BRKEWN-2011 - Managing an Enterprise WLAN with Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) (2012 Cancun)This session focuses on Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) as a deployment, management, and troubleshooting tool for Cisco Unified Wireless and wired (access) networks. Attendees are required to have familiarity with basics of NCS installation; topics covered in this session are, but not limited to: deployment options with NCS (templates, auto-provisioning); operational insights, system dashboards, trends, alarms; drill-downs, cross-linked intuitive workflows to monitor client related information; enhanced reporting interface design and customization abilities.
This session should be complemented with BRKEWN-2010 to get a complete overview of the advanced management and mobility services offered for a Cisco Wireless LAN.
Gestionando una Red Inalmbrica Empresarial con el sistema Cisco Prime Network Control (NCS)
Esta sesion se focaliza en Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS), como herramienta de implementacion, gestion y resolucion de problemas en redes inalimbricas unificadas. Los participantes requieren tener cierto conocimiento basico de instalacion de NCS. Los temas que cubriremos son, entre otros: opciones de implementacion con NCS (autoprovisionamiento, planillas), tendencias, alarmas, vistas del sistema, status de operaciones, interfase de reporteo y opciones de personalizacion, etc.
Esta sesion se debe de complementar con la BRKEWN-2010 para tener una vista completa de las soluciones y servicios de movilidad que se pueden ofrecer.
BRKUCC-2567 - Building a Highly Available collaboration Solution (2012 Cancun)Construyendo unas solucion de colaboración de alta disponibilidadThe session starts with a clear definition of HA and its measurements then plunges into architecture aspects , features and procedures to ensure Collaboration HA. Will be cover the best practices for deployments that need resilient collaboration Solutions. Collaboration HA is built from the network up and should cover all the critical elements in order to ensure a resilient service.
Empezaremos la sesión con una clara definición de Alta Disponibilidad (HA) , las mediciones de la misma y como impacta esto en la arquitectura, funcionalidades y procedimoentos de la solucion de colaboración de Alta Disponibilidad. Cubriremos mejores prácticas para implementaciones que requieren de soluciones de colaboración con muy alta disponibilidad. Explicaremos como las redes deben ser construidas de la red hacia arriba, a las aplicaciones, cubriendo todos los elementos necesarios para ofrecer un servicio confiable.
BRKEVT-2315 - Pervasive Business Video – Understanding the Cisco/Tandberg Infrastructure Product Line (2012 Cancun)Over the last few years, the growing interest in enterprise video collaboration has driven the development of different solutions: traditional room videoconferencing, immersive TelePresence experiences, personal video telephony, PC-based video clients and web collaboration. Enterprise customers are now faced with the challenge of integrating these solutions into a single TelePresence architecture that optimizes the end user experience. This session provides an overview for all components of a TelePresence deployment including: endpoints, call control, conferencing, and scheduling/management. Recent features and functionality will be covered as well as our direction for the future. Many of the most recent features are dependent on the grouping of specific software versions across the solution. This session will explain these requirements and dependencies to ensure a successful TelePresence deployment. This breakout will cover the entire TelePresence solution with special focus on infrastructure and integrations like webex-one-touch.
PERVASIVE BUSINESS VIDEO – Conozca la Linea de Productos de Video integrada Cisco/Tandberg
En los últimos años, el creciente interés en la video colaboración empresarial ha impulsado el desarrollo de diferentes soluciones: la sala de videoconferencia tradicional, las experiencias de telepresencia inmersiva, la video telefonía personal, basados en clientes de video en PC y colaboración web. Los clientes empresariales se enfrentan ahora al reto de integrar estas soluciones en una arquitectura única de Telepresencia que optimice la experiencia del usuario final. Esta sesión ofrece una visión general de todos los componentes de una implementación de TelePresencia, incluyendo: criterios de valoración, control de llamadas, conferencias y programación y gestión. Características y funcionalidades más recientes serán cubiertas, así como nuestra dirección hacia el futuro. Muchas de las características más recientes son dependientes de la agrupación de versiones de software específicas a través de la solución. En esta sesión se explican los requisitos y dependencias para garantizar una implementación exitosa
BRKITM-1214 - Connected Transformation Industries: Secure Network from the Corporate Offices, Supply Chain and the Floor Plant (2012 Cancun)Manage costs by improving supply chain efficiency, maximizing asset utilization, and accelerating operational innovation towards increased profitability are driving the change for legacy systems to be connected to plant-wide network infrastructure to enable capture and analysis of real-time data and process optimization. Help your internal customers address challenges of profitability, productivity and regulatory compliance with Cisco technology and solutions that help customers Work Their Way.
