Justin Cohen outlines what he’s heard from Cisco about efforts to bring down internal silos, and the unprecedented collaboration between units now happening within the company. In their Digital Network Architecture, Cisco is focusing on intent and context as the pillars of moving toward a more intuitive and holistic view of the network from a business perspective.
It’s the acquisition that seems like it’ll never close. Slowly but surely Broadcom is getting closer to officially buying Brocade. The latest hurdle was regulatory. Broadcom and the Federal Trade Commission finally came to an agreement that would allow the federal agency to allow the deal to go through. The agreement settles the issue of Broadcom supplying chips to, and now competing with, Cisco after the acquisition.
After attending Cisco Live US this year, Tom Hollingsworth saw signs of a very different Cisco. This change seems to come from the top down with the leadership of Chuck Robbins
At first, it looked like the CEO was headed down the same path as his predecessor John Chambers. But Tom sees their focus on software over hardware and a more hands on leadership style leading to big changes within this giant company.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable talks to networking professionals on the challenges of career management
– Rich Stroffolino looks at VMware NSX
– Phil Gervasi breaks down intent-based networks
Plus, a walkthrough on setting up a CCIE lab!
The first Networking Field Day event will be held January 18th-20th with a second set for September 27th-29th. In addition, two Tech Field Day Extra Events will be held in Las Vegas at Interop and Cisco Live US on May 22th-24th and June 26th-28th, respectively. Check out the Networking Field Day site for videos of past events and great coverage from their delegates.
Justin Cohen of CanTechIt comments: As networks became constricted in bandwidth (mostly in the WAN) we needed a way to constrain less important traffic. The start of QoS was in the VoIP world – as people like me (hard core telephony guys from the TDM days) started to work on VoIP, we wanted circuit […]
Carl Niger of Come Route With Me comments: My brain has now had a bit of time to recover from the information overload that was the Tech Field Day Segment Routing Round Table, so it is most definitely time to write a bit about what I learned. You may want to get a listen in on […]
Ivan Pepelnjak of ipSpace.net comments: A Technology Market Builder (in his own words) from a major networking vendor decided to publish a thought leadership article (in my sarcastic words) describing how Cisco’s embrace of complexity harmed the whole networking industry. Let’s see how black this kettle-blaming pot really is ;), and make sure to have […]
Shaun Welles of On Where You Stop comments: Have our Access Points become ugly? An upturn of design in our Access Points being used have shown they are becoming and starting to look nice. Do you remember looking at the Cisco 1250, that thing was heavy and just ugly. However, it was a tank and worked […]
Dave Henry of GeekFluent comments: Today Cisco announced their entry in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure marketplace, a solution called HyperFlex. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) can be thought of as “Virutalization in a Box”. An HCI solution is one that offers everything needed for server virtualization: compute, memory, network, storage, hypervisor, and management/orchestration for all of these. Cisco is […]