Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Cisco Collaboration Summit Next Week
The 8th annual Cisco Collaboration Summit kicks off next week in San Francisco. You can follow live as Rowan Trollope, SVP/GM Cisco Collaboration Technology Group, will be discussing the latest updates to Cisco’s Collaboration strategy.
You can always expect something new to be announced here and I highly advise watching live on Tuesday to catch the latest Collaboration news right when it’s delivered on stage. Also, login to Twitter and join the social conversation using the event hashtag #csummit.
And be sure to check back right here next week on the partner blog for more from Collaboration Summit!
In the Channels News
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Tags: Cisco ACI, collaboration, collaboration summit, csummit, Rowan Trollope, SDN, Weekly Rewind
This past week I attended the 2015 Gartner Data Center Conference in London. This is always a great conference to learn from, although it always pays to look out for some of the hype too. There were key note presentations from the sprinter Michael Johnson and from previous UK government Vince Cable, which presented a rather concerning potential scenario of how the economies of the UK and Europe could evolve over the next few years. The IT topics covered ranges from Bi-modal IT to DevOps to Software Asset Management (SAM) to SDN to Cloud and IT Operations Management (ITOM). Here are some of my key learnings, in this “part 1”, comprising a few observations, and a sceptical view of some of the hype that I came across.
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Tags: #CiscoACI, ACI, applications, architectural approach, bimodal IT, cloud, Cloud Consumption Services, gartner data center conference, resilience, SDN, Shadow IT, software asset management
We shared our vision for the future of networking over a year and a half ago.
Today, we continue to execute on our vision and strategy. Our customers and partners continue to derive the value of these innovations to the fullest potential.
We are extending our leadership in SDN with the most complete solution portfolio today, driving choice in automation and programmability for our customers. Solutions based on open APIs, standards and a broad ecosystem for three approaches: programmable networks, programmable fabrics and a turnkey approach with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
Cisco ACI continues its focus on three primary areas: (1) automation through policy; (2) consistent support for physical, virtual and containers; and (3) open, standards-based with embedded security. Add a centralized pane of management, scale, and a broad and deep ecosystem, and you have 1100+ satisfied customers, and the 2015 Best of Interop in SDN category (my sales plug…).
The future of networking is here. We’ve created an infrastructure that is hypervisor agnostic, with the most advanced security enforcement capabilities on the market today. Manage your entire fabric with a familiar user interface. And manage policy across any endpoint group – physical, virtual, and containers with a consistent security posture.
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Tags: #CiscoACI, #ciscodatacenter, ACI, Cisco, cloud, data center, SDN
We can’t express how excited we were when Cisco was asked to sponsor and participate in an independent event, hosted by Tech Field Day, which invited experts from NetFlix, Google, eBay, and SignalFX to discuss the technical challenges some of these web scale providers face and the innovations they have helped drive in the industry to answer those challenges. Although, the major focus of the event was on telemetry, they discussed various aspects of scale, management and operational efficiency in their environments. If learning from the industry leaders interests you – continue reading!
Tech Field Day invited six speakers to the event. The speakers presented to a delegate panel of independent industry veterans and bloggers who are respected names in the industry. During the session Read More »
Tags: 3rd party applications, IOS XR, netconf, open network, OpenConfig, SDN, service_providers, snmp, Software Innovations, tech field day, telemetry, web scale
ITD and RISE are now part of CCIE Data Center:
Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is a hardware based multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancing, traffic steering and services insertion solution on the Nexus 5k/6k/7k/9k series of switches.
||Written Exam (%)
||Lab Exam (%)
|1.0 Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
|2.0 Cisco Data Center Network Services
|2.1 Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection
- 2.1.a Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection for example LB, vPATH, ITD, RISE
2.2 Design, Implement and Troubleshoot network services
- 2.2.a Design, Implement and Troubleshoot network services for example policy drivenL4-L7 services
|3.0 Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
|4.0 Data Center Automation and Orchestration
|5.0 Data Center Fabric Infrastructure
|6.0 Evolving Technologies
To learn about RISE (Remote Integrated Services Engine), please see: http://www.cisco.com/go/rise
To learn about ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director), please see: http://www.cisco.com/go/itd
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