BRKSEC-2695 - Building an Enterprise Access Control Architecture using ISE and TrustSec (2014 San Francisco)Tomorrow's requirement to network the Internet of Things requires an access control architecture that contextually regulates who and what is allowed onto the network. Identity Service Engines (ISE) plays a central role in providing network access control for Wired, Wireless and VPN networks. In addition, ISE is the policy control point for TrustSec, which controls access from the network edge to resources. This session will focus on:1. Emerging business requirements and ISE services such as: Guest, profiling, posture, BYOD and MDM.2. Secure policy based access control including 802.1X, MAB, Web Authentication, and certificates/PKI. The session will show you how to expand policy decisions to include contextual information gathered from profiling, posture assessment, location, and external data stores such as AD and LDAP.3. Enforcing network access policy through conventional means such as VLANs and ACLS and emerging technologies such as TrustSec. Cisco TrustSec technology is used to segment the campus and datacenter to increase security and drive down the operational expenses associated with managing complex ACL firewall rule tables and ACLs lists. This session is an introduction to the following advanced sessions: BRKSEC-3699; BRKSEC-3698; BRKSEC-3690; TECSEC-3691
BRKEWN-2664 - Secure Wireless LAN Design and Deployment (2014 Melbourne)Wireless Security. Oxymoron or not?!?
Wireless networks were once thought to be inherently insecure, but this is no longer the case. Attend this session to understand the risks associated with the deployment of 802.11 wireless networks and the mitigation strategies that you can put in place to ensure that your network is kept secure. We will take an end-to-end view of security all the way from the client device to the corporate network and examine threats and associated mitigations each step of the way.
BRKDCT-1121 - Fibre Channel Networking for the IP Network Engineer and SAN Core Edge Design Best Practices (2014 San Francisco)This session gives non-storage-networking professionals the fundamentals to understand and implement storage area networks (SANs). This curriculum is intended to prepare attendees for involvement in SAN projects and I/O Consolidation of Ethernet & Fibre Channel networking. You will be exposed to the introduction of Storage Networking terminology & designs. Specific topics covered include Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FC services, FC addressing, fabric routing, zoning, and virtual SANs (VSANs). The session includes discussions on Designing Core-Edge Fibre Channel Networks and the best practice recommendations around this design. This is an introductory session and attendees are encouraged to follow up with other SAN breakout sessions and labs to learn more about specific advanced topics.
BRKCOM-3010 - UCS: 4+ Years of Lessons Learned by the TAC (2014 San Francisco)Learn valuable lessons gleaned by the TAC during the past 5+ years as we have provided support for real world customers. We will focus on interesting case studies, best practices, and how to best leverage your interactions with the TAC to solve your UCS issues. The session will cover both the UCS B-Series (primarily) and the C-Series Rack Servers
BRKCCT-2019 - Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Planning and Design (2014 San Francisco)**The video for this session is unavailable.**
This session covers the fundamentals of planning and designing a Cisco Multimedia Unified Contact Center Express deployment. Topics include how to gather customer requirements, deployment model capacity planning, sizing voice/email/chat/reporting features, server virtualization, CAD to new Finesse Migration, New Remote Agent, 'Live Data' in CUIC, and estimating bandwidth for the contact center.
BRKSEC-8638 - Troubleshooting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN on Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)This session provides an overview of the techniques for configuring and troubleshooting SSL VPN on the Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client with Cisco expert Jazib Frahim. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is the next-generation VPN client, providing remote users with secure IPsec (IKEv2) or SSL VPN connections to the Cisco ASA. AnyConnect provides end users with a connectivity experience that is intelligent, transparent, and always on, with secure mobility across today's proliferating managed and unmanaged mobile devices. In this session, you will learn numerous tips and best practices for troubleshooting problems related to SSL VPN and secure mobility.
This session is designed for networking and security professionals who have deployed or are planning to deploy remote access SSL VPN solutions.
