Cloud is one of the big topics at Interop in Las Vegas, and we’re hitting the show floor with an exciting new cloud management solution! If you haven’t already heard, we recently announced the new starter edition of our Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud software.
If your IT department is planning to take the first steps to implement a private cloud – then this is the solution for you. The starter edition offers orchestration and automation software to enable self-service provisioning for both physical and virtual infrastructure, designed for rapid deployment on Cisco UCS and targeted at simple infrastructure-as-a-service use cases. It’s also configurable and upgradeable to help you on your journey to more advanced use cases in a private or hybrid cloud, including support for a heterogeneous IT environment.
The Cisco Intelligent Automation team will be on hand at Interop this week to talk to you about building private clouds with our software:
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Tags: Cisco Events, data center, events, intelligent automation, Intelligent Automation for Cloud, interop, starter edition, Unified Data Center, unified management
Lately, our customers have been expressing interest in a number of cloud topics:
- What are best practices in building a cloud business?
- Enterprise-grade solutions versus best-efforts applications
- Standardization and security
- Connectivity from end-to-end
- Advanced technologies within and between clouds
I’m looking forward to continuing the conversations with cloud service providers next week down in Las Vegas. If you’re coming to Interop, we’re continuing Read More »
Tags: Carrier Cloud Forum, CCF, cloud, data center, interop, Service Provider, UCS, unified computing system
This weekend my little sis and I re-watched Best in Show. This 2000 gem from Christopher Guest is a gentle mocumentary of the personalities you’d find at a dog show. We got some laughs as we watched the dialog between the commentators – one who was supposed to be quite knowledgeable on dogs, and one who was clueless and said things like:
Now tell me, which one of these dogs would you want to have as your wide receiver on your football team?
I especially liked the above because it is pretty random and the response from the other commentator was great. I thought about it this morning since the NFL draft is tonight (go Niners!) and was thinking about Best In Show overall since we have our own competition coming up in a few weeks.
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Tags: cloud, interop, router, virtualization, waas, WAN Optimization
At Cisco, we’ve talked many times before about the exhaustion of IPv4 address space and the need for the industry to adopt IPv6 to support the explosion in the number of people, devices, and web services and enable the continuing growth of the Internet. As you can read in the announcement on our corporate blog, today Cisco joined with other leading industry participants such as AT&T, Google, Facebook, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable to be part of the World IPv6 Launch. This means that by June 6, 2012 all participants will permanently enable IPv6 on their networks and websites.
Since deployment of IPv6 requires an industry-wide response we recently teamed with Excentis to participate in Read More »
Tags: 6rd, cgv6, EuroDOCSIS, Excentis, interop, IPv6, Service Provider, v6 world congress, World IPv6 Day
Observe Cisco medianet in action as you tour Interop's network with conference engineers.
Today was the first day of Interop 2011 in Javits Center in New York City! The event runs until Friday, Oct. 7, with a full schedule. The show floor is open on Wednesday and Thursday with the Cisco booth highlighting a number of medianet technologies.
Performance monitor, which allows for the analysis of voice/video/data traffic on Catalyst 3000 series switches and ISRs (today) just via a software upgrade, will be shown. Additionally, the medianet booth will have a demonstration setup where the Catalyst 3000, using the IPSLA video operations feature, generates synthetic video traffic that stresses the network in the same way as a variety of video endpoints. In keeping with the IPv6 theme of Interop this year we’ll also have IPv6-enabled video endpoints. In fact, we’ll be showing IPv6 to IPv4 interoperability. Stop by and say hi! Read More »
Tags: Cisco prime collaboration manager, interop, IPSLA VO, IPv6, medianet, mediatrace, performance monitor