Last week during Interop Las Vegas, I was able to witness and participate in all sorts of conversations about virtualization, and its effect on the way we deploy, deliver and consume applications and services.
Virtualization itself is not a new topic, but given the way our environment has been shaping lately, it is becoming more and more relevant. In this new world we all carry multiple devices, we are always on the move, and the definition whether the app we are using is running from the cloud or from our devices is increasingly irrelevant.
Users do not care about the technology, or the role of virtualization or cloud, as long as they have access to the applications and data they need, whenever they need it. We sometimes think the users should care, but in reality, it is IT that should care, and not the users. And that is a big distinction.
This of course is not a surprise, but I perceived a sense of impatience and even annoyance from some of the users that I was able to question about this matter. I got a really clear message that whatever is the future of the desktop–or the workspace as more and more people refer to it, should be delivered to them soon.
As for the important characteristics of this workspace, from the users’ perspective:
- Access to it has to be transparent. They must have an ‘on-demand’ connectivity environment that allows them to have secure access to the data and/or applications they need to complete the tasks at hand, without worrying about authenticating every time, on the device of their choice. Solutions such as Cisco AnyConnect and the Cisco Identity Services Engine provide these capabilities, and clearly there is pent up demand for such a solution deployed broadly across the enterprise.
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Tags: byod, Cisco, collaboration, desktop virtualization, interop, mobility, unified workspace, workspace
Robb and Jimmy Ray on Stage
This was an action packed trip – I love how a final day is never quite as busy and everyone is so much more relaxed.
Three good stories worth covering, the first two on security!
BYOD Security with Bill McGee
Get more info on the Cisco Security BYOD components, one of which I (humbly) recommend is our ‘Fundamentals of ISE’ (The Cisco Identity Services Engine)
Our second story in security is easily one of my favorites and not just because it involves a lot of friend from Austin. Cisco’s Security Intelligence Operations…
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Tags: cisco prime, interop, Interop Las Vegas, security, Security Intelligence Operations (SIO)
For Day 2 we spent more time on stage than in front of the camera but we continued to dig up some very interesting stories, updates and another announcement!
Go here for the Day 1 recap and collection of great (IMHO) video.
Right off the bat – The NetFlow Next Generation Appliance
Jimmy Ray jumped at the chance to talk to Damien Lim about the new NetFlow Generation Appliance. Watch it here then meet scroll on down or make the jump for more videos and links to the details!
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Tags: Energywise, interop, netflow, nexus, Nexus 1000v, TechWiseTV, UPOE, VM-FEX
Greetings from (very) sunny Las Vegas! I am here at the second annual Cloud Carrier Forum (CCF), and this year’s edition really upped the bar for the type of critical and actionable discussions taking place around cloud computing.
We just wrapped up a lively panel discussion on cloud services, and one of the topics that kept popping up was how service providers can best bring their cloud services to market. This actually fits very closely with the theme of my keynote session from this morning, which was titled “Delivering Services in a World of Many Clouds.” You can view the presentation slides below.
As CCF 2012 draws to a close, I want to pause for a moment and try to tie all of today’s information together. I’ll begin with the main concept of my keynote: A World of Many Clouds. Cisco believes Read More »
Tags: Carrier Cloud Forum, CCF, cloud, data center, interop, Service Provider, UCS, unified computing system
Cisco WAAS Wins Best of Interop: Performance Optimization
I’m thrilled to announce Cisco AppNav for Cisco WAAS won the Best of Interop: Performance Optimization award. Cisco AppNav is a virtualization technology that enables customers to deliver high performance applications at scale from the cloud or enterprise data center. IT can use AppNav to address performance challenges created by bring-your-own-device (BYOD), Cloud, and Virtual Desktops. In the next several weeks, we’ll be announcing more details of this and a host of other Cloud Connectors. you can register for the big reveal here
This win is exciting as validation of our continuing commitment to innovation in WAN optimization. This caps off what has been an exciting year for Cisco WAAS and hints at some of the innovative technologies we’re launching in June. Read More »
Tags: best of interop, Borderless Networks, Cisco, integrated services router, interop, virtualization, waas, WAN Optimization