We help manufacturers improve machine productivity while reducing maintenance costs in the areas of factory networks, mobility and industrial intelligence by integrating mission critical applications supported by Cisco UCS and Borderless Networks. Also Collaboration technologies are critical to accelerate business decisions, reduce costs and improve connections with stakeholders across the supply chain.
Administrar los costos mediante la mejora de la eficiencia de la cadena, lo que maximiza la utilización de activos, y la aceleración de la innovación operativa hacia una mayor rentabilidad están impulsando el cambio de los sistemas heredados para ser conectados a la infraestructura de red de toda la planta para permitir la captura y análisis de datos en tiempo real y optimización de procesos. Ayude a sus clientes retos de direcciones internas de rentabilidad, productividad y cumplimiento normativo con tecnología de Cisco y soluciones que ayudan a los clientes a trabajar a su manera.
Ayudamos a los fabricantes a mejorar la productividad de la máquina al tiempo que reduce los costes de mantenimiento en las áreas de redes de fábrica, la movilidad y la inteligencia industrial mediante la integración de aplicaciones de misión crítica soportados por Cisco UCS y Borderless Networks. También tecnologías de colaboración son fundamentales para acelerar las decisiones de negocio, reducir costes y mejorar las conexiones con las partes interesadas en la cadena de suministro.
BRKDCT-2951 - Deploying Nexus 7000 in the Data Center (2012 Cancun)This session is targeted to Network Engineers, Network Architects and IT administrators who have deployed or are considering the deployment of the Nexus 7000.
The session begins with a Nexus 7000 hardware overview and primarily focuses on Data Center related features and implementation best practices. The session also covers recent hardware enhancements to Nexus 7000 product line such as the new Nexus 7004 chassis, the new supervisors modules (SUP2/2E) and the new high-performance 10/40/100G linecards (M2 and F2e). The session also discusses some of the Data Center design examples and its best practices section will cover features such as VDC, VPC, Layer-2, Layer-3, Fabric Extenders(FEX), etc.
Attendee should have a basic knowledge of the Nexus 7000 hardware platform and software features as well as good understanding of L2 and L3 protocols.
Implementando Nexus 7K en Centros de Datos
BRKSPV-1919 - Video Transport Architectures (2012 Cancun)Arquitecturas de Transporte de VideoThis intermediate level session covers the requirements and challenges of transporting broadcast grade Video over IP networks. These linkages are technologies that enable the IP network to be Video-aware encompassing IP/MPLS Multicast, QoS, Security, High-availability and Admission control mechanisms. Network resiliency/availability mechanisms enabling minimal disruption of Video services are covered in detail. These include Unicast & Multicast Fast convergence, advanced traffic engineering, Multicast-only Fast Reroute (MoFRR), Video Source redundancy among others. Lossless transport is introduced using Live/Live with packet merge capabilities for uncompressed video. An overview of the application-level techniques that minimize packet losses such as Forward Error correction (FEC) and dynamic packet error repair using Cisco Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) are also covered. New developments in the Video monitoring space such as In-line monitoring are briefly covered as well as network management tools. It is expected that the attendee is familiar with IP/MPLS, Multicast and QoS concepts.
