Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cisco Partner Summit 2015 New Intercloud Suite of Products Unveiled

Cisco is kicking its Intercloud initiative into high gear, announcing a whole new suite of products to help channel partners make easy Cloud sales, both in hardware and software.

Cisco SVP of global Cloud and managed services, Nick Earle, told attendees at Cisco's Partner Summit 2015 in Montreal that the first year of Intercloud, which was launched one year prior has been a big success - with 65+ partners signed up, across 350 datacenters in 50 countries.
He used the stage to unveil a host of new Cloud products, but reiterated the importance of culture change, rather than a technology focus - and the inherent difficulties for partners making the sale to stubborn customers.

"When we do a survey and ask customers how many clouds they think they use, every single time we find between 10 and 15 times more clients being used than the IT department has authorised, and that’s because the users are doing it, often on their personal credit cards.Earle said he is now focusing Cisco beyond hybrid cloud, and to the edge of the network, to end use computing - hybrid IT.

"300,000 things an hour are being connected to the internet, that's 50 million things a week, all IP enabled. And what are they all doing? They're creating data. Data that is being consumed by applications also in the Cloud," he said.

"We now have this hyper-distribution that’s expanding outwards even faster, and we're not stopping there. The mobile devices, the billions of them that there are out there now, are becoming the primary way to access this world. That's not hybrid Cloud, that's hybrid IT."

So the value proposition for customers using Intercloud, Earle believes, is the value add surrounding network security policy extensions, application policy control across all Clouds, the development of Cloud native applications and the analytics that run across the whole network, including 'Hybrid IT' - namely smartphones.

As such, Cisco is launching four new products to help channel partners move their clients across to the Cloud.

Firstly, it is launching a suite of seven professional services available to resellers. Earle demonstrates one, Cisco Cloud Consumption as a Service, a new program that partners can bring to customers as part of their pitch - which gives an overlay of exactly how much Cloud is being consumed by a customer.

It searches through the network, logs all the Clouds available, analyses the traffic by category, utilizes Cisco's security analytics and performs a risk assessment analysis. As part of a user friendly UX, complete with graphs showing usage across categories (such as CRM, financial departments etc.), it also provides a benchmark against rivals, as well as spitting out dollar values for potential cost savings. All potentially useful information for any Cloud salesman.

The other six run the gamut from onboarding to security.Cisco ONE has already launched, and similar to AWS or Microsoft's Cloud storefronts assists customers building their own hybrid Cloud platform.

Launching in the (northern) summer 2015, is Cisco's Intercloud Marketplace, which is a UX friendly app store for customers looking to optimize their networks. Earle made no mention of the company's app development drive, but it will run into competition from Microsoft Azure and IBM's Bluemix app stores. Cisco's version will focus on its own apps, partner’s offerings and other ISVs offerings.
Cisco wants it to focus on IoE offerings, in tune with its line for the Summit, and the shopfront will also have full Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) compatibility.

Earle quickly showed off a few of Cisco's early offerings - and reiterated that it was not "a covert direct sales model by Cisco." A criticism that has also been levelled at rival app stores by the channel.
From day one Cisco's own Cisco Energy Management will be available, a Cloud native app, which finds what is connected to the network, the measures electricity consumption, and lets you model an automated electricity policy. It then spits out a dollar value attributable to the cost savings therein.

Another app he unveiled, Cisco Mobility IQ, tracks end user devices, such as mobile phones on the edge of the network and log where they are using a combination of RFID and other technologies. Earle said this is especially useful in retail, where customers can track their users around stores, such as supermarkets. It helps coordinate store layout, traffic and other VIP specials - such as logging parking spaces, and drawing maps on their phones to show where their favorite products are in a big box retailer.

Finally, Cisco is releasing its new Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud Bundle, which is a one stop integrated system which allows customers to provide a private "Cloud in a box" - similar to its partnerships with Netapp's Flexpod, IBM's Versastack, and Nimble's Smartstack - only the partner provides hardware.

Monday, March 30, 2015

640-722 Question Answer


Which governing body analyzes the applications and environments in which wireless networks are used?

E. WiFi Alliance

Answer: D


Which description best describes upfade in a multipath environment?

In this situation, multiple signal paths are not sent at exactly the same time. The receiver receives a positive crest on the primary signal and a negative crest on the secondary signal.
B. In this situation, the multiple signal paths are distorted and difficult to understand.
C. In this situation, the multiple signal paths are weaker than they should be because the signals are out of phase with each other.
D. In this situation, the signal is stronger than it should be because multiple signal paths are received twice at exactly the same time, which results in the multiple signals being in-phase.

Answer: D

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cisco Introduces New CCNA, CCNP Collaboration Certification

Cisco has updated its collaboration certification education and training portfolio to include an associate level and professional level.

The company said its new Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) collaboration certifications address the convergence of voice, video, data and mobile applications in mid-sized to large networks using the latest Cisco collaboration products. The addition of the associate and professional level certifications accompany the existing Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) collaboration certification.

As a result, individuals responsible for the design, implementation and troubleshooting of Cisco collaboration products can now sign up for a complete certification career path, said the company.

Cisco added that the updates reflected the transformation of voice and video-only positions into a thing of the past as they evolve into a single, more comprehensive role within the industry.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Varrow Engineer Michael Bruton Achieves His CCIE Wireless Certification

Michael Bruton has been certified Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Wireless, the first for Varrow. This certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.
Candidates who have passed certification exams CCIE Wireless demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of wireless networks and a solid understanding of networking, local area network (WLAN) wireless technologies Cisco, which is the market leader in WLAN technology.

