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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 Design View 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.
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.
GENKEY-1627 - Cisco Live Melbourne Opening Keynote (2014 Melbourne) Join visionary speaker Wim Elfrink for the opening keynote address and learn about the impact of IoE.
CP-1006 - Network Models and the Network Architect One 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. For More Information Visit the Cisco Services Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
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. For More Information Visit the Net Optics virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
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.
CIN-WS205 - Activate—Identity Services Engine 1.2 Learn about the Cisco Identity Services Engine and the new enhancements available with its most recent release—ISE 1.2. The Identity Services Engine provides a comprehensive, all-in-one solution to manage and maintain network access and policies—ensuring consistent enforcement across wired, wireless, and VPN networks. During this online event, you will learn about the new features that provide increased scalability, reliability, and ease-of-use for guest access and BYOD on-boarding. You will hear from customers who have already deployed the 1.2 release. And we will discuss how the enhancements provide significantly greater capabilities than solutions available from competing vendors. Join Cisco experts Sanjay Raja and David D’Aprile for a closer look at ISE 1.2, and all the advantages it can bring your business.
ATE-CL412 - Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) (2014 Milan) Learn how Application Centric Infrastructure is ushering in a new era of simplicity and automation, and driving the next generation of data center infrastructure. For More Information Visit the Cisco Switching Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL400 - Deploying and Managing the Unified Access One Network (2013 London) Enable IT organizations to effectively adopt, integrate and operate the unified access infrastructure with Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Visit the Cisco Prime virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL408 - Cisco Unified Fabric: Delivering Architectural Flexibility (2013 London) The confluence of a number of trends, including cloud computing, video, virtualization / workload mobility, the data deluge brought on by the  “Internet of things,” is driving significant change in the data center. Customers are looking for flexible data center architectures that will adapt to these changes as their business evolve to take advantage of these trends. Cisco’s Unified Fabric and Nexus portfolio deliver this flexibility and continue to lead the industry with a number of leading innovations that enable architectural flexibility for general, virtualized and cloud deployments. What are these leading innovations and how they enable architectural flexibility that extends from the server to the cloud will be discussed. Visit the Cisco Switching virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL401 - Delivering a Future Proof Service Orientated Infrastructure to Your Business (2013 London) The consumption model for IT is changing rapidly to include many services delivered by the Cloud. To remain competitive the challenges facing organisations today include time to market for services and products, adaptability and flexibility. The key to evolving a resilient IT strategy is to provide an infrastructure that delivers, non-disruptive operations, immense capability to scale, workload independence, efficiency and automation. In this session Cisco and NetApp will discuss how their industry leading joint FlexPod solution is enabling their customers and cloud service providers to make this move to a future proofed, service orientated infrastructure. Using the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) framework to de-risk implementations and accelerate solution delivery, this session will cover technology areas including utilising pooled computing assets, creating virtualised resource pools at scale, managing elasticity on demand, introducing automation for policy, application awareness and mobility, secure multi tenancy architecture and metered billing. Visit the NetApp virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
UCS-4797 - Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (UCS) (2012 San Diego) Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud is a self-service provisioning and orchestration software solution for cloud computing and data center automation. This session will provide a detailed product overview, followed by an instructor led demonstration of the software suite. We will build off the UCS Manager capabilities describing how this solution automates key data center functions and actions.
ATE-CL338 - Scale your Network Security and Monitoring infrastructure to Keep up with Advanced Targeted Attacks and Big Data Flows (2014 San Francisco) Even as network data has exploded in volume, velocity and variety, network security and monitoring solutions have been behind the curve in adopting new technologies and approaches to cost-effectively scale, and accommodate continuous monitoring in consolidated physical, virtual and cloud based datacenters. The network’s increasing speed and rapidly growing complexity (e.g. virtualization, and tunneling with encryption), pose challenges for IT network and security professionals trying to manage and secure network infrastructure. How does one architect a scalable security & monitoring architecture to withstand the test of time while ensuring adaptability to evolving business needs? The IT organization as a whole needs to ensure end-to-end visibility and data access to meet and exceed business, network and application performance SLAs while keeping their infrastructure and data secure against continually evolving advanced and targeted attacks. Join Tony Zirnoon, CISSP – Sr. Director Security Strategy VSS Monitoring, as he discusses: 1. Monitoring gaps and security vulnerabilities in today’s traditional network security and monitoring architecture 2. How to address those gaps and vulnerabilities without defaulting to a rip and replace approach 3. Proven best practices in architecting a future-proofed physical or virtual DC monitoring fabric for total network visibility 4. Learn how you can architect a defense-in-depth network security model that scales across converged networks (with real production deployment examples) 5. Future proofing your security infrastructure design and investments against the ongoing barrage of advanced security threats while maintaining high availability and agility to keep up with Big Data flows.
ATE-CL334 - Realize Faster Resolutions with Smart Call Home (2014 San Francisco) Start using the technology embedded in your Cisco devices to proactively monitor their health. Receive notification of events based on internal diagnostics with recommendations from Cisco's deep pool of Intellectual property. Realize faster resolution through automated TAC case creation for the most critical events. Topics will include supported devices and faults, deployment scenarios in and out of the datacenter, and configuration examples including UCS blades and rack servers. For More Information Visit the Cisco Services Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL336 - End-to-end management of NetApp FlexPod integrated infrastructure with Cisco UCS Director (2014 San Francisco) Customers are faced with difficult decisions about how to deploy and manage IT. FlexPod allows customers to deploy best in class technologies, pre-validated to reduce time to deployment and operational complexity. Cisco UCS Director gives you a single application to monitor, plan, and execute infrastructure management tasks. For More Information Visit the NetApp Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
ATE-CL508 - IoT Wireless Sensor Networks and Multi-Service Field Network Architecture (2014 Melbourne) Wireless sensor networks are the foundation for enabling the Internet of Things.  Cisco has designed a field network architecture to provide IPv6 network services for Smart Grid and other industries.   This session will provide an overview on how to build a multi-service, secure, scalable, and resilient Field Area Network (FAN). It will include case studies of customers who are servicing millions of smart meters using Cisco’s FAN architecture. For More Information Visit the Cisco Internet of Things Solutions Center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
BRKPCS-2059 - ACI Impact on Physical Infrastructure Design and Deployment (2014 San Francisco) Adoption of Cisco’s new Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) will require some changes to the way data center physical infrastructures are designed and deployed. Depending on the scalability, performance, and applications requirements, customers will need to determine the best physical infrastructure to accommodate a variety of spine/leaf network topologies options including ToR, EoR, and MoR leaf switches. In this session, Panduit examines the physical implementation requirements of an ACI deployment including how to design ToR, EoR and MoR network architectures for ACI, and strategies to simplify the deployment of this next generation architecture in order to help customers accelerate their path to ACI.In addition an overview of available services and product sets that help customers manage risk within the physical infrastructure by intelligently converging physical and logical systems to simplify the deployment will be presented.
GENKEY-1626 - Decoding Connectivity: Leading & Thriving in an “Internet of Everything” World The benefits of connectivity have already changed our world and this is only the beginning. Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President of Cisco, brings the Internet of Everything to life in his fascinating keynote during Cisco Live 2013 Melbourne. Learn about what's coming and find your place in this exciting new world. Discover: • What is the Internet of Everything? • How will it influence and change business – today and in the future? • What is the personal impact each of us will experience?  
BRKPCS-2056 - See. Point. Click. Fix. Simplify Your Network with LiveAction (2014 San Francisco) Networks can be complex and difficult to manage, but with LiveAction they don’t have to be. In this session, you will learn how LiveAction simplifies network management. LiveAction is a network performance management tool with deep, rich visualization capabilities, QoS control, analytics, and automation. Attend this session to see how LiveAction can help you get the most ROI from  your Cisco products and why it is available through the Cisco Global Price List.  See. Point. Click. Fix.
BRKPCS-2058 - Forensically Uncovering Cyber Threats By Monitoring Behaviors (2014 San Francisco) Learn how Security Operation Centers are uncovering internal hosts communicating with botnets, machines participating in DDoS attacks and end systems performing unwanted data exfiltration.  Since signature matching is ineffective at detecting many forms of malware, participants will learn how to leverage NetFlow and IPFIX to baseline behaviors and bring visibility to the active threats on the internal network. This session explains how to gain threat landscape clarity and how to avoid a sea of false positives.  Learn best practices for leveraging Cisco ISE and Cisco AVC exports to provide richer contextual details surrounding a contagion.
BRKPCS-2053 - How the cheetah catches dinner: The importance of agility in a world defined by speed (2014 San Francisco) The cheetah teaches us the value of agility—the ability to rapidly change direction without losing speed. On the savanna and in today's business environment, agility is more important than ever. Being first and staying ahead of the competition requires agile business processes. VCE will describe how customers will be able to use VCE Vblock™ Systems and the powerful network abstractions provided by Cisco ACI to enhance IT agility and accelerate business growth.
BRKCCIE-3406 - CCIE SP (2017 Melbourne) If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. - Sun Tzu - The Art of War.� Do you know that CCIE SP program has moved to a refreshed blueprint and more changes are coming? CCIE SP Version 4.1 written exam introduces new technologies. The CCIE SP lab format is comprised three completely independent sections: Troubleshooting, Diagnostic, and Configuration. This is your change of learning directly from the creators of the CCIE SP version 4 blueprint: The secrets of the new CCIE SP certification. This session covers both the written and practical exams and discusses the key aspects of the lab format. The session illustrates and explains the driving technical concepts of the modern service provider segment. This provides you an insight on the reasons why the new technologies are in the latest blueprint. Studying for the exam by using the right preparation techniques is critical. This session covers these techniques, so you can be certain that you are in the right path. Part of the session is based on lab demos to illustrate the recommended strategies you should use while taking the practical exam. Knowing everything might not be enough, planning and manage your time are the key for your success. Lastly, this session provides the opportunity to discuss face-to-face with the SMEs that put together the exam. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
ITMGEN-2680 - The Evolution of Infrastructure (2017 Melbourne) The transformation of a world class IT Infrastructure organisation (serving over 140,000 users globally) is not hypothetical to John Manville. For 10 years, he has been guiding Cisco's move initially toward a Global Data Centre Strategy, and now toward an unprecedented IaaS anchored in Cisco's Global Cloud Strategy. Join John and find out how Cisco is redefining what IT is and revolutionising how it will be delivered in the years to come.
BRKINI-2018 - Bridging Traditional Analytics with BigData - SAS on UCS (2017 Las Vegas) SAS Analytics solutions empower decision makers with greater business value. SAS has been the leader in business analytics, and the SA S Visual Analytics platform lives up to that reputation, with capabilities well beyond traditional querying and reporting. It takes advantage of SAS LASR in-memory architecture to visually explore massive, complex data sets and deliver answers in real time instead of hours or days. SAS Grid Manager increases the availability and processing of your analytics environment with workload balancing, high availability, and parallel processing. These SAS solutions running on Cisco UCS empower business users to explore huge volumes of data quickly to find important patterns and trends, uncover opportunities, and make precise business decisions faster than ever before. By providing self service, impromptu visual data discovery and exploration, it puts immediately available insights within your reach through both web -based and mobile devices.
BRKEWN-2032 - DNA Assurance: bring intelligence to your WLAN issues (2017 Las Vegas) You do not have time to deal with network issues anymore. In the past you would design RF coverage, build the WLANs, hope for the best, and react to alarms and user complaints. This logic would force you to constantly react to fire drills, running every day to assess issues as they were reported to you. What if you could benefit from tools that would anticipate these issues, instead of simply reporting once they occurred? The logic of the DNA architecture is not only to provide an abstraction for automation and policies, but also provide a virtuous feedback loop, allowing you to visualize the consequences of your configurations. Intelligent analytics allows you to observe trends, work on what-if scenarios, and be warned about issues before they actually explode and collapse your network. In this session, you will get a deep dive exposure to the new DNA Center Assurance tool, to monitor trends in your network, anticipate issues, get intelligent (human readable), meaningful and synthetic messages on the state of your network, your clients and their applications, and easily troubleshoot issues once you identify an unsafe trend.
BRKDCN-3120 - ASR1000 OTV : Encryption & Redundancy Deployment (2017 Las Vegas) The session will focus on two different modes of deployment of OTV(Overlay Transport Virtualization) with ASR1000. OTV With Encryption is a Single Box Deployment Mode for the customers requiring DCI encryption. We can choose to deploy an ASR1K at the edge of the network which will be able to provide OTV Transport as well as encryption via IPSEC or GET VPN. This Single Box solution with an ASR1K will remove all added complexity and both the services can be achieved via one single Edge device. OTV(Overlay Transport Virtualisation) in simpler terms we can say that the VLAN’s will be extended towards the other datacenter’s via the Overlay Tunnel. What if the underlying transport goes Down??? Redundant Mode Deployment will give an edge to the customers that even if the underlying transport on the primary circuit goes down this deployment will ensure that the DC’s are still able to extend the VLAN’s via a redundant path. With this mode we are making the OTV deployment more robust and resilient to failures.
BRKDCN-2120 - Advanced Network Visibility and Monitoring in Nexus 5000/6000/7000 Switches (2017 Las Vegas) Learn how to get the greater visibility into a Nexus-based network with new monitoring tools and capabilities. We will delve deeper into platform-specific features like Microburst monitoring, latency monitoring, buffer monitoring etc. in Nexus 5600/6000. Also learn various enhancements added to the traditional features like SPAN and ERSPAN (e.g, SPAN on drop, SPAN on latency, SPAN with VLAN filters, SPAN with ACL Capture, Inband SPAN, SPAN with Layer2/3/4 filters, ERSPAN for PTP). These features help you to understand the network and the applications running on the network better and quickly pinpoint trouble spots in the network. This session discusses capabilities of each feature, real-world use-cases, required configurations and also Open NX-OS programmability options to collect and interpret the data captured. This session will focus on monitoring the network and get advanced visibility. It will NOT focus on other management aspects like SNMP, Syslog, RMON, NETCONF etc.
BRKDCN-1008 - Managing Data Center LAN and SAN networks using Cisco Data Center Network Manager(DCNM) (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) manages Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series Switches along with MDS 9100, 9200,9300, 9500 and 9700 SAN switches. Cisco Data Center Network Manger (DCNM) provides Provisioning, Operations, Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Automation functions for this platforms. For traditional LAN networks and SAN fabrics, DCNM provides unified management allowing LAN and SAN functionality from a single pane of glass. Graphical Dashboards and Topology views show network/fabric connectivity and expose health, overlays, link status and storage connectivity. Advanced discovery, Interface/VLAN controls, SAN zoning, and monitoring controls give the operator the power to maximize visibility and minimize operator error. SAN fabric path and Slowdrain analysis along with other troubleshooting provide tools to keep fabrics operating smoothly. This session will introduce you to the DCNM features above and teach you how to get started managing, deploying and operating your SAN and LAN traditional fabrics using DCNM.
BRKCRS-2700 - Evolution of the Enterprise Network: the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (2017 Las Vegas) Enterprise business operations are reaching new levels of digitization as multimedia applications or the Internet of Things start to proliferate.  An increasing number of business processes are structured around digital communication and media infrastructures.  The experience that network consumers are seeking is also increasingly shaped by digitization, for example with networked machines, or home appliances and automation. As a result, Enterprise networks are becoming the platform for digitization, empowering business efficiency and innovation by simplifying and automating business processes while protecting and securing the global enterprise.   Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (DNA) offers a new architectural approach to meet the requirements of the digitized enterprise.  This session introduces the motivation for an architecture evolution of enterprise networks, and provides details on each of the building blocks, including Cisco’s exciting new Software Defined Access (SDA) solution.  In particular, the concepts of network fabrics, virtualization, controllers, policy-based networking and cloud enablement are explored as main architecture shifts.  The session also provides an insight into concrete examples on how to automate and simplify application visibility and QoS deployments for network operators.
