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What Would Your Network Look Like if You Could See into the Future?

November 7, 2011 - 0 Comments

Those of us who are science fiction fans—and even some who aren’t—love to speculate about what the future holds for us in terms of technology. What will our lives be like? What will we be able to do then that we can’t do now? What kinds of things will we be using? It’s this forward-looking imagining that really excites me as we consider the possibilities. And that’s why I’m looking forward to my upcoming keynote at the Computer Associates (CA) Conference. I’ll be talking about the here and now, but also taking a peek into the future.

Today’s technology, when managed from an intelligent network, is incredibly powerful, allowing us to get so much more done than ever before, regardless of location or device. Not only that, we’re able to zip effortlessly between our work selves and our personal-life selves—securely and seamlessly. And as a result, businesses are seeing greater productivity and greater opportunity for innovation.

But imagine what things might look like 10 years out. Already, we’re seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to data deluge and device proliferation. Think about it: increasing number of devices means increasing number of applications, which leads to increasing amounts of data.  In fact, just this past week, the online publication PopSci reported on the military’s challenges with data overload. And by no means is this issue limited to the military or public sector alone.

So what’s the answer? There’s no silver bullet, but at the core, there needs to be an intelligent network; one that is designed to handle the increasing volume of video, and device and data proliferation, so that access and experience is secure, reliable, and doesn’t frustrate. But what’s also key, is that the intelligent network lets organizations flex and scale from current needs into the future. And what naturally ties to this is the need for convergence and cloud-based/cloud-supporting services and technologies.

To learn more about all of this and how to plan for the future, please join us at CA. You’ll find Cisco at Booth 410; below is a rundown of sessions you won’t want to miss. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 15 , 11:00 a.m. Delivering Private Cloud Services on the Cisco UCS using CA Automation Solutions (VI002SN),  Jason Shaw, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Tuesday, November 15, 1:15 p.m. Keynote–Cisco Intelligent Network: Your Network as the Innovation Engine for Your Organization, Marie Hattar, VP, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco

Wednesday, November 16, 9:45 a.m. Enhancing Video and Application Experiences with Cisco Medianet (TM100SN), Ulrica de-Fort Menares, Director, Product Management, Cisco

Wednesday, November 16, 2:45 p.m. The Critical Role of Convergence in Data Center Transformation (TD100SN), Ranjit Nayak, Senior Marketing Manager, UCS, Cisco

Wednesday, November 16, 2:45 p.m. Cloud Services Assurance–Driving Cloud Availability & QoS (GN101SN), Tony Meigides, Director, Data Center Cloud Operations Management, Cisco

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