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Big Day at Cisco Live! Day 1 Wrap Up

Cisco Live has kicked off in full force today with many exciting new announcements! Cisco CEO, John Chambers kicked off his keynote with the announcement of the Cisco Cius, a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration business tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video. Check out the demo of Cisco Cius in the first part of…

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Unified Communications Server Architecture: Location Matters

…in the maximum number of servers allowed per cluster, so could theoretically add it everywhere. But a couple of data centers didn’t have enough physical space for a pair of Unified Presence Servers, so we implemented them in another location on the same metropolitan area network.   The next big evolution in our server strategy is coming later in 2010, when we’ll virtualize most of our Unified Communications Manager and Unified P…

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Big News from South Africa (and no, not about that football tournament)

This month many people are reading fewer technology blogs such as SP360 but are focused on the World Cup news blogs such as this one. At Cisco we’re hoping that you’re also watching ESPN when they show player, coach, and analyst interviews using Cisco TelePresence (if you missed it, you can view this short entertaining video announcing our partnership with ESPN). However, the World Cup isn’t the only big news coming out of Sout…

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Learning from the First Private Cloud, Part 2

…avoid band-aid fixes.  Some of it is making sure you invest in the right level of instrumentation for your data center and some of this developing the operational capabilities to be able to do the analysis and planning.  Of any group in the data center, the storage folks seem to have the best handle on this–perhaps because it seems like many of them are ex-mainframers.     Kick your customers out of the data center. …

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Four Mega Trends Shaping End-User IT Spending in Asia by 2015

…s Managing Director of APAC Channels, commissioned the study prior to Partner Summit in May 2010 and covered the data in his breakout session onsite and during his one-hour Partner Summit recap. The survey indicates that Asian customers believe big IT changes are on the horizon. The most apparent sign of the changes afoot is visible at the top of the list (see Figure 1, below) where respondents indicate that cloud and managed services r…

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