WAN

August 21, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

SDN and Network Programmability: First Five Use Cases for Cisco IT

The Cisco IT network services team views network programmability—the broader category that includes SDN, or Software-Defined Networking—as one of our top priorities. To clarify terms, SDN is a network architecture that decouples the control plane (that is, the building of a routing table) from the data plane, moving the control plane to a software-based centralized […]

August 15, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS

Cisco Small Business Online Device Emulators

How do you get a feel for things? Perhaps a little research online, a review or two, maybe a referral from a friend or co-worker. But big purchases, such as a new car may require more; more information.  So you go to take a test drive. Well, we have something similar to a test drive. […]

July 3, 2013

NETWORKING

Enterprise Networks: Practical Differences in LAN and WAN SDN Deployments

In my last blog I introduced challenges Enterprises are facing in their WAN deployments and the definition of ONF SDN. While the broad definition of ONF’s SDN architecture implies many theoretical answers to these challenges, we need to be pragmatic. Let’s take a look at the practical differences in LAN and WAN networks that affect […]

July 1, 2013

NETWORKING

Swan & Dolphin Resort Showcases Connected Mobile Experiences at Cisco Live!

As part of Cisco Live! last week, Cisco hosted a Connected Mobile Experiences Dinner last night with senior executives of some of our customers and partners in  Shula’s Steak house at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. One of the key points of the night was the presentation by Chet Patel, Director of IT at […]

June 27, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS

Picking a Networking Solution for a Fast-Growing Small Business

Network Connectivity is a big concern for any size of business, let alone a small, growing business. Picking the right solution to address  growth is a key decision. There are...

June 5, 2013

NETWORKING

Are “Dumb Pipes” Causing Grumpy Old Man Syndrome?

This week, I invited Chris Cullan, product marketing manager, business services solutions at InfoVista to discuss his “grumpy old man syndrome (GOMS).” Chris will share how Cisco and InfoVista are working together to solve GOMS by giving  communications service providers (CSPs) and their enterprise customers the ability to bridge the application – user – business gap.  […]

May 16, 2013

NETWORKING

Live: 802.11ac with No Strings Attached

Coming off a busy week at Interop Las Vegas, we have recorded another info-packed podcast with the popular wireless networking podcast group “No Strings Attached Show”. The topic...

May 7, 2013

NETWORKING

Cisco will ride the 802.11ac Wave2

If you recall, back in the early days of 802.11n, the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) rolled out the 802.11n certification program in phases.  Here we are several years later and in...