Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way.
Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Well here we are. We have reached the last Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind of the year. I won’t be back in this Weekly Rewind space until January 10, 2014.
I hope you are all spending time with friends and family during this holiday season, and that you are closing out 2013 in style.
As you can see here, Bruce Klein and Edison Peres wish you the best as we all head into the holiday season. Also, Cisco as a whole wants to thank you for your hard work and commitment. Read More »
Tags: Bruce Klein, Cisco, Cisco Powered, edison peres, partner, partner weekly rewind, Weekly Rewind
I am pleased to announce that Catalyst 6807-XL and 6880-X are shipping now! Launched at Cisco Live Orlando this year, Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are programmable campus backbone switches optimized for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services. They are built for rich 10/40/100G services for BYOD & collaboration, support programmability and simplicity, and have the DNA of Catalyst 6500.
Catalyst 6807-XL is a modular seven-slot switch with up to 880 gigs per slot and 11.4 terabits per second of switching capacity. Catalyst 6880-X is an 80 x 1/10G ports switch in compact form factor with advanced campus services. Catalyst 6800ia is a stackable access switch built for Catalyst Instant Access that started shipping in October.
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Tags: Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800, Catalyst 6807-XL, Catalyst 6880-X, Cisco, Cisco switching, Instant Access
New innovations in mobility are transforming our daily lives and the safety of our loved ones. As the growth of mobility enables more wearable devices and applications that include GPS and Wi-Fi features, it is becoming increasingly easier for parents to remotely monitor their children’s safety while managing their own daily tasks.
Gartner predicts that wearable electronics will be a $10 billion industry. A network is equipped to appropriately scale devices on the network will be essential as the number and types of connected devices increase in an Internet of Everything world. Enterprise networks and service providers must work together to best manage bandwidth and costs associated with network speed.
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Tags: Cisco, mobile, mobility, Sheila Jordan, value at stake, Wearables, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
With the adoption of the Internet of Things and Internet of Everything, advances in mobility and next-generation Wi-Fi are driving faster speeds, higher signal quality and more reliable connectivity, but how are they changing the way we think about mobile security?
As more people connect to both wired and wireless networks via smart phones, tablets and laptops, security will continue to be a top concern. New Wi-Fi models, such as Beamforming and Wi-Fi Direct, are helping drive mobile devices to the faster, more secure 5GHz band, therefore offering secure ways to enable the Internet of Everything to connect more people, processes, data and things.
As mobility trends drive new expectations from networks, a strategic and architectural approach to secure mobility is essential, and next-generation Wi-Fi makes this possible.
Read the full What Next Generation Wi-Fi Could Mean for Secure Mobility blog to learn more.
Tags: 11ac, Cisco, CiscoMobility, connected mobile experiences, future of mobility, mobility, network, security, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
Enterprises have made major investments in video endpoints and continue to do so—with good reason. Would you personally want to attend a two-day strategy meeting via iPhone or Skype? I doubt it. There is a place and a time for room-based systems, and our customers not only understand and appreciate that—they invest accordingly.
At the same time, it is important to note that hardware costs have come down, and new pricing models and financing are available too. Bottom line: our customers can video-enable their organizations or their home offices for remote workers, with a desktop system that delivers a high-quality video experience for as little as $25/month. Customers can also deploy larger integrated systems for a more immersive experience for as low as $350/month. These price points bring boardroom video capabilities to a user spectrum across the company.
With all the talk of clouds and services, we see an even bigger opportunity for customers to get more out of their hardware investments. We are modifying our endpoints to work seamlessly with the collaboration devices people choose to use on their personal time. Case in point: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, collaboration endpoints, financing, intelligent proximity, TelePresence, video