Perspectives

August 14, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 23 WLAN Deployments

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about WLAN deployments with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Wes Purvis and Shivesh Ganotra. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Stewart Goumans is this week’s Cisco Champion guest host. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of […]

August 12, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 22 Meraki 101

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Meraki with AJ Goldman from Cisco New Markets and Cisco Product Manager Tony Carmichael. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Sam O’Daniel and Jonathan Davis are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions […]

August 12, 2014

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Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) Setup.

Since DMVPN has been added to the CCIE v5 BluePrint (http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/docs/ccieRS_Lab5.pdf) I figured that now was just as good of a time as any to write this blog. DMVPN stands for Dynamic Multipoint VPN and it is an effective solution for dynamic secure overlay networks. DMVPN is combination of the following technologies: Multipoint GRE (mGRE) […]

August 4, 2014

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Why Shakespeare would rock an Ambassador Program

If I were launching an Ambassador Program I’d hire William Shakespeare in a “Stratford-upon-Avon” minute. Not only is he highly productive, his communication skills are excellent, and at 450 he’s gained centuries of experience. That’s not why I’d hire him though. What makes Bill my top pick is his people expertise. He pays laser-focused attention […]

July 30, 2014

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Summary: If you bundle it, they will come!

Recently I was speaking to someone (Mike from New Jersey) at Cisco Live and they were raving about their journey to the Flexpod. They were seeking the best compute, networking and storage yet didn’t want to be boggled down with details when it came to the purchasing process. Converged systems like this are relatively new, […]

July 30, 2014

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Summary: Decoding UCS Invicta – Part 3

In part one of this series we covered the internals of HDDs, in part two we went over the internals of SSD, In part three we continue reviewing storage concepts to refresh or learn the right lingo. Lets start by understanding “Redundant Array of Independent Disks” (RAID). There are RAID levels like RAID0 and RAID1 […]

July 29, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 21 IWAN, You WAN, we all WANt Intelligent WAN

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about IWAN deployments with Cisco Communications Architect David Prall. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Sven Kutzer and Rikard Strid are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of […]

July 22, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep19 Cisco Learning Network

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about the Cisco Learning Network (CLN). Listen to the Podcast Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SMEs Brett Lovins @brettlovins, Community Manager for the […]

July 21, 2014

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ACI—Some lesser known features

I am a consultant at a Cisco partner and I get to see a lot of different networks. Most of the networks are Cisco, but there are a few that are not. From time to time, I get network assessment projects. I love these types of projects as they are an exploration of  uncharted networks […]