Many of us are at Interop New York this week and we’re very excited. In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg runs the entire city from an iPad. Tablets and smartphones enable new and innovative ways to engage employees, guests and customers; the technology tantalizes with the promise of business transformation. More organizations are allowing mobile and personal devices for work use. But there are also many challenges for IT during these technology transitions. IT is struggling to keep up with the latest mobility trends.
As you know, we first launched Cisco Unified Access about 3 months ago at Cisco Live in San Diego. Now at Interop New York, we are announcing a number of significant enhancements to the Cisco Unified Access solutions. Our enhanced solution enables IT to spend less time running the network and more time collaborating and innovating with the lines of business. If IT organizations want to have a seat at the table and impact the business, a strong and agile IT platform is required, this becomes a business differentiator and will enable business transformation.
This is what Cisco Unified Access is all about – One Policy, One Management, One Network, enabling the IT platform to discover what is possible with the business.
Read the full article at Cisco Unified Access Shines at Interop New York.
Tags: access points, Catalyst switching, Cisco Unified Access, interop, Interop New York, mobility, network management, networking, policy, wireless, wireless LAN controller
Say you were on an advisory board for a city where population growth, traffic congestion, and demand for services (ambulances, police, & firefighters) presented major challenges, what actions would you suggest the city to take? Similarly, say you were managing IT operations for your company, what actions would you put in place to respond to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and the potential impact on your network as users flood it with tons of iPads, Ultrabooks and other personal devices?
Before you rush out of the door to take action, you may want to ask yourself two questions:
– Is my action plan going to deliver a consistent and high quality user experience?
– Is my action plan sustainable, given the demand, available IT headcount and budgetary resources?
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Tags: access points, Aironet, Application Visibility and Control, AVC, byod, Catalyst switching, Cisco Unified Access, High Availability, mobility, network management, Network Resiliency, policy, Security Group Access, SGA, Smart Operations, switching, wireless
Work/life balance. Every company talks about. Some even back up the talk. With dual persona, service providers are at least making it easier to keep one work/life intersection better balanced—your smartphone.
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Tags: bring your own device, byod, dual persona, multiple device, network management
As we’ve been discussing this week, Gartner just came out with their Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant report. If you haven’t had an opportunity to read the report, you should.
We address the subject of the report—the converged wired/wireless network—through a “One Policy, One Management, One Network” approach. “One Management” is made possible with Prime Infrastructure which provides the “best-of-breed” management for end-to-end wired and wireless lifecycle management. That means one place to manage, design, deploy, monitor, optimize, and administer your entire network—regardless of whether the connection is wired or wireless.
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Tags: network management, one management, Prime Infrastructure, wired, wireless
As service providers move to cloud-based services, their IP addressing management system must operate efficiently in the virtualized environment of the cloud. And within the cloud environment, these systems for DHCP, DNS and IP address management must also be fast. For example, many organizations have expressed a concern that poor DHCP performance could be the weak link when thousands of customers come back online after a failure event. If DHCP address requests are handled in a slow or scattered manner, servers will not be able to service all requests in a timely fashion.
Another requirement for IP address management systems is support for IPv6, as the depletion of IPv4 addresses has led to many organizations finding themselves facing a rather accelerated and mandatory migration to IPv6 (read: yesterday’s World IPv6 Launch). While one of IPv6’s promises was the elimination of the need for DHCP, the reality is that centralized network management has made DHCPv6 a necessity. DHCP allows network devices to Read More »
Tags: cisco prime, Cisco Prime Network Registrar, cloud-based services, communications, DHCP, DHCPv6, dns, EANTC, global, independent, IP address management, IPv6, Lightreading, network management, Results, Service Provider, telecom, test, virtualized