Esta sesion de nivel intermedio cubre los diferentes retos y requisitos de transportar video de alta calidad en redes IP. La relacion entre diferentes tecnologias que permiten a la red IP saber de la existencia de trafico de video, cubriendo IP/MPLS Multicast, QoS, Seguridad, Alta disponibilidad y mecanismos de control de admision. Mecanismos de disponibilidad de red para ofrecer servicios con disrupcion minima son cubiertos a detalle, algunos son: Unicast & Multicast Fast convergence, advanced traffic engineering, Multicast-only Fast Reroute (MoFRR), Video Source redundancy. El concepto de transporte sin perdidas es introducido utilizando la capacidad de Live/Live en video no comprimido. Tambien cubriremos tecnicas a nivel aplicacion para minimizar perdida de paquetes, como son Forward Error correction (FEC) y dynamic packet error repair utilizando Cisco Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) . Nuevos desarrollos en monitoreo de video, como monitoreo en linea son brevemente cubiertos junto con herramientas de gestion. El participante debe tener experiencia basica en conceptos de MPLS/IP, Multicas y QoS
BRKNMS-3132. - Advanced NetFlow (2013 London)This advanced session presents the latest NetFlow developments: new features, NetFlow version 9, and its standardization at the IETF. The new Flexible NetFlow feature is covered in detail. Technical details of the new features are addressed with configuration examples, show commands, tricks, and best practice advice. Scenarios such as NetFlow for security and NetFlow for application visibility are covered. The NetFlow performance impact is also discussed, as well as the support matrix of all NetFlow features.
This session is for enterprise, service provider, and NREN experts engaged in designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting security, capacity planning, and accounting solutions. Attendees should be familiar with network management basics and should already have some understanding of NetFlow, perhaps by already having taken the introductory session.
BRKNMS-2696 - TR-069 based home gateway management using Prime Home (2013 London)The number of Internet enabled devices in the home continues to grow, creating demand for better support and seamless inter-connectivity for the consumer. Service Providers are now realizing that to meet this demand they need better visibility into the connected home. The Cisco Prime Home solution answers this call with consumer applications and a support experience that easily integrates with existing Internet Service Provider (ISP) environments. The result is significantly lower support costs, and higher recurring revenues in a cloud based applications mode. To manage home gateways various technologies are available once the underlying IP connectivity has been set up. TR-096 standardizes the exchanges between a device provisioning server (ACS) and the home gateway. This service-provider oriented session shows what is possible from a technology point of view and reveals some of the business opportunities that are enabled by the technology. The session is of intermediate complexity but does need understanding of provisioning and configuration paradigms encountered in residential user equipment management.
ITMGEN-1313 - Preparing for IPv6 in the Enterprise (2013 Melbourne)IPv6 presents one of the key technological transitions of our lifetime. It is fundamental to the future growth, security and stability of the Internet. Join Stephan in this topic to discover the crucial variables that will help you prepare the best plan, architecture and deployment strategy for IPv6 within your Enterprise.
ITMGEN-1310 - Crafting a Mobility Strategy (2013 Melbourne)Mobility is one of the key trends reshaping IT. While “IT Consumerisation”, “BYOD”, “Cloud Computing" and “VDI” are all major topics in their own right, when viewed together as part of a Mobility Strategy, their relevance and value to the business is compelling. We will explore these topics from a business perspective, while also considering how continued advances in technology will drive new services and capabilities. Wireless technologies continue to develop with 4G/LTE and 802.11ac, while the Wi-Fi Alliance’s PassPoint works to bridge the two. The additional bandwidth is already driving significant growth in business video anytime, anywhere and on any device, but what are the implications that creates for IT? What do these different networks and devices mean for our applications? And where and how does security fit in to all this? In this session we will consider the desires of the users, the requirements of the business, and the realities of the technology with the ultimate goal of helping you to craft a Mobility Strategy specific to your environment.