DEVNET-1002 - DevNet Workshop - NetDevOps for the Network Dude - How to get started with APIs, Ansible and Python (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: Seating for sessions in the DevNet Zone is available on a first come first seated basis. This session is designed to be small and hands-on. Laptops will be provided. In this session, we'll look to change automation using Ansible and Python over SSH or Netconf. Together we'll build a simple playbook to create configs from Jinja, and deploy configs to virtual routers. We will compare and contrast the benefits of CLI vs Netconf as transport. This session is for traditional Network Engineers looking for modern automation and orchestration tools. Attendees will learn how Ansible can perform simple configuration tasks out of the box. Also how API's and Python can extend those Ansible modules to gain situation-aware configuration changes. The suggested Learning Path for Network Engineers looking to get started with Network Programmability - Monday: DEVNET-1040, DEVNET-1721, DEVNET-2561, DEVNET-2036, DEVNET-1021 Tuesday: DEVNET-1725, DEVNET-1028, DEVNET-1041, DEVNET-1694, DEVNET-2101 Wednesday: DEVNET-1042, DEVNET-1695, DEVNET-2037, DEVNET-2556, DEVNET-2557 Thursday: DEVNET-2000, DEVNET-1002, DEVNET-2044 Taking place in the DevNet Zone. Checkout links to associated content and learning labs:
CEWN-1001 - Cisco Empowered Women's Network (CEWN) (2017 Las Vegas) Lead, Connect, Inspire - You're IT  Featuring keynotes, lightning talks and interactive session led by thought-leaders in IT; you'll walk away with new definitions of leadership, networking, innovation and success - and feel inspired and empowered to implement change in your own life. Featured Speakers: Kevin Bandy, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Cisco Liz Centoni, SVP & GM, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco Christine Holloway, VP, Networking, Collaboration and Security, CDW Tania Katan, Award-winning author, creative consultant and keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, CEO, Keynote Speaker, Executive Leadership Coach, WSJ Bestselling Author: Fearless Leadership CEWN is a network of Cisco customers, partners, and employees who are coming together to make a difference for women in IT. Our programs at Cisco Live and throughout the year provide women with the tools to enable and enrich their careers and empower the women in our global community. '
CCSGEN-1002 - Let's CHILL: Industry-Wide Innovation on Hyper Drive (2017 Las Vegas) Innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum. It emerges from the crucible of colliding ideas, false starts, new iterations, and trying yet again. It needs contrasting viewpoints, diverse skillsets, and the freedom to ask, "what if?" CHILL is Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs - an intensely focused innovation experience that is turning the traditional innovation model on its head. Many organizations sponsor hackathons and brainstorms to spur creativity. CHILL is different because it brings together multiple players from across a single industry to work on a common challenge - and it creates startups from scratch to bring winning ideas to market. Join Kate O'Keeffe, Managing Director of CHILL, to see how 48 hours of collaborative innovation can deliver a user-tested solution with the funding to develop and incubate it. You will hear how it works from a panel of CHILL alumni, including executives from DB Schenker and the acting CEO of Myways'a startup launched through CHILL. Find out how you can drive business growth for your company, and transformation in your industry.
BRKUCC-3347 - Troubleshooting Jabber Like a TAC Engineer (2017 Las Vegas) When considering the Jabber technology suite, there are multiple products over a variety of platforms. In this session will review how to troubleshoot common issues seen within a Jabber on-premise deployment. The session will cover troubleshooting techniques used by TAC engineers, like myself, on a daily basis to resolve even the most difficult of problems in an on-premise Jabber deployment. We will also go over the most commonly seen mistakes made by Jabber administrators and how to avoid those pit falls. Leaving the session you will be an expert at troubleshooting Jabber and know exactly what to look for when reviewing logs. So please join me as I teach you how to skillfully troubleshoot Jabber just like a TAC engineer.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
BRKSEC-3052 - Demystifying DMVPN (2017 Las Vegas) This session walks you through the different components of DMVPN, their interdependency and a methodical approach to troubleshoot/identify issues. We begin with a short overview of DMVPN functionality and then focus on a modular troubleshooting methodology. The different components are mapped to four modules. These four modules are IP infrastructure (end to end connectivity), Encryption (IKEv2), GRE/NHRP (NHRP), and the VPN routing (routing protocols and hardware based). Explicit troubleshooting examples based on the most common DMVPN design and implementation issues as seen by Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers are included. This session is for designers, managers, and troubleshooters of extended corporate DMVPNs and for service providers deploying these services
BRKSEC-3032 - NGFW Clustering Deep Dive (2017 Las Vegas) Delivered by a member of the original feature architecture and sustaining development teams, this advanced session will provide a comprehensive overview of the clustering capability in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) security applications. In addition to the functional deep dive into clustering design and operation, this presentation will discuss specific deployment scenarios and share best practices for a successful deployment of an ASA or FTD cluster. Several case studies involving currently supported network designs as well as future plans will be discussed. Familiarity with standalone ASA and FTD capabilities as well as the overall firewall feature set is required.
BRKSDN-2411 - NFV Performance - Challenges and Solutions (2017 Las Vegas) Performance in a virtualized world has a lot of challenges that can limit the capabilities that a NFV data plane is expected to deliver on. This session shall start with the basics of how VNFs are networked in a virtualized environment and then explain where are the bottlenecks reside in a Linux/KVM/Qemu environment. The session will explain more on those bottlenecks and then share how we can resolve them to achieve the right level of performance. The session will also share performance data from testing while applying similar concepts in an implementation to illustrate how the performance bottlenecks shifts from one place to another depending on various factors like the type of VNF, features enabled inside them, use case, networking model etc.
BRKRST-3047 - Advanced - Troubleshooting LISP (2017 Las Vegas) Starting with a very short refresher on LISP the speakers will show the typical LISP use cases and the basic configs. For each use case the presenter will discuss the troubleshooting strategy in case of problems with the setup. We will talk about the needed show and debug commands and how to start backwards with the troubleshooting. Tips and tricks will be shown to do the LISP troubleshooting effective and purposeful. Additional sources of information and mailing lists will be mentioned. The troubleshooting session will be technical and requires IOS and LISP configuration knowledge.
BRKOPT-2501 - Network Slicing SDN Controller (2017 Las Vegas) Network Slcing is becoming a strong requirement for large Service Providers networks. The ability to partition the real network on several Virtual Networks to assign to Tenants (Small Service Providers) is a key factor to implement OVPN. This talk presents an SDN solution that enables network slicing in transparent optical networks, in order to support multi-tenancy scenarios. The proposed system manages multiple Optical Virtual Private Networks (OVPNs) that share the same physical infrastructure with strict data, control and management plane separation. The network slicing logic is developed on top of the OpenDayLight SDN controller, which interfaces with the Cisco DWDM-aware GMPLS stack to create, manage and delete OVPNs, and to setup and teardown optical circuits over them. In case of failure, the system leverages the distributed capabilities of GMPLS to provide OVPN-specific restoration of optical connections.
ITMGEN-4334 - New Intelligence and Automation for the Digital Era (2017 Las Vegas)  Today, across every industry, applications are not only important to your business – they are core and inseparable from your business. As a result, new IT intelligence from the code all the way to the consumer is critical, to supporting the digital customer and the digital enterprise. Cisco’s Insight offerings, including the recent acquisition of AppDynamics, are helping deliver visibility from the code to the customer, predictive and prescriptive insights powered by machine learning, and automation to help you manage today’s complex IT environments. Join us to learn how you can unlock new insights to improve the customer experience, ensure security everywhere and deliver operational efficiencies. 
ITMGEN-4322 - Cisco IT's Journey on the Digitization of Employee Experience (2017 Las Vegas) The User is the most disruptive force of this decade! Cisco IT have experienced this first hand as users want to have the same experience as employees as they have as consumers. Self-service tools, although reliable and very productive, are no longer enough. Digitization is opening the gates for new and exciting ways to provide services to our users, outside the traditional IT fashion. Simplification, automation, data analytics and intelligence are key to any organization who wants to provide services to (and in turn retain) a best in-class workforce. Join us to learn about how Cisco IT had to step up their game on providing IT services and our journey into the Digitization of Employee Experience.
IITIOT-1005 - Extracting Greater Business Value from Your IoT Data (2017 Las Vegas) As IoT deployments grow from thousands to millions of devices, there is an explosion of new data that businesses must access, control and manage in order to create business value. Every IoT deployment has devices that are generating data, and multiple parties who want access to that data. In this session, learn how Cisco gives you complete access to and control over your own data – how it is classified and made visible, where it goes, and who can do what with it – so that you can ensure the right people have the right data, exactly when they need it.
IITDGT-2001 - Reimagine Financial Services (2017 Las Vegas) The financial services industry is rapidly evolving as a result of new opportunities, challenges, and experiences. In fact, according to LivePerson, 83 percent of consumers today want some type of support in their online journey, and FICO states that 43 percent of millennials don’t feel banks communicate using preferred channels. In this session, you’ll learn: How digital transformation is changing the financial services industry How Cisco can help you to transform What other companies have done to transform themselves in financial services
ITMGEN-4339 - Panel: Building Tech Talent (2017 Las Vegas) In this digital age, the need for technical skills is growing. As IT leaders, how can we drive and build that technical talent throughout our organizations? Join this interactive panel discussion to learn how Cisco and Cisco IT helps build that technical talent, and the different paths available to stay relevant throughout ones career.
SOLDCN-1002 - Navigating the Hybrid-IT Transformation with Cisco ASAP Data Center Architecture - WoS Session (2017 Las Vegas) Businesses are facing a “perfect storm” as they look to progressively embrace digital transformation. Increased scale, diverse user requirements, demanding apps, and additional locations are an incentive for organizations to evolve their data center and cloud strategies so they can respond more rapidly to their lines of business and be more agile in how they operate. However, traditional models tend to prohibit IT teams from keeping up with the pace of the business. These are common conversations amongst IT teams everywhere. “How do we manage increased operational complexity and greater security risks?” “How do we handle the need for elastic scale?” “What is the right balance of public vs. private?” In this session we look at how Cisco and our customers are approaching this rapidly evolving space!
ITMGEN-4332 - Maximizing the Value of your IT Investment in Enterprise Collaboration (2017 Las Vegas) Every IT investment is a trade-off decision. Finding the right balance between the financial investment in enterprise collaboration technology and the value back to the company can be difficult. Especially, when the derived value comes in the form of employee productivity and effectiveness which can be challenging to quantify. This session will explain how Cisco IT uses data to assess "what type" and "how much" collaboration technology to make available to the global Cisco workforce. Included in the session are some of the data models and metrics that Cisco IT have developed to measure the value and utilization of unified communications internally, which are used as inputs when making future IT investment decisions for the collaboration service.
SOLCOL-1002 - Enhancing Enterprise Safety with Cisco Unified Communications (2017 Las Vegas) Unified Communications (UC) technology is enabling unprecedented flexibility in the ways people collaborate. This fundamental shift in work environment makes it necessary to consider enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) and emergency services in a new way. This session will focus on how to leverage the advanced capabilities of Cisco UC while keeping users and enterprises safe. You will learn: • How UC technology affects our traditional understanding of E9-1-1. • How to leverage the capabilities of Cisco UC, including Jabber, with technologies that keep users safe and keep enterprises in compliance with E9-1-1 regulations.
PTRGEN-1000 - Capturing the digital opportunity for greater relevance and profitability (2017 Las Vegas) Digital transformation isn’t just happening, it’s getting bigger. Our customers’ needs are growing. The way they’re buying and using technology is changing. And more than ever, they’re looking for solutions that will deliver tangible, impactful business outcomes. Now is the time for us to go after this opportunity together. How we sell and who we sell to is changing and creating new opportunities for growth and profitability. In this session, we’ll discuss how Cisco’s roadmap for success and all that we’re doing will help you win.
IITCOL-1005 - Mass Notification & Location Management (2017 Las Vegas) BlueLine Grid operates a backbone for critical communication and collaboration for U.S. (and foreign government) public safety and security clients. Come learn about technologies that improve decision-making and enable trust reduce response times and incident outcomes by enabling more effective information sharing and situational awareness.
PSOSPG-1001 - Data Science meets Networking: Does your Operations team need a Statistician? (2017 Las Vegas) Value chains in networking are undergoing a fundamental transformation. It is no longer sustainable to drive profitable growth by investing in brute-force bandwidth upgrades. In a struggle to balance exponential growth in connectivity and declining margins on growth, carriers are investing aggressively in network automation and open source software. Driven by the advent of streaming telemetry, architectures that meld traditional operations with big-data concepts are becoming increasingly common. How do carriers make sense of this data? Are there meaningful correlations between on-box and off-box data? Are there patterns that can predict failures? What are the right investments to make for profitable growth? In this session, we will walk through Cisco innovations in Telemetry Driven Automation and showcase applications that meaningfully combine big data, machine learning and Model Driven APIs to truly re-define SP network operations.
ITMGEN-4243 - Open Q&A (2017 Las Vegas) Join us for an Open Q&A with a Cisco Executive.
SOLSDN-1001 - The Next Generation Branch with SD-WAN and Virtualization (2017 Las Vegas) In this session, you will learn about how you can deploy branch offices quickly, deliver a great user experience and reduce bandwidth and operational cost with Cisco SD-WAN and Enterprise NFV.
PSONMS-2201 - Centralized monitoring and troubleshooting for your network (DNA Assurance) (2017 Las Vegas) This session is about Network Centralized Monitoring and Troubleshooting is a critical component of the Cisco DNA. We have a new dashboard on Cisco DNA Center called Assurance. In this session we will cover key details on how DNA Assurance will provide insights about your end-user device (client) on-boarding and connected experience, network devices, and policies. DNA Assurance provides a comprehensive solution to assure higher and consistent service levels to meet growing business demands. The solution addresses not just the reactive monitoring and troubleshooting but also the proactive and predictive aspects of running the network, and ensuring clients and network experience are meeting optimal performance levels. DNA Assurance gives network health visibility through proactive issues and trends. These issues consist of basic and advanced correlation of multiple sources of information, thus eliminating white noise and false positives. We will cover the product details and give a demo of the core capabilities of the DNA Assurance.
PSOIOT-1040 - Why you should care about LoRaWAN? (2017 Las Vegas) This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the LoRaWAN technologies for IoT. It will showcase Cisco’s solutions, the opportunities, main use cases and market drivers influencing the growth of LoRaWAN. This session is a great fit for attendees interested in how Cisco helps business become digital by providing the products and technology necessary to deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things.
IITGEN-1001 - DNA for Educational Networks (2017 Las Vegas) The need to provide open, secure networks with multiple types of services makes educational networks one of the more challenging environments in today’s digital age. In this session, we will discuss these challenges and explore how you can innovate faster, reduce complexity, and lower risks in schools and universities with new technologies in the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA).
SOLINI-1000 - Enabling 3D Visualization for Engineering and Medical Workspaces with FlexPod (2017 Las Vegas) By combining validated, best-in-class technologies from Cisco and NetApp and NVIDIA, FlexPod delivers a complete virtual desktop solution with full GPU acceleration, providing enhanced performance for many vertical specific workloads and graphics-intensive applications. This solution meets the demands of many verticals and workloads including: Oil & Gas P&E like Schlumberger Petrel, Manufacturing: CAD/CAE, PLM like CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens PLM NX, Healthcare: MRI, PET and CT image analysis.
SOLGEN-1000 - See More, Know More and Do More with Cisco IT Insights (2017 Las Vegas) Today, across every industry, applications are not only important to your business – they are core and inseparable from your business. As a result, new IT intelligence from the code, all the way to the consumer is critical to supporting the digital customer and the digital enterprise. Cisco’s Insight offerings provide real-time visibility, end-to-end visibility from the code to the customer, predictive and prescriptive insights, and automation to help you manage today’s complex IT environments. Join us to learn how you can unlock new insights to improve the customer experience, ensure security everywhere and deliver operational efficiencies.
SOLEWN-2000 - CLUS Network Topology (2017 Las Vegas) Learn how the Cisco Live NOC team supports over 50k devices across 3 MGM Resorts Properties during Cisco Live 2017. Review the event topology and have a chance to ask your questions to one of Cisco's engineers.
SOLEWN-1001 - Indoor Location Based Analytics (2017 Las Vegas) This session will discuss how indoor location is calculated with methods from WIFI to BLE. The level of precision of different indoor location methods, from AP presence to HyperLocation will be explored. Finally, different use cases, including how indoor location is used at Cisco Live will be discussed
PSODGT-1359 - Public Safety Architecture for Safer Communities and Countries in the Digital Era (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco helps government, public safety and justice organizations to accomplish their mission and deliver capabilities based on public safety architecture, ecosystem partners, and security to achieve strategic goals to improve citizen satisfaction, reduce costs, and mitigate public safety and security risks. This session will highlight trends and challenges driving the need for the public safety architecture showcasing best practices with Cisco and ecosystem partner solutions.
