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Title: Citrix XenDesktop 7 and FlexPod – a Perfect Pairing

Hot on the heels of a hopping Citrix Synergy two weeks ago, Citrix just broadcast on June 11, a fascinating discussion between senior Citrix, NetApp and Cisco executives on the incremental benefits IT departments are recognizing by hosting their XenDesktop deployments on FlexPod. The panelists on this webcast are Bob Schulz, Citrix VP/GM of Desktop Virtualization, Jim McHugh, VP of Marketing for Cisco Unified Computing and NetApp’s VP for Soluti…

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Services – the Missing “S” in the SDN Debate

While I’ve been writing about Cisco Domain TenSM, I’ve been watching the SDN debate evolve in our industry, and I have to say, I’ve had my concerns.  Don’t get me wrong – I personally see SDN as an important and very much required evolution (and note: ‘evolution’ – not ‘revolution’) of the networking industry.  Being able to extract more value from the network – through, for example, a consistent and broad network API – I mean, who wouldn’t be e…

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Design & Implementation Guide: What’s In a Name?

This may seem to some a rhetorical question, right? It’s in the name! A guide that describes the design and implementation of a system or solution. That seems simple enough. Cisco Design and Implementation Guides (DIGs) can be found in the Cisco Design Zone. Many of these designs are Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) that include internal or external testing, some are reference designs, and some are visionary architectures or best practices d…

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David Yen Offers A Peek Behind the Curtain

I had the opportunity to chat with David Yen a few days ago on a number of topics–one of the things he touched on was how he sees the data center evolving.  Now seeing as David is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of our Data Center Group, there are more than just idle musings.  Here is a snippet of our conversation: Omar Sultan: David, you talk about the evolution to an application-defined fabric–from a practical perspective, wha…

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First Look – The Cisco NOC Model For Wired and Wireless

Your NOC Your Way at Interop Over the last few weeks, we’ve started to unpack some of the focus-group discussions we’ve recently had with hundreds of IT professionals.  The goal of these focus groups was to help as Cisco continues to ensure we’re meeting our customers’ needs.  We’ve discussed some of the top priorities for network managers including, keeping users happy, reducing the dreaded help desk calls, and imp…

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