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Cisco UPOE and the Art of Saving 2x the Power Output of Hoover Dam [Infographic]

November 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm PST

When someone mentions Power over Ethernet (PoE), what comes to your mind? If you are in IT, you may think about powering IP phones and wireless access points over the network. However, did you know that you can now power a whole new range of devices over the network with Cisco UPOE, including virtual desktop terminals, IP Turrets for financial trading, compact switches, personal telepresence systems, and more?

But how is this connected to saving energy? Read More »

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What Can 60 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Per Port Do For You?

October 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm PST

I recently spoke with Nick Lippis of the Lippis report about Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE). In a 12-minute podcast, we reviewed uses cases, a customer example, and the benefits of Cisco UPOE. Read More »

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TechWiseTV Workshop: Unleash the Power in Your Network with UPOE

October 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm PST

Visit Cisco Live Virtual on Wednesday, October 12th at 10am Pacific to view the live TechWiseTV Workshop “Unleash the Power in Your Network with UPOE”. Join Cisco’s TechWiseTV Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he hosts one of our favorite guests Nikhil Sharma, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, and a panel of Universal Power Over Ethernet experts. We’ll dive into what UPOE is and is not, go through the CDP and LLDP TLV’s to see how power is delivered, and look at various design innovations the 60W enables on the network. Ready to get rid of all those cables on your users desktops? Join us in the UPOE revolution! Bring your questions for live Q&A. Access is free. Attendees to Cisco Live Virtual can access over 1,600 keynotes, super sessions and technical sessions, as well as network with peers, visit our World of Solutions, and play games.

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 17:00 GMT
Register and calendar reminder: http://bit.ly/CLtwTV

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Cisco UPOE at Interop New York

October 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm PST

Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) can power a wide range of devices resiliently over the network with 60-watts of power per port. We showed a few of these devices getting powered through UPOE at Interop. Customers looking to deploy virtual desktops were impressed with the fact that they don’t have to pull 110/220V circuits for new campuses. Here is a short video of me walking through the demos at the show.

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All the Week’s Networking News That’s Fit to Blog

October 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm PST

Everyone looks forward to Friday: it’s the end of the workweek afterall! We get to enjoy dinners out with friends and family, head to the pub, go out dancing, or just have a quiet night at home with a bottle of wine and a movie.

While I definitely look forward to many of those things, too, another thing that caps off the week nicely is to catch up on all of the interesting technology news that took place. This week, Cisco had two networking announcements: one on the Cisco WAAS portfolio and the other regarding everyone’s favorite switch (Catalyst).

Let’s take a closer look at some of this week’s news highlights:

WAAS Up?

Always on top of the latest channel news, the VAR Guy covered the Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) portfolio updates. In his blog, he wrote that these appliances are designed to improve application performance and user experience for those bandwidth-intensive applications such as VDI, video at the desktop, and cloud services.

They also offer some major zip: five times the bandwidth, not to mention support for up to three times as many users than the first generation of WAN optimization appliances.

Our friends at TechWise TV created a video to provide an overview of WAAS:

And, keep reading for the latest in switching news… Read More »

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