SOLCLD-2010 - Smart Manufacturing Enables Guaranteed Business Outcomes (2017 Las Vegas) Enabling a manufacturing environment with an IoT end to end solutions provides a great deal of benefits to a business. Many manufacturing companies struggle with maximizing the return on invested capital, unplanned machine downtime, quality issues, as well as supply chain efficiencies on the factory floor. A "connected factory" allows for real time visibility as to what is occurring on the factory floor. Applying analytics to the data the sensors capture off the machines creates the ability to predict equipment failures, before they occur. This significantly reduces unplanned machine downtime, increases the life of the asset, as well as streamline the flow of raw materials, making the supply chain operate much smoother. Because an end to end IoT solution provides objective data gathered by sensors and analyzed through analytics software rather than being gathered and analyzed by humans, guaranteed business outcomes are now being offered. This guarantee mitigates the risk companies might perceive when deciding whether or not to invest in a "connected factory" initiative.
PSODCN-1175 - Tetration Analytics, Get to a Secure Zero-Trust Model in an Application-Centric World (2017 Las Vegas) Using behavior-based application segmentation, Cisco Tetration Analytics delivers one-click policy enforcement across data center, private, public clouds. Unified policy recommendation and enforcement engine delivers fine grained application segmentation balancing agility and security in your data center. In this session we will show how Cisco Tetration provides a deep understanding of application dependencies and interactions, increasing reliability and simplifying zero-trust operations using real-world use-cases.
TNKIOT-1001 - 5G Unleashing the full potential in IoT (2017 Las Vegas) There are 7.5 Billion mobile subscriptions in the world today and 4.1 Billion smart phones. 101% mobile penetration. Who would have thought that would happen when we introduced the first generation mobile telephony 40 years ago? 2G brought mobile voice to the people around the globe, with 3G we brought mobile Internet to the people and with 4G we changed the world again and made broadband mobile. Now we are in the midst of the next big shift in the history by connecting Things to the Internet. Enabling the Networked Society where any thing that can be connected will be connected, smart and interactive. With 5G we will really unleash IoT. Welcome to join us in this industry revolution!
TNKCLD-2000 - Automated Dependency Mapping in the Data Center (2017 Las Vegas) If you’re responsible for IT service assurance, you know it’s no longer sufficient to monitor the performance of individual network and data center components. Today’s data centers are all about the applications, and these applications rely on a complex web of technologies that must come together to deliver a seamless experience for customers. This session focuses on some of the newest Cisco technologies in the data center, including HyperFlex, Cloud Services Platform 2100, UCS Director, UCS Central, and CloudCenter. See how automated dependency mapping provides a complete view of these technologies, how they relate to each other, and how they relate to successful application delivery. This session is hosted by ScienceLogic, the leader in Hybrid IT Service Assurance. See how ScienceLogic affords their customers incredibly broad and deep coverage of Cisco technologies.
SOLCLD-1001 - Containers and Microservices to Accelerate Your Digital Business - WoS Session (2017 Las Vegas) Enterprise IT is getting stretched due to the need for speed to deliver disruptive business applications. Containers enable several key tenants of digital transformation. Portability across different platforms by standardizing packaging of applications reduces friction in deployments. Containers and Microservices accelerate adoption of DevOps, which is key in delivering applications faster. In this session, you will learn what Cisco has to offer from Datacenter and Cloud product portfolio for Containers and Microservices. We will cover products and solutions such as Docker on UCS, Contiv, and Cisco Analytics for Containers.
PSOGEN-1100 - Next Generation Security Services (2017 Las Vegas) With the market rapidly evolving toward digitization, Cisco is capturing extraordinary insights into the next generation of security.  Even though security is the foundation for innovation and growth in the new digital environment, organizations are struggling to anticipate and respond to new threats due to complex and fragmented networks, and lack the ability to adapt with agility to changing business models. As the #1 cybersecurity company, Cisco Services is a digital partner by your side, and we position you to anticipate change and move forward quickly. In this session, we will cover the trends as seen, end-to-end, by Cisco security experts, examine real examples of the current threat landscape, and the impact to security operations.
PSOCOL-2003 - Overview of Unified Communications on Cisco ISR 4000 (2017 Las Vegas) IISR4000 architecture allows consolidation of branch UC (unified communications) infrastructure and services with guaranteed performance and flexible deployment options. This session will provide architectural deep dive regarding UC features, capabilities including voice modules on Cisco ISR4000 series routers. This session starts with an overview of traditional telephony (digital/analog voice) and new DSP architecture in ISR4000. Session participants will learn about high density analog voice gateways series (VG3XO) as well as new capabilities offered by high density DSPs (digital signal processor). This session will cover UC scale enhancements and features introduced in CME (Call Manager Express) / SRST (Survivable remote site telephony) as well as CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element). Attendees will leave the session with • Understanding of existing UC capability on ISRs and role of virtualization in evolution of Cisco UC applications on branch routers.
TNKCLD-1000 - Cloud Value Remains Cloudy (2017 Las Vegas) Uncover how to make the Cloud work for you. Through the cloud, new digital-centric businesses are emerging that are more agile and innovative than anything seen before. Enterprises are worrying about these new, agile competitors, while dealing with upheaval on a massive scale. The challenge: disrupt or be disrupted. There is an extremely important and compelling reason to incorporate agility and continuous development and deployment into your business strategy. There is a pressing need to digitally transform your company in order to keep pace with the market, innovate and win new customers. There is also an easy way to do all of the above wrong. This session will ask the CXO: will the system you are running today work the same when you move it into the cloud? Will it cost the same? Scale the same? In the end, every CXO will need to think about management. You will need to think about measurement and metrics and choose an approach that will work in both your existing and future environments and be able to maintain the constants you expect to rely upon.
PNLSPM-2121 - Evolution to 5G and Cisco's Strategy (2017 Las Vegas) Mobile industry saw major inflection point in 2008 when Long Term Evolution (LTE) was introduced. LTE served the needs for radio and core harmonization using an IP architecture. In the next generation of wireless, another inflection occurs when 5G technology specification are released. Unlike LTE, 5G specifications are developed with Internet of Things (IoT) in mind. Different standards bodies are working aggressively to propose a standard architecture and framework, which will lay foundation for 5G. This panel session will provide an engaging discussion around 5G evolution. Learn how Cisco is developing the integration of 5G into Cloud and Infrastructure strategy. As the 5G evolution continues to be active into the next decade, Operators will adopt new enhancements and provide new services and business models as new players will emerge. Our panelists are leading Cisco’s strategy and engaged with customers in forward-thinking models.
PSOCLD-1225 - Containers and Microservices to Accelerate your Digital Business (2017 Las Vegas)  Enterprise IT is getting stretched due to the need for speed to deliver disruptive business applications. Containers enable several key tenants of digital transformation. Portability across different platforms by standardizing packaging of applications, reduces friction in deployments. Containers and Microservices accelerate adoption of DevOps, which is key in delivering applications faster. In this session, you will learn offers from Cisco’s Datacenter and Cloud product portfolio for Containers and Microservices and Modernizing Traditional Applications (MTA) program. MTA program allows IT ops teams to dramatically streamline the operational tasks like application provisioning, deployment and updates. Learn everything about this collaborative program from Cisco and Docker and how MTA can help accelerate container adoption in your organization.
LTRDCT-2223 - Implementing VXLAN in a Data Center (2017 Berlin) In the current datacenter, server virtualization has placed increased demands on the physical network due to the large MAC address scale. In addition to this, each tenant now wants to have their own dedicated network where they can easily expand their VLANs anywhere in the network over the cloud. With the increased MAC and VLAN scale, expanding layer 2 across multiple PODs is also challenging. The challenges described above lead to the creation of a virtualized overlay network known as "Virtual Extendable VLAN", or "VXLAN", to carry MAC traffic from individual VMs in an encapsulated format over a logical "tunnel". This lab session will demonstrate deploying VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) in a data center using hardware VXLAN endpoints (VTEPs) with the Nexus 9000 series platform. The purpose of this lab is to help Students not only learn how to configure VXLAN end to end but also focus to help customer learns how to design the VXLAN networks as well. This lab has a stretched Fabric usecase that is in addition to last year session.
BRKACI-2000 - Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals (2017 Melbourne) This session provides an introduction to Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Intended for those with no knowledge of ACI and those with a basic understanding who want to explore more, it will walk through the building blocks of the system, how the controller manages the hardware, the differences between a network or application approach to implementation, how it can interact with Hypervisors, understanding the capabilities of integrating Layer 4-7 devices and an overview of the extra visibility you gain in day to day operations.
GENKEY-1621 - Cisco Live Technology Keynote (2017 Melbourne) Jeff Reed is responsible for the business development strategy of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking business – a product portfolio spanning campus and branch environments. His focus is on evolving the network to deliver simplicity and automation, security and world class user experiences through the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA). Previously, Reed led product strategy, product management, and go-to-market activities for Cisco’s Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group (EISG). Prior to that, Reed had responsibility for the company’s SDN solutions and architectures for enterprise customers. Additionally he was General Manager for Cisco’s largest switching business unit, the Unified Access Group. Prior to joining Cisco, Reed held a number of senior positions in large-scale enterprise software businesses, covering storage product development, alliances, and business development. He also served as president and cofounder of an e-commerce start-up venture. Reed holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering (with distinction) and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Stanford University.
BRKDCT-2028 - UCS Interoperability: Managing and Monitoring UCS with Microsoft System Center and VMware vCenter / vRealize (2017 Berlin) UCS Management ecosystem helps Data Center admins with their Day 0 and onwards activities through the tool of their choice. This session will demonstrate the capabilities of UCS Manager, Central and Standalone C-series IMC as plugins inside Microsoft System Center, VMware vCenter, VMware vRealize Orchestrator / Operations Manager. This session will cover a spectrum of what is / is not supported, provide feature overview and will also dive into demos for the recently added functionalities.
BRKIOT-2620 - Connected Transport (2017 Melbourne) This session provides an introduction to Cisco's Connected Transportation solutions for Rail, Mass Transit and Roadways. The session includes examples of the business problems being addressed, the ICT architectures needed to support the changes to traditional systems along with some example �solutions such as "Train to Trackside communications", �vehicle to infrastructure and Fleet/Mass Transit deployments. We will also cover the infrastructure required to support mobility deployments in general. The session will also look at market changes and potential benefits arising from these solutions.�
BRKEWN-2670 - Best Practices for Configuring Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers (2017 Melbourne) Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers have a huge number of configuration options. Do you know what they all do? Well here's your chance to find out. Attend this session to understand what Cisco recommends as best practice configuration and more importantly WHY each configuration setting is important and the positivie impact it can have on the performance of your wireless network. We will also be having a look at some tools, tips and tricks you can use to ensure compliance with your specific implementation.
BRKDCT-2408 - Effective Data Centre Troubleshooting Methodology (2017 Melbourne) The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the proper troubleshooting techniques to isolate and remediate issues in the data centre space, primarily focused around the Nexus 7000 and 5xxx product line. This will include case studies mirroring commonly seen reported problems with one study building on another to layer technologies and the appropriate troubleshooting for each technology. Some of these troubleshooting skills and methodologies can also be used when troubleshooting various network issues unrelated to the data centre space. The presentation is geared towards technical staff as well as sales staff to empower customers to solve their own issues as well as assist TAC with capturing the proper information in efforts to facilitate timely problem resolution. The steps to effective resolution are as follows: Define, Isolate, Root Cause, Fix.
DEVNET-2063 - Cisco UCS Python SDKs (2017 Berlin) An overview of the available Python SDKs for Cisco UCS. New for 2017 are the Python SDKs for UCS CIMC and UCS Central, these two new SDKs along with the UCS Manager SDK provide a complete set of Python SDKs to manage any UCS environment. A closer look at session management, queries and filters, configurations and event management will be provided. Additionally Python language specific guidance will be discussed, lists vs. dictionaries, pythonic UCS attribute naming and exception handling. Finally how to participate in the future of the UCS Python SDKs by joining the development community. 
DEVNET-1125 - Targeted Threat (APT) Defense for Applications Featuring pxGrid (2017 Berlin) Targeted Attacks, which the media refers to as APTs, are threats that must be addressed by any organization requiring networked computers to do business. In this session we will go over the run book techniques used by these threat actors and review strategies for mitigating those attacks. In this session we will focus on the concepts that developers of network applications need to be aware of to mitigate these styles of attacks and techniques to use. To finish off, we will delve into pxGrid and what it can offer to break these APT style attack playbooks. Backgrounder: We obtained knowledge of these run book techniques from trusted advisors, peers in the industry and from our own observations. Our own observations included information from our CSIRT, our security products in the field as well as our internal phishing awareness campaign. After studying these techniques we devised strategies to mitigate them. Those strategies were then tested and deployed throughout our ecosystem. The Cisco CSDL initiative and ACT2 chips will also be techniques and tools highlighted in this session.
BRKCOL-2025 - Designing and Deploying the Best Meeting Experience with WebEx (2017 Melbourne) Cisco is all about making meetings simple, allowing users to stop thinking about the technology and get on with their meetings. This session will cover the architecture required to connect to Video enabled WebEx meetings in the cloud. Topics covered will include user experience, licensing, supported endpoints/clients, and best practices along with the latest enhancements and connectivity requirements.
BRKCOC-2013 - Inside Cisco IT: Embedding Collaboration in Business Workflows using Cisco Spark (2017 Las Vegas) Learn how Cisco is using Spark, Tropo and cognitive bots to digitize its sales and customer support processes, and create a richer, more interactive customer experience. See how we've used Spark to add collaboration in worfklows, by embedding Spark API calls in CRM applications like and Pega. Get an inside look at how Spark's "virtual room" is being extended to enable virtual agents and bots.
BRKCLD-2235 - Deploy a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Container Environment in Less than an Hour (2017 Las Vegas) Container technology is rapidly improving the software development lifecycle methodologies of many application development teams. Container infrastructure is one of the most rapidly expanding technologies in the modern data center and cloud. However, managing the container infrastructure interconnectivity, especially as applications environments span multiple data centers or cloud environments, is a significant challenge. In this session, you will learn how Cisco CloudCenter can be used to deploy container infrastructure in a variety of on-premise and cloud environments, while establishing secure and flexible connectivity between them all. This session will cover both container cluster running in virtualized hosts or on the emerging class of bare metal cloud providers. Through demonstrations and use cases, you will learn how to leverage multi-cloud orchestration to scale and secure hybrid cloud container infrastructure to meet your application deployment goals.
ITMPCS-1097 - Plantronics - Partner Case Study (2017 Melbourne) Plantronics - Partner Case Study (2017 Melbourne)
BRKNMS-2443 - Network Management Automation of Cisco Nexus Fabrics (2017 Berlin) Automating the deployment (day 0) and ongoing management (day 1 and 2) of a datacenter network fabric can be a daunting task. Although many customers have achieved high levels of automation through home grown efforts, these efficiencies are often out of reach for those customers without large IT departments or with limited skills in new technology areas such as VXLAN and EVPN. Add to this the complexity of numerous network protocols and numerous devices required to work together to deliver a functional fabric, and network administrators are faced with a daunting, and business-critical task. Cisco is introducing a new product designed to simplify fabric management for network administrators that want to manage their networks in a better way than using traditional switch-by-switch offerings such as CLI and element managers. The new product offering provides a simple point-n-click web-based user interface to a fabric-aware management engine that can build and manage fabrics based on simplified user requests. The product bears the heavy lifting of creating, installing, and maintaining proper fabric-wide switch configurations to deliver on these simplified requests. The product, being fabric-aware, also understands how the fabric should operate and can monitor and take actions within the fabric throughout its lifecycle to ensure optimal fabric operation. Users can focus on workflows associated with delivering business-enabling applications and leave the complexity of building and managing the fabric to this new product.
BRKCCT-1005 - Context Service: Cloud-based Omnichannel solution for Contact Center Enterprise and Express (2017 Las Vegas) Context Service: Cloud-based Omnichannel solution for Contact Center Enterprise and Express Technical Level: Introductory Cisco Context Service enables a complete view of customer journey to deliver Omnichannel seamlessly in your business. Context Service is available to Cisco Contact Center Enterprise, Contact Center Express and Spark Care customers as an out-of-the-box service. This session was introduced last year. For those attending this session for the first time, we will start with an introduction and then dive into topics like onboarding a customer, setting up the data model, understand the security model, enabling Context Service from the on-premise applications like Cisco Voice Portal and Finesse agent desktop, etc. New content will include best practices around data privacy. We will also cover integration details for both Contact Center Enterprise and Contact Center Express deployments. We will share use cases based on input from various Cisco customers and partners. Finally, we will discuss how Context Service APIs opens the door for both traditional as well as new customer care channels. We will go over how to get started with the API. Omnichannel customer experience has become a fundamental requirement to be successful in customer care. At Cisco Live US 2017, we bring you four sessions on Omnichannel customer care; _ _ _ BRKCCT-1006 "Deliver Omnichannel Customer Care with Cisco Contact Center Enterprise _ PSOCCT-1008 "Digital Customer Care - Preparing for the Customer Care 2.0 _ BRKCCT-1005 "Context Service: Cloud-based Omnichannel solution for Contact Center Enterprise and Express _ BRKCCT-2080 "Deliver Omnichannel Customer Experience with Mobile/Digital channels - Remote Expert Mobile" Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
ITMGEN-2686 - The New Age of Collaboration Experience (2017 Melbourne) The New Age of Collaboration Experience (2017 Melbourne)
ITM-2003 - Vertical Insights in to Digitisation (2017 Berlin) Hear how the digital disruption has affected various industries, and what has been done by different companies to adapt and flouish.
