Fresh Video from the Interop Show Floor in VEGAS!

May 9, 2012 - 0 Comments

Chattin with Prashanth at Interop Vegas

Having a lot of fun this year at Interop 2012. We are shooting and editing in a much tighter workflow so that we can publish these things same day and thank gosh!  The stories are numerous and oh so timely.   Follow along as I attempt to recap our first full day on the show floor.

Meet PAM

Jim Frey recently wrote a white paper called Closing the Loop for Effective Network Operations Management and he stopped by to chat about some of the key points made.

As he describes it: Cisco has developed and introduced Prime Assurance Manager with one essential goal in mind – to provide end-to-end operational monitoring visibility, spanning data center to and through the branch, as a means for facilitating efficient operations and proactively protecting network-delivered applications and network availability, network performance, application performance, and end user experience data across both wired and wireless environments, coupled with troubleshooting and reporting features.

Jim is going to be going even deeper with an hour long seminar on May 15.

My First Cloud

Yair Dolev was our guest for the topic of ‘Intelligent Automation for the Cloud’ now in a cool starter Edition!

 If you want to read a bit more – check out Jason Schroedl’s announcement or Rodrigo Flores opinion as well.

Love that new API smell

Jimmy Ray was so excited to talk about the Gateway Services API with Patty Medberry.

This web-based API brings new applications and services on Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and TDM gatewaysThese applications allow real-time monitoring, control and security of voice traffic traversing the voice network edge, whether via TDM or SIP trunking.

The innovation that come out of this kind of openness is well represented by what SecureLogix has done for example.  Jim Duffy covered this down for Network World.

You’re only limited by your imagination – if your ready for the details, you need to head over to the Cisco Developer Network

Ready for the Cloud?

Prashanth Shenoy chatted with us on two different subjects; the results of the Cloud Survey that was just released.  It actually looks like the information here is really building good momentum for new hardware and software announcements specific to these needed capabilities that will be released in June at CiscoLive.

Jimmy Ray kept Prashanth on the subject of Cloud Readiness as they dove into the key network challenges and requirements for deploying private cloud applications like virtual desktops.  They dove into Citrix-ready WAAS and how Cisco routing infrastructure technologies like Application Visibility and Control and UCS Express for application hosting can help address these challenges.

Dude, Where’s my Internet? 

BYOD is one of the other hot topics throughout the entire show floor this week.  We started our coverage with Network Management. The Cisco Prime family has some skills to brag about in this area. Consulting Engineer Tomer Hagay showed me how we can easily identify who and how users are connected to the network. Using first the ever powerful Cisco Prime NCS (Network Control System)  and then the all important monitoring datail, the incredible visibly we now have through Prime Assurance Manager.   The key for me is how we use these tools to eliminate the hit and miss guesswork that often characterize how we troubleshoot mobile devices and ensure that we have the insight and the tools to go after the right problem, right away.


Be sure and follow our official twitter feed  Jimmy Ray and I try to retweet as much as we can so no harm in following our channels as well.  All the shows are going out as fast as we can compress and upload at

If you are here at the conference – come say hi!


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