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#CiscoChampion Radio, S2|Ep. 43. SAFE Simplifies Security

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about SAFE Simplifies Security with Cisco Security Solution Architect, Christian Janoff.

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Christian Janoff, Security Solution Architect

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Jake Gillen (@jakegillen & @ITSEC_jakeg), Senior Security
Brad Haynes (@GK_bradhaynes), Client Solutions Specialist
Ed Walsh (@vEddieW), CTO Evangelist

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 42: ACI and OpenStack

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about ACI and OpenStack with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, Lauren Malhoit.

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Lauren Malhoit, Technical Marketing Engineer

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Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) Developer Evangelist at Splunk
Raymond Hicks (@raymhicks) Founder of 5thColumn

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Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team

Each year more than 160,000 students enroll in the Cisco Networking Academy in North America alone. As a former academy instructor myself, and now a freelance technical trainer, I’m extremely interested in mentoring and learning opportunities that become available for up and coming network engineers, and this year something ‘new’ caught my attention. I was out in San Diego this summer at Cisco Live 2015, and while engaged in the social media aspect of the event, I noticed a new hash tag #CLDreamTeam. What was this? The Dream Team? Never heard of it. So I started to dig, and what I’ve learned is fascinating! Read More »

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Interacting with Metapod from the OpenStack CLI (or Building your OpenStack CLI VM)

Back in September 2014 Cisco acquired private OpenStack cloud service company Metacloud (http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?articleId=1489587). Initially known as Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud (COPC) and now known as Cisco Metapod®. Cisco Metapod represents one of most robust and scalable OpenStack-as-a-Service or On-Premise Public Cloud Experience offering in the market. With the agility and vision of a startup, the stability and expertise of Cisco, this is a solution and a service that helps businesses with the adoption of the agile/mode 2 or cloud native applications. Read More »

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Recognizing a Good Network Design

How do you recognize a good network or datacenter design? What contributes to a good design? How do you learn to do network design well, and then continue improving?

Spotting design problems is key to the network assessments my employer, NetCraftsmen, does. There are other important aspects of assessments: network configuration (execution of the design and attention to details), and performance (network bottlenecks, poor choices of equipment, etc.). However, they are more often implementation flaws in the design. If the design itself is flawed, good implementation cannot do much to compensate. We generally require one of our Craftsmen Assessments so we can identify and fix important design problems before agreeing to provide support via our Craftsmen Assurance Managed Services program.

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