Perspectives

April 20, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 2)

Happy with how you go about learning, or wish you could learn more, learn more quickly, and even just do it? Today’s post continues what was begun in the previous post, namely a list of good practices to consider to improve how you go about learning throughout your IT career. The previous post set up […]

April 17, 2015

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Is Your Network Cloud Ready?

Is your network cloud ready? We at NetCraftsmen, a Cisco Gold Partner, are hearing this question more often. Let’s discuss how to tell if your network is cloud ready, and how to get there if you’re not. Even if your organization already has a public cloud presence, I hope you’ll find some ideas in the […]

April 16, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 13. 4G

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about 4G with Cisco Systems Engineer, Cellular Wireless Technology, David Mindel. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Learn about the next round of Cisco Champions nominations. […]

April 14, 2015

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High performance backup storage: Cisco UCS C3160

I don’t know about you, but the thought of using a “server” as a “backup storage” resource may sound a bit odd at first. After this post, you may change your tune. Let’s dig into this a bit. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Cisco UCS Unified Computing line of servers and their associated Fabric […]

April 8, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 12. 802.11ac Wave 2

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Product Marketing Engineer Mark Denny and Cisco Product Marketing Manager Allen Huotari. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SMEs […]

April 6, 2015

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4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 1)

The debate of what we should be learning seems to be a more frequent topic today. For instance, there’s been a long-standing question for each new networker: after learning a little about routing and switching, does a relative newbie dive deep into route/switch? Move on to learn voice? Or security? Data Center? Or for emerging […]

April 3, 2015

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FlexPod for the Future

I’ve been a huge fan of Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod since 2011, when I had the pleasure of working with it for the first time.  We had just gotten two brand new UCS Chassis full of B-Series blades, and I was impressed with how quickly I had them up and running.   I wired up the UCS […]

April 2, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 11. UCS E-Series and the Branch in a Box experience

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about the Cisco UCS E-Series with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Kishan Ramaswamy and Tony Banuelos. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SMEs Kishan Ramaswamy, Cisco […]

March 27, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 10. The Mad Scientists’ Cisco Home Lab

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about Cisco Home Labs with Cisco Education Specialist Charles Stizza. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SMEs Charles Stizza, Cisco Education Specialist Cisco Champion Guest Hosts […]