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Blueprints for designing and deploying

- January 10, 2011 - 5 Comments

Recently, we posted a bunch of new material in the Smart Business Architecture of Design Zone. Cisco Smart Business Architecture (SBA) for Midsize Networks and Enterprises offers a blueprint for designing and deploying a full-service, comprehensive network. SBA delivers prescriptive network design and deployment best practices for organizations with 100 to 10,000 connected users.

It’s really worth a look. Here’s a comment one customer posted on the main page:

Really brilliant document, I’ve already asked the … support community for this kind of architecture support document and it was exactly what I was thinking.

For me it’s the best way to have people adopt Cisco technology: help them to master it by  being able to do complex things in simple guided steps.

We’ve supplemented the new content with an interactive “subway map” flash widget that you can launch from that page.  I don’t always like online interactive maps, but this subway map really gives a nice overview of the different guides available and explains when to use what. Cisco’s Linda Beaton has just posted a great backgrounder on the “train” (or “subway stop”) concept. You launch it from the “Getting Started” button on the Smart Business Architecture page.

There’s also a more traditional list of the documents. Let us know what you think.

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  1. Cisco is the top of the line in most Routing and Switching products. The new material that you have released in the Smart Business Architecture of Design Zone is really easy to understand and interesting. Cisco (SBA) for Midsize Networks and Enterprises is a good tool. I will tell my students about it. Thank you.

  2. I posted a comment on one of the SBA pages (SBA for Government), but haven't gotten any kind of response yet. Is anyone watching these pages, or getting any notifications when comments are submitted? The page I commented on is here:

    • Mike, hope the connections I sent are helpful. Send me a note if you have more questions!

  3. Martin -- Thanks for following up! Actually, as of Friday (Mar 10), I haven't gotten a response for either comment yet. Not really worried about the comment on SBA For Government, but would really like a response on the SIEM Deployment question. Thanks again, Mike

    • Hi Mike, I heard from somebody on the team this weekend and they're researching the question.