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Cisco ECDS: Making it Easy to Deploy and Manage Enterprise Video

Guest post by Janice Le Litvinoff, General Manager of Cisco’s Digital Media Systems business unit.

IT leaders today are facing a big challenge. How can they best manage the tremendous amounts of video in the enterprise, both employee-generated video content being shared and downloaded among the workforce and live streamed video traveling across their network?

The answer is Cisco’s new family of video delivery products, announced today, called Cisco’s Enterprise Content Delivery System. Cisco’s ECDS optimizes video delivery across an enterprise’s network, enabling companies to deliver the highest-quality live streamed and on-demand video content to their end users anywhere, on any device.

Imagine being able to significantly minimize the impact video has on the network. In the video below, I introduce ECDS and describe how it makes video easier to manage and deliver; removing the headache of deploying video while preserving the high quality video experience for each end user.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31vYL3zsKjI

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Come meet the Enterprise medianet team at Cisco Live 2011 in Las Vegas

If you are at Cisco Live in Las Vegas next week, stop by for a chat with Cisco technology experts on your video & network implementations. The Enterprise medianet team has the expertise and experience to help you evolve your network to support emerging video requirements. Come visit the Medianet booth to see the Enterprise Medianet demos, we will feature demos at the Borderless Network and the Video booths:

Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager (CPCM), which provides support for mediatrace and IPSLA video operations, will also be doing demos at the Cisco Prime and Collaboration booths:

  • TelePresence endpoints being managed – get an  at-a-glance view of the whole video infrastructure, and respond to problems related to video in time
  • Telepresence deployment being managed and monitored with CPCM 1.1.

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SevOne Performance Appliance Solution (SevOne PAS™) supports Cisco Performance Monitor

July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm PST

On May 26th, 2011,  SevOne  successfully completed the interoperability testing with Medianet 2.2 for its product SevOne Performance Appliance Solution (SevOne PASTM)(press announcement) through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network  (CDN) program.

The SevOne team was in our lab in RTP for two days, where they went through intensive test review of their product against a purpose built medianet-enabled network. SevOne PASTM provides support to medianet performance monitor that has been discussed in previous blogs.

 Performance monitor collects performance statistics including loss, delay and jitter at the network elements. This approach provides the most extensive visibility because all the flows between video source and sink must go through the network infrastructure. It also eliminates the need for expensive probes which would lead to increased costs for data collection and operational expense.

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UC Management Anti-Hero

June 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm PST

Laura PowersWelcome to the Shownotes for TechWiseTV 92 -- Unified Communications Management Made Simple.  If you have not seen the show yet -- you can do so by going to http://www.techwisetv.com (please subscribe to our YouTube channel by the way) or, if you are the more ‘reclined’ type like me…keep reading, you will find the show embedded below the fold.

Before I go on -- there are some workshops to check out -- these are the awesome one-on-one interactive opportunities most often hosted by our chief geek Jimmy Ray: Check out ciscoworkshops.com for the latest.

This show has us going into Network Management again which is always of more interest than we initially projected -- and, like we do with all our shows, we made an attempt at a theme…something we felt would resonate with our technically inclined audience.  This is where our ‘anti-hero’ direction came from.  Now why would anyone diss on hero’s?

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ESPN Uses Cisco TelePresence to Connect America’s Youth to Two Proven “Difference Makers”: Joe Paterno & Coach K

In this historic ESPN special, Cisco’s TelePresence will connect the two most successful NCAA coaches to their fans & University from Penn State University, Duke University and back to ESPN’s HQ in Bristol, Connecticut.

Difference Makers

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s Men’s Basketball Coach and Joe Paterno, Penn State’s Football coach will surface the secrets to their success in a 90-minute special June 30, at 6 p.m. EDT called Difference Makers: Life Lessons from Paterno and Krzyzewski.  Paterno and Coach K are the two most successful coaches in their respective NCAA sports.

Difference Makers: Life Lessons from Paterno and Krzyzewski
June 30 – 8pm – 9pm EDT -- ESPN

June 30 – 9pm – 9:30pm EDT – ESPNU

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