BRKSPG-3684 - Mobile Transport Evolution with Unified MPLS (2013 London)Mobile Service Providers are seeing unprecedented challenges in relation to their Transport architectures with the 3GPP evolution towards IP based NodeBs, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced. This presentation will initially discuss the network migration trends and factors that are changing how mobile networks are evolving. A description is provided on Unified MPLS and the current issues that need to be fixed and how this architecture addresses this. A more detailed analysis will then examine the options available for transporting GSM/2G, UMTS/3G traffic and IP/Ethernet Node B deployments and some of factors that need consideration like scalability, resiliency and security. Finally, there is a detailed description of the LTE/LTE-A evolution and the feature requirements made on the transport network. There will be detailed analysis of different LTE models and also some technical enhancements and proposals considered for the implementation of LTE in a Unified MPLS environment.
BRKUCC-3661 - Troubleshooting Jabber Desktop Clients (2013 Melbourne)This session will arm you with the tips, techniques and tools available to you to troubleshoot the potential issues you may experience when deploying and administering the Jabber for Windows desktop clients. It will also highlight some of the more common issues encountered. A general knowledge of Cisco UC and the Jabber clients would be of benefit in attending this session.
COCDCT-3463. - Inside Cisco IT: Mission Critical Application Migration and Architecture Transformation: A Cisco Case Study (2013 London)In March, 2011, Cisco IT successfully migrated the Quote to Cash (QTC) platform which supports 100% of Cisco’s revenue including order processing, pricing and product configurations from the HP Superdome in the San Jose Data Center to the Cisco UCS B440 System in the Richardson Data Center. How did we migrate QTC and more than 1000 Cisco business applications? That is what this session addresses. We will describe the migration approach, virtualization architecture, and system configuration, as well as key data center and performance benefits.
BRKUCC-2666 - Federating Unified Communications (2013 Melbourne)Over the last few years, Unified Communications has been embraced by many organisations worldwide to foster better collaboration between colleagues. Now, the focus from organisations that have successfully deployed Unified Communications internally is shifting towards bringing that collaboration capability to people outside of the organisation. This breakout session will examine how an organisation can federate their Unified Communications capability to other organisations in a B2B (business-to-business) manner. We'll also look at ways to bring about collaboration capability to consumers in a B2C (business-to-consumers) fashion. By federating Unified Communications, we empower people to come together and collaborate seamlessly using Instant Message/Presence, as well as escalating to Voice, Video or Web conferences. Attendees should have a basic working knowledge of Cisco Collaboration portfolio, including CUCM, IM/Presence service, and TelePresence/video.
BRKCDN-1117 - Virtualized Router & Virtualization Inside A Branch Router (2013 London)Virtualization is prevalent everywhere, in Data centers, in Cloud environments regardless it’s a public, private or hybrid and none the least in branch offices. Cisco is innovating in all fronts from bringing virtualization to the branch offices by building a blade server that can be hosted inside Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) and taking it’s industry leading routing foot print in Cloud. How does both these technologies help customers? In Branch offices by collapsing a blade server (Unified Computing System E-Series) inside a router we optimize network / compute foot print, drastically reduce total cost of ownership, simplify manageability and enable the platform to run not only Cisco appliances as virtual machines but simultaneously enable 3rd party application coexistence. In Cloud environments, customer today lack control over routing, have a primitive and fixed security framework being offered which is un-orchestrated and unmanaged by their enterprise tools and have no way of using enhanced services. Cisco’s Cloud Services Router CSR1000V removes all the limitations and restrictions and enables enterprise customers to move to Cloud seamlessly. Customers can now run a virtualized router in various cloud provider environments along with their applications. Come and learn how these technologies are creating a new deployment model within enterprise branch offices as well as in public / private clouds.