DEVNET-2330 - Introduction to Cisco IoT Data Connect (2017 Berlin) The Internet of Things (IoT) allows enterprises to gain unprecedented visibility into the status and performance of their operations.  As more sensors and machines get connected to the network, Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems struggle to manage the expanding network while efficiently delivering data to applications.  With Cisco IoT Data Connect, you can manage your global IoT network from a single admin console, and define data policies that deliver data from assets to users and applications.  This session will give you and overview and introduction to the Cisco IoT Data Connect cloud platform.
BRKARC-2017 - Packet Journey inside ASR 9000 (2017 Las Vegas) The transit packet/frame journey inside the ASR 9000. Learn: Brief overview of ASR 9000 data plane architecture and transit frame processing sequence. How to read forwarding path and treatment of L2/L3/MPLS frames. How to read multicast replication path inside the router. How to diagnose drops and forwarding issues.
BRKUCC-2664 - Directories Services and Single Sign-On for Collaboration (2017 Melbourne) We will cover different corporate identity solutions their challenges in today organisation We will deep dive into Single Sign-On subject and its integration with Cisco Collaboration portfolio using different solutions. We will explore the concept of identity brokers and different solutions that call help in the integration of Cisco Collaboration portfolio with identity sources. We will explore the new directions from identity perspective that the Cisco Collaboration products are taking specially in the areas of SAML and OAuth. We will cover what standard and technologies allow us to build the Cisco Common Identity architecture, we will explore different designs of the Identity components to achieve it for all the Cisco Collaboration products on premise, hybrid and in the cloud.
BRKSPG-2303 - Model-driven programmability for Cisco IOS XR (2017 Berlin) This session introduces the rich and flexible programmability infrastructure in Cisco IOS XR.  Software automation and data analytics are changing the face of computer networks.  This new infrastructure allows you to operate a device with great flexibility in terms of models, protocols, encodings, and transports. You can use native, IETF, and OpenConfig YANG models to control a device using NETCONF, RESTCONF or Google RPC.  Furthermore, a rich set of APIs abstract protocols, transports and encodings to simplify network programmability
LTRSEC-3300 - Hacking in the Attack Kill Chain v2 (2017 Berlin) This 4-hour lab will help the attendees to increase their understanding of the Attack Kill Chain by letting them assume the role of the attacker. The lab will cover - the initial compromise of a client through spear phishing and exploiting a client side vulnerability - escalating the privileges on the compromised client - using the compromised client for pivoting, to attack other machines on the inside - using social engineering to get domain admin credentials - using domain admin credentials to grab hashes from a domain controller - using hashes in pass-the hash attacks and creating Golden Tickets. The expected audience is network and security engineers and architects, who want to understand and get hands-on experience with the attackers mindset, methods and tools, in order to build better defences. This lab will not discuss defensive techniques.
DEVNET-1010 - Using Cisco pxGrid for Security Platform Integration (2017 Berlin) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Learn about the Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) publish/subscribe/query information exchange framework that enables multi-vendor, cross-platform network system collaboration among IT infrastructure such as security monitoring and detection systems, network policy platforms, identity and access management platforms, and virtually any other IT operations platform. This session will cover pxGrid architecture, integration use-cases, and how ecosystem partners can integrate with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and other Cisco security platforms using the pxGrid SDK. This session will cover: Functional and architectural basics of Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) for information exchange framework for creating integration between DevNet partner platforms and Cisco security products. Integration use-cases such as utilizing pxGrid for executing threat response actions on the network and using identity, endpoint device and user access privilege context to enhance our DevNet partners analytics, forensics and reporting.
BRKACI-2931 - End-to-End Application-Centric Data Center (2017 Las Vegas) As Infrastructure as a Service mindset and requirements mainstream within companies of all sizes and types, the natural next step is to optimize its design and implementation in order to make it pervasive throughout the whole Data Center while taking an application centric perspective to both automation and consumption of resources and capabilities. With these goals in mind, this session will cover in details the software defined modeling approach to infrastructure (from on-premises network, compute, storage, security and management up to multi-cloud via SaaS offerings and public-cloud instances) and will also provide best practices on how to better define and consume its abstractions towards an end-to-end automation plus consistent visibility and analytics.
BRKACI-1001 - Your first 7 days of ACI (2017 Las Vegas) Your fancy new ACI equipment just arrived and everything is racked and stacked! What now, where do you start? This session will offer you an introduction into your “first 7 days” with ACI from two TAC engineers. The goal of this session it to cover end-to-end configuration options, focusing on best practices and troubleshooting tips for healthy fabric build outs. During this session, you will also learn about many available resources to you to help you transition to the world of ACI.
BRKSPG-3300 - Service Provider IPv6 Deployment (2017 Melbourne) This session focuses on SP IPv6 deployment techniques in core networks which will help network designers and administrators understand IPv6 operation and implementation options for native IPv4 and MPLS core environments. This session will also shed light on IPv6 Multihoming, addressing and Cisco Carrier-Grade IPv6 (CGv6) Solution considerations in core networks. Attendee must have a solid foundation of IPv6 basics (Protocol, Addressing, Routing), MPLS and Multicast.
BRKSEC-3230 - A Deep Dive on how AMP Threat Grid, AMP for Endpoint and Cisco Umbrella Integrate and Support IR Investigations and Response Strategies (2017 Melbourne) This session will start with an overview of how AMP Threat Grid and the AMP security products work together to provide a shared threat intelligence capability, through product integration and collaboration.� Attendees will gain an understanding of the power and capabilities of how an autonomic integrated security architecture can be a key enabler in detection and protection. The presenters will show how these tools can be used proactively (Before) and reactively (During and After) to reduce the workload and effort through automation and threat intelligence enrichment. After the overview, the presenters will do deep dive on the technical aspects of AMP Threat Grid, AMP for Endpoint, the AMP Cloud and Cisco Umbrella, using an example incident as a guide to the threat intelligence and IR response lifecycle.� Detailed discussions will be conducted on the individual components to explain how they work, and contribute to the overall efficacy in automated detection and blocking of malware attacks.
BRKDCT-2409 - Building The Secure Agile Hybrid Cloud Network (2017 Berlin) Enterprises vary in their current and planned adoption of public cloud.  Software as a Service (SAAS) has been widely adopted for years while the adoption of public Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) is still in its infancy.  The hybrid cloud enterprise will have applications in private data center, public IAAS, and public SAAS.  As a result, the enterprise network needs to adjust based on where the applications are hosted often incorporating Co-Location or Carrier Neutral Facilities.   In this session, participants will learn how to build next generation enterprise network architectures in support of distributed users and applications.  In the redesign process, we’ll take the opportunity to reduce circuit costs, virtualize network functions, orchestrate end user services, enhance telemetry, improve agility, improve security, and automate workflows.  To achieve these benefits, participants will learn  to identify standardized layered service models and interfaces that may be combined to create end user services that are presented through service catalogs. The technologies include relevant capabilities from Nexus switching (Intelligent Traffic Directory ITD, Smart-Channel, Data Broker and Intel VEPA), telemetry (Netflow and Tetration packet), virtualization (KVM, Confd, Cloud Services Platform CSP-2100 and Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software NFVIS), and orchestration (Network Service Orchestrator NSO).
BRKPLT-2402 - Evolution of the Cisco-Arbor ASR9K vDDoS Solution (2017 Berlin) As Arbor and Cisco enter the third year of their partnership, both companies continue innovating and helping customers worldwide by leveraging the Cisco ASR9K and Arbor SP/TMS platforms to defend their networks against all type of DDoS attacks. Join Arbor Networks technical experts to learn the latest features with the Cisco/Arbor vDDoS solution, best protection and mitigation practices, and proven techniques to deal with the latest and most complex attacks.
BRKGS-2466 - The Future of Customer Interaction (2017 Berlin) The need to shape a vision of how to respond to the changing face of Customer interaction is high on our customers� agenda.� In particular, the opportunities afforded by broader data sources including IoT, the abundance of new digital channels and the integration across different areas of business are all major drivers for Customer Interaction thinking.� In order to show organisations how these technologies can change the way organisations work, Vodafone has created �The Future of Customer Interaction� story; in this story we show how a typical Financial Service company has transformed its market position by leveraging .� The story focuses on how �Big Data� and analytics can be leveraged across the whole organisation to drive new business opportunities It will also show how the lives of employees and customers could be changed by leveraging the latest customer contact technologies to transform the working culture of an organisation.
BRKPLT-2004 - Real World Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP Designs and Deployments (2017 Berlin) We will look at how Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP are being deployed in real world scenarios.  Understand how customer design and deployment decisions are made and the associated tradeoffs resolved.  See how customers look at the deployments of real applications and how infrastructure teams need to work holistically during deployments and ongoing operations.   We will also share best practices learned from previous deployments.
BRKRST-2045 - Innovations for Extending L3 VPN Segmentation over IP-Based WAN (2017 Melbourne) The desire for segmentation in the network is increasing at a rapid pace. Network segmentation over the WAN using L3 Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) instances maximises network hardware, by separating organisations logically, on the same physical hardware, greatly reducing cost and operational complexity. Multi-tenant compute environments in the data centre, traffic separation for security purposes and/or internal organisational separation are some of the key drivers for extending logical network separation over the campus and the WAN. This session will address WAN virtualisation from an Enterprise perspective, and focus on key innovations that allow customers to build large-scale MPLS BGP VPN network designs over IP transport.� We will focus on basic concepts, including available IP transport options available from service providers, impact they have on self-deployed MPLS in the Enterprise, and innovations that allow Enterprises to build their own MPLS VPN network �over the top� of MPLS VPN service providers, allowing scalable and easy to manage branch aggregation that will simplify these deployments. This session will quickly review the various VRF-lite options over Ethernet and IP transport options.� In-depth topics include solutions for MPLS BGP VPNs over IP transport, leveraging scalable BGP based multipoint MPLS VPN over GRE solutions. Technologies discussed include MPLS over IP innovations leveraging multi-point GRE tunnels, IPv6 VPN (6vPE) over IPv4 GRE, running native Multicast VPN, QoS recommendations over sub-rate services in MPLS over IP deployments, MTU challenges, QoS deployment models in a virtualised LAN/WAN, as well as options for large-scale Layer 3 MPLS VPN services over GRE/IPSec. Design discussions will also include methods for extending MPLS VPN overlay networks into a AWS virtual private cloud (VPC) service.� There will be a quick introduction to network programmability as well, demonstrating the use of tools like Ansible for automating certain MPLS VPN functions. � Understanding Data Centre Interconnection (DCI) and L2 segmentation solutions is an important application that utilises WAN virtualisation infrastructures, DCI will not be discussed in great detail in this session. �However, there are several related sessions to consider, in combination with this session that may be useful to understanding the broader LAN/WAN virtualisation framework for L2 and L3 within the Cisco portfolio.
BRKCOL-2021 - Troubleshooting Collaboration Edge - Mobile and Remote Access (2017 Las Vegas) During this session we will provide more technical background and insights on Mobile and Remote Access (MRA). We will walk you through the different deployment tasks, show the internals of each component and show how these integrate with eachother. Troubleshooting guidance on common issues will be discussed demonstrating the serviceability tools available together with best practice. Basic understanding on Expressway is required. Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
BRKSEC-2010 - Talos Insights on the Threat Landscape (2017 Melbourne) Cisco's Talos team specialises in early-warning intelligence and threat analysis necessary for maintaining a secure network. People responsible for defending networks realise that the security threat landscape is constantly in flux as attackers evolve their skills. Talos advances the overall efficacy of all Cisco security platforms by aggregating data, cooperating with teams of security experts, and applying the cutting-edge big data technology to security. In this talk we will perform deep analysis of recent threats and see how Talos leverages large datasets to deliver product improvements and mitigation strategies.
INTGEN-1614 - Innovation Talk: Go Beyond Automation: Advancing Your Next Gen Data Centre (2017 Melbourne) Next Gen Data Centre capabilities are crucial for the journey to digital transformation. In this session, you’ll learn about Cisco’s Data Centre strategy to power applications and business with policy-driven infrastructure. You’ll hear about innovations that help you attain hybrid flexibility and analytic insight across your environment – from the game-changing simplicity of HyperFlex, to app-centric automation with ACI, and real-time visibility and security with Tetration Analytics. We’ll show you how our products work together to enforce policy and simplify operations throughout your data centre. Hear from your peers and our ecosystem partners about solutions that go beyond automation – from hyperconvergence to containers, multi-pod to application insights and application segmentation. Cisco delivers end-to-end solutions to help you Analyse, Simplify, Automate and Protect… ASAP.
DEVNET-1082 - Introduction to Data Models and Cisco's NextGen Device Level APIs (2017 Berlin) The need to automate interactions with the network is ever more obvious. We have a plethora of tools built around legacy technologies, such as SNMP and screen scraping, but these are coming to the end of their useful lives. In this introductory session we will look at how YANG data models are becoming ever more pervasive across networking, and how they may be used to more efficiently automating network configuration and operational management.
CCSRST-2003 - Bechtle on Bechtle: How we reinvent our corporate network (2017 Berlin) The history of the Bechtle group goes back to the early 80s, when Bechtle started its business in its first office in the city of Heilbronn. Soon Bechtle began its expansion and now is servicing its customers in about 130 offices spread over 14 European countries. A major driver for success was and is its decentralized business model, enabling each individual company of the Bechtle Group to adapt their business model to the special demands of their customers. While decentralization is a keystone for success it is also a challenge for the CIO Organization, the internal IT of the Bechtle Group. In 2016 the CIO Organization started its Bechtle Corporate Network Program to renew the enterprise network and to enable 7500 employees to collaborate without losing the advantages of the agile decentralized business structure. Bechtle employees should be able to use all IT services in the same way, independent from where they access them. In this talk we want to give an overview, how we achieve this by combining various Cisco technologies like  iWAN , ISR4K, Catalyst switching, ISE Identity Services, 802.11ac wireless networking, LTE mobile networking, ASA firewalling and prime network management to a standardized blueprint.  This blueprint is used to connect every branch office to each other and to the datacenters where the CIO Organization runs centralized IT services like voice and video, Citrix, Exchange, SharePoint, Navision, SAP and storage for the whole group. This project focuses also on a lot of other interesting demands like modular design, high level of automation and other details which allow us to run the system very efficiently and offer a unique usability. Beside the technical implementation we will also talk about how we run the project and how to make progress when implementing the blueprint in all 130 offices of the Bechtle Group in a short amount of time. We will also talk about how internal engineers and specialists from our business units work hand in hand to achieve our goals.  
BRKCOC-2018 - Inside Cisco IT: How Cisco Deployed ISE and TrustSec throughout the Enterprise (2017 Las Vegas) This session will illustrate how Cisco IT deployed Identity Services Engine and TrustSec to solve real world business and security problems. Today, access for wireless, wired, guest and remote access VPN is managed for over 440 sites worldwide, and over 1 million endpoints. The session will share Cisco IT efforts on wired 802.1x, Security Group Tagging (SGT), Device Posture and Integration with Mobile Device Management (MDM), Quarantine, and the use of PxGrid data to incorporate other products such as WSA's and Stealthwatch. The session will also include a brief overview on how Cisco IT uses Splunk for data analysis, reporting, and troubleshooting. Cisco IT will be sharing actual examples and metrics from their deployment, making this session ideal for mid-level technical IT professionals, project managers, and decision makers who are looking to, or are in the process of, deploying a large scale ISE solution.
BRKEWN-2012 - CMX - Digital Transformation through Location Analytics and Innovations (2017 Melbourne) Cisco�s Connected Mobile Experience is transforming the Wi-Fi network from pure connectivity infrastructure to a driver of business intelligence and innovation. �Learn how indoor location analytics and innovations are enabling informed business decisions and creating opportunities to better engage with customers and empower employees in verticals from retail and hospitality to healthcare and education. �This session will explore the fundamentals of Wireless LAN location based services, architecture, design and application integration, with a focus on how to apply them to support business initiatives.
