best practices

March 26, 2018

SECURITY

The Fast Pace of Change

Rethinking Secure Technical Innovation to Enable Successful Business Outcomes Over the past 25 years I have been employed in the technology field, my non-technical friends often ask me, “How do...

July 25, 2016

SECURITY

Cognitive Bias in Incident Response

This blog is a co-authored by Jeff Bollinger & Gavin Reid Are You Too Confident in Your Incident Response? When Charles Darwin stated “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge,” civilization’s evolution from Industrial Age to Information Age was nearly a century away. Yet, when it comes to many aspects of IT, he nailed […]

June 9, 2016

SECURITY

Detection in Depth

Defense in depth is a well understood and widely implemented approach that can better secure your organization’s network. It works by placing multiple layers of defense throughout the network to create a series of overlapping and redundant defenses. If one layer fails, there will still be other defenses that remain intact. However, a lesser known […]

December 11, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

How to turn your customer crisis into a competitive differentiator

Cisco strives to deliver a great customer experience, every time. It’s a top priority at our company. But even with that focus, we still trip up from time to time....

November 20, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Using best better practices with Cisco UCS Manager

I’ve been working with Cisco UCS since the very beginning. From the earliest days, whenever a customer ran into problems, I would often be asked to help figure out what was going wrong and to help fix it. Generally, this would involve a review of the system, and when we found less desirable configurations we […]

October 21, 2015

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Cisco Active Advisor: Get the Most From Your Enterprise Network

When I was little, my father kept our family car in tip-top shape. He overhauled brakes, rebuilt engines, tuned carburetors, and swapped out suspensions. He could do just about anything, and he knew every component, inside and out. From an early age, I enjoyed “helping” my father whenever there was a chance. I handed him […]

April 6, 2015

CLOUD

Building a Private Cloud: Considerations to Maximize Success

Many enterprises today want to build a private cloud to gain efficiencies such as on-demand service delivery and pay-as-you-go use of IT infrastructure services, all while...

December 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Why Upgrade to MDS 9700

MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them  through FC speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G and 8G advanced without forklift upgrades. But as we look in the future the MDS 9700 makes more sense for a lot of data center designs.  Top four reasons for customers to upgrade are […]

October 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

MDS 9700 Scale Out and Scale Up

This is the final part on the High Performance Data Center Design. We will look at how high performance, high availability and flexibility allows customers to scale up or scale out over time without any disruption to the existing infrastructure.  MDS 9710 capabilities are field proved with the wide adoption and steep ramp within first year […]