BRKCCT-2773 - Getting The Most Out Of Contact Center Express Version 9.0 (2013 London)Key enhancements in Contact Center Express version 9 include native support for enhanced multi-channel customer contact using web-chat and use of Cisco Unified Intelligence Center for historical reporting. This session will take an in depth look at both of these areas and explain how to make effective use of them. Other version 9 feature enhancements and topics such as platform changes and the Mobile Skill Manager will also be examined. This session is targeted at those contact center solution architects, designers and administrators already familiar with previous versions that wish to get an understanding of what's new in 9.0.
BRKARC-2003 - Cisco ASR 9000 Architecture (2013 London)The ASR 9000 is the Cisco next generation Service Provider edge and large enterprise WAN router. There are lots of new hardware, software and innovations in the past half an year. This session will help our customers to understand Cisco ASR 9000 new hardware and architecture, including HW architecture overview, fabric design, packet forwarding, system QoS, multicast architecture, and the architecture innovation - cisco nV technology
PCS-2002 - NetApp: FlexPod Case Study about Sauber F1 Team by UP-GREAT and NetCloud (2013 London)Agility and speed are hallmarks of Formula 1 racing. The Sauber F1 Team pushes technology and real-time data analysis to the limits in a sport where .001 seconds can be the difference between winning and losing. Formula 1 race cars are known for their cutting edge, technology-driven designs. During the racing season, the Sauber F1 Team travels with a FlexPod Data Center Platform to 19 countries around the world. Like all the teams in F1 racing, the Sauber F1 Team heavily relies upon data (from races, wind tunnel testing and software simulations) to constantly innovate its cars and racing strategies. Efficiency is key to success for the Sauber F1 Team. During this session, you will learn how an innovative and reliable infrastructure plays an important role to staying competitive. You will also understand why real time access to data analysis and mission critical applications can be key for better lap times, and how NetApp MetroCluster at the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in in Hinwil, Switzerland provides high availability and seamless access to data anywhere around the world
ITMGEN-2337 - Leading with Architecture: Integrating Technology, Process and Culture (2013 London)Cisco, as a company, has embraced the concept of being “Architecturally led.” This has been a multi-year journey initially led by IT, but now being executed as a joint initiative with the business. Robbert Kuppens, IT Leader and CIO for Cisco EMEAR will share how an architectural approach has changed the way Cisco thinks, plans, and executes. Robbert will share not only our vision, but the frameworks, tools, and governance that have been implemented to support this initiative. Being Architecturally led is a natural evolution from our IT as a Service Organisation (ITaaSO) journey and has driven both operational excellence and service agility. Robbert will also share the processes and tools utilized to deliver consistent portfolio management supported by architectural roadmaps in combination with global and local/regional interlocks for global programs and local quick wins. Finally, he will share how architecture has become part of Cisco's DNA and how Cisco IT is now using its own practices in collaboration with key customers and Cisco Services.
BRKARC-3471 - Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture (2013 Melbourne)This session will explore the software architecture, core infrastructure, features, capabilities, and benefits of Cisco's NX-OS Data Centre operating system. Some of the key areas covered will include NX-OS's High-Availability design, device virtualisation, command line interface, advanced features, development lifecycle, and multi-platform strategy. An high level understanding of switching platform infrastructure and networking technology is necessary to take full advantage of this session.
BRKSEC-2020 - Firewall Deployment (2013 Melbourne)This session addresses the Cisco ASA firewall and how it can be used to enforce security policy in the network. Common deployment scenarios are covered for both the ASA firewall appliance and the Cisco ASA Services Module, including routed (Layer 3), transparent (Layer 2) mode and High Availability. Pros and cons of each design are discussed in depth as well as case studies to highlight common deployments. This session will also cover in detail features in the latest firewall releases and how they fit into the network fabric, including Identity FW and Context. Participants should have a working knowledge of TCP/IP and understand general networking and packet flow. This session focuses on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASA Services Module operating as a firewall and does not cover any Cisco IOS based firewall or VPN solutions. This session provides requisite information complimentary to the BRKSEC-2021 Firewall Architectures session.