BRKDCT-2334 - Data Centre Deployments and Best Practices with NX-OS (2017 Melbourne) This breakout session will discuss real world NX-OS deployment scenarios to ensure your Nexus based network will meet your demands for performance and reliability. We will provide you with up-to-date information on Cisco Data Centre network architecture and best practices around those designs. This will include areas such as spanning tree, vPC, Fabric Path, QOS, routing and service insertion, covering the data centre network from the core to the host. This session will not cover all of the possible options just the best practices to ensure the best outcome.
BRKEWN-2010 - Design and Deployment of Enterprise WLANs (2017 Melbourne) This session focuses on design and deployment concepts for enterprise and branch office WLAN deployments, i.e. the core technologies that drive and enable mobility services. Topics covered include protocol details like CAPWAP, deep-dives into new controller features, mobility protocols and design recommendations, and the latest in design and deployment recommendations for new WLAN controllers, including centralised and distributed models. We will also look into use cases for IPv6 clients deployments for wireless networks using latest software releases.
BRKCCT-2085 - Getting started with Contact Center Enterprise SSO deployment and best practices (2017 Las Vegas) Single Sign-on (SSO) was introduced in Contact Center Enterprise (CCE) and Contact Center Express (CCX) 11.5. This session will focus on CCE and introduce the benefits of deploying SSO for Agents and Supervisors as well as SSO concepts and terminology: IdP, IdS, AD Federation, Tokens, and more. This session will enable customers and partners to better understand this new Contact Center feature to achieve a more simplified and secure user experience.
BRKCRS-2141 - Building Software Defined Networks with Meraki (2017 Melbourne) Join us as we build a complete stack of Meraki products in real time, and demonstrate how users can interact with all layers of the network and beyond, with our unique cloud compute capabilities. Learn more about our latest products, features, and technologies and experience SDN at its finest.
BRKCOM-1001 - UCS Fundamentals (2017 Melbourne) This session provides an introduction to Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). It does not assume previous UCS familiarity and is intended as a basic introduction for server, LAN and SAN administrators. This session will offer an overview of the UCS System Architecture, including the components which make up UCS, their purpose, how they connect and many of the technical innovations that UCS delivers
INSCRS-1006 - Redefining Access and Campus Networks (2017 Las Vegas) Digitization is requiring every company to be a technology company. The network is now more than a platform of connectivity. It is now a platform for insights, automation and security to deliver business relevant services. Learn about purpose-built platforms designed for security, mobility, IOT, and Cloud with full fabric-control. With Cisco DNA, shift how you build and manage networks with a logical policy-based approach that deploys and secures services faster and adapts to changes more quickly.
DEVNET-1207 - DevNet Workshop - Advanced VIRL Features (2017 Berlin) Advanced VIRL Features, during which I will focus on topics such as packet-captures, interface manipulation, path-tracing, live visualization, and others that we identify to fit in the allotted time.  This will be an intermediate offering for folks who may have touched VIRL before but are unfamiliar with its full capabilities.  
BRKCCT-1009 - Cisco Spark Care (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco Spark care is a digital customer care solution for help desks and teams. It enables connected digital experiences by supporting customer care teams who want to deliver contextual, continuous, and capability-rich customer journeys. Cisco Spark care is offered as part of the Cisco Spark collaboration platform, with integrated administration and enterprise class security. Customer care has expanded beyond the traditional boundaries of the contact center. This session will describe how Cisco Spark care can engage all Spark users in a company –full time customer care agents, and experts in other parts of the organization that support them -- to deliver customer care. This session will explore use cases for including small groups or teams within an Enterprise, use cases for small organizations and converged self and assisted service. These use cases will demonstrate where Spark Care is most effective and what problems we are able to solve together. This session includes demonstrations of Cisco Spark care including Web chat Call back Spark Care bots (self + assisted service) Inbound Calling Chat to Video escalation Administration (ease of onboarding) Reporting In addition to covering what is available now, this session will look to the future and cover the product roadmap for additional care offers on Cisco Spark.
BRKCCIE-3200 - FirePower for CCIE Security Candidates (2017 Las Vegas) The goal of this session is to cover all the fundamentals aspects of FirePower on ASA, or appliances for CCIE candidates to be successful in studying for their CCIE Security Lab exam.
BRKARC-2035 - The Catalyst 9000 Switch Family - An Architectural View (2017 Las Vegas) This session will cover the platform architecture of Catalyst 9K Switches. We will share the details of the Catalyst 9K Product portfolio which will include the brand new introduced Fixed Access, Modular Access and Agg/Core Switches. The session will start with the component at the heart of these switches which is the ASIC. We will talk about the ASIC and UADP 2.0 in detail. We will talk about some of the common attributes of the Catalyst Switch family and talk about some of the common technologies and features in the Catalyst Switches. If you like to know the latest innovations in the Catalyst Switch family, you will enjoy this session. 
LTRSPG-3005 - Deploying the virtualized IOS XRv-9000 in Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) (2017 Berlin) This 4-hour hands-on lab session will provide a comprehensive overview on the deployment and troubleshooting of virtualised router IOS XRv-9000 and how it can be used for both control plane roles (vRR) and forwarding plane roles (L3VPN vPE). We will cover: - Evolution of IOS XR to support the extension of the control plan to virtual machines (VM) - Installation of vRR and vPE roles over KVM/QEMU and ESXi environment - Configuration for the virtualized OS with focus on VNF applications - Troubleshooting of IOS XRv-9000 - Demo of an automated installation with OpenStack
BRKCOL-2556 - WebRTC: the Journey from Browser Plugins to Thin Client Communications (2017 Melbourne) In this session you will get an overview of how web browsers are evolving from legacy plugin frameworks such as ActiveX and NPAPI and embracing HTML5/WebRTC technology to enable unified communication and collaboration technology. We will look at barriers to adoption, browser enablers and practical implementations in the Cisco Collaboration portfolio. This session will also include a look at the state of the art in the emerging WebRTC standard including extensions for screen sharing.
BRKCCT-2040 - Network Media Recording and Streaming with Cisco MediaSense (2017 Melbourne) Cisco MediaSense is an open-standards, network-based platform that supports recording, playback, live streaming, and storage of media, including audio and video, with rich recording metadata. MediaSense's network-based architecture allows for quick availability of the captured media for different applications, regardless of location. This session will cover the uses and architecture of deploying Cisco MediaSense. Topics will include call recording architectures for entire sites or specific phones, Video Greetings with Cisco Unity Connection, Video In Queue, Video on Hold, and API uses for Cisco MediaSense. The session will include the business cases, design guidelines, scaling, and deployment of these topics as well as an 11.5 update. After this session, attendees should be able to understand the capabilities of Cisco MediaSense and how it could be leveraged in collaboration deployments.
BRKUCC-2042 - New Architectures for Secure Communications and Device Onboarding in Collaboration Deployments (2017 Melbourne) In this session the attendees will understand how Cisco Collaboration solutions are applying standard Internet protocols to solve authentication and authorisation challenges in both cloud-based and on-premises deployments. We will explain how we leverage the OAuth2 framework to provide an efficient identity model for Collaboration clients and endpoints across several protocols and services. We will then describe how this framework applies to the new authentication and security approach for on-premises Jabber deployments based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager release 12. Similarly, we will show how the same framework is leveraged by cloud-based Spark deployments to provide authentication and authorisation across cloud services. For cloud deployments we will also discuss the technology innovations that enable easy and secure onboarding of new devices into Spark and end-to-end secure communications. Finally, we will provide some considerations on media and data security in cloud and hybrid deployments.
BRKSEC-2710 - Securing the Service Provider and Cloud Services Architectures (2017 Melbourne) This session will take the audience through the various technology changes that are are challenge the Service and Cloud Services provider architectures. We will focus on how these technology disruptions are impacting the way SP's secure their architecture and provide security services by embracing technology disruptions such as SDN and NFV. The session will provide a solid understanding of how security can be applied to the evolving SP architectures - this will be detailed via use cases such as DDOS protection leveraging NFV, Security automation, Managed Security Services,
BRKCOL-2320 - Cisco Prime Collaboration - Plan, Design, Implement for Success (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco Prime Collaboration tools fit a need in today's expanding enterprise environments to help better manage complex Unified Collaboration Deployments. This breakout will follow a standardized, Plan, Design Implement and Operate strategy that has been followed with a number of customers across different verticals. Prime Provisioning will show how to immediately see average mean time for MACD tickets be reduced. Also how to pre-define business rules, standardize clusters, fight configuration drift. By Abstracting the UC Application layer, we will show how customers have pushed tasks to Tier 1 help desk support associates. Prime Assurance / Analytics customers better manage their environments with knowledge. Through planning and design, Assurance can fit into current IT workflows. We show how easy it is to quantify quality issues, and show improvement based on implemented changes. Through Analytics it is also easy to perform executive reporting.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
INSGEN-1004 - Dell EMC and Cisco Joint Innovations Driving IT Transformation (2017 Las Vegas) The Dell EMC VxBlock System, powered by Dell EMC and Cisco technologies, is the industry standard for Converged Infrastructure today. Building on this joint innovation, Dell EMC Vscale architecture now allows you to scale out data centers and share resources across converged, hyper-converged, and traditional infrastructure. Come learn the basics and hear about real-world deployments that are transforming IT.
INSEWN-1007 - Meraki Simplicity Driving Nimble IT (2017 Las Vegas) Building a simple IT management platform can make IT more efficient, allow teams to focus more time on mission-driven initiatives and help transform the IT team into a more nimble, less risk averse IT shop, which can experiment and drive change more effectively. We'll discuss how Meraki customers are using their management dashboard to experiment with policy and architecture changes, and securely connect to their cloud resources, without requiring large, funded projects or complex equipment.
GENKEY-1003 - Cisco Live Las Vegas Celebrity Keynote (2017 Las Vegas) Four time Emmy Award winner, Bryan Cranston takes the stage for an engaging discussion to wrap up Cisco Live 2017.
BRKRST-3320 - Troubleshooting BGP - The Backbone of the Internet (2016 Melbourne) The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is one of the most widely deployed protocols in networks today and is the definitive routing protocol in the Internet. BGP is a flexible protocol, in that a variety of options are available to network engineers. Furthermore, extensions and implementation enhancements make BGP a powerful and yet complex tool. Because of BGP's pervasive deployment across multiple networks and the large number of use-cases that BGP can be applied to, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how to troubleshoot BGP issues quickly and easily. This session examines real life scenarios that the Cisco TAC / HTTS team troubleshoots on daily basis. The presentation walks you through various tools and techniques that you can use to make troubleshooting BGP networks easier. Our scenarios will be spanning across Enterprise, Service Provider and Data Centre deployments. Basic operational knowledge of BGP will be useful but not required.
BRKNMS-2847 - Wireless Troubleshooting with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (2017 Las Vegas) Wireless troubleshooting workflows and best practice deployments using Cisco Prime Infrastructure. This session is targeted at an enterprise public.
BRKDCN-2489 - Cisco SD-Access - Integration with Data Center Architectures (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco SD-Access is evolving the Enterprise Network to accelerate Digital Transformation by providing Actionable Insights, Automation and Service Assurance, and Security and Compliance. A key challenge is to be able to support the Distributed Enterprise Infrastructure which is typically spread across Campus, Branch, DC and Cloud. This session focuses on how DNA Campus Fabric Integrates with On-Premise Data Centers including modern Policy-Aware DCs like ACI and traditional DCs. It is recommended that attendees attend BRKCRS-2810: Cisco SD-Access - A Look Under the Hood prior to this session.
BRKSPV-2999 - 1 Video Delivery Technology to Rule Them All; Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (2017 Las Vegas) Not so long ago, delivering video services implied dedicated appliances and infrastructure to produce, deliver and consume those services in people's homes. Thanks to adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming, those days are gone; we can now readily shoe-horn video into a form that can securely reach any user, on any device, on any network at any time. In this intermediate session, you'll understand how superficially attractive it is to offer basic video services today, the types of trade-offs you'll face as those services grow in complexity and what it takes to move towards an "IP better than broadcast" future.
BRKSEC-2111 - How to Defend Against Ransomware Attacks So You Don't Become a Hostage (2016 Cancun) Ransomware is the most profitable type of malware in history. All industries and companies are potential victims. If hit, you lose control of running your business, and face the dilemma of whether to pay the ransom or not. How do you prevent ransomware from getting into your network and taking you hostage? This session will go into ransomware characteristics, vectors they use to gain access into your network, how it encrypts your systems and files, and how it makes the ransom request. After dissecting the ransomware attack, the session walk through key architectural principles and capabilities to block the attack when possible, detect and contain if it does get in, and how to recover from an infection. This includes DNS layer security, endpoint security, email and web detection and analysis, and dynamic containment technologies. The session will include a demo showing ransomware attacks and how to thwart those attacks at different stages of the attack kill chain.
BRKNMS-2002 - Monitoring, Managing and Automating Nexus LAN Infrastructure With DCNM 10 (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) unifies and automates Cisco Nexus infrastructure across Nexus 1000v, 2000, 3000, 5000/6000, 7000, and 9000 series switches. In this session, you will learn about DCNM's capabilities for managing your data center network throughout the lifecycle of deployment. We will begin by covering the installation and licensing of DCNM, including high-availability deployment. We will then discuss discovery and provisioning of devices with DCNM. With Power-on Auto Provisioning (PoAP), DCNM gives administrators the ability to automatically bring switches online with the correct software version and configuration, without the hassle of manual configuration. We will explore DCNM's powerful built-in template facility for configuration management. We will discuss new features in DCNM 10, such as multi-fabric and multi-site capability, and the new topology view. We will also cover health monitoring and alerts, and performance monitoring using DCNM. Participants should have a basic understanding of data center networking using Cisco Nexus switches, but no previous knowledge of DCNM is assumed. Participants who have already deployed DCNM 7 or earlier will learn about the new features and enhancements in DCNM 10.  
BRKSPV-2401 - Preventing Cyber Threats and Compromise for Video Services (2017 Las Vegas) Hackers are targeting Video Service Providers to hijack or disrupt the resources used to inform and entertain tens of thousands of viewers. Recent hacks include the hijack of broadcast channels and the defacement of Electronic Program Guide data to promote ideological messages or disrupt video distribution operations. This session will educate attendees responsible for the design and operation of Video Infrastructure on the numerous ways hackers can infiltrate and compromise the production environment. Attendees will learn the anatomy of modern cyber attacks and how to defend against them using a comprehensive, multi-layered security architecture. In addition, attendees will learn techniques to automate the application of security policy and to rapidly contain detected threats using orchestration platforms and API capabilities. Coverage of Cyber Threats will include; Email and Web/Internet threat vectors, Infected media (USB, CD/DVD, etc.), The Evil Insider, Distributed Denial of Service, Third Party Connections, Threats from Mobile Devices (laptops, handhelds), Rogue Devices. This session applies to both IP and non-IP Video operations as well as private or cloud hosted Video processing components.
BRKSPM-2007 - Cisco IOT in a 5G World (2017 Las Vegas) With mobile penetration reaching saturation and ARPU plateauing, service providers are looking for new revenue streams. The Internet of Things is a major focus area and effectively one of the key 5G use cases. Supporting IOT brings specific challenges around scale, low power consumption and extended range. In the last couple of years, new access technologies (aka as LPWA for Low Power Wide Area) have emerged. Moreover, the industry is driving the shift towards digitization and requires open APIs to connect new devices, sensors and/or machines. This session will go through the challenges and opportunities that SP are facing to address the IOT market covering new business models, technology evolution and platform requirements. Addressing these challenges, Cisco IOT connectivity solution will be covered. The solution supports multiple access (LoRa and 3GPP NB-IOT support will be covered) and adds management and application routing capabilities leveraging Cisco/Jasper control centre that can be integrated via open APIs meeting SP and industry needs.
BRKIPM-2249 - Multicast and Segment Routing (2017 Las Vegas) Segment Routing is an industry wide effort to make unicast scale better and simply how the network is operated. The Segment Routing method to achieve Source Routing (stacking MPLS Labels or IPv6 Addresses) does not apply to Multicast because a Multicast Tree can not be modelled as a stack of Labels or Addresses. This session covers which existing multicast technologies works best with SR and two new solutions for Multicast called Bit Indexed Explicit Replication (BIER) and Tree SID. These solutions achieve the same or similar goals in the sense that the network operation is simplified and scaling is much better.