Jazib Frahim is a technical leader in the Security Services practice of Cisco's Advanced Services. He is responsible for guiding customers in the design and implementation of their networks with a focus in network security. He was previously a technical leader for Cisco's TAC Security team, leading engineers in resolving complicated security and VPN technologies. He has presented at many industry events, including the Cisco Support Community and Cisco Live on multiple occasions. He has also written numerous technical documents and books, including Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, Anti-X, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance (1st and 2nd editions); Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II; and Cisco SSL VPN Solutions. Frahim holds CCIE (number 5459) certifications in routing and switching and security, a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a master of business administration (MBA) degree from North Carolina State University.
CIN-WS141 - Enabling the New Mobility ExperienceUsers are demanding seamless access no matter which device they are using or from where they are connecting. IT is being challenged to bring together more solutions elements than ever before while meeting performance expectations both on and off the corporate network and to be able to quickly troubleshoot problems and proactively manage user experience end to end.
Join us and our customer – Bowdoin College to learn more about the industry’s first 4x43 access point delivering up to 30% faster performance with the most reliable connection for mobile devices including tablets and smartphones. The Aironet 3600 Series Access Points is a key component of the total Cisco solution to address the end-to-end mobility challenge posed by the explosion of mobile devices. Only Cisco has all the pieces needed to enable customers turn the explosion of mobile devices from chaos into business opportunity and deliver a new mobility experience.
BRKAPP-8627 - Troubleshooting Cisco Wide Area Application ServicesDuring the live event, Cisco subject matter expert Bhavin Yadav will be presenting on how to troubleshoot Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) application optimization (AO) effectively. He will focus more on individual AO troubleshooting, and he will explain about the different ways to work around AO issues with minimum effects on the traffic.
Bhavin Yadav is a technical support engineer in the San Jose campus focusing on Technical Assistance Center (TAC) cases raised by customers for the Cisco WAAS solution and Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) deployments. Yadav has five years of experience with WAN optimization products, which include Cisco WAAS as well as solutions from Riverbed and Blue Coat. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and CCNA certification.
To view additional related content such as the Q&A from the session, as well as the Ask the Expert Forum Event that followed the webcast, visit the Cisco Support Community Webcasts
BRKCRS-2663 - Hot Topics and Capabilities for the Campus in 2014 and Beyond (2014 Melbourne)This session discusses the Next Generation Campus Architectures as described by Cisco in published Solution Reference Network Designs (SRND). It focuses on the technologies involved in building such an enterprise campus network, including design and implementation guidance on protocol alternatives like VSS, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical core/distribution/access network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks to minimise network outage times. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices for optimising an enterprise campus network to support today's business applications. This session is for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of enterprise campus networks. Introductory knowledge of Spanning Tree, routing protocols, and LAN switching is recommended.
BRKCRS-2000 - Next Generation Branch Networks: Services, Design and Implementation (2014 Melbourne)Enterprise networks continue to evolve under the pressures of emerging trends: Cloud, Centralisation, Virtualisation, Optimisation. The requirements are for organisations to continue delivering more value from enterprise networks whilst reducing operational expenses, cutting power consumption, and allowing maximum flexibility for the future. Branch users require increasingly more access to rich media collaboration and video technologies, whilst easier access to bandwidth and new technologies such as 4G/LTE are allowing services to reach places never before thought possible. This session will look at how certain technologies are evolving to meet growing demands, how to build some future-proofing into your branch environments, and some of the key implementation strategies being used by organisations across the region.
The session introduces the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution for providing highly available Enterprise WAN connectivity using internet circuits and the Cisco ISR features such as Performance Routing (PfR), Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Application Visibility and Control (AVC) which enable the iWAN capability. In addition the session will also cover ISR services such as WAAS and the new Akamai capability, UCS-E, Security and One PK as they relate to the changing demands of the branch environment.
BRKCRS-3001 - Zeroconf Service Discovery with IOS (2014 San Francisco)Have you ever experienced problems with service discovery on Apple devices when they reside on other subnets? Not seeing your Apple TV or printer? Fear not! Service Discovery Gateway is here to the rescue! With the proliferation of mobile devices, tablets and smartphones (also BYOD) in enterprise networks users might fail to discover services like printers, displays, and media servers among others. This is a major problem faced by many enterprise networks today and is especially acute in education and healthcare networks. Cisco introduced a new solution in IOS and IOS XE for converged wireless and wired access that allows users to discover services overcoming those existing boundaries to unleash the true potential of BYOD. This session will introduce Cisco's new solution for enterprise-wide service discovery enhancing the Zeroconf protocol family that is widely used especially in Apple products.
