Last year, it was my first time attending Enterprise Connect. It was exciting to share with customers for the first time how the network played a significant role in ensuring a successful video deployment. This year, we had the opportunity to demonstrate how troubleshooting could be greatly simplified with Cisco Medianet Media Monitoring capabilities embedded into endpoints and the network using Cisco Prime Collaboration. We also demonstrated how Cisco Medianet capabilities allow customers to effectively do more with the current network. For example, Cisco Jabber running on a laptop conveys information to a set of network nodes. The network, in turn, routes the traffic based on the information provided by Cisco Jabber and in this case the policy is to route desktop traffic over the backup link which is normally idle. This way, customers can maximize all existing network resources and delay expensive bandwidth upgrades while protecting business critical traffic from desktop video. Customers responded positively to the demos.
The hot topic was definitely WebRTC along with mobile, cloud, BYOD and video. Cisco made a few key announcements. From a medianet perspective, we have expanded our portfolio of medianet-enabled products to include Cisco Jabber, Cisco TelePresence endpoints, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and the ASR 9000 series. Check out an article that highlights how an intelligent network improves collaboration experience. http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/unified_communications/cisco-improves-collaboration-with-network-intelligence.html