BRKEVT-3661 - Troubleshooting Video - TMS Provisioning Extension (2013 Melbourne)Currently with need for video conference on the move there is a significant focus on personal TelePresence. This session covers best practice to install/migrate TMS PE, In addition to covering off the configuration steps required to provision soft client and personal systems like ex/sx/mx series, this session will also cover troubleshooting of provisioning issues and few issues observed in field. It is assumed that attendees should have a good understanding of installing, administering, and operating of TMS & VCS should have basic understanding of SQL database, Microsoft windows and SIP protocol.
BRKDCT-2218 - Data Center Design for the Small and Medium Business (2012 San Diego)The economic and technology changes being felt in our Data Centers are impacting smaller environments just as much as the largest. The growth in storage traffic, virtual machines and the need to install and provision new applications at a faster pace is an issue across all sizes of Data Centers. The smaller environment however has some unique challenges.
This session will focus on design best practices for the smaller Data Center mixing both physical and virtual servers in both blade and rack mount servers. It will provide design guidance on supporting needed Data Center network features and multiple storage protocols for the smaller environment. A flexible network architecture will be discussed that is focused on simplified configuration and future scalability. The reference topology will begin from a small environment, and provide transition points according to server count requirements that protect the investment in existing equipment while providing increasing functionality.
BRKARC-3980 - Introduction to IOS-XR- Cisco's Next Generation Operating System (2012 San Diego)Cisco IOS XR is a highly available and modular OS designed for always-on operation of high-end routers e.g. CRS-1/3, ASR 9k and Cisco12k. This session provides an overview of IOS XR architecture, s/w installation, configuration of routing protocols (IGP and BGP), MPLS and Multicast Technologies along with comparison to IOS. This session is for engineers both in SP and Enterprise segments interested in learning and deploying IOS XR based networks.
COCSEC-3429 - Inside Cisco IT: Top Ten Risks with Cloud that will keep you Awake at Night (2012 San Diego)Against the backdrop of new economic realities, one of the larger forces that is affecting businesses worldwide is cloud computing. Security is the top concern for cloud adoption and expectations from the security staff are all time high to apply a defense-in-depth strategy to protect enterprises, thus giving them sleepless nights. In this presentation, Cisco infosec professionals will share the security challenges faced with cloud adoption at Cisco and other large enterprises. Authors have evaluated multiple cloud vendors for security and privacy risks. Authors also lead the OWASP Cloud -10 initiative that maintains the top ten list of security risks faced with Cloud computing and XaaS models.
COCEVT-3432 - Inside Cisco IT: Do’s, Don’ts and Lessons Learned during 5 Years of Video Deployment (2012 San Diego)Cisco is in a unique position with over 5 years of experience in deploying pervasive video across the enterprise. This session will provide insight into Cisco’s video strategy, including do’s, don’ts and lessons learned.
An overview of where Cisco IT is in the Video Enablement Lifecycle will be provided along with the steps taken to get there. In addition, you will learn Cisco IT’s best practices and what has worked well for video enablement such as architecture planning, employee governance policies around video entitlement, operational support and successful “Pay for Play” funding model. Other lessons learned will be uncovered to drive high user adoption rates for pervasive video and provide an optimum user experience.
ITMGEN-4634 - Running IT as a Business (2012 San Diego)Participate in an interactive discussion about transforming your IT organization into a business function. Cisco executives will share the challenges and opportunities that face Cisco IT as they implement an IT as a Service business model. Learn how to lead with an architecture strategy and adopt an operating model that provides the framework for change. Hear Sean put this all into context by providing examples of Cisco successes that demonstrate the relevance of IT in business today.
SIPSP-1147 - Monetizing the Cloud - Service Acceleration & Go-to-Market: Making it Work (2012 San Diego)This session opens with a review of Cisco go-to-market resources designed to accelerate adoption for cloud services including sales enablement, lead & demand generation and sales incentives. Go-to-market lessons learned and practices will be shared by Cisco and cloud service providers focused on ways of using Cisco resources to your advantage.