While there are no prerequisites before groped this certification, candidates must have a thorough understanding of the issues and are strongly encouraged to have 3-5 years of work experience. Applicants must also pass a written test first and then sent to laboratory examination.

Bruton has started its journey certification Cisco Wireless in February 2014, just before entering Varrow. At the end of certifications CCNA and CCNP Wireless Wireless, knocked CCIE Wireless written test this summer. In November Bruton spent his lab exam and received her certification CCIE (# 45655) Number after the first attempt.

"This is an outstanding example of engineering talent we have here. Varrow promises to be the main partner of Cisco in the southeast, and this continues to strengthen its position. Customers can expect the same high level of service our network equipment companies they receive from other practices, "said Jason Nash, CTO of Varrow.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

EMC to Buy Much of Cisco's Stake in Joint Venture VCE

Data storage products maker said EMC Corp, they will buy in their joint venture for an undisclosed sum not much VCE Cisco Systems.

VCE, set up in 2009 as a one-stop shop for data centers, combines Cisco network devices and servers with EMC storage devices and software of EMC virtualization software VMware Inc. unit
Reports EMC and Cisco encroaching on each other turf had been speculation that the partnership was sparked fraying. Cisco, a 35-percent share of the joint venture had a will, a 10 percent stake to keep one of the VCE.

EMC said it will merge VCE his business, but is not on the results have its impact 2014th
"We see as the Cisco / VCE news" yawner given 'that now faces a wealth of EMC's growth and strategic challenges and last thing in the minds of the pit is the future of the VCE investors, "wrote FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives in a note a customer.

Activist investor Elliott Management was lots of pressure or merger possibilities spin-off Follow EMC.

Paul Singer, another activist investors, the company asked the Month earlier this daughter to separate to its VMware.

EMC, of its annual profit forecast on Wednesday had in the financing of $ 1260000000 VCE and contributed about 58 percent since inception Besass Ventures spouses on 30 June. EMC plan, Cisco a VCE buy was first of Bloomberg reported on Tuesday....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CCNA Wireless 640 722 Introduction and Agenda

Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) validates associate-level knowledge and skills to configure, implement and support of wireless

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cisco Certification Smart Strategies for Getting Your CCNA

Certification Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is considered one of the certification credentials of socio most well-regarded in the field of information technology. Getting the CCNA adds to the charm of the candidates, in particular for small and medium-sized businesses that may be able to meet the wage demands of the candidates who have a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) accreditation. The CCNA also provides a solid foundation for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate more advanced.

As the first level of networking certification of Cisco, CCNA is designed to assess how well the candidates have learned the basic knowledge of Cisco equipment. However, this does not mean that the exam is easy. In fact, Cisco CCNA certification courses approved plan ten days in the classroom through programs of certification preparation, not to mention all the time needed for independent study. In fact, if you hope to have any chance of passing this rigorous examination, it is necessary to prepare for a marathon of study and preparation, rather than a sprint cram course.

Prepare Mentally

Preparing for the CCNA exam requires a degree of mental toughness, along with a willingness to make sacrifices in the short term. Make a commitment to social planning and reduced television for the next three to six months. If you are working, you may need to extend your working day in the evening, impress your friends and your family that you will be scarce for the next few months, but you can all celebrate once they have passed the exam and the CCNA certification in hand. This does not mean that you will have to do is study and sleep, but it means that you will probably eat, sleep and dream about the CCNA for the immediate future.

Arm Yourself with the Proper Study Materials

In class education, practice exams and other materials represent a significant financial investment. If you are not one of the lucky candidates with employers willing to pay the bill, you may be wondering if it is worth the financial outlay. If you can possibly afford it, the answer is "yes." Maybe you can borrow money from a credit union or a friend. However, you should not resort to a payday loan expensive or drain your retirement fund is sufficient to cover the costs of paying for training for the CCNA certification. Instead, learn the financing of projects that may be offered by organizations that offer courses to prepare, consider the study on-line or focus on self-study, if you cannot afford tuition class in person. Do not let the cost of education to discourage the CCNA groped to obtain this credential versatile.

Take a Deep Dive into the Material

If you have decided to pursue CCNA certification, take the saying "in for a penny, in for a pound" to heart. You will need to commit to doing a deep dive into the material. One of the reasons for the CCNA exam is so demanding is that there is so much to learn. Like every area of information technology, innovations for network systems, including Cisco Systems, move very fast. Consequently, the CCNA exam that you must pass today is more demanding from the examination until a few years ago.

Compounding the situation, since a good preparation for the CCNA exam requires so much time, it is necessary to program even more time to make up for what you forgot at the beginning of the process. It’s inevitable that in the course of several months that the material you've learned during the week or a month you will have faded by the time you've logged into month five or six. Reviewing the indices of the material preceding each week can help mitigate this phenomenon to a certain extent.

Schedule the Test, Then Study Even More

Once the study is well underway for the CCNA exam, set a date for the exam. The time schedule should not be too early; otherwise you may be tempted to slack off. After you schedule the exam, jump back into your studies. Continue with your plan of study until about ten days before the scheduled date of the exam, and then switch to a Q and an approach that will allow you to review the material that you studied earlier in the process of preparing for the exam.