Usually at shows like Interop Las Vegas 2013, attendees wander around the show floor looking at all the new products that are coming out from vendors. Now it is always exciting to see the latest and greatest technology coming out, but very often there is so much information to consume it is difficult to envision how these new products will solve problems that IT organizations are facing today.
Cisco is taking a different approach at Interop this year. In the Cisco booth there are a number of demo stations including the traditional new product demos, ask the experts stations, trivia games and many more, but in addition there are two unique demos the “Your NOC Your Way” Demo and the Unified Access Experience Demo that take a solution perspective to addressing top IT concerns.
1. The “Your NOC Your Way” Demo
This unique demo focuses on how Cisco solutions can aid in addressing the top concerns of network operations managers. Read More »
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Often we focus on the challenges associated with IT with little consideration of the end user viewpoint. In Cisco’s Work Your Way Global Study, completed in January of 2013, we polled over 1300 IT professionals and business-focused end users around the globe to investigate how BYOD is not only affecting IT, but how the challenges directly impact the end user experience. We were curious to compare and contrast the different viewpoints to understand if the difficulties IT was facing had an impact on how end users get their devices on the network, access business applications and perform day-to-day activities on the move. Check out the Borderless Blog to see our awesome infographic!
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A quick note to make sure that you don’t miss the last weekly leg of this 6 weeks contest -
Last week on November 1st was a big milestone for our customers with the announcement of Cisco UCS Central - I hope you has a chance to check the blogs on this topic , including the analysis of partners bloggers. Check here you will find all the clues you need to answer the questions and get a chance to win the iPAD .
So naturally our questions are about UCS and UCS Central.
To enter the contest and answer the 5 easy questions with multiple choices, just go to http://www.Facebook.com/ciscodc and click on the tab “win an iPad !”
Here is one additional clue : To answer the question number 2 about cost avoidance, you definitely want to discover our UCS TCO tool
Just a quick reminder of how this contest works :
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As a quick reminder , to participate to this 6 weeks challenge and have a chance to win every week a new iPAD , you want to visit our Facebook page. The questions are submitted on Sunday midnight PST, and answers have to be provided at the end of the week . Participation is easy and fun and allow you to collect points to compete for the highest IQ score. This best Unified Data Center “brain” will be the winner of the Grand Prize (valued US $2000). Every week-end , you can answer bonus questions, which give you additional points to catch up for the Grand Prize
Just a quick note today to share with our numerous participants to the contest that this week challenge will be extended to Friday midnight PST (instead of Friday noon) due to an outage on Monday , which impacted the access to the questions most of the day .
It’s a pleasure to introduce to you our last week winner Trevor Roberts Jr. (@VMtrooper)
Trevor is a 15-year veteran of the IT industry. As an Architect for VCE, he helps customers see the value of Cisco Data Center Solutions for Virtualization and Cloud Deployments.
Trevor believes the programmability of the Cisco UCS platform, especially, facilitates DevOps personnel realizing automation and orchestration goals that are challenging to achieve on other platforms. This versatility allows IT departments and businesses to respond much quicker to customer demands. Further, Trevor is excited to see how Cisco’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) initiatives will spur the next evolution of Data Center Automation.
In his free time, Trevor enjoys travelling and blogging about applications of Cisco UCS and Nexus 1000V for Cloud at www.VMTrooper.com
If you haven’t entered the contest this week in answering the questions on virtualization it’s your opportunity to shine and win a new iPAD.
The questions as usual are pretty easy with multiple choice -- You just need one correct answer to be eligible to win the weekly prize -- Check out -- If you know one answer you’d better go right away to Facebook to fill the form -- All what we need is your e-mail address and your choices
- Part of the Cisco multi-hypervisor strategy for Cisco Nexus 1000V , which solution is currently in beta?
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on the Citrix XenServer virtualization platform
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on Microsoft Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) open source hypervisor for Linux
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on the VMware vSphere hypervisor
- Which Citrix solution Cisco will include in its “Cloud Network Services” portfolio
- High-performance NetScaler MPX appliances
- Multi-tenant NetScaler SDX platforms
- Software-based NetScaler VPX virtual appliances
- All of the above
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Following on the success of the first Borderless Challenge, today Cisco launches a new contest. Running from January 25th thru February 17th, this new challenge will demonstrate how to effectively deploy cloud services and deliver high-quality video from anywhere in the network.
Register to participate and you could win a trip to Hawaii or a Flip video camera.
Here’s Marie Hattar, Vice President of Borderless Networks Marketing, to talk about this exciting new contest.
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