BRKDCN-2044 - Effective Evolution of the Data Center Virtual Network (2017 Las Vegas) As your Network Environment evolves to keep pace with Business Drivers, evolution of your Virtual Switching is critical. If you attended BRKVIR-2044 previously, put this session on your schedule to hear about the updates in this dynamic space. Topics will include how to effectively provide secure segmentation, including micro-segmentation, from the Campus to the Data Center. Automation topics for various virtual switch elements for different Hypervisors will also be covered. As part of this evolution, Container Networking, will be covered as well. The session will begin with the current challenges with Virtual Switch deployment and management. It will further cover how to effectively support business requirements using automation. If you have responsibilities for Virtual Networking or Security, this is a session you should not miss.
BRKDCN-1121 - Fiber Channel Networking for the IP Network Engineer and SAN Core Edge Design Best Practices (2017 Las Vegas) 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 & Fiber Channel networking. You will be exposed to the introduction of Storage Networking terminology & designs. Specific topics covered include Fiber Channel (FC), Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FC services, FC addressing, fabric routing, zoning, and virtual SANs (VSANs). The session includes discussions on Designing Core-Edge Fiber 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.
BRKSPM-2004 - Orchestrating Mobility Services with Cisco NSO (2017 Las Vegas) Tier I Service Provider in US Mobility Network automation using Workflow Engine and NSO. Customers legacy Mobility Network to be decommissioned end of 2017, due to multiple devices into end of life. Migrate over 3000 Enterprise customers from legacy datacenter platform to Enterprise Zone data centers by end of 2017 Current Manual Configuration rate – 6 to 7 years to complete. New Customer E2E Onboarding process from 60 days to less than 10 days.
BRKSPG-2501 - Troubleshooting DOCSIS 3.1, Converged Services, and R-PHY on cBR-8 CCAP Platform (2017 Las Vegas) Effective troubleshooting on the services deployable on cBR8 CCAP based platform improves your customer’s experience and satisfaction. With Cisco’s cBR-8 CCAP and the introduction to a new family of hardware and software support for Remote PHY, as well as continue support for DOCSIS 3.1 and Converged Video, we seek to arm the network professional with the tools and techniques necessary to troubleshoot these technologies and services to maximize the potential for the cBR-8. We will explore cBR-8 specific detailed configuration and troubleshooting techniques involving packet capture, tracing, validation, verification, debugs, proactive notification, EEM scripting, and more.  Troubleshooting Reference Sheet specifically designed with operational personnel in mind will be distributed. 
BRKIOT-1235 - Smart Cities – Concept to Reality (2016 Cancun) The goal of smart cities is to enhance the lives of residents through improved performance, efficiency and functionality. This is expressed through an increase in living standards, improvement of communities, and betterment of the overall people experience, join us in our journey and experience and learn how Cisco Connected Digital platform & Public Safety solutions can create a difference & help you & your City to be smart & connected.   The Session will cover on Cisco Smart-City solution overview, Cisco Connected Digital Platform Architecture for Cities with real time demo of CDP from different city deployments & Cisco Public Safety Analytics Architecture and Dashboard solutions with demo
BRKSEC-2501 - Deploying AnyConnect SSL VPN with ASA (and Firepower Threat Defence) (2017 Las Vegas) Remote access VPN can provide a flexible, transparent and yet secure working environment for mobile workers. This intermediate session will explain different deployment options using Cisco AnyConnect Client with ASA and Firepower Threat Defence. We will cover different options for strong authentication, One-time-password and client certificates and how these authentication options can be used together with posture assessment and enterprise directories for granular authorization. We will also cover AnyConnect customisation and how to create an office like user experience by allowing domain logon and mapping of disk drives, whilst connected over the internet. Coverage of IPv6 when using AnyConnect is also included in this session. The expected audience are network or security engineers with previous experience of AnyConnect and ASA 5500, and with a good understanding of enterprise IT infrastructure, PKI and Active Directory.
BRKCOL-2013 - Understanding how to make the most of your Cisco Jabber Deployment (2016 Cancun) Cisco Jabber enables core UC capabilities to allow users collaborate more effectively and efficiently. These include voice, video, IM/presence, voice messaging and the ability to launch web conferencing. This session focuses on deployment and configuration of Jabber features to ensure a successful deployment and mass user adoption. We will focus on delivering important features such as Persistent Chat Rooms, File Transfer, Desktop Sharing and show how Cisco Jabber can easily escalate to video and web conferencing for increased user experience and productivity. Finally we will focus on how Jabber can integrate with 3rd party applications such as Microsoft Office and Web browsers, and how to take advantage of the Custom HTML Tab feature where organisation web portals can be made accessible from Jabber
BRKEWN-3011 - Advanced Troubleshooting of Wireless LANs (2017 Las Vegas) This session discusses troubleshooting techniques and best practices for the Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture (CUWN). Major topics include RF fundamentals, wireless authentication, and roaming. We will cover common information, tools, and debugs used by TAC to resolve issues. We will also review key issues to watch out for.
BRKEWN-2019 - 7 Ways to Fail as a Wireless Expert (2017 Las Vegas) Wireless is an Expertise. You think Hiring Experts is expensive? Try hiring an Amateur... There are many many mistakes that you can make on the Wireless side of the network. This session will go through the biggest mistakes you can make to make sure you won't make them yourselves.
ATE-CL038 - Hello World - Cisco Context Service is the Key to Your Connected Digital Experience Context Service is Cisco's new cloud-based storage for customer journey data. It enables a complete view of customer journey to deliver omnichannel seamlessly. Context Service is available to Cisco Contact Center Enterprise and Contact Center Express release 11.5 customers as an out-of-the-box service. This session is a follow up of the introductory session presented at Cisco Live US last year, BRKCCT-1005. In this session, we will provide a quick recap of Context Service overview. The focus of this session is to show how to use Context Service to deliver seamless customer experience. We will demo step by step how to use Cisco Contact Center products with Context Service to: • Identify and treat repeat and abandoned calls effectively • Present a complete omnichannel customer journey to the agent across email, chat and voice • Provide a seamless customer journey from web to call Prerequisites: You must have a good understanding of Cisco Contact Center applications, particularly scripting in CVP or CCX. You also should try review Cisco Live US 2016 session or review the basics of Context Service data model.
BRKSDN-2115 - Introduction to Containers and Container Networking (2017 Las Vegas) Containers are becoming part of mainstream DevOps architectures and cloud deployments. Application owners and data center infrastructure teams are both aiming to shorten development life cycle and reduce operational cost and complexity by deploying containers This session will provide an overview of container ecosystems and container architectures including Docker, Linux Containers and rkt/CoreOS. Join us and learn about the options to network containers. Projects including Docker Bridge, Contiv, Calico and Magnum/Kuryr will be highlighted in this session. Demos of containers on OpenStack will also featured in this session. Finally, the audience will also learn the advantages that Cisco UCS and Nexus platforms provide in building a cloud platform for containers, virtual machines and bare-metal.
BRKEWN-2012 - Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) (2017 Las Vegas) WLAN location based services is opening a whole new ecosystem of applications applicable to numerous verticals such as retail, healthcare, hospitality, education and others. New capabilities in device silicon have improved the accuracy of the "blue dot", the user experience and the networks ability to provide relevant services. This session will explain the fundamentals of WLAN location based services, architecture, design and best practices. RF triangulation and architecture will be explained in light of the AP, Controller and MSE. Several models will be covered, including: location mapping, analytics, and location based application integration.
BRKCRT-1602 - CCNA Data Center v6.0 (2017 Las Vegas) This session will examine blueprint topics of the CCNA Data Center certification track, or the 200-150 and 200-155 exams. This is a session that addresses the technologies and concepts emphasized in the CCNA Data Center track. This session is also targeted for those candidates who have not taken a Cisco exam previously. The majority of this session will be focuse on information that is new to the recently updated CCNA Data Center track. Strategies and best practices for taking the exam will also be discussed.
BRKCRS-3447 - Network Function Virtualization for Enterprise Networks (2017 Las Vegas) Network Function Virtualization (NfV) is gaining increasing traction in the industry based on the promise of reducing both CAPEX and OPEX using COTS hardware. This session introduces the use-cases for NfV for Enterprise network architectures, such as virtualizing branch routers, IWAN deployments, or enabling enterprise hybrid cloud deployments using Carrier Neutral Facilities and Co-Locations. The session also discusses the technology of NfV from both a system architecture as well as a network architecture perspective. Particular focus is given on understanding the impact of running routing functions on top of hypervisors, as well as the placement and chaining of network functions. Performance of virtualized functions is also discussed.
BRKRST-2557 - IWAN and NFV Orchestration for Managed Service Providers (2017 Las Vegas) Cisco’s NSO platform is ideal for delivering Service Model drive solutions. The New NSO Core Function Packs for IWAN and Enterprise NFV provide the foundation for robust service offerings and deployments of two of Cisco’s key Enterprise offerings. This session is a technical use-case driven discussion focusing on the development of the NSO Core Function Pack software architecture and its use for variations of IWAN deployment models including both physical and virtual cpe (Enterprise NFV).
BRKSEC-3054 - IOS FlexVPN Remote Access, IoT and Site-to-Site advanced Crypto VPN Designs (2017 Las Vegas) FlexVPN is the Unified Crypto VPN solution for IOS for IoT, Remote Access, Site-to-Site in Enterprise and SP deployments. Flex supports hub-and-spoke, dynamic meshes but also Remote-Access and 3rd party interoperability under a unified CLI. In this session, we will review the details of FlexVPN constructs. In particular, we will study how it can be used with and without routing protocol or integrated with a central RADIUS policy server to manipulate security policies and per-branch features such as Quality of Service, VRF's, etc. We will cover advanced design considerations such as MPLS over FlexVPN and Multicast as well as High Availability. We will also cover the various backup and load balancing mechanisms in detail. We will also provide usage guidelines for the various features that integrate into FlexVPN. Both Site-to-Site and Remote-Access as well as the integration of both together will be covered in this session. BRKSEC-2881 is strongly advised as pre-requisite. This session is for Network Architects and Designers who need to deploy Crypto VPNs in a large variety of environments.
BRKCRS-2103 - Integrating the Meraki SDWAN Solution with the traditional Enterprise network (2017 Las Vegas) Today's Enterprise must have a flexible Remote Worker Solution (RWS) that scales from the Work-at-Home contributor, to offices of varying sizes. Although office sizes may be shrinking, availability and security remain high on priority list for business. Meraki SDWAN broadens Cisco's solution in the Enterprise to uniquely enabling worker virtualization, business continuity and other business use cases. Participants will be introduced to a customer case study with design requirements and a financial analysis. Next the session will review routing options and device configurations integrating the MX with a traditional Enterprise network. Participants will learn a layered approach for securing the Meraki SDWAN solution. The session will also cover application prioritization and recommendations for mapping QoS from Meraki to a Classic QoS framework. Throughout the session demonstrations will reinforce the value of options shared with participants.
BRKRST-2331 - Troubleshooting EIGRP Networks (2017 Las Vegas) Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) supports a wide array of features and capabilities which can present challenges in troubleshooting. This session provides techniques for preventing problems in EIGRP networks, and troubleshooting difficult EIGRP problems when they occur. Topics include formation of EIGRP neighbors, checking status, troubleshooting the diffusing update algorithm (DUAL), processing new and lost routes, router ID duplicates, count-to-infinity problems, summary black holes, troubleshooting tools, event logs, online tools, and more. This session is for network engineers using or considering EIGRP as an interior gateway protocol in their network. Attendees should understand EIGRP operation and theory and routing concepts.
BRKSEC-3014 - Security Monitoring with StealthWatch: The detailed walkthrough (2017 Las Vegas) The realities of insider threats and determined attackers have made it necessary to implement security technologies on the network interior. This session will perform a detailed walkthrough of the Cisco StealthWatch System and its use for monitoring the network interior to detect and respond to threats. This session will deep dive into data analytics with Stealthwatch: where data comes from, how it is processed and how to use it. This session will explore the analytic and detection capabilities of StealthWatch and how to best leverage the alarms and alerts as well as to drive an investigation using NetFlow data and StealthWatch to increase the security posture of an organization. The target audience for this session are network and security administrators and analysts interested in learning how to best leverage NetFlow, ISE, and StealthWatch as a component of their security operations centre.
BRKSPG-3630 - Service Driven Network Automation - Powered by Tail-f (2016 Melbourne) Today’s network infrastructure is complex comprising of multiple fragmented domains. Each domain consists of multi-vendor network-elements with vendor specific interfaces and CLIs. Consuming the infrastructure to achieve an outcome is slow and complicated involving multiple EMS/NMS, ad-hoc scripting, complex functional device adapters, error-prone box-by-box manual configuration which are all best-effort and fire-and-forget approaches. Cisco NSO enabled by Tail-f removes this bottleneck by providing a horizontal platform sitting across the network infrastructure decoupling the Services from the infrastructure. NSO manages the infrastructure complexity and exposes the network intelligence via standards based YANG device models. Services, also modelled in YANG, leverage the well-defined device models to consume the infrastructure. This allows for surgical precision, automated and API driven services, transactional guarantees and instant activation of end-to-end Services. With NSO horizontal platform in place bringing new cross-domain and NFV services to the market is achieved in days/weeks. 
DEVNET-1001 - Coding 101: Introduction to REST APIs (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Do you want to get started using APIs and automation? A wide range of Cisco platforms such as APIC-EM, ACI, NX-API, Spark and many more expose REST APIs. The goal of this session is to introduce attendees to the basics of using REST APIs in an application, and to provide them with the skills to start engaging in this growing area. This session will teach participants the concepts needed to create applications that consume REST APIs. We will do some hands-on exercises using POSTMAN, so bring your laptop and code along. This session is the first step in our DevNet Coding classroom series. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
BRKSEC-2050 - Firepower NGFW Internet Edge Deployment Scenarios (2017 Las Vegas) This session will cover Internet edge deployment scenarios for the Adaptive Security Appliance family running Firepower Threat Defense. A comparison between the ASA with Firepower services and the new Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) image will also be included. Deployment use cases will include Internet Edge with Remote Access and Site to Site VPN connectivity, IPv6, and related routing protocols. Configuration walk-through and accepted best practices will be covered. This session is designed for new or existing ASA customers and targets the security and network engineer.
BRKSEC-2664 - Cisco Sourcefire Advanced Malware Protection and ThreatGrid (2016 Melbourne) Today, the weapon of choice for attackers is malware. Targeted and cunning, advanced malware compromises environments from an array of attack vectors, takes endless form factors, launches attacks over time and can obfuscate the exfiltration of data. The Cisco Sourcefire Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) solution spans extended networks and devices to focus on threats across the full attack continuum - before, during and after - an attack.This session will provide the audience an overview of Cisco Sourcefire Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) solution - Advanced Malware Protection for Networks, and Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints.
CTHINI-1005 - UCS Management features that drive improved administrator productivity (2017 Las Vegas) This session will cover enhancements in recent UCS Manager and UCS Central releases. While these releases include new platforms and functionality, they also include a number of software enhancements around firmware upgrades, maintenance, monitoring, and Hardware Compatibility to make UCS administration quicker and easier.
BRKMPL-2110 - Enterprise MPLS - Customer Case Studies (2017 Las Vegas) This session will cover two case studies, presented by two separate Enterprise customers with their self MPLS network deployments - one in Campus, and one in WAN. The customers involved will present their own network designs, and will discuss their deployments, including the reasons for choosing an MPLS solution for their networks, and discussing the lessons learned along the way, as well as the technology involved and the results they achieved. Come to this session to learn more about how MPLS can benefit your own Campus and WAN, and the real-world "lessons learned" through experience of deployments and operations.
BRKSEC-2033 - Best Security and deployment strategies SMB NGFW deployment (2017 Las Vegas) SMB/Branch security has its own challenges, devices deployed at the small offices doesn't have high end configuration.It is not possible with limited to run all services on the device.From security perspective it is important to understand best practices device and the deployed of the device. We must answer questions like what should be the IPS profile? What kind of rules should be enabled?Do I need UTM or NGFW? Shall I invest in Centralised Management solution or Onbox manager is sufficient for the need? What would be the best way to deploy the box (as a switch, Wireless AP, VPN etc)? The session will help participants in tuning NGFW for better security, it will help participants to understand what is important for SMB/Branch from security perspective. Session will help participants in choosing the right management solution, right deployment model (VPN, Switch etc.) and most important. This is intermediate session, we expect participants to have some idea about ASA and Firepower.