BRKCOM-3002 - UCS Performance Troubleshooting (2014 Melbourne)Identifying performance problems and tuning your UCS environment to operate peak capability is a common challenge for UCS administrators. This session will help you understand the methodology behind UCS performance to help identify, and correct performance related issues within your UCS deployment. Concepts to be covered include resolving network and storage performance related issues throughout various levels of the system and components. The most effective inbox tools and free 3rd party utilities will be showcased in their role to help the UCS administrator quickly and efficiently resolve performance bottlenecks. This session will also cover many of the CLI based commands and outputs commonly leveraged by TAC as part of their troubleshooting toolkit. Being an advanced sessions, attendees will be expected to have a firm understanding of UCS concepts and operation as well as intermediate knowledge of both LAN and SAN concepts and technologies.
BRKAPP-9001 - Policy Driven Data Centre Design (2014 Melbourne)This session is an intermediate session that provides detailed information on the need for, and methodology of, driving data centre infrastructure design and configuration through policy. The rapid evolution of data centre architecture, driven by increasing application demands, has exposed a gap between the way applications are designed and the way they are deployed. Application connectivity and the performance, security, auditing policies they require must be translated from application development teams to infrastructure architects/engineers without a common language. Moving current methodologies to a policy driven approach provides a natural abstraction between app design, and infrastructure configuration allowing enhanced coordination, fluid deployment, and design reusability.
ITMPCS-1073 - VMware Develops an IT as a Service Strategy for a Leading Australian Bank (2014 Melbourne)The Australian market is highly virtualised with over 60% of workloads running on VMware virtual infrastructure. While virtualisation has driven significant benefits in terms of consolidation and cost reduction, this technology has not yet been fully leveraged to change the way IT is structured and how it provides services to the business. This case study will show how VMware partnered with an Australian financial institution to assist in creating an actionable IT as a Service (ITaaS) strategy to move from a highly virtualised current state (>90%) to an ITaaS target state, fundamentally transforming IT into a service brokerage organisation.
BRKSPG-1640 - The Internet of Things: Routing and Related Protocols (2014 Melbourne)Intelligent machines and everyday smart objects such as sensors, light bulbs, power meters, road signs and even garden sprinklers will grow the Internet device population by tens of billions in the next 10 years creating the Internet of Things. These devices will usually operate in a highly constrained environment in terms of physical size, available memory, CPU power and battery life over wireless and wired networks of potentially varying quality. This type of operational environment throws up quite a number of networking challenges in protocol design at various layers. This presentation starts by explaining the subtle differences between IoT/IoE and M2M and how they are inter-related. It then highlights the various protocols from the link layer up to the messaging layer such as RF Mesh, Power Line Comms and CoAP. The second half of the presentation concentrates on the development of an emerging IPv6 routing protocol called RPL which has been specifically designed to support IoT networks. IoT networks typically support thousands to millions of sensor nodes (commonly referred to as motes) over connections that are intrinsically are lossy in nature such low power wireless and power line communications. The presentation covers the technologies and innovations that were necessary to allow huge numbers of Smart Objects/IoT devices to route information over IPv6 in the Internet of Things in a scalable manner.
BRKRST-2042 - Highly Available Wide Area Network Design (2014 Melbourne)This session will include a detailed discussion of a full range of WAN design options incorporating multiple paths. The primary goal is to provide design guidance and share best practices around building reliable WAN networks. The discussion will focus primarily on network survivability and effective utilisation of all available paths. The session will review IOS routing concepts relevant to route selection and load sharing options as well as proper selection and use of various routing protocols. Various WAN topologies will be analyzed to understand potential failure scenarios. These topologies will include combinations of traditional hub and spoke based networks, Ethernet WAN, Internet VPN options, as well as multiple carrier managed MPLS. The specific technologies discussed include bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD), first hop redundancy protocols (including HSRP & GLBP) as deployed at the WAN edge, IP SLA with object tracking, and path optimization techniques supported through Performance Routing (PfR). Case studies will be analyzed to compare traditional IP routing to PfR for end to end convergence. This session is applicable for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of highly available Wide Area Networks.