Please note that this is an all day program. Be sure to register for the other SIP sessions to attend the entire day.
PSONMS-1038 - Cisco Prime for Enterprise – Innovative Network Management (2012 San Diego)This 60 minute presentation will provide an update on Cisco Network Management Strategy – Cisco Prime and the Cisco Prime product portfolio. Cisco Prime is built upon a network services centric foundation and set of common attributes to deliver an innovative product portfolio to simplify the management and deployment of Cisco services, technologies and platforms. The Cisco Prime portfolio consists of three key categories; Prime Infrastructure – a solution providing end-to-end lifecycle management of wireless and wired infrastructure management, Prime Collaboration – delivers a complete solution for managing voice and video services and Prime Assurance – complete end-to-end visibility for troubleshooting and diagnosing end-to-end performance and improving application and end-user experience.
ITMCCS-2997 - Deploying virtual desktops in Public Cloud: T-HT Cloud (2012 London)There is a lot of buzz about different Cloud solutions available on the market. But when one tries those solutions in practice, it becomes obvious that components or knowledge is largely still missing. Together with Combis, T-HT has deployed Public Cloud solution, namely virtual desktops. This real life experience gives us good insight what are crucial technical and marketing parameters for success. Solution itself is based on Cisco UCS infrastructure, NetApp storage and Citrix virtualization.
BRKPCS-4385 - Network Management for Today’s Networks by Ipswitch (2012 San Diego)Network management has evolved over the years and today’s networks are very complex. Ipswitch Senior Product Manager Brian Jacobs will explain the underlying concepts of network monitoring and give a detailed explanation of network management technologies at the system, network, service/application, and user levels. The session will cover the information needed to right-size your network management solution and choose a solution that best meets your organization’s needs without breaking your IT budget. The session will also discuss common challenges and important considerations when designing a holistic network management solution.
A chief engineer from LodgeNet, the largest worldwide deployment of WhatsUp Gold monitoring over 25,000 devices across 2.8 million hotel rooms across North America, will be a featured speaker at this session. LodgeNet will provide real-world context to the technology discussions and explain how a properly sized and configured management solution can reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and decrease the overall stress on network administrators.
BRKNMS-1036 - Simplify Network Management and Reduce Operational Costs with Cisco Prime (2012 San Diego)In this session you will learn about Cisco network management strategy; Cisco Prime for Enterprise. Cisco Prime for Enterprise is built upon a network services management foundation and a set of common attributes. The network services management foundation provides a “top-down” approach to efficiently plan, deploy, and manage the network from a business and end-user perspective. The common attributes provide a consistent operational experience across the product portfolio including an intuitive workflow-oriented interface. Cisco Prime simplifies network operations integrating Cisco best practices and automating lifecycle processes to improve operations efficiency, reduce errors, and make the delivery of services more predictable.
Cisco Prime supports integrated lifecycle management of networks, services, and endpoints for Cisco Borderless Network, Data Center, and Collaboration architectures with end-to-end assurance. It helps IT departments achieve:
• Improved operational efficiencies: Reduce network errors, speed troubleshooting, and improve the delivery of services while making the network more predictable.
• Reduced operating expenses: Speed deployments, minimize IT staffing, and reduce training requirements with easy-to-use tools, workflows, and automated best practices that simplify network management.
• Lower capital expenditures: Make the most of network investments through converged management and cross-integration with existing operations, systems, and northbound processes.
• Enhanced levels of service: Provides end-to-end visibility for service aware networking and assurance for simplified troubleshooting and predictable service delivery.
The session will also include use cases that will demonstrate the value of Cisco Prime and how it will help improve the productivity of your IT staff and reduce network downtime.
