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Plugfest Updates (MSP CDN)

We came together at ASIS, September 2012 in Philadelphia and made good progress with Plugfest – The Media Services Proxy (MSP) CDN program for validating the interoperability of your IP Surveillance cameras with the Cisco Network. We shared with you the capabilities of MSP, the value it can bring for you, and had a live lab where we tested (plug-and-play) your cameras with the MSP software at the event.

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Since then we have been working with many of you on getting you on boarded with the CDN program so you could be our official partners, and have also been working on analyzing the lab data we gathered at ASIS.

We will be at ISC West 2013 to share our progress and next steps with you. I take great pleasure in inviting you to our sessions at ISC West –

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First Set of Partners to Pass Interoperability and Verification Testing for the Cisco Medianet MSP CDN Program!

There has been a lot of good progress after the Plugfest launch for Media Services Proxy (MSP) at the ASIS (for IP Surveillance) in September 2012. The Plugfest was very well received by many IP Surveillance camera vendors, and the feedback has been very positive on why and how MSP is very useful for IP surveillance deployments. We have continued to engage with quite a few partners we met at the Plugfest to make sure we build on this partnership.

I am delighted to announce that the following partners have successfully completed the Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT) as part of the MSP CDN program:

  • Flir Systems (Model: F-316)
  • Hikvision (Model: ds-2cd754)
  • Panasonic (Model: wv-sp509)
  • Schneider Electric – Pelco Cameras by Schneider Electric (Model: IXE10LW)

These are our first set of partners to have been validated against Cisco Medianet’s MSP capabilities, which makes deployment and operations of these IP surveillance cameras simpler and effective on a Cisco network. We are working with the other partners and hope to provide updates very soon!

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Get more productive and have some fun – The new Cisco Enterprise Networks App

qrcode_EntAppI often find myself with colleagues and friends having an app discussion that at times feels like an exciting discovery session and other times feels like an “app showdown”. It’s either a case of “Wow, that’s cool”, or “My apps are better than yours”. I prefer the former discussion to the latter, because in the end we can all benefit from learning about new ways and new tools to make our day more productive, or our lives easier, or just a lot more fun!

Well, here’s an app that accomplishes all three of those goals – the new Cisco Enterprise Networks App. It will help you be more productive, because if you are interested in The Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network (CIN) and/or Cisco Unified Access (UA), you can focus on just those -- in one convenient place.  Download it, and you’ll be able to access the latest CIN and UA videos, presentations, and product information and Cisco technology innovations as well as access to our social media channels. That’s bound to make your life a little easier! Read More »

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ActionPacked! Networks Completes Interoperability Verification and Testing of the Live Action Software!

We are excited to announce that ActionPacked! Networks successfully completed interoperability verification and testing of LiveAction for the MSI management CDN program. This makes them the first management partner to support the MSI’s REST-based management interface (v3.1). This support gives LiveAction the ability to monitor and troubleshoot issues on any MSI enabled endpoint. LiveAction supports both certificate-based and username/password based authentication to MSI-enabled endpoints.

LiveAction is also a Medianet Systems Management CDN partner supporting Medianet capabilities on the network elements. With their current enhancements to support the MSI management interface, LiveAction becomes one of the first products to support Medianet capabilities on endpoints as well as the network.

This successful IVT also underlines the fact that Medianet is based on open standards and was designed from the start to be an open, interoperable architecture.

A few additional highlights on LiveAction:

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Journey to “Self-Healing” Enterprise Networks continued…

Last month in my blog Journey to “Self-Healing” Enterprise Networks, we discussed reasons why IT process automation solutions for network domain has not fulfilled its promise. Today we will first reason of the two – “Need for out-of-the-box workflow templates for rapid development of network operation process automation for quick-wins”.

In today’s high performance distributed environment, network is vital to maintaining an efficient business. Efficient, scalable and stable network environment requires time and resources from the organization. Information Technology (IT) environments encompass multiple advanced network technologies that include security and wireless for borderless networks, video systems for unified communications, and storage and virtualization management for flexible deployments.

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