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Myths and Restrictions of the Cisco UCS

…rchitecture. Cisco UCS leverages the open architecture that is available with VMware. But the extendability and interoperability of Cisco UCS with virtualized workloads doesn’t stop with VMware. It extends to Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VM and Red Hat KVM as well. And these partnerships extend beyond just press-releases and roadmaps. It extends into the labs with Cisco Validated Designs (eg. Exchange 2010, Sharepoint) that c…


How to Choose the Right Mobile Video Conferencing Solution

…bile video solution?  Based on my experience, here is what I’ve heard and seen the most….. For the User: Interoperability – Ensure that a video solution for the computer is completely interoperable with any standards compliant video device.  This means users can call MCUs, appliance based endpoints, telepresence, and any other standards compliant device.  Interoperability is critical because it ensures that any deployment can grow beyond t…


Another Smart Hire for Cisco Smart Grid Team

…to a new level.  He’s a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology IST Smart Grid Interoperability Governing Board, the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Y2030 Strategic Planning Committee and the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Intelligrid program. With his firsthand experience at a large and progressive utility as well as his expertise in regulatory matters, he adds valuable perspective and i…


Cisco Completes TANDBERG Offer

…ePresence™ portfolio. Through this combined offering, the Cisco TelePresence business provides customers with access to a fully integrated architecture, a comprehensive network-based endpoint and infrastructure portfolio – designed to help provide multivendor interoperability – and a suite of unique experiences, customizable applications and flexible deployment models. See press release here. Information on Cisco TelePresence….


Innovation: Then and Now @ Interop 2010

…p;Dan Lynch, the “father” of Interop, envisioned a gathering of vendors coming together to test the interoperability of their TCP/IP implementations.  Interop played a meaningful role in the development and adoption of TCP/IP.  Just six short years ago, the theme of the show focused on VoIP, collaboration, and data centers. This year the themes focus on Cloud, Green IT and Virtualization.   What is important to not…