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Get Inspired by Cisco Live Europe 2014

Cisco Live Europe 2014 (Milan) just ended and I think I will need a few days to reorganize my ideas. It was my first opportunity to attend #CLEUR, and moreover I did it as a CCIE. CLEUR is not just a Cisco event (or should I say THE Cisco event) but also a unique opportunity to experience technology, expertise, vision, and inspiration.  And of course meet friends. Expertise The technical sessions on Data Center, IPv6, VIRL/CML and 801.x helped m…

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Use Cloud to Execute Your Business Vision

Major change and growth is happening in the way data centers are functioning. This change is being led by cloud technology. IT’s role is changing from an infrastructure provider to strategic business partner. The new role for IT is to align you with the services you need, when you need them, from a portfolio of internal or external services. Once viewed as your organization’s virtual machine dispenser, cloud is quickly maturing. You have e…

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Touching / Seeing / Feeling IPv6 in the World of Solutions at Cisco Live Milan

As Cisco Live Europe 2014 draws to a close I wanted to reflect on what has (for me) been a personal campaign to raise the visibility of IPv6 in the World of Solutions / WoS (the demonstration / show floor of the event) Last year at Cisco Live London I heard some comments that there was not enough IPv6 in the WoS. I decided to see if I could encourage Cisco Business Units and Partners to enable demonstrations for Dual Stack operation and highligh…

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CMX Analytics: An Inside Scoop on CiscoLive! Milan #CLEUR

Today is the final day of a very busy and successful Cisco Live Milan 2014. Read my initial observations from the event earlier this week. As the event draws to a close, lets look at some of the location analytics available via Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experiences solution (CMX) and perhaps try to answer some of the following questions about the event. For this I will just focus on the World of Solutions Show floor — approximately 800,00…

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Programmability in Python: Confessions of a Networking Guy

I am not qualified to discuss it much, but can you guess what this does? ne = NetworkElement(“172.16.66.1″, “JasonsApp”) conn = ne.connect(“admin”, “cisco”, sc) intf1 = ne.get_interface_by_name(“FastEthernet0/1″) intf1.shut_down(1) sleep(5) intf1.shut_down(0)   If you guessed that it logs into a switch at 172.16.66.1 and disables interface F0/1 for 5 seconds and re-enables it, then you guessed right. Let us tal…

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