Traditionally, management software has had to approach the network as a collection of individual devices. This individual device view leads to management software that presents reports and data along device or interface lines. The applications network traversal experience is lost. While the management software could technically perform the correlation, only very few do due to the complexity required. The medianet mediatrace feature allows the operator and the management software to communicate with a set of network nodes represented by a flow. The data is consolidated and organized into a single report by the network and presented to the requestor. This allows the management system to query a set of nodes that it has not discovered, is managing or have direct contact with. Due to the built in correlation of the report mediatrace makes it trivial for the management system to do path analysis and flow analysis.
Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager 1.1 – A visualization and troubleshooting video collaboration management system
CA NetQoS has successfully completed the interoperability testing with Medianet 2.2 for its product CA NetQoS® Unified Communications Monitor 3.2 through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network (CDN) program.
The CA NetQoS team was in our lab in RTP for two days, Read More »
If you are wondering how medianet works in practice and how it can help you with your rich-media deployment, you will love the new Medianet 2.2 Deployment Guide. The medianet team developed this guide focusing on the 4 most common use cases among our customers deploying video:
- Traffic baselining
- Troubleshooting and fault isolation
- Network validation
- Medianet autoconfiguration for digital signage
These just keep getting better! Reminiscent of Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian’s heroics on 24, check out the new animated mini-movie from Cisco in the continuing “Ike” series:
For those who may be unaware of the series, Ike Theodore (IT) Willis is the (mostly) silent IT guy who thwarts theft, fraud, and other calamities in a not-so-smooth fashion. He’s essentially James Bond’s awkward younger cousin who got an engineering degree instead of joining the British Secret Service. He’s a bit of an everyman, and especially relatable for those of us with a love for technology. Read More »
Our neighbors in Palo Alto have been making a lot of noise about the difference in price between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco networking equipment. They’d like customers to believe they can offer similar capabilities to Cisco but at much lower prices—“Cisco for less,” if you will.
Most folks understand that the first part of that claim isn’t true. They’re not Cisco. To start with, when a company spends just 2% of revenues on R&D (as HP does), it isn’t capable of generating the type of innovation that a company spending 13% can (as Cisco does). We explained how Cisco innovation delivers differentiated capabilities when we debunked the myth of the ‘Good Enough’ network.
But some customers still ask me about the price difference—the “for less” part. After all, everyone is looking to cut costs, right?
Tags: beyond tco, borderless network architecture, Borderless Networks, cisco for less, economics of networking, Energywise, good enough network, medianet, prime network management, ross fowler, tco, total cost of ownership, TrustSec, waas, WAN acceleration