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November 27, 2013

NETWORKING

Need a secure and integrated switch in your branch router?

The ongoing trend towards consolidating branch infrastructure started with consolidating services like firewall and VPN into your branch router. Next came server consolidation and virtualization using modules like the UCS E-Series for the ISR G2.  All bring the benefits of lowering total cost of ownership, maintenance costs and reducing network complexity in the branch. One […]

October 9, 2013

NETWORKING

Another “Better Together” Combination: Cisco and Akamai

Two Companies Agree to Improve Application Delivery Over the Internet and Hybrid WANs Today, Cisco and Akamai announced plans to work together to deliver the world’s first integrated Application Optimization solution for hybrid WANs, leveraging the Internet as a fast, reliable, and secure WAN option. The anticipated solution would leverage the most widely deployed enterprise […]

September 30, 2013

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What Not to Miss: Interop NY 2013

Interop New York kicks off today at the Jacob Javits Center. Here’s the short list of what’s coming in the next few days: Tech Field Day Round Table Catch the tech deep dive on Cisco enterprise networking and wireless technologies on Tuesday October 1 at 10am EST. http://techfieldday.com/event/riny13/ Mobility & BYOD Workshop  I’ll be live tweeting […]

September 9, 2013

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Webinar: Service Containers Transforms the Router

#GameChanger is the one word we used to describe the new branch router: ISR 4451-X.  We said it was designed from the ground up with rich services and application delivery in mind.  How did we do that?  Two words: Service Containers. Service Containers are embedded into the router hardware itself, making it easy for you […]

August 8, 2013

NETWORKING

Is Your Branch Office Lean Enough?

Many branch offices rely on Cisco ISR G2 (Integrated Services Router, Gen 2) as their IT platform.  This router series delivers highly secure data, voice, video, and application services through a modular design.  This turns the router into a platform for WAN Optimization (through Cisco WAAS) and Application Visibility and Control, among other services. When […]

June 26, 2013

NETWORKING

Introducing An Entirely New Direction in Branch Offices

Thinking about remote site networks in a totally new way. This week Cisco announced a new member of the Integrated Services Router family.  The ISR 4451-X might not seem that unique at first glance.  Here’s Cisco releasing another new router that adds to their already extensive branch router portfolio – the ISR G2.  However, the […]

May 17, 2013

NETWORKING

Bridging the App Gap with ISR-AX

A few weeks ago, I went to Tokyo for the first time. I wanted to try the various cuisines this city had to offer.  After all, it is the city with the most Michelin star restaurants in the world.  For recommendations, I turned to my trusted sources: friends, family and the Internet.   I was able to gather […]

May 9, 2013

NETWORKING

Cisco @ Interop – It is All about Solutions that Solve Problems

Usually at shows like Interop Las Vegas 2013, attendees wander around the show floor looking at all the new products that are coming out from vendors. Now it is always...

April 18, 2013

NETWORKING

Application Experience at CA World 2013 Las Vegas

Last month, Cisco announced ISR-AX. This new application delivery platform provides granular application visibility, control and optimization, integrated in a single box.  ISR-AX helps customers enhance end-user productivity, lower WAN bandwidth costs and simplify IT. In discussing this new role of the router, application performance management becomes a key component.  ISR-AX and AVC (Application Visibility […]