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Routing and Switching Newsletter for December

December 14, 2009 - 1 Comment

Great collection of news and announcements we all need for Cisco Routing and Switching.  Down below the fold here you will find the compilation of stuff you get with a subscription to their newsletter if you don’t already get it.

Just to make sure we are all speaking the same language – For those of you keeping track of Cisco’s marketing terminology, the technology formerly (but still really…) known as Routing, Switching, Security and Mobility are now re-organized within Cisco as our Borderless Networks.   We have been doing TechWiseTV shows on these topics for years of course…but we have adapted of course and done a number of GREAT ‘borderless’ shows as well.  In fact…

Coming Up: Non-Stop Networking for the Always on Business, will air live on December 17.  This show features an inside out look to engineering resilience: 

  • Core Layer: Virtual Switching on the Cisco Catalyst 6500
  • Distribution Layer: Nonstop Processing with the Cisco Catalyst
  • Access Layer: Self-Healing Wireless
  • Branch Layer: Dynamic Multipoint VPN
  • Don’t miss the other Borderless Shows available to watch right now!

    Routers Are Dead. Long Live the Router!

    Unlocking the Full Potential of Cisco Catalyst Switches

    Survival Guide: Securing Networks Without Borders

    Bonus Trivia…What ‘other’ series of shows is hosted by the TechWiseTV Borderless Host (ess)?


    Jennifer Geisler with her ‘Fact or Fiction’ Series!

    And now, back the December Newsletter:

    New Products and Features

    Power over Ethernet Support for New Cisco IP Phones

    Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches support 30 watts (W) of Power over Ethernet (PoE) for new Cisco Unified IP Phones 9900 and 8900 Series. Learn more.


    Support High-Density PoE Deployments

    Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switch power supplies and line cards WS-X4648-RJ45V+E and WS-X4548-RJ45V+ enhance investment protection and return on investment by providing 30W power to end-user devices. Read IEEE 802.3at standard.


    Unlock the Potential of Multicast Networks

    Innovative new IP multicast features introduced in Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)M can unlock the potential of multicast networks. Read more.


    Provide High-Performance Monitoring for Next-Generation Networks

    Cisco NAM 2200 Series Appliances offer comprehensive network visibility to help ensure effective application delivery (5:45 min.). Watch video data sheet.


    Use Enhancements in Operational Simplicity

    Experience greater consistency in services delivery through new innovations in Cisco IOS Software Release 15, which enables the Cisco ISR G2. Visit website.


    Now Shipping, Enhanced Protection for Small or Branch Offices

    The newest intrusion prevention system (IPS) card for the Cisco ASA 5505, the AIP SSC-5, helps block threats and network attacks, including worms, Trojans, viruses, and attacks against operating system and application vulnerabilities. Read product bulletin.


    Borderless Networks Resources


    What Is Your View of Borderless Networks?

    Log in to NetworkWorld’s Masters of Borderless Networks blog and ask a question or give your opinion. Robin Gareiss of Nemertes Research covers the latest trends and news.

    Visit blog.


    Delivering the New Workspace Experience

    Borderless Networks, a Cisco next-generation architecture, deliver the new workspace experience, connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource securely, reliably, and seamlessly. Visit website.


    Standardize on Strategic Vendors

    Learn why mixed-vendor networks will cost you more. Read Lippis Report.


    Manage and Control Your Network

    Prepare your enterprise for the future with a flexible foundation network.

    Read IDC white paper.


    Learn More About Cisco Security Management

    Did you miss the NetPro Ask the Expert event for security management? Find out what questions were asked by your peers and get the answers provided by Cisco subject matter experts. View NetPro discussions.


    Unleash the Power of Embedded Cisco IOS Software Programmability

    Find hidden gems in Cisco IOS Software and adapt your network devices to best fit your business needs (7 min.). Listen to podcast.


    Reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Increase Business Agility

    The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount Servers increase customer choice with unique benefits in a familiar rack-mount package. Learn more.


    Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide

    PDF and HTML versions of the September 2009 edition of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide will be available starting December 14, 2009 at no charge. Access now.


    New Routing Resources


    Transform Your Branch Experience

    Cisco ISR G2 delivers a new borderless workspace experience through service virtualization, video-ready capabilities, and operational excellence. Visit website.


    Interactive Model of the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Router

    Turn, move, measure, and zoom in on the front and rear views of the Cisco 3900 Series Router, the Services Ready Engine (SRE), the Services Performance Engine (SPE), and the network module and adapter. View interactive model.


    Models Comparison, Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

    The Cisco ASR 1000 Series is the network platform to transform your business by delivering high-performance integration of network and applications. Compare models.


    New Switching Resources

     Expand Your Business Reach Beyond Borders

    Cisco Catalyst edge switches can help increase productivity, provide business agility, and lower operating cost. Learn more.


    Can the Network Create Growth for Digital Media Companies?

    Jennifer Geisler and Dan Scheinman talk about using the network and the Cisco Eos Platform to create engaging and active communities and deliver new experiences to fans (5 min.). Watch video.


    Quickly Identify Which Cisco Catalyst Switch Is Right for You

    Save time with the Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio poster, a 3-foot by 2-foot printed quick reference tool that includes model, description, and order codes.

    Download the PDF.


    University Builds More Secure, Collaborative Campus

    Find out how Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches help faculty, students, and researchers at this Canadian university work better together. Read case study.


    News and Updates

     What Comes to Mind When You Think of Borderless Networks? Interop New York attendees offer their opinions, and Cisco makes Marie Hattar’s recorded keynote available via registration link. Read more.

    Accelerate the Journey to Private Cloud Computing The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, formed jointly by Cisco and EMC with VMware, represents an unprecedented level of collaboration in development, services, and partner enablement. Learn more. How Can You Provide Pervasive Virtualization and Private Clouds? Cisco, EMC, and VMware CEOs explain the need for the Virtual Computing Environment coalition (3 min.). View now. Global Design and Engineering Firm Empowers Remote Workforce Mentor Graphics, a leading provider of software and services for designers of microchips and electronics components, supports thousands of employees at remote offices and on-site customer locations worldwide. Read case study.



    IPv6 Live Ask the Expert Event, December 9, 10 a.m. Pacific Time

    Join Cisco expert Harold Ritter as he provides a technology update, shows best practices, and addresses how to deploy IPv6 in a service provider environment to cope with growing demand. Register now.


    NetworkWorld IT Roadmap Conference: San Francisco, December 10

    Attend this free, one-day event that focuses on 10 important topics in IT today. Hear Cisco experts speak in the special executive keynote and unified communications, security, and green IT tracks. Register now.


    A Technical View of the New Cisco ISR G2 Platform

    Join Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he hosts Cisco ISR G2 Routing Specialist Matt Lambert for this Technology Design Workshop. Watch this episode.


    Going Beyond DHCP Option 82 for Wired Location Services

    Join TechWiseTV’s Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he builds out a network based on the Network Mobility Service Protocol. Watch this episode.


    Borderless Networks Experience: The World Is Your Workspace

    See business innovation in action as Cisco customers and executives discuss how borderless networks enable greater productivity, collaboration, and efficiency.

    View event archive.


    Cisco Technical Days Seminar Materials

    Learn how to use Cisco’s advanced technologies to meet your business needs. Many Borderless Networks resources are listed here in this popular seminar archive.

    Review now.


    Cisco Knowledge Network

    Need a technology deep-dive? This monthly series of 1-hour to 2-hour webcasts explores design, architecture, and best practices. Review calendar.


    Preregistration Open for Networkers and Cisco Live 2010

    It’s never too early to save your spot at Cisco Live 2010, the industry’s premier education and training event for IT, networking, and communications professionals. June 27 to July 1 in Las Vegas. Register today.


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