2014: Cisco Powered World First

…he main network (simply stated I removed the IPv4 address of the router on the client interface so that only the IPv6 address remained). That meant that visitors would only get an IPv6 address and connectivity to the “legacy” IPv4-only Internet was solely provided using DNS64 and NAT64 on the Cisco ASR1001. We believe that this was the very first time a public conference network was enabled as IPv6-only by default. The same infrastr…

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How Next Generation WLAN Optimizes RoboCup at Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college based in the town of Brunswick, Maine. It houses 1839 students in about 100 buildings and offers 33 different majors and 4 minors. The Bowdoin IT Team are pioneering in nature as would be expected from the state whose motto , “Dirigo”, translates to “I lead”; adopting bleeding-edge best-in-class technologies to provide the optimal connected experience for students, faculty, staff and guests. This is cou…

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Milestones in Cisco Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Deployments

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) confirms much of what we already know: Service providers will need to carry more video traffic to more devices delivered as unique on-demand streams. All at the time and place of the end-user’s choosing. But the sheer scale of this demand makes interesting reading. The Cisco VNI projects that by 2017, the global Internet will reach nearly half (48%) the world’s population, each with roughly five devices an…

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Big News from the Cisco Small Business Team

Happy Thursday all. Yesterday, my brethren Product Manager, Ivor Diedricks announced his new 10 Gigabit Small Business Switch. This is the first 10 Gigabit Switch in the Small Business Series. This is an important announcement in that we are the only one (save one) to come to market with such a product for the SMB space. With its 10 Gigabit over copper interfaces, SMB’s can connect Servers and Storage devices cost-effectively for an optima…

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My Cisco Live Milan IPv6 Firsts

…esented at two different technical breakout sessions (BRKRST-2304 — Hitchhiker’s Guide to Troubleshooting IPv6 and BRKEWN-2666 — IPv6 on WiFi: You talk too much! NOT anymore) and spent my remaining time working with everyone in the Network Operations Center (NOC) to ensure that IPv6 is a smooth ride for all of the 9,000+ devices on the network. Not only did I learn a lot, but this year at Cisco Live Milan was a year of “firsts”…

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