BRKSEC-1205 - Introduction to DC Security (2016 Melbourne) With IT departments increasingly centralising and virtualising all of their resources into the Data Centre Management and the Cloud, the security of those resources is becoming increasingly important. Security must permeate throughout applications, the virtualisation layer, compute, storage and network. Unfortunately, security is often left to a limited number of specialists, and understanding of the technologies used is often limited to those same experts. This session will outline how security can be propagated throughout the Data Centre Management and define how these technologies can work together to build a secure Data Centre Management and Cloud strategy for the enterprise. Topics covered will include Current Threats, Security Hardware and Software, Network Segmentation, Cloud Connectivity, Software Defined Networks, Data Centre Management Interconnects, Security Architectures and more. This session will provide an overview to anyone interested in how Security can be inserted in their Data Centre.
BRKSPM-2129 - Deploying 4G/LTE for Enterprise and IoT Solutions (2017 Las Vegas) Mobile industry is embracing use of 4G/LTE cellular technology for IoT and enterprise connectivity solutions. Cisco has developed comprehensive solutions by integrating 3G/4G/LTE modems in fixed and modular ISR/IoT devices. This solution is widely deployed by service providers and enterprise customers serving banking, retail, energy management, asset tracking, etc.  Speakers are part of Cisco development and service creation organizations. Topics covered include design, deployment and troubleshooting based on actual use cases. The session will include demonstrations and troubleshooting techniques using Cisco developed serviceability tools. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to design, deploy and troubleshoot in real world scenarios.
BRKCRS-2891 - Enterprise Network Segmentation (with Cisco TrustSec) (2016 Melbourne) This session provides an overview of the Cisco TrustSec Security Group Access (SGA) solution for Enterprise network segmentation and Role-Based Access Control. SGA allows for simplified network segmentation based on User Identity/Role and allows for secure access and consistent security policies across Wired/Wireless networks. We will cover SGA solution on the Catalyst, Nexus Switching and Routing (ASR1K/CSR/ISR) platforms, including converged wired/wireless with a focus on the deployment use cases in a campus, data centre & branch networks. The session covers an architectural overview of SGA and benefits of TrustSec role based policies, elements of Cisco TrustSec such as user identification with 802.1x, device identification, role classification using Security Group Tagging (SGT) and enforcement using Security Group Access Control List (SGACL). This session is for Network Architects, Pre-Sales Engineers and Technical Decision Makers. Previous knowledge or experience is recommended in campus design, Internet edge design, routing protocol design, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching.
CTHDCN-1015 - Cisco Tetraton Analytics Experience (2017 Las Vegas) After a brief Cisco Tetration Analytics Overview and update, this session will cover the first best practices experiences accumulated over the past 6 Month. The questions about the Why?, Where?, and How? of this solution will be the main theme of the session.  Operational benefits,  Security benefits, Policy Model capabilities, Workload Simulation, Forensics, Policy Enforcement. What are some of the key and unique business outcomes this solution offers? And why is it unique asset with extremely fast ROI?
CTHCOL-1001 - WebRTC: the Journey from Browser Plugins to Thin Client Communications (2017 Las Vegas) In this session you will get an overview of how web browsers are evolving from legacy plugin frameworks and embracing HTML5/WebRTC technology to enable unified communication and collaboration technology. We will look at barriers to adoption, browser enablers and practical implementations in the Cisco Collaboration portfolio including Spark, Webex and the Spark SDK. We will also take a look at what it takes to build a WebRTC voice and video application.
BRKSDN-2314 - Declarative Policy Models for Agile Network Consumption (2017 Las Vegas) This session discusses the use of intent based policies to enable agile multi-domain network consumption. Agile network consumption is at the heart of DevOps and NetOps enablement and the realization of the associated financial benefits. Leveraging a brief introduction to promise theory, participants will learn the details of the policy model, how it maps to the operational environment and the details of how policy is rendered onto the network across multiple domains. Participants will learn about Cisco specific implementation details, standardization and open source implementations of this policy model (e.g. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), OpenStack, Open Daylight and others). This session will particularly highlight the cross domain implications of the use of this model to provide unified agile network consumption across the Data Center, Campus and WAN.
BRKRST-3122 - Segment Routing: Technology deep-dive and advanced use cases (2017 Las Vegas) This session will provide an overview of advanced use cases of the SR technology, applying the SR building blocks on real use-cases. The session will leverage proof-of-concept labs and references to ongoing design and deployment activity with leading network operators.
CCSSPG-2000 - Zero Touch Provisioning for Service Providers (2017 Las Vegas) ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning) or Zero Touch Depoyment (ZTD) is an automation solution to configure network devices without any cli configuration command. In other words, this is an option of having the router auto configure with no manual intervention. This solution can work with multiple platforms without terminal servers. This session will focus on reviewing an actual ZTP deployment at a Tier 1 SP. The session will provide problem statement, solution design and deployment. The session will also cover technical, logistical and administrative challenges during the course of deployment and how to solve those challenges. 
CCSSEC-1002 - Customer Story: How Crane Co reduced malware by 67% with Cisco Security (2017 Las Vegas) "We had a NGFW, a web gateway, and a sandbox. Yet, malware was still getting through. Where was the gap? We realized that when we had shifted some of our infrastructure and apps to the cloud, employees didn't need to turn on the VPN to get their work done." In this session, learn firsthand how a Cisco customer restored visibility and enforcement everywhere. How they kept malware from reaching their endpoints and networks. How they contained malware from exfiltrating data and achieved a 67% reduction in incidents requiring response! And without adding network latency, hogging endpoint memory, or pestering their employees.
BSOSEC-1000 - Mastering the Chaos - Taming the Threat Intelligence Beast (2017 Las Vegas) The rapidly developing areas of threat and security intelligence are overwhelming many organizations with data and information, preventing them from effectively and efficiently responding to threats and vulnerabilities, maintaining compliance, and supporting decision makers. This session will provide proven, adaptable, non-vendor specific solutions to 'tame the beast' of threat and security intelligence. Participants will learn: - Real-world, proven solutions for timely, effective, and efficient security intelligence operations - Detailed processes and procedures that can be adapted to any size organization or business - Expert tips and lessons learned to avoid the pitfalls that plaque these operations
ISUM-1001 - Financial Services Summit (2016 Cancun) Financial Services organizations are seeking opportunities to use technology to define, differentiate, or enable their business strategies. They view digital transformation as a way to capture business value, disrupt the market and pull ahead of competitors. However, with digital ability comes complexity. The growth of digital tools increases the likelihood that competing security forces will arise within organizations that do not work in unison to fight cybersecurity risks while grow business value to consumers. Join us at the Financial Services Summit at Cisco Live! and be part of the amazing transition into this new digital world and share insights with you peers and other leaders about visionary technologies to enable financial institutions to deliver greatest value to customers, employees and shareholders. Topics include: Customer Speed Dating @ The HubWelcome to Financial Services SummitSeizing the digital transformation opportunity in Financial ServicesApple in Enterprise, Financial ServicesDigital Banking, Innovation and the impact of Fintech in LatamSuccess Story in the Financial Services IndustryBusiness Solutions Digital ExperienceWrap Up There’s never been a better time to worry less and innovate more! We thought you might be interested in accessing these additional resources and get ready to make the most out of the Summit.  Can your Business Compete? Accelerate Business Transformation Transform Your Customer Interactions Go Digital Securely…and Fast Bradesco Bank implements video for customer management
BRKRST-2043 - IWAN AVC/QoS Design (2017 Las Vegas) The most expensive bandwidth in the enterprise is in the WAN; as such, it should be fully optimized to deliver maximum ROI. This session focuses on how to deliver such optimization by deploying Application Visibility and Control (AVC) and Quality of Service (QoS) over the Intelligent WAN (IWAN). Cisco?s QoS paradigm will be reviewed and applied to the IWAN, along with best practice QoS design recommendations. Practical and detailed design configurations will be presented for hierarchical QoS policies for sub-line rate Ethernet handoffs, MPLS VPN Class-of-Service mapping and DMVPN per-tunnel QoS. Additionally, new AVC/QoS technologies, such as NBAR2 QoS attributes and adaptive QoS policies will be introduced and applied to the IWAN. Cisco Prime Infrastructure templates for deploying and managing the IWAN will be reviewed, as will Cisco's SD-WAN solution, the APIC-EM IWAN application, to show how the IWAN can be centrally controlled.
ITMGEN-2664 - Building, Motivating, and Retaining an Innovative Workforce (Panel Session) (2016 Melbourne) Staying ahead of your competition is a requirement in today’s business world – not just in technology but in creating an environment that thrives on innovation. Hear from John Manville, Cisco SVP IT Infrastructure, on how he is able to inspire change within his organisation to drive success.
BRKUCC-2011 - Best Practices for Migrating Previous Versions of CUCM to version 11 (2016 Cancun) Participants that are using previous releases of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (6.X, 7.X, 8.X, 9.X and 10.X) will need to understand the installation as well as upgrade changes in the newest version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) 11.0 and how it impacts them especially from an upgrade perspective.
BRKSPG-2518 - Cisco EPN Carrier Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul Architecture (2016 Cancun) This session will share a Carrier Ethernet and Mobile backhaul architecture proposal using the latest technologies including Segment Routing, EVPN, Unified MPLS, SDN & Microwave Adaptive Bandwidth. The goal is to achieve a zero-touch, self-protected, self-managed, and dynamic ECMP with flexible traffic engineering capability CE transport architecture. This new proposal will combine the advantage of the unified MPLS and nV solution together to build EPN transport network architecture.
BRKNMS-3043 - Advanced Performance Measurement for SDN Traffic (2017 Las Vegas) Application delivery in the Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud using software defined network (SDN) techniques applies IPSLA as one of the atomic units of measurement. This session is for attendees already familiar with technologies present in Cisco IOS called IP Service Level Agreements (IPSLA) and is a complement to IPSLA breakouts. The focus is on network performance and availability measurement for critical IP traffic like voice over IP (VoIP) and Video. We explain how performance management impacts services delivered using SDN and NfV architectures for both Service Providers and Enterprises. Critical traffic with strict SLAs requires careful and accurate measurement and monitoring, something that can be achieved only with a deep understanding of how the feature actually works and its limitations. Topics include platform-specific deployment, performance, accuracy, scalability, new features, command-line interface changes, design recommendations, and determination of the ideal parameters to achieve more with IP SLAs, like frequency, interval, and packet size.
DEVNET-1071 - Introduction to Tropo (2016 Melbourne) What is Tropo, how do you use it and what can you use it for? In this session, you'll learn how Tropo works, see some real-life examples, and learn how to create your own voice and SMS applications in minutes.
BRKUCC-2021 - Understanding, Integrating, and Troubleshooting Fax Communications in Today's Enterprise Networks (2017 Las Vegas) Comprehensive VoIP solutions must address the transport of fax communications in addition to traditional voice communications. However, unlike traditional voice communications, fax transmissions have unique characteristics that require alternative integration and implementation methods. This session examines the various real-time fax transport methods, including passthrough, T.38 fax relay, and Cisco fax relay and helps one determine the correct fax transport method based on network capabilities and other design considerations. Additional focus will be given to T.38 fax relay as this is the de facto standard that is widely deployed for fax communications today and is a Cisco recommended best practice. Best practices dealing with product and protocol interoperability, Quality of Service (QoS) considerations, and SIP trunking will be provided for integrating fax communications with Cisco voice gateways, CUCM, and T.38 fax servers. T.38 fax servers are becoming increasingly prevalent in Unified Communications solutions and this session addresses the common fax server deployment models. Key troubleshooting tips will also be highlighted throughout this session. Pertinent configurations, common mistakes, and the important troubleshooting commands, debugs, and traces will be provided to ensure that any fax issue that arises can be quickly resolved.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
BRKSPG-2619 - Cisco Evolved Programmable Networks (2016 Melbourne) As competition in Carrier services market intensifies Service providers are challenged to make services more agile, simplify networks and reduce operational costs while growing the capacity.  Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) provides an open programmable network architecture covering both physical and virtual network resources. In EPN architecture SDN controllers and consecutively applications are able to orchestrate network resources and facilitate network telemetry analytics in real time to optimise operations, ensure high availability & avoid brownouts. Open APIs used in the Architecture bring the full automation and on-demand programmability to enable flexible resource & service allocation.  The session will provide an overview of use cases/applications to leverage EPN in Internet Infrastructure, Carrier Ethernet & Mobile Backhaul layers. It will also review a set of Open APIs available on Carrier routing platforms and guide on relevant SDN controllers/orchestration middleware to build flexible automated network. Lastly the session will include demonstration of the Opendaylight (ODL)-based application which is using the EPN.
CIN-WS279 - The New Era of Networking: Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches **This session will be on-demand soon.** The new Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family of switches consists of the best stackable access switch, Catalyst 9300; the only modular chassis that supports In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) in the campus space, Catalyst 9400; and the first 40G aggregation switch in the enterprise space, Catalyst 9500. The Catalyst 9000 Family solves some persistent challenges of enterprise networks by utilizing platform innovations built around four key areas: security, Internet of Things (IoT) convergence, mobility and cloud readiness. Join this webcast to learn more about the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family and how it addresses your requirements in the enterprise networks.  Topics to be discussed include: • Introduction & Overview • Catalyst 9000 Foundation: • Unified Access Data Plane • Cisco Open IOS XE • Catalyst 9000 Family • Platform Innovations
DEVNET-1078 - Explore OPNFV and Super Fast Data ( from a User Perspective (2017 Berlin) Please Note: DevNet Zone seating is available on a first come first seated basis. OPNFV is typically understood as installing and customizing OPNFV as a platform to run VNFs on top of it. The session takes the audience on a journey illustrated through a series of examples, where we will show how an OPNFV stack is installed and customized. We�ll put a spotlight on solution stacks that leverage an advanced software forwarder supplied by the open source project. Developers use OPNFV as a tool which not only offers continuous system level testing but also a forum to team-up with like-minded engineers to drive development within OPNFV and the various upstream projects that OPNFV integrates.
DEVNET-1037 - DevNet Panel - The Power of Cloud Collaboration APIs - How Accelerating Features and Cisco Incubation Programs are Expanding Developer Opportunities (2017 Berlin) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Cisco is rapidly driving change in the cloud collaboration space by accelerating release of innovative features and building developer empowerment programs.  What are the immediate solution markets Cisco and its strategic partners see being opened up by the latest features?  What is the medium and long term vision of pervasive collaboration integrated into any application on any platform?  What tools, training, incubation programs and marketing opportunities are being offered to help make developers successful?  Join us as our Cisco collaboration luminaries and partners share their thoughts and experiences on the direction of cloud collaboration platforms, use cases, market opportunities, roadmap, and more.  This session takes place in the DevNet Zone.
BRKPLT-2300 - Simplify Application and Infrastructure Deployments Using F5 BIG-IP and Cisco Nexus (2017 Berlin) We will look at solutions that are used for the Automation and Orchestration of F5 BIG-IP and Cisco Nexus.��Understand how programability of the devices coupled with Automation and Orchestration reduce the time needed to deploy workloads and infrastructure while also removing human errors. �Dive into tools like CliQr, Vnomic, vRO, Puppet, Ansible and others to understand the various options�available�for improved business�efficiencies�and greater agility.
DEVNET-2320 - DevNet Workshop- Bots are taking over the world - Learn How to Join the Army (2017 Berlin) Bots are being used to answer basic questions, consolidate details, and take actions on your behalf� Do you feel like you're the only one without your own bot, but afraid to admit it? In this session you'll get your very own Spark Bot up and running in less than 10 minutes, and then learn the ins and out about how it works. Along the way you'll stretch skills related to git, docker and cloud development. Come join the bot army!
ITMPCS-1092 - ScienceLogic I Achieving Automated Service Assurance (2017 Melbourne) Cisco�s Cloud and Managed Services (CMS) team strives to deliver transformational change and positive business outcomes for their customers. To do so, they�ve invested in a service assurance platform that helps automate IT operations. Attend this customer case study to learn how Cisco has leveraged ScienceLogic, the leader in hybrid IT service assurance, to deliver operational automation and faster time to market with new services like Cisco ACI and Tetration. Hear from Kailem Anderson, Sr. Managing Director of Cisco�s CMS group, and Raj Patnam, VP of Global Solutions for ScienceLogic, as they discuss ways in which the Cisco CMS team has been able to �self-heal� IT infrastructure for their customers.