BRKEWN-2016 - Branch Office Wireless LAN Design (2014 Melbourne)This session focuses on the architecture concepts of the branch office WLAN deployments, emphasising the core technologies that drive and enable mobility in retail, banking, education, enterprise or managed WLAN services. Topics covered include in-depth protocol description of H-Reap/Flex Connect, all deployment options in practice, and are based on customer case studies for their application into the branch environment.
BRKDCT-3060 - Deployment Challenges with Interconnecting Data Centres (2014 Melbourne)This advanced session discusses the challenges and recommended solutions of extending LAN connectivity between geographically dispersed data centres. Innovations in middleware like 'Virtual-Machines' and 'Servers-clustering are revolutionising Virtualisation of Data Centre, while other key IT processes like 'Disaster Recovery Plan' and 'massive servers migration require optimisation and facilitation. Data-centre is now more and more spreading across multiple sites, and one very difficult point to solve is the extension of VLAN in a large scale with respect to Spanning-Tree stability requirement. The different requirements for providing a robust LAN extension solution will be discussed during this session, including end-to-end loop prevention, multi-homing considerations and optimal bandwidth utilisation. Detailed design guidance will be provided around the deployment of Ethernet based technologies, leveraging Multi Chassis EtherChannel functionalities like VSS and vPC, as well as MPLS based technologies (EoMPLS and VPLS) and an innovative IP based technology called Overlay Transport Virtualisation (OTV). Locator Identity Separation Protocol (LISP) will then be introduced as an emerging technology capable of providing both IP Mobility and Path Optimisation functionalities. This advanced session is intended for network design and operation engineers from Enterprises, Service Providers or Enterprise Hosting Service Providers that are willing to solve this difficult and controversial problem of Data-Centre Interconnect. Relevant sessions are: BRKDCT-2011 - Design and Deployment of Data Centre Interconnects using Advanced-VPLS (A-VPLS), BRKDCT-2049 - Overlay Transport Virtualisation and BRKDCT-2131 Mobility and Virtualisation in the Data Centre with LISP and OTV.
BRKVIR-2012 - Inside the Nexus 1000v (2014 Melbourne)The recent trend of virtualising servers has a huge impact on the underlying network. Computers are no longer physical, immovable objects that plug nicely into your network switches and remain for a while; they are transient creations that can come and go in the blink of an eye. And it's not stopping there... With a virtual distributed switch we restore network visibility to the boundary of the virtual machine, not just to the boundary of the physical host that runs the hypervisor. Bringing the complete feature set of networking to a massively virtualised Data Centre requires some new design concepts. This session describes the Nexus 1000v from a development point of view. It describes the design challenges and why we made certain implementation decisions. At the end of the session you will have a good understanding of what the Nexus 1000v virtual switch adds to your network and how it is designed. This deep understanding will help you to make the right deployment decisions when you implement the technology in your own environment.
BRKUCC-2665 - Communications Manager for Video Call Control (Unified Call Control) (2014 Melbourne)CUCM 10 - a true Call control platform not just for voice but also for video. This session discusses how to create a seamless end user experience across multiple video technologies, such as immersive TelePresence, multipurpose room systems, video telephony, and mobile video systems. We will explore how the Cisco's open standards and architecture, delivers on the vision of true video collaboration everywhere in the organisation. Delving into implementation examples between different TelePresence and video technologies to give the audience a good grounding for their own deployments. We'll examine the values of the Cisco network-centric approach and how to implement a highly interoperable and scalable video collaboration environment for enterprise. This breakout will cover the entire TelePresence solution including CUCM, VCS, TelePresence Server, CTMS, MCU, TMS and endpoints.
BRKUCC-2058 - Utilising Network Intelligence for Collaboration and Real Time Media (2014 Melbourne)Are you stressed out about how to monitor your UC deployment? Collaboration is having an increasing impact to the network, user work style, network applications as well as expectations from the network. Application and network operators are challenged with providing a reliable collaboration service that works every time. However, issues do occur and in this session we will cover strategies for quantifying video conferencing demands, fault identification , isolation as well as expedited resolution. We will cover architectural strategies for both the endpoint and the network as well as the day-to-day tools that provide much improved visibility into application health and performance to assess measure and accelerate troubleshooting of voice/video/data applications. Standard MIBs and alerting mechanisms as well as new management tools, new monitoring features like IOS and MSI performance monitoring, mediatrace and IPSLA VO will be covered. Live demonstrations of the tools and technology will be used to provide tangible context. Join this session, learn about the latest tools and strategies and get back the enjoyment from your UC deployment!
