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Cisco Showcases IPv6 Leadership & Announces More Branch Innovations at Interop, Las Vegas

As many of you are aware, this week the Interop tradeshow is taking place in Las Vegas.

Did you know that Cisco is the primary sponsor of the show’s InteropNet?  InteropNet is a world-class, fully IPv6-enabled network powering the 15,000-attendee and 400-exhibitor tradeshow complete with dual-stack IPv6 capabilities to all capable endpoints. This is the first-ever show network to be “dual-stack” with IPv4 and IPv6 running side-by-side and it highlights Cisco’s IPv6 leadership.  For more info on our IPv6 activities, please click here.

In addition, those of you stopping by the Cisco booth (booth 1127) will notice demos of our latest solutions including the new Cisco ISR Cloud Web Security with Cisco ScanSafe solution announced today. This solution seamlessly extends ScanSafe Cloud Web Security to branch offices and provides scalable, centralized Web protection and malware detection on the Cisco ISR G2 branch router and requires no additional hardware.

With this solution, organizations can easily deploy cloud-based Web security and Web usage policies, enabling highly secure local Internet access for all branch offices and users while saving time, money, and resources associated with traditional hardware deployments. The cloud service delivery model and central user account administration also make Cisco ScanSafe easy to deploy, manage and maintain via remote IT staff.

For more information on this plus the rest of today’s news (including mobility updates), please click here.

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Desert Fun: Interop and EMC World

What do you have when you combine over 20,000 IT professionals, the desert and gaming?  No, not 20,000 broke, sweaty nerds…you’ve got two great conferences!  Next week the city on the strip, Las Vegas Nevada, will be the host of Interop and EMC World.   Both events will provide attendees with plenty of updates on the future of networking, storage, compute and of course cloud.  Cisco will be present at both events here are some highlights: Read More »

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When it comes to Mobility, What Are You Waiting For?

The very first mobile call took place in 1973. It wasn’t so much a conversation as a taunt: Dr. Martin Cooper, a former general manager for Motorola, used a portable cell phone to call his chief competitor, Joel Engel, from Bell Laboratories. Engel had introduced cellular communications in 1947, but it was Cooper and Motorola who evolved the technology to the point of mobility. So what was said on that historic mobile call? “Hi Joel – guess where I’m calling from?”

How far we’ve come since then is staggering. Now, not only can we make calls from pretty much anywhere, but the devices have evolved to become powerful mini computers.

As I tweeted recently, Gartner predicts that by 2014, 90 percent of organizations will support business apps on personal devices. And as the Wall Street Journal reported just a few days ago, companies need to think through how they’re going to handle that.

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Deploying IPv6 on InteropNet

Cisco is a primary supplier of the network at Interop Las Vegas this year.

The challenge? Build a high-performance, highly available network that can support both IPv4 and IPv6 end-to-end.  Watch this video to learn how Cisco did it.

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Interop 2011—Join Us!

Tune in for an overview of Cisco’s participation at Interop Las Vegas -- May 8 -- 12: including borderless networks, data center, virtualization, wireless, WAN and more.

To learn more about what you’ll be seeing from Cisco at this year’s Interop Las Vegas, go to www.cisco.com/go/interoplv

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