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Invade the NOC: Video Tour & Weekly Recap for Enterprise Networks

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…

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Cisco Service Discovery Gateway – Enabling Zeroconf in Enterprise Networks

Cisco Service Discovery Gateway – Enabling Zeroconf in Enterprise Networks I’ll admit it: I’m what others call an Apple fan boy. One of the many reasons for being one is the polished user experience and the ease-of-use of their products. One of the underlying technologies that enables the user to discover devices and services on the network is Zeroconf or, as Apple calls it, Bonjour. Zeroconf consists of three major components: Address auto con…

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Behind the Scenes at the Ciscolive! Network Operations Center

…t 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 o…

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Cisco Empowered Women’s Network Launch at CiscoLive!

  On June 22, the first Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) session was held at the CiscoLive! conference in Orlando, Florida. It was an opportunity for Cisco’s female customers, partners and employees and their male allies to gather for learning, sharing and networking. Among the many great speakers at the event were Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco, who spoke about leadership and Sheila Jordan, SVP, Commu…

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Cisco UCS in an industrialized world

CiscoLive 2013 concluded last week in Orlando. Some of the sessions are available for viewing at www.ciscolive365.com. One of the keynote addresses featured an AVA 500 robot from irobot (Registration required - Hour and 48 mins into the video).  The robot brought a flood of memories from my days as a grad student.  I was a student participant in a consortium of companies striving for manufacturing excellence. There was a major push in the 90’s…

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