BRKSPG-2641 - BGP Optimising the Foundational SDN Technology (2014 Melbourne)BGP is a protocol existing since 1995, and it can be seen as one of the first technologies to enable SDN network infrastructure. Through control plane activities, BGP allows the management of services and resources within and between network infrastructures. Recent developments have made BGP an even more service aware technology, supporting enhanced and innovative off path traffic manipulation to support resource and service mobility which in turn will allow operators to optimise the capex and opex in a services aware data network. This session will provide insight into the different areas where SDN driven networks can benefit from enhanced BGP capabilities and design architectures to drive mobility, virtualisation, resource and service awareness.
BRKSEC-2060 - Cisco Security Management (2014 Melbourne)This session will showcase the different Cisco Security Management solution and how they provide operational benefit to organisations of all size. We'll cover producs such as Cisco Security Manager, Cisco Prime Security Manager, API integrations, etc.
Note: Due to recording issues in Melbourne, we are offering another recent recording of this session.
BRKSPS-2640 - Cloud and DC Architecture Evolution for Service Providers (2014 Melbourne)This session outlines the evolution of Cisco Virtual MultiService Architecture for Data Centre (VMDC) towards Virtual Services Architecture (VSA). It demonstrates how Cisco is leading transition from physical to virtual and how scalable, enterprise grade cloud services can be delivered in a cost-effective manner. The session covers how Cisco innovation around Cloud Services Router, service chaining, hybrid cloud connectors, new DC fabric innovations coupled with orchestration and automation platforms can deliver innovative and scalable next-generation multi-tenant cloud services. It will also cover some practical use cases of how Cisco SDN initiatives, in both SP WAN and SP DC domain, can help Service Providers simplify their operational environment, make it more agile and deliver new services to their customers.
BRKSEC-2663 - Before. During. After. Cisco's Integrated Security Strategy (2014 Melbourne)Increasing user mobility, virtualisation and consumerisation of IT are some of the trends security teams are faced with in their networks today. In this session we look at specific components of the Borderless Networks Security architecture which offers an end-to-end security implementation approach to address security concerns in today's real world corporate networks. We will look at the specific security considerations and details as described in a typical business use case. Security technologies discussed in the session will include Next-Generation Firewalls (ASA/CX), Remote Access VPNs (Anyconnect), Identity Based Access Control (ISE/Trustsec/802.1x), Netflow. We will look at how these different components come together to provide an architectural approach to security.
BRKSEC-2024 - Design and Deployment of SourceFire NGIPS and NGFWL (2014 Melbourne)This presentation covers how customers can deploy the SourceFire Next Generation IPS and Next Generation Firewall solutions to augment their threat protection capabilities - Attendees learn how to deploy the FirePOWER security appliances and FireSIGHT Management Centre to unify the critical security functions of the Sourcefire next-generation network security platform using FireSIGHT real-time awareness and security automation technology.
Note: Due to recording issues in Melbourne, we are offering another recent recording of this session.
BRKRST-2501 - Enterprise QoS - The Most Widely Deployed Feature to any Enterprise Organisation (2014 Melbourne)Whether it be controlling mining trucks and trains remotely, running clinical applications in a hospital or responding to important control systems, more and more enterprise networks are supporting applications and functions which the business considers mission critical. Quality of Service is a continually evolving network capability, which provides a critical function to ensure effective delivery of all network supported applications, such as voice, video, and business applications. This session will look at a number of factors that continue to drive the development of QoS design for Wired and Wireless Networks including, new applications, new platforms and new industry guidance. Consistent enterprise wide QoS deployment and maintenance is one of the most common use cases for Software Defined Networks (SDN) in the enterprise campus.
This session reintroduces the requirements for QoS in a network, tools for classification and marking, policing and shaping, congestion management and admission control.
