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Celebrating 5 Year Anniversary of Cisco Nexus 1000V Launch

Today marks an important milestone for one of our most strategic data center products and the foundation of virtual networking portfolio. Five years ago, the Nexus 1000V virtual switch was the pioneer in the virtual networking market with its launch at VMworld in 2008. Since then it has been adopted by over 8000 customers and continues to grow on other platforms, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, and soon Linux/KVM. Today, Nexus 1000V represents the la…

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Get Social with Cisco at VMworld 2013 (Your Ticket to Community Activity)

Pack your bags, double up on shoes and leave room for swag, it’s time for VMworld 2013, and Team Cisco Data Center has a lot going on. For a full round up of our show presence, this: http://www.cisco.com/go/vmworld Yes, that is a tower of real bacon at #vBacon. Now for the the behind the scenes look. First, follow @CiscoDC and #ciscovmw for all Cisco-flavored information from the show. This year’s Roving Reporter duties will be most…

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My Top 5 Networking Pet Peeves

I was sitting in a small tapas café in Barcelona with Robb and his wife enjoying a plate of Jamon Iberico. It’s amazing ham served with tomato bread and it is the best ham I have ever ate in my life.  Oh man, one slice in your mouth and your taste buds sing like David Lee Roth on Ice Cream Man. We cannot get it in the United States like that. It was illegal in the U.S. for a while then they started selling it, but it’s not even close to the same…

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#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep4: Unified Roles vs Tools in an FCOE or Unified Fabric World (Part 2)

In this week’s episode of Engineer’s Unplugged, we take a practical look at some of the business challenges presented when storage, network, and compute teams are asked to work together. Cisco’s Andrew Levin (@AndLevin) and NexusIS’s Paul Sferratore (@MadItalianATL) approach some of the questions in the unified fabric strategy in terms of roles. Should roles drive tools or vice versa? Andrew and Paul talk roles, cost effe…

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‘Tis the Season for Events, Trade Shows & Cisco UCS Servers

‘Tis the Season – for Events and Trade Shows Make sure to visit the Cisco booth and talk to the team about Cisco UCS Servers Well, we are officially deep into the IT and Data Center event and trade show season.  This is a great time for Cisco and a tremendous opportunity for us to meet and talk with IT professionals about what is important to them.  The discussions range from deployment challenges, to management, networking, collaboration and e…

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