BRKSEC-2050 - Secure Mobility (2012 San Diego)People are now accessing corporate resources from a host of different locations using multiple devices and they expect on-demand and seamless access to company data to conduct their business. A well-designed remote access solution improves productivity, decreases downtime, cuts support costs and ensures employee satisfaction. However, the ubiquitous access creates huge security risks for the organization. It is very easy to lose confidential data and it is very difficult to ensure the right level of authorization and access control. The IT administrator has to strike a balance to ensure security without affecting the user experience.
The industry leading Cisco ASA Remote Access solution is designed to solve these challenges. In this session, we will lead with the various connectivity options including the Cisco AnyConnect Client and the browser based Clientless SSL VPN. We will discuss the multiple advancements introduced to ensure seamless connectivity for the mobile users. Using a real-world example, we will cover the authentication and authorization options to enforce customized granular access controls.
We will then focus on desktop and mobile platforms and discuss the security policy including device posture, network access controls and threat mitigation. We will also cover the deployments to protect mobile users from web-based threats using Cisco Web Security Appliance and Cisco ScanSafe Cloud based solutions.
At the end of the session, attendees will gain an understanding of various security technologies available on the Cisco ASA platform to enable secure access to the mobile users.
Technical topics covered: Cisco ASA Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, Clientless SSL VPN, Posture Assessment, Mobile Device access, Cisco Web Security.
BRKEWN-3011 - Troubleshooting Wireless LANs (2012 San Diego)This session discusses best practices for troubleshooting issues prior and during TAC engagement. We will cover the most commonly requested information (usually missing at time of TAC case creation), case handling, and other information. We will also cover proper case & bug severities, escalation paths, and the right way to escalate issues when development engagement is necessary. Some advanced debugging and configuration topics will also be covered.
BRKNMS-2700 - BYOD meets DHCP -- Learning To Love Devices You Didn't Have To Provide (2014 San Francisco)Bring your own devices (BYOD) also brings many new challenges for Enterprise device attachment. Creative use of DHCP can make
integration of BYOD devices less chaotic and more secure. We
will explore how to authenticate the users of BYOD devices using
DHCP to restrict the provisioning of IP addresses only to authorized users of these devices.
Finally, we will spend some time on how to structure your DHCP
deployment so that it is both robust and scalable, with
sufficient capacity to meet today's needs and respond easily to tomorrow's growth.
BRKUCC-2059 - Designing and Deploying Cisco Contact Centre Express (2014 Melbourne)This session covers the fundamentals of designing and deploying a Cisco Unified Contact Centre Express solution. The session will begin with an overview and refresher of the Unified Contact Centre Express product portfolio including features and functionality of the latest version. It then moves into design and deployment best practices and covers resources available to design & deployment Engineers. Topics include: Choosing a deployment model, planning for high availability, sizing systems, and estimating bandwidth for the Contact Centre. This is an intermediate to advanced level session intended for network planners, design engineers, administrators and technical staff.
BRKRST-2619 - Troubleshooting Routing Protocols - BGP/OSPF/EIGRP (2014 Melbourne)Routing Protocols has been at the core of networks since their inception. Over time they have become more feature rich and robust. In todays high demanding networks, these additions have contributed to complexity and challenges, especially when there is a need to troubleshoot routing problems. This presentation will focus on the life cycle of how routing protocols work and go through methodical troubleshooting techniques for EIGRP, OSPF and BGP, covering common problems network engineers may encounter.
BRKSPG-2016 - Architectures for new services over Cable (2014 San Francisco)The session describes the key aspects of CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform ) and will describe how Cable operators will migrate multiple silos of technology to a converged architecture whilst maintaining backward compatibility with current DOCSIS and Video deployments. The session will also describe the emerging standard for “Advance MAC /PHY” (AMP) in DOCSIS 3.1 and how this plays a pivotal technical development role in the future of an MSO's architecture. A focus on some of the service-driven architectures enabled by DOCSIS will also be covered in this session.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.