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Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series Final Blog, The Cloud Intelligent Network in Local Government and the Series in Review

By Brenda Germundson and Stacey Cannon

In wrapping up the series, we wanted to show you a specific example of how a cloud solution can be used in local government. The example in the video below will walk you through a local government scenario and demonstrate how cloud capabilities can enable agencies to improve agility and performance, increase operational efficiencies to reduce costs, and enhance on-demand citizen services, among other things.

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A new wave of Cisco Cloud Connectors Further Accelerates Adoption of Cloud Services

In my previous blog I introduced the concept of Cisco Cloud Connectors, which help enhance cloud services for customers and partners, and listed the latest Cisco Cloud Connectors.

Today I am excited to share the next round of Cisco Cloud Connectors developed with third-parties and just announced at Cisco Live London! These Cisco Cloud Connectors expand further into a broad set of cloud-based applications and were developed by a growing list of third party partners. These new Cisco Cloud Connectors help address pain points in various domains such as storage, hospitality, security, VDI, identity, shipping and digital signage. Read More »

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Bringing Data Center Class Compute Infrastructure to the Branch

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Today’s guest article is from Vidya Venkat, Product Manager in SRG for the UCS E-Series.  Vidya describes how UCS E-Series helps our customers deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with optimal user experience and performance.

The main branch office trend today, and really for the past 5 years, has been application and infrastructure centralization.  Applications and services have been moving from the branch office to the data center, or the Cloud, and are being delivered over the WAN or the Internet.  As a result, the branch office infrastructure -- servers, storage devices, infrastructure software, and other components -- are being displaced by much more optimized infrastructure in the data center.

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Webinar This Tuesday: Conquer the Cloud Part 2

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Are you moving your apps to the cloud? What will the impact be on your network resources? How will you provide a consistent user experience?  These are some of the questions we’ll be discussing this Tuesday, October 16, in part 2 of our webinar series, Conquer the Cloud.  This specific webinar focuses on a topic that has been in the news a lot lately -- Optimizing Application Performance from Branch-to-Cloud. 

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The Cloud and Your Network – Is There a Gap?

Cloud computing is coming, and we’re seeing businesses migrating to cloud services very quickly – Gartner expects 60% of enterprises will have migrated branch office services to the cloud or virtualized servers by 2015 (Gartner Analyst Review, February 2012). Yet, oddly enough, many businesses have done relatively little to prepare their existing network infrastructure for the inevitable transformation – despite the fact the network remains the critical path between their users and the cloud services they need to get their job done.

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