Networking as a technology has been around for decades now and most people consider it to be mature with a crawling pace of innovation. But with big market transitions like cloud computing, nothing can be further from the truth as the Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V has proven with its announcement at Cisco Live! – San Diego on June 12th as part of our Cloud Connected Solution launch
If you’re headed for CiscoLive! next week, you need a game plan. There is going to be a lot to see, a lot to do, and a lot to take in – all in under a week. Below, I’ve got a list for you of some of the best technical sessions to check out and some previously-un-published lightening talks to attend -- you’ll be glad you did. This guide is pretty heavy on the Cloud Connected solutions but you can also get some great ideas on how to keep up with preparing your enterprise for BYOD, the latest in security and a fewother important technologies too. If you’re not going to CiscoLive – there are some ways you can play along at home. This might actually be preferable if you like keeping up with the latest news in your PJs.
If you’re headed to CitrixSynergy this week, what do you hope to learn? You already know the big themes in technology these days – bring-your-own-device (BYOD), desktop virtualization, and cloud. What Cisco brings to Synergy are some great talks and demos that will help IT folks turn their VirtuBYODCloud initiatives into investments that will help them deliver flexible, efficient, and secure services to their users. You can also look at CitrixSynergy’s Tips For First-Timers which seems pretty good.
Cisco and Citrix have what some would call a special relationship. At Cisco’s booth [#202 in Moscone West] we’ll have quite a few great lightening talks showcasing how Cisco and Citrix technologies work together – from Optimizing Citrix HDX with Cisco WAAS to Secure Mobility for BYOD without Compromise. Here is the full theater talk schedule:
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.