BRKSEC-3699 - Designing ISE for Scale & High Availability (2017 Berlin) Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) delivers context-based access control for every endpoint that connects to your network. This session will show you how to design ISE to deliver scalable and highly available access control services for wired, wireless, and VPN from a single campus to a global deployment. Focus is on design guidance for distributed ISE architectures including high availability for all ISE nodes and their services as well as strategies for survivability and fallback during service outages. Methodologies for increasing scalability and redundancy will be covered such as load distribution with and without load balancers, optimal profiling design, and the use of Anycast. Attendees of this session will gain knowledge on how to best deploy ISE to ensure peak operational performance, stability, and to support large volumes of authentication activity. Various deployment architectures will be discussed including ISE platform selection, sizing, and network placement. Attendees will also benefit from the following related sessions: BRKSEC-2695 - Building an Enterprise Access Control Architecture using ISE and TrustSec, BRKSEC-3697 Advanced ISE Services, Tips and Tricks
DEVNET-2120 - DevNet Workshop: Automation with Meraki Provisioning API (2017 Berlin) As part of Cisco�s Digital Network Architecture (DNA), Meraki is dedicated to building the most accessible APIs for developers to manage IT, access analytics, and drive user engagement. The Meraki dashboard is the ideal platform not just to simplify IT, but to simplify IT programmability. Our developer strategy is simple: make our products easy to automate and easy to integrate. The Meraki Device Provisioning API allows developers to handle tedious tasks quickly and simply. The Provisioning API enables access to the Meraki dashboard configuration via a modern programmable RESTful API using HTTPS and JSON.
ITMPCS-1075 - Veeam | Cisco+Veeam: Redefining the Data Centre for a Hybrid Cloud, Business Centric Future (2017 Melbourne) Digital Transformation is redefining communications, redefining business and redefining the data centre. In this session we take a detailed look at the value of competitor differentiating solutions being brought to market by Cisco and Veeam. The session focuses on three keys areas of Cisco and Veeam Solution set value when it comes to business, technical and operational benefits. A look at Hyperflex, UCS integration, data protection and management capabilities that can be delivered consistently across Cisco Private, Managed and Public cloud data centres.
PSODCT-1014 - Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) - Changing the Economics of the Data Center (2017 Berlin) This session connects Cisco UCS technology innovations to TCO improvement. Attendees will learn how they can reduce their CapEx and OpEx by deploying a Cisco UCS solution. The costs of servers, networking, cabling, power & cooling, provisioning, ongoing administration, and systems management software will be discussed. Comparisons of how the Cisco UCS architecture is different will be illustrated in financial terms. The session ends with two Cisco customer examples showing their TCO savings after converting to UCS.
LTRACI-2700 - Deploying and Integrating Cisco CloudCenter with ACI (2017 Berlin) Cisco CloudCenter, securely deploy and manage applications to data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. This application-centric data center and cloud management solution can improve your data center service delivery or add public cloud application deployment to your service offering. 1. The Student will be able to deploy and integrate Cisco CloudCenter with ACI 2. Model a cloud-agnostic and portable application profile: 3. Deploy to user's choice of data center or cloud environment: 4. Manage with a wide range of actions: 5. Use central governance with visibility
BRKRST-3009 - Troubleshooting Segment Routing (2017 Berlin) This session covers troubleshooting Segment Routing (SR) with MPLS forwarding. It provides an in-depth look at how to troubleshoot SR routing protocol advertisements, SR forwarding with MPLS, troubleshooting SRTE (Traffic Engineering with SR), Topology Independent (Ti) LFA, using a controller, and SR OAM. This is a troubleshooting session, so a basic knowledge of the theory of Segment Routing is required.
BRKSPG-2006 - Evolution of Cable Architectures (2017 Berlin) Cable architectures are about to go through an evolution never seen before, with the introduction of Distributed architectures, virtualisation, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and CCAP video. This session will introduce these technologies and how cable service providers can embrace these to evolve their networks to meet future market and customer requirements.
BRKSDN-1009 - Python 101 for Network Engineers (2017 Berlin) Existing and new business requirements are demanding network engineering and operations teams do more with less on a continual basis.� These pressures have created the need for engineers to develop a scripting skill set to support Software Defined Networking, SDN, and automation initiatives.� This session is for the network engineer with little or no experience with version 2.7 of the programming language Python.� The session will cover: ������ Basic concepts of what Python is and isn�t ������ The core object types: Strings, Lists, Dictionaries, Tuples, & Files ������ Statements and syntax: Assignments, Expressions, Prints, if/else, while/ for loops, Iterations, and Comprehensions ������ Transition from procedural based code to Function based code ������ Introduction to Functions ������ Documentation & Online Resources At the end of the session the participant should have a solid grasp of the basics of Python, an understanding of where to find helpful resources, and a plan on how to continue developing their coding skillset.� Attendees can also take self-paced labs built around the topics covered in the session to reinforce their learning and/or schedule one-on-one time with the presenter during a Meet the Expert timeslot to get personalized help with understanding how to get started with Python in their job, clarifying questions about the content presented in the session, and creating/customizing a plan on how to most effectively and efficiently continue your development in scripting.
DEVNET-1793 - Devnet Workshop – Data Platform Streaming Analytics (2017 Berlin) In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn how streaming analytics actually works in a data platform, different system components involved in streaming analytics, and tools and services that are available in DevNet Data Platform for a developer like you to handle data streams. By completing this workshop, you will know a data stream of a particular type is ingested into the platform, how a live is processed or stored in the platform, and how to visualize a data stream.
BRKPAR-2433 - Cisco Investments Spotlight (2017 Berlin) Featuring game changing startups from Cisco's portfolio of investments
BRKSPM-2071 - 5G Technology Updates (2017 Berlin) Mobile industry saw major inflection point in 2008 when Long Term Evolution (LTE) was introduced. To larger extent LTE served the purpose of mobile broadband at x10 Mbps speed anywhere. Mobile architecture is also changed to end-to-end IP transport infrastructure. Yet another biggest inflection is around the corner. Unlike LTE, 5G is completely different game plan with regards to use cases. 5G architecture is developed to support billions devices from IOT, enterprise, fixed, highly mobile and data hog end clients. LTE specification were mainly developed by 3GPP and ITU whereas for 5G many standard bodies like ITU, 3GPP, NGMN, ETSI, 5GMF and many more are working in parallel and mostly uncoordinated. One thing is for sure that 5G will be based on innovation in radio, core network and transport technologies. Speaker have done extensive work in LTE design and deployment for many mobile providers and are actively engaged with different standard bodies for 5G specification work. Cisco has biggest market share for LTE technologies and we are contributing to 5G architecture, specifications and thought leadership. The goal of this session is provide you about 5G architecture work and few likely scenarios in next 2-3 years.
BRKSEC-2693 - ELK for Enterprise IR Visibility (2016 Melbourne) Cyber Security presents an ever changing and increasing challenge to individuals, corporations and nation states. It is no longer a case of "If' or "whether" an organisation will be subjected to a cyber attack of one kind or another. Today's reality is that it has probably already occurred. Cisco uses the concept of an "Attack Continuum" to highlight that if an organisation is to respond effectively to this reality, it needs to be prepared in advance and know what to do Before, During, and After an attack.
BRKDCN-2304 - L4-L7 Service Integration in Multi-Tenant VXLAN EVPN Data Center Fabrics (2017 Berlin) With VXLAN BGP EVPN DataCenter Fabrics we now embrace integrated Multi-Tenant capabilites. With this, not only the requirement for Tenant separation is present but also interconnectivity and attachment of L4-L7 Services. The session specifically covers requirements and approaches for deploying Multi-Tenant DC Fabric with a focus on how to archive multitenancy within dataplane and controlplane around VxLAN with BGP EVPN. Further, the Integration of L4-L7 services to satisfy the needs of tenant interconnectivity, security appliance and load balancers attachement. All of this is covered in this session. We will define the notion of Multi-tenancy and how it relates to small, medium and large enterprises, as well as discuss hardware and software technologies as they map to Multi-Tenant DC's. Subsequently, the integrating of L4-L7 Services into VxLAN with BGP EVPN is approached and the deployment aspects. This session will focus exclusivly on DC Fabric deployments with VXLAN BGP EVPN.
BRKNMS-1040 - IWAN and AVC Management using Cisco Prime Infrastructure and APIC-EM (2017 Berlin) Cloud and Data center consolidation along with BYOD has changed the how enterprise services are delivered by IT. The network plays an important role in providing visibility into users, their devices and their application experience. AVC enables the network administrators gain to get visibility into applications and user experience. This session will focus on planning and deployment of Application Visibility and Control (AVC) which consists of NBAR2, FNF, PA, QoS, PfR and Performance Monitor using Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.0. We will go through the deployment architectures for AVC and how to incorporate AVC at the various points in the network. This session will also walk though the use cases with respect to voice/video troubleshooting and end user experience and how AVC helps with troubleshooting and remediation.
BRKSPG-1001 - Designing High Density SP & DC Networks with NCS5500 (2017 Berlin) The Network Convergence System 5500 (NCS 5500) Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100-GE ports for high-scale WAN aggregation. The NCS 5500 Series is designed to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks. The NCS 5500 is part of the Cisco's SP router portfolio family. The platform runs on IOS XR 64bit Linux which brings a lot of software innovation in areas such Containerization, 3rd party apps hosting & automation capabilities. NCS 5500 is being adopted by many customers around the world for many different variety of applications. In this session, the audience will learn about how they can utilize the NCS 5500 series to effectively design and implement highly dense, scalable and Software Defined Networking (SDN) ready WAN, SP and DC Spine networks. The session will go over various design options with details on use cases and applications where NCS 5500 would be best suited.
BRKPLT-2400 - Enabling Remote 3D Visualization for Engineering and Medical Workspace (2017 Berlin) By combining validated, best-in-class technologies from Cisco and NetApp and NVIDIA, FlexPod delivers a complete virtual desktop solution with full GPU acceleration, providing enhanced performance for many vertical specific workloads and graphics-intensive applications. This solution meets the demands of many verticals and workloads including: Oil&Gas: P&E like Schlumberger Petrel, Manufacturing: CAD/CAE, PLM like CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens PLM NX, Healthcare: MRI, PET and CT image analysis.
BRKEWN-2007 - High Density WiFi Networks for Stadiums and Large Public Venues (2016 Melbourne) This session will cover the details required to successfully deploy high density WiFi within sporting and other large public venues. Many of the concepts, challenges, and strategies discussed in this session can be applied to high density networks in general, however this session has a focus on the sports and entertainment market. The attendee will get detailed information on the use of various required features such as RF profiles and how they are used to address common challenges within these environments. Other topics will include WiFi network consolidation, interference (detecting and finding, as well as commonly seen interference sources), client issues, and much more.
DEVNET-2063 - Cisco UCS Python SDKs (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. An overview of the available Python SDKs for Cisco UCS. New for 2017 are the Python SDKs for UCS CIMC and UCS Central, these two new SDKs along with the UCS Manager SDK provide a complete set of Python SDKs to manage any UCS environment. A closer look at session management, queries and filters, configurations and event management will be provided. Additionally Python language specific guidance will be discussed, lists vs. dictionaries, pythonic UCS attribute naming and exception handling. Finally how to participate in the future of the UCS Python SDKs by joining the development community. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
DEVNET-2033 - DevNet Workshop - Project Contiv - Container Networking 101 (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: Seating for sessions in the DevNet Zone is available on a first come first seated basis. This session is designed to be small and hands-on. Laptops will be provided.  This session covers the need for operations teams running containerized applications in a shared infrastructure to able to define and enforce policies to provide security, monitoring, and performance for network, storage and computing. You will learn about Project Contiv, an open source project that creates such a framework for shared infrastructure policies. Project Contiv integrates with Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos project to help enterprises adopt containers at a larger scale. With Contiv, customer will be able to scale and deploy cloud native containerized applications in production. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
DEVNET-1822 - Embed Calling and Messaging in Your Apps with the Spark SDK (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Learn how easy it is to embed audio-video calling and / or messaging in your website and mobile apps with Spark widgets and SDK.  Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
BRKDCN-2355 - Top 10 issues in your Datacenter (N2K/5K/7K/9K)- From TAC (2017 Berlin) This session would give an understanding of the most commonly reported Issues in TAC in the Datacenter domain around the Nexus product portfolio. The session will talk about best practices and you will learn how to proactively avoid commonly made mistakes which we have tracked in our customer support centres. Also you would know the troubleshooting approach to be followed in such scenario's. In this session you will first hand information given by a Customer Support Engineer talking out of experience and teaching you his learnings.
BRKUCC-2501 - Cisco UC Manager Security & Certificate Deep Dive (2017 Berlin) Cisco Unified Communications Manager features a robust set of security features. This session will cover the full set of UCM Security features at a high level followed by an in-depth discussion of PKI, Certificates, and Trust Lists from a configuration, management, and troubleshooting perspective.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
BRKCOL-2101 - Preferred Architecture and Design (2016 Melbourne) Cisco Preferred Architectures (CPAs) provide a concise set of recommendations and best practices to simplify the deployment of Collaboration and provide a foundational set of products and feature through a recommended deployment model that covers most market segments based on common use cases. This session will discuss the latest CPA Cisco Validated Design targeted for Enterprise Collaboration and highlight some of the recommendations and best practices contained in it. The Collaboration portfolio will be broken down into 4 discrete sub-systems, call control, edge, conferencing and applications and will offer concise, prescriptive recommendations for each. Our documentation is split up into architecture and deployment process. In this technical overview we will only look at the architecture which comprises of the various components, their role and and design considerations and best practices. The deployment process is a more procedural aspect of the Cisco Validate Design and will only be covered in the presentation in form of reference for a complete understanding of the CPA Validated Design for Enterprise Collaboration.
INTGEN-1611 - Innovation Talk: Unleashing the Power of Technology to Deliver Business Capabilities (2017 Melbourne) Digital transformation is disrupting and changing organisations everywhere. As competitive pressures increase, business leaders are seeking to address their most pressing business imperatives while enhancing their organisation’s capabilities. In this Innovation Talk, Sandy Hogan, Cisco’s Global Vice President of Digital Transformation, will highlight the work Cisco is doing to support customers on their digital journeys. Whether leaders want to personalise customer experiences, enable workforce innovation, optimise business operations and/or manage risk, Cisco has dedicated teams of industry experts and robust industry-specific solution sets that are enabling transformation. Join us and learn more about digital transformation today!
BRKVIR-2931 - End-to-End Application-Centric Data Center (2017 Berlin) Although automation and virtualization have been of important use at Data Centers for resource optimization, the evolution of how applications are built nowadays demand for a new application-centric approach, mainly due to the current mobile-cloud application development reality; the fast growingBigData way" of building scale-out applications and the upcoming Internet of Everything effect. Because applications' outcome and associated data are the ultimate asset that - altogether with the network - touches multiple layers within the Data Center, an application-centric approach to its infrastructure is what's really needed, even further as almost all Data Centers do run legacy, traditional and cutting edge applications side-by-side, each of them with distinct infrastructure requirements. This session will cover Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), its elements and how it actually works. However, this session will approach this by inviting you to aend-to-end journey" inside an Application Centric environment. This ACI environment will be a full policy-based forwarding infrastructure and the journey will go through a secure multi-tenant implementation inclusive of both physical and virtual workloads as well as inclusive of storage, L4-L7 services and WAN connectivity. All these elements together will then become the sources for a ACI policy-based forwarding required for effective Data Center planning, design and deployments. Our journey will also cover system management & automation, orchestration tools and how to drive the ACI via API calls and its native Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Considerations on how to adopt ACI when coming from the current network environment and how these technologies interact are on the scope of this session as well. Please 'Fasten your seat belts' and welcome to the End-to-End Application-Centric DataCenter! See you there !
BRKCCT-2661 - Recording and Video Enabling the Contact Centre (2016 Melbourne) Within the next couple of years it is anticipated that 9 in 10 companies will compete primarily on customer experience ­ that is the ability to attract and retain customers not only through product and price but also via a superior customer experience compared to their competitors. While companies broaden the ways that they can engage with customers leading to a multi-channel or omni-channel strategy, they cannot neglect the requirement to record these transactions for regulatory compliance, quality management, employee education and business intelligence. This session will show how you can architect a solution that embraces new means of communicating with customers via voice and video while also ensuring that the recording challenges of these new channels can be handled more efficiently through a network approach.
BRKAPP-2033 - Big Data Architecture and Deployment (2016 Melbourne) This session is an intermediate technical mix of application, compute, and networking topics concerning the deployment of Big Data clusters. This session will cover the application and infrastructure architecture components of Big Data clusters with a specific focus on Hadoop deployments. We will begin with a brief look at why organisations are deploying Big Data and Hadoop clusters, and how these applications differ from traditional architectures from both a software and hardware perspective. We will then look at the application behