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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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Ignore the Mouse – Get Your IPv6 Learn On at Cisco Live Orlando 2013

By Steve Simlo, IPv6 Product Manager, Cisco Network Operating Systems Technology Group As IPv6 gains more and more ground within the Internet we are starting to see recognition amongst the wider community that technologies such as Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) have some significant drawbacks from a service and scalability standpoint. Some of the issues were recently highlighted by a major carrier which actually issued a public “opt out” option to t…

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IPv6 Just Works: Cisco Live London Dual-Stack Network

Another year, another CiscoLive. This was the last year in the London venue, and since it was the third time we did it, we had a chance to incorporate learning from the previous two years. As a result, I would say the network was quite a success. The key element of the design, led by Mark McKillop, was the balance between showcasing the latest technology and maintaining the simplicity of the network. This year we had a mixed L2 + L3 core design….

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Cisco Live Australia 2013 a success for Connected Industries and IoT

I just caught up with some colleagues who were present at the Cisco Live 2013 event just held in Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 March, 2013. “It was a great success for both Cisco and the Connected Industries Group”,  said Guy Denis, one of the experts who has just returned from Australia. You probably saw my earlier blog telling you that  The Cisco Connected Industries Group (CIG) were at Cisco Live!, and I just got word that over 3,00…

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