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March 30, 2011 at 8:09 am PST

Early Mobility

Networking is a lot like life. For example; remember your first stereo and how great it sounded out of the box?   Oh yeah! Tunes jamming and you added +5 to your cool points. But after a few weeks you find yourself looking at other models with “new features”.

Now remember the first Virtual Switching System? A prized center piece of any network design for sure. Then as time passed we wondered; “If it could only have quad Supervisor support”.

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Optimize the Data Center

March 3, 2011 at 11:30 am PST

CiscoLive London was an incredible trip and gosh it was only 30 days ago – our first little project out of that voyage is TechWiseTV85 our latest episode on Data Center technologies.  Data Center Optimization: The Next Stage is now available for your viewing pleasure in our ‘still has that new website smell’ environment we affectionately call the CVC (Cisco Virtual Connection).

This show was another exercise in self-restraint as the DC team had brought out an amazing selection – if we were hoping that a global show would mean a smaller show…we were out of luck.

So how to narrow it down?

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Announcing Cisco’s Compact Series (C-Series) Switches: More switching innovations to help customers deliver network services outside the wiring closet

Today, Cisco introduced the Cisco® Catalyst® 3560-C and Catalyst® 2960-C Compact Series (C-Series) switches. With these switches, Cisco continues to deliver on its commitment to innovation in its core technologies.

These C-Series switches are aimed at helping customers deliver network services in locations that pose unique wiring, space or power challenges which would otherwise require disruption of business operations.

Another industry-first: Power over Ethernet (PoE) pass-through technology
With Cisco’s industry-first Power over Ethernet (PoE) pass-through capability, the C-Series Switches eliminate the need for power outlets and dramatically reduce cabling complexities and overall infrastructure requirements.  PoE pass-through technology powers IP devices in locations without access to power outlets.  Cisco C-Series Switches can draw power from an upstream (PoE+/PoE-capable) switch or a router in the wiring closet, to power itself and to drive power downstream to the IP devices connected to it.

Cisco EnergyWise gives the switches the capability to monitor, manage, and reduce energy consumption of the devices connected to the switch.  Devices can be turned off and powered down when they are not needed, allowing businesses to generate additional cost savings.

Other key features of the C-Series Switches include:
- Simple Setup and Unified Network Management > Including Cisco Catalyst Smart Operations for “zero touch” setup and quick troubleshooting and Cisco Auto SmartPorts for automatically configuring the switch based on type of devices that connect to it.
- Unparalleled Security with Cisco Trustsec >
For more info on Cisco Trustsec, please click here.
- Dramatically reduced cabling costs and flexible device placement >
The C-Series Switches do not require expensive individual cable drops and can be deployed up to 100m away from the wiring closet. The flexible device placement makes them particularly suited to non-traditional networking environments and their sleek, fanless design makes them a good fit for locations including check-out kiosks in retail stores.

For full details on today’s announcement, please click here. For more information on Borderless Networks, please visit the site here.

I welcome your feedback and comments on this announcement.

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New Borderless Technologies

November 3, 2010 at 7:20 am PST

Hardev Singh and the new Sup6E

Welcome to the technology grab-bag…we have a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone I think -- bottom line -- the hits keep coming!  Tons of huge stuff from our Borderless Team that we have the privilege of breaking down for you…but you gotta watch the show.  In a nutshell:  Catalyst 4500, New SUPS, Old SUPS with new Skills….plus the 800 series ISRs, Fire and Forget security now available on your iPhone with AnyConnect, AND UCS Express….(Cisco data center mojo now available in snack size…)

So how do we cover so much in a single show?

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Flexible Netflow

October 10, 2010 at 6:42 am PST

New podcast released on one of the newer enhancements you will want in your tool bag, Flexible NetFlow!

NetFlow has long been the gold standard for monitoring network traffic flows.  New enhancements, including the IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) standard, have improved the process.

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