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July 20, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Helping to keep employees safe by measuring workspace density with Cisco DNA Spaces

In collaboration with Chris Groves Employee safety is top of mind as pandemic lockdowns ease and we gradually welcome employees back to the office. We’ll bring back employees in waves, starting with the 20-30% of employees whose jobs require them to be in the office, like engineers with hands-on responsibilities for development, testing, and operations. […]

June 29, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

As the landscape evolves, so must the enterprise backbone

Most organizations today take advantage of cloud services. From software as a service (SaaS) to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), these cost-effective solutions help accelerate business and offer new opportunities for innovation. Within the Cisco network, we’ve seen an impact from changing traffic patterns as our clients adopt to Cloud Services. We see more and […]

May 13, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Intersight: One-click UCS C-series configuration

Our rack server configurations were as varied as a bowl of jelly beans. With Intersight we’re limiting them to approved flavors. Cisco IT manages roughly 2,000 Cisco UCS C-series rack servers in multiple data centers around the world. Business teams use them for financial databases, security video storage, file backups, Hadoop, our on-premises private cloud, […]

March 2, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

A little magic with every purchase

When I was a kid, about two weeks before each school year started, my parents would take me shopping for clothes and school supplies. As a pre-teen I wasn’t exactly enthused about these trips, but one shop – a shoe store – always had my undivided attention at checkout time. The store’s cash registers sat […]

November 18, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Seeing what’s really in your wiring closet

The office comms room (network distribution or server rooms) can often become an “out of sight, out of mind” storage closet for old equipment, file boxes, even bicycles and other personal items. we are applying the Meraki Smart Camera solution in Cisco IT to combat problems that we’re sure you face in your own network comms rooms!

October 11, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Connecting the docs—Webex Teams and Enterprise Content Management

Webex Teams is the hub for collaboration at Cisco. For every project or program, we set up a Webex space where we can meet, chat, and share content—from any device....

October 7, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Waste not, WAN

Our existing circuits comfortably handle terabytes of new Office 365 traffic, with Cisco SD-WAN technology.

July 25, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

“Do-it-yourself” isn’t practical for car assembly—or switch configuration

Imagine if whenever you wanted to drive somewhere, before you started your car you had to put on the fan belt, connect the battery, and mount the tires. At some...

June 10, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

IoT—Now on the Campus Fabric: Report from the Front Lines

This blog explains why and how we’re extending our campus fabric to the Internet of Things (IoT). Just interested in the engineering? Scroll down to “Start here if you just...