The Foundation for a Business Relevant Network
With the growing influx of new mobile devices, connected things, bandwidth intensive applications and more data, the network is more relevant to business success than ever before. Back in June...
Cloudburst: iOS 8 Generates 50% Increase in Network Traffic
Many network engineers recall the iOS7 update on September 18, 2013 as one of the most historic download days of their network’s history. All the more reason for us in...
How Cisco IT Plans Capacity for Wireless LAN Access
Brett Belding The capacity requirements for Cisco WLANs have held steady over the last decade—until now. The big change is more devices and more video use:
Working Remotely Just got Better With OfficeExtend 600 Series AP’s
It’s always been important to remote workers to have a solution that provides both secure connectivity to their corporate network and simple user experience.With the recent Summer Blockbuster release of...
Networking: Moving From Open to Closed (Part 2 of 2)
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner In the first half of this blog, I explained how MSDCs are like mainframes and super computers. In this half I develop on my thesis that the networks connecting compute and storage resources within the MSDC are becoming proprietary just like they are […]
What’s New With Cisco’s Evolved Services Platform (ESP)? A Peek Inside the Service Provider’s Software …
In February we announced the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) as part of our Service Provider Cisco Open Networking Environment. The ESP consists of a service broker (a storefront for SP applications), a catalog of virtual functions (components of the offerings) and an orchestration engine, which is essentially the factory the produces the applications themselves. One […]
Automatic Software Delivery now available on the Cisco Small Business RV215W VPN Router
You may not realize this, but Cisco has a thriving business building and selling networking products specifically designed for Small Businesses. Unfortunately, we know dealing with Cisco can sometimes be challenging for some smaller customers, a good example of this is managing software. Sometimes, it can be quite challenging to finding out whether equipment is […]
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to the 7.4 MD Software Release
As the famous saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait”. Delayed gratification - person’s ability to forgo a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future...