When it comes to career development, time is a currency that must be spent wisely. I myself am a full-time dad, a full-time network engineer, and that leaves little time for personal endeavors. However we must still allocate time to develop our skillsets outside of work. Here are some tips for doing just that. Read More »
Wow ! The Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Launch was one of these amazing events which can only rejoice a social media leader like me .
13K+ registants for the webcast ! A Twitter storm (#ACI, #Insieme) Over 4000 mentions in a few hours ! A blog editorial plan including so far more than 10 Cisco blogs, 15 Technology partners blogs , and numerous articles from 3rd party, analysts and journalists – A festival of videos, podcast, broadcast and infographics.
On the top of that I am pleased to welcome Cisco ACI a fast growing and independent LinkedIn group – And I’d like to thank over 5500 professionals who already follow our brand new Cisco Data Center page on LinkedIn !
These series of facts show us how much interest our customers and partners find in this breakthrough vision and products announcement . So I figured out that a “little ” list of what’s available now will not hurt anybody !
This blog is designed to grow over the time thanks to your contribution – So please feel free to post a comment with links (blogs, video, infographics , slideshare deck ) that I could have missed – Or simply tell us what blog(s) or video(s) inspired you the most and why . And don’t hesitate to follow me @drombaut to make sure that I promote your suggestions:)
And ..voila ! First iteration !
John Chambers Transforming I.T. for the Application Economy
Shashi Kiran Redefining the Power of IT with Application centric Infrastructure
Scott Clark Is Your Data Center Ready for ACI Transformation?
Chris Young Security Drives Major Transition in the Network and Data Center
Gary Kinghorn ACI includes Strong Partner Ecosystem for Security and Network services
Joann Starke Automation and Application Centric Infrastructure
Balaji Sivasubramanian Introducing Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS) -Extending Virtual Networking to Applications
Harry Petty Ecosystem for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Tackes Application Agility
Gary Kinghorn Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Application Virtual Switch (AVS)
Ravi Balakrishnan Close Peek at Cisco ACI : Network Abstraction, VXLAN, Programmability
Gary Kinghorn Follow-up Q&A on ACI Methodology and the Pursuit of an Application-Aware Methodology New!
Stephen Speirs The Quickest way to Get Started with ACI New!
CA technologies Andi Mann, Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Dawn of Application Centric Infrastructure for Cloud and Big Data
Citrix Abishek Chauhan, CTO, NetScaler Product Group
When Applications and Network Unite : the Age of Enlightned Infrastructure
Citrix Steve Blacklock, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliance
Cisco Citrix Why is our Partnership so Important
EMC Connie Hastings, Director, Technology Alliance
EMC Cisco Lock Arms to Deliver Next Generation Data Center
Emulex Rick Trujilio, Product Marketing Manager
Propelling Applications Forward with Network Visibility and Agility: Ecosystem Member for Cisco ACI
F5 Lori MacVittie, Senior Product Manager
F5 and Cisco Application-Centric : From Top to Bottom and End to End
Microsoft Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise
Microsoft and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, hello cloud!
Microsoft Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server & System Center
Recap: Cisco & Microsoft at the ACI Launch in NYC
NetApp Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer
Offspring of a Common Vision : Clustered Data ONTAP and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure
NetApp JohnRollason , Director, Products, Solutions & Alliance marketing EMEA
A Vision of Application-Centric, Cloud Integrated Infrastructure
RedHat Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies
Deliver OpenStack Innovation
Splunk Hal Rottenberg, Practice Manager, Datacenter Infrastructure
Cisco is bringing the Network to the Application : What does that mean in Machine Data Terms
Symantec Steve Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer
Cisco & Symantec Put Protection at the Heart of Infrastructure Automation
VCE Trey Layton, Chief Technology Officer
Bringing ACI to VCE Vblock System
Nick Lippis Lippis Report
Cisco’s Nexus 9000 redefines Software Defined Networking
In this week’s Engineers Unplugged, we talk technology from a different angle–community. How can you join your community of peers to learn, grow your career, and stay on top of the latest in this ever-changing tech landscape? Listen in as Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell) and Gurusimran Khalsa (@gurusimran) talk about their experiences as co-hosts on #vBrownBag.
Great tips on how to maximize the time you spend on social media and professional development, there are many ways to give back. This unicorn they drew is not one of them.
One of Winston Churchill’s most memorable war speeches came on 10 November 1942 at the Lord Mayor’s Luncheon at Mansion House in London, in response to the Allied victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein. Churchill stated:
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
My father was always proud that he had taken part in the first battle that changed the tide of World War II. He was 19 years old at time and had been on active duty for only 10 days! He was particularly proud that Churchill had said: “Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat.”
Well, the point of all this is to blow the trumpet for this Manufacturing Industry Blog from Cisco and your group of Industry Gurus. With only a few bloggers and blogging for only a year or so, we managed to achieve several notable awards:
- I, Peter Granger, was proud to accept the “Best Newcomer Blog Award” on behalf of the team – we managed to get folks to stay on our blog longer than any other Cisco blog! A real achievement for the team!
- Andrew Lach, our Blog Admin Manager managed to top the charts of prolific bloggers two months in a row, and became a featured blogger several times.
- The rest of the team, Mark Wylie, Kevin Davenport and Paul Didier, continued to impress the Industry with their thought Leadership.
So, what of the future? Read More »
b) Microsoft Office
c) Cisco Quad
If you chose “c” then go get yourself an ice cream cone! But seriously, Cisco Quad, just like your ice cream cone, is pretty sweet—it’s a powerful enterprise platform that can improve business productivity, and accelerate growth by bringing content, business applications, communications, and enterprise social software into a single, intuitive experience.
So how does it work? Quad is a truly unified communications platform, with blogs and wikis. Users can also schedule meetings and engage in instant messaging, voice, and video communication, as well as manage and share documents.
Ready to leverage Quad at your own office? Right now, partners can take advantage of the QuadNow program, which offers Quad at a significant discount—95% off the list price.
Read on for details on the program, as well as to watch a demo of how Quad works.