It focuses on how strategic best practice design principles are applied to the Enterprise Campus Network, the considerations necessary to support a converged network to protect Voice, Video and Data Apps. It will also discuss well how those considerations that may be monitored, controlled and presented to Business stakeholders to support Transformation projects through the use of tools like the APIC-EM.
BRKCOM-1601 - Introduction to Solid State Storage Systems (2014 Melbourne)This breakout session is an introductory level where you will learn about key concepts of solid state storage systems such as UCS Invicta and will include use cases and deployment scenarios. While the session is introductory you will be expected to have some basic knowledge of storage systems and data centre technologies.
BRKSPV-1999 - IPTV and Over-the-Top Video: Managed and Unmanaged Video Delivery (2014 Melbourne)In the first half of this tutorial, we provide a detailed overview of IPTV and its building blocks, explain the architectures and protocols used to carry video over IP in core, aggregation, access and home networks along with some observations and experiences from real deployments. In the second half, we describe existing and emerging video service models reliant upon Internet video. We begin a deeper dive by addressing challenges of Internet video delivery, and move to a detailed technical discussion of key technologies and architectures in adaptive streaming including the MPEG DASH standard.
BRKSEC-2662 - BYOD - Risk Management Perspective (2014 Melbourne)The rapid adoption of BYOD within the enterprise introduces a number of new challenges and business considerations. This session looks at risks, mitigating controls and guiding principals associated with the adoption of BYOD. Areas of focus include 'Governance Management', 'Legal, Regulatory & HR Management', 'Technical Device, User and Application Management'.
BRKVIR-2023 - How to Interconnect with Hybrid Cloud Architectures and Approaches (2014 Melbourne)This session will be based on details of Cisco InterCloud Fabric and related technology and feature capability, and how to design into a secure hybrid cloud with enterprise workloads and network services. Customer and Partners are looking for approaches and technologies to securely extend their data center workloads to public clouds. That too, while maintaining their current operational consistency and paradigms in their current data centers. Service Providers are also looking ways to expand their cloud services and on board workloads. This session will review approach and technical architecture for secure hybrid cloud where enterprises and SPs can extend their network and network virtual services in a secure fashion to public clouds.
ATE-CL002 - Physical to Virtual: Accelerate Migration and Simplify OperationsAs companies migrate physical SAP landscapes to virtualized landscapes, they are able to gain significant cost benefits. But is it worth the risk? What new challenges confront IT and the business? Michael will describe how Vblock Systems, EMC VPLEX, and SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager (LVM) enable you to simplify operations, improve performance, and lower risk, while running SAP in a virtualized data center spanning multiple locations.
At the end of this session, you will have learned:
• Why so many SAP customers are choosing converged infrastructure to simplify SAP operations • How to optimize configurations for SAP deployments, enabling improved performance using less hardware • How to improve deployment speed of new SAP applications and accelerate replatforming efforts • How to combine your datacenters into a true virtualized data center • How to create the equivalent of an App Store for SAP
CIN-WS208 - Migrating Enterprise Networks to 802.11acMobile devices are playing a larger part in today's businesses. Enterprise IT managers are struggling to keep pace with mobility's dramatic effects on workplace productivity and requirements.
With the fast pace of mobility adoption by consumers, network usage has started to outrun the infrastructure of most enterprises’ mobile networks. One of the growing trends weighing heavily on the minds of most network IT professionals is bring-your-own-device (BYOD) access. Other trends that place a heavy demand on organizational infrastructure include the growth of bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video streaming. Included in all of this is the user’s expectation of always-on network and application performance.802.11ac is the next generation of Wi-Fi. It is designed to give enterprises the tools to meet the demands of BYOD access, high bandwidth applications, and the always-on connected user. This workshop will discuss the benefits of 802.11ac and how it is optimized for high density and high bandwidth. Central to the discussion is how 802.11ac can benefit the hospitality industry. Like many other industries, hospitality is faced with the challenge of providing higher bandwidth with an increase in client devices on the network.In this workshop, Mark Denny, Cisco Mobility Product Manager, will explore the features and the benefits of 802.11ac. Since more and more enterprise networks are considering adopting this technology, we will discuss how 802.11ac can be used today. Whether you are an IT manager or an administrator, this workshop will provide you with valuable information on the benefits of 802.11ac, and how to take full advantage of this emerging technology.
