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Could Connected Mobile Experiences Save You From Starring In A Horror Movie?

True Story: The night I arrived in Orlando I was exhausted & hungry.  I headed to a neighboring hotel to meet a colleague for dinner, entered the hotel from a side door, and realized I was lost.  The <REDACTED> hotel and conference center had electronic maps on the walls, but they were poorly done (that’s my story) and it took about 20 minutes to find my way out of the maze. Realizing I had gone in a loop amid abandoned conference rooms was the low point.  As much as I love that potential setup for a horror movie (She thought she’d visit a friend, but never suspected the grave danger that lurked in that funhouse of hallways in “The Beige Lands of Doom”.  Don’t open Hall A!) I was grumpy by the time I found my friend.  Thankfully, Connected Mobile Experiences could spare people this fate and help them remain pleasant to dine with.  Unfortunatly, it wasn’t there in this scenario and adult beverages were requested by all. Read More »

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Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: Programmability for WAN Networks

In my last two blogs I discussed the challenges Enterprises are facing for their WAN, the differences between Enterprise needs in their LAN and WAN, and how the traditional ONF model for SDN isn’t practical for the Enterprise WAN.  Let’s now look at how the new Cisco ONE Enterprise Architecture can address this.

Cisco ONE Enterprise Network Architecture

The new Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture based on Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) was introduced at InterOp Las Vegas during Rob Soderbery’s keynote, with a deeper dive in a blog by Inbar Lasser-Raab  (shown in Figure 2). Briefly, the 3 layers are similar to SDN Architecture but are also vastly different in the following ways:

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Enterprise Networks: Practical Differences in LAN and WAN SDN Deployments

In my last blog I introduced challenges Enterprises are facing in their WAN deployments and the definition of ONF SDN. While the broad definition of ONF’s SDN architecture implies many theoretical answers to these challenges, we need to be pragmatic. Let’s take a look at the practical differences in LAN and WAN networks that affect how you’d deploy SDN on each.  Read More »

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Enterprise Networks At CiscoLive Video Interviews Continued!

Hi All!  For this video my trusty film crew and I are still here in Orlando for CiscoLive 2013 and got in some great interviews!  In this episode I learn about Smart Connected Vehicles (and why you shouldn’t hack them),  meet with Chris Tillett (@christillett) of Halifax Media Group and find out why the new Cisco ISR 4451-X is the router for him, I get to sit in and program the Delorean time machine we had in our booth, and JOHN CHAMBERS GIVES ME AND MY TRUSTY FILM CREW A THUMBS UP.  Yes, that needed all caps, because it is awesome and I didn’t even realize it until the episode was posted!  Also, I tested the tensile strength of the CiscoLive sign.

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Enterprise Networks at CiscoLive Day1 Recap

Hi Everyone! My trusty film crew and I are here at CiscoLive! Orlando. It has been great so far with the launch of the new Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series, Cisco 4451-X, Cisco ASR 1000-AX, and Sup8E for the Catalyst 4500!  Over the next few days we’ll be doing interviews with some of the awesome people here at Cisco who helped create these technologies, as well as other people doing interesting demos, and some with unique perspectives.

To kick things off, we get a little sittly with the 6800 and I got an interview with Shawn Wargo on what’s exciting about Instant Access.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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