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Cisco Live 2010

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by on July 13th, 2010 tags: , ,

Some great sessions and entertainment was found in Las Vegas during Cisco Live 2010. I was happy with all my sessions and will plan to attend next year’s networkers which I believe will be in LV again. Some of my favorite sessions included “2010 How do hackers still get in”, “Embedded IOS Instrumentation”, and the general session with Carlos D, and John Chambers. The general session included a demo of the Cisco Cius (See us). Cius is something of an iphone on steroids that is targeted towards commercial/enterprise. The speakers at each session were very good and I especially enjoyed the flow of the hacking session. It was not Cisco specific but more of industry vulnerabilities.

Expo center was packed with a lot of vendors eager to talk to folks about their products and most of them had some type of swag. Lots of parties and get togethers with friends and co-workers and I had the opportunity to meet some new interesting folks as well. I ended up staying at the MGM and the event took place in Mandalay Bay so there was a lot of walking which was an opportunity to walk off all the beer since I was too cheap to get a cab.

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Cisco Live 2010 Recap

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by on July 7th, 2010 tags: , ,

I have finally returned from wonderful (and very hot Las Vegas, NV) where Cisco Live 2010 was held at the Mandalay Bay casino.

This was my second Networkers or “Cisco Live” as it’s now known. Overall this event was a blast!!

Summary of the weeks events:
1) Four full days of classes
2) One free Cisco test, I chose to take the CCDE written, 350-002
3) Keynote from John Chambers
4) Customer appreciation event/ CCIE appreciation event
5) “World of Solutions” expo where all the vendors show off their latest and greatest toys/software
6) Plenty of alcohol to keep the party going ;)

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Cisco to Announce New Tech on March 9th

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by on March 4th, 2010 tags: , ,

Cisco has been playing the game lately by creating viral-marketing like buzz for it’s upcoming announcements. Their most recent teases us with an online counter counting down to March 9th and this hint as to the nature of the announcement: “Cisco’s next innovation will help service providers prepare for the future by delivering anywhere to anywhere experiences.”

What could it be? Jim Duffy at the Cisco Subnet Blog/NetworkWorld is guessing either a MSC120 to compete with Juniper’s T1600 or 100GE interfaces.

I think the announcement will be interesting, but will not really affect most of us. First of all, it’s for ‘service providers’ and it’s brand new which both mean it’ll be expensive as all get out. Secondly, the wording ‘will help … prepare for the future’ doesn’t exactly sound like it’s a new and exciting technology itself, but an advancement of existing technology to ‘prepare’ providers. I’d guess that this announcement will be incremental but will hint at great things to come.


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