ATE-CL004 - Managing End-to-End Service Delivery Across Cisco NetworksThis webinar focuses on how the network team can achieve a more prominent role in managing service delivery to better understand network and application performance. We will explore best practices for achieving end-to-end operational visibility that extends from the data center, through the network, to the users – enabling a comprehensive view into the network infrastructure and all applications and services. The session features practical approaches to managing performance in Cisco environments and how to leverage NetScout to achieve operational visibility that helps to increase uptime and improve the user experience.
In this session, you will learn:• The role of the Network team in managing application delivery and performance• Building a strategic network and application monitoring architecture including a reference design for monitoring the Cisco Powered Data Center, monitoring Cisco UCS server farms, virtualized environments (such as Cisco Nexus 1000v), Cisco UC deployments and the role and architecture for Network Monitoring Switches• Gaining deep level visibility into all application flows and user sessions, including web, multimedia, and peer-to-peer applications from the network• How to proactively identify, triage and troubleshoot network and application performance from a single platform• Use cases and real-world examples
CIN-WS183 - Transforming Your Data Center with Cisco Domain TenAfter many years of helping our customers transform their data centers, we’ve formulated a comprehensive framework to help you guide your own initiatives—including cloud, virtual desktop, application migration and data center consolidation.
This Cisco Domain Ten framework covers 10 primary areas—domains—that are critical to consider, plan for, and address as part of your data center and cloud journey.
Join us for this workshop as our panel of experts dive into Cisco Domain Ten, including an in-depth exploration of:
• The 10 domains you must consider before deploying your own organization’s private, public, or hybrid cloud • Common cloud use cases that businesses like yours are implementing now • How infrastructure advancements, unified management, and new approaches to application modernization can positively affect your data center plans
ATE-CL320 - SIP Trunking Enhancements and More (2013 Orlando)Enterprises are moving to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking, deploying cloud services, and evolving their unified communications (UC) networks to realize significant productivity gains and cost savings. Your existing Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and Aggregation Services Routers (ASRs) with new Cisco UC capabilities provide the flexible architecture and features that enable you to pursue these growth opportunities while increasing your return on investment.Attend this technical webcast to learn about these unified communications capabilities and solutions on the Cisco ISRs and ASRs. Get an update on these new capabilities and learn best practices for designing your Cisco UC and collaboration architecture to benefit from these enhancements. Agenda:
* Overview of new Cisco UC capabilities now available on Cisco ISRs and ASRs, including enhancements for SIP trunking, gateways, branch and cloud telephony survivability, and branch call control
* Best practices for designing your UC and collaboration architecture to benefit from these new capabilities
For More Information
Visit the Cisco Collaboration virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL328 - Simplify and Secure Your Network with Cisco Backbone SwitchingCustomers and IT organizations face many challenges today, including mobility growth, operational complexity, and security concerns. IT organizations need more efficient operations and better support for their business priorities.
Cisco Unified Access provides a single network infrastructure that can enable innovative and connected experiences. In this webcast, learn the latest on Cisco backbone switching, which is an integral part of Cisco Unified Access. You will get details on how to use Cisco backbone switching products (including the newest Catalyst 6800 series) and technologies to improve business efficiency and security, as well as lower TCO.
• Industry trends and Cisco backbone switching portfolio update• Additional Cisco switching innovations• Deployment considerations• Live Q&A
For More Information
Visit the Cisco Unified Access Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
UCS-4792 - UCS Security Engineering Overview (2012 San Diego)We will outline key security features and best practices for UCS. This is a session broken into two key areas between the UCS control plane (processes, open ports, organizational boundaries, access methods, etc.) and the UCS data plane (VLAN groups, FEX isolation, DisJoint L2 operations, VM-FEX for isolation to the VM, etc.) and finish up with certification status.
CIN-WS177 - Scale Your Knowledge and Your Network: Cisco BYOD CVD 2.2 System DesignView this technical deep-dive workshop to hear a pre-brief about the newly updated Cisco Validated Design (CVD) 2.2 for the BYOD Smart Solution published in November, 2012. This BYOD CVD 2.2 release will expand on the foundation for the Cisco BYOD Smart Solution and extend the solution with new capabilities in the Branch Office, highlighting new WLAN architectures such as FlexConnect, and more. Join our experts Srinivas Tenneti, Cisco technical marketing engineer, Fernando Macias, Cisco Business Architect and Nelson Figueroa, Cisco Technical Engineering Leader, as they dive into the BYOD CVD 2.2 release.
CP-1008 - Cisco Unified Communications Manager – SIP URI and ILSThe session aims at CUCM based SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) dialing and its blend with Intercluster Lookup Service (ILS) alongside blended addressing. The session will help audience relate to the benefits of using URI and ILS in a converged network. Being an important topic for CCIE Collaboration aspirants, this session will provide an insight to planning and configuring URI scheme and implement ILS networking in a CUCM cluster.
Cisco Press Publications by Akhil Behl
ATE-CL326 - Architecting a Modern Approach to Real Time Business with Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA (2013 Orlando)Learn how VCE’s new Specialized System is enabling customers to get SAP HANA software up and running in production more smoothly, quickly, and reliably in order to capitalize on the benefits of real-time insights to help address fleeting business opportunities faster.Takeaways:
* Identifying transformational opportunities
* Planning an SAP HANA installation
* Advantages of Vblock Specialized System
For More Information
Visit the VCE virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
GENSSN-1616 - Super Session – Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World (2014 Melbourne)Driven by market trends in cloud, mobile and the Internet of Everything, technological change is accelerating at lightning speed with the network at the core. Security is no different. Attackers are innovating faster than the industry, finding new attack vectors to exploit their targets and creating significant new security challenges. Join Christopher Young for a discussion on how these phenomena have driven defenders to challenge today’s security assumptions and how Cisco’s new security model and offerings can address our customers’ biggest security problems.
CP-1006 - Network Models and the Network ArchitectOne of the very first things any aspiring network engineer learns is the OSI seven layer model -- but once it's learned, it's often left in the background, another trivia item that doesn't seem to be much use in the real world. Leaving models in the background is, however, a mistake; these are some of the most useful tools the network engineer has to classify and understand protocols and network operation. This session will discuss the history behind the popular seven layer model, and then move into some other models network engineers might find useful, including some you may never have seen before.
Cisco Press book: The Art of Network Architecture: Business-Driven Design by Russ White and Denise Donohue
ATE-CL346 - Build Your Own Innovative Support Applications leveraging Cisco Support APIs (2014 San Francisco)How are APIs delivering both a competitive and support edge to a growing number of companies and IT professionals? A recent survey by Venture Beat found that more than 85% of large companies will have API programs in the next 5 years. Join Alok Patel and colleagues from the Cisco Smart Web Technology Group to explore how –
1. The market landscape of APIs for Enterprise Customers and Channel Partners is changing
2. APIs enable you to pull vital Cisco support data into your own systems on demand
3. Companies are using APIs to unlock business innovation and boost their bottom lines
This session covers the “what,” “why” and “how” of Cisco APIs now available to you. We will spotlight lessons learned, best practices, and exemplary API strategies adopted by Cisco partners and customers.This session also features live demonstrations of Cisco Support APIs, and illustrates how companies are using APIs today to both innovate support solutions and advance business priorities.
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ATE-CL327 - Security Defined Networks: Deploying Security Defined Networks in the Real World (2013 Orlando)Today’s advanced network security threats are growing in complexity, scale and scope. Highly co-ordinated resources and activities are being leveraged to assault today’s networks with unprecedented speed and agility—a new paradigm in network security monitoring is required in order for organizations to adapt and respond to these threats.
In this presentation, Net Optics VP of Technology & Solutions Sharon Besser defines the next generation approach to security utilizing security-centric SDN, and provides concrete steps organizations must take with their network security and monitoring.
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BRKGEN-2999 - Autonomic Networking (2014 Milan)Autonomic Networking is an emerging, fundamentally new way to operate networks: Network elements configure themselves, and operate largely independently. There is minimal dependency on operators and NMS systems. This session introduces the fundamental concepts of Autonomic Networking, and explains the current development status.