Perspectives

March 27, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

A Unified Platform Beyond only Cloud as Driver for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been among us for a while, but in recent years we have seen a change in scale, in part due to cheaper sensors that are emerging. Cities are deploying sensors to improve the quality of life for their citizens, while factories are connecting more and more machines and collecting […]

March 26, 2015

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Building an IoT Company in Europe

Building an IoT company is a great opportunity to work on things you have never done before.  Here is a list of my conclusions with brief anecdotes about the difficulties of building az IoT company. Choose the size of your funding need wisely When we started, our pre-seed angel investor suggested to close an angel […]

March 25, 2015

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IoT, from Cloud to Fog Computing

Introduction Nowadays, there are billions of devices connected to the Internet, and this has led to some advances in the Electronics and Telecommunication technology developments in recent years which resulted in various kinds of very powerful devices with communication and networking capabilities that have attracted the industries to adopt this technology into their daily business […]

March 12, 2015

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A Summary of Cisco VXLAN Control Planes: Multicast, Unicast, MP-BGP EVPN

With the adoption of overlay networks as the standard deployment for multi-tenant network, Layer2 over Layer3 protocols have been the favorite among network engineers. One of the Layer2 over Layer3 (or Layer2 over UDP) protocols adopted by the industry is VXLAN. Now, as with any other overlay network protocol, its scalability is tied into how […]

March 11, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 9. Collaboration: Cisco Unity Connection

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about Collaboration and Cisco Unity Connection with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Chris Ward and Chris Barlow. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SMEs Chris Ward, Cisco […]

March 10, 2015

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Why Network Design in the Modern Era Has Kept Me from Retirement

In youth-oriented Silicon Valley, it’s risky to mention this, but I’ve been around for a long time. In fact, in theory I could retire! I already moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest where the cost of living is low, and I could spend my days hiking in the mountains. But actually I […]

March 6, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 8. ACI with @Malhoit

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about ACI with Cisco Technology...

March 5, 2015

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Plan to Be Secure; Secure to Your Plan

The routine goes something like this. First a breach of security occurs somewhere in the enterprise, it could be something as small as a single computer getting infected or it could be a massive data loss. It seems like that’s a wide range of events, but often the reaction in an enterprise is the same. […]

March 2, 2015

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How Cisco Certifications Landed Me the Coolest Job in South Florida; Literally

When I started with my first Cisco router back in 1995, I never would have imagined I would someday be the technology lead for an ice arena of an NHL team. I also would never have predicted the impact that having a Cisco certification would have on being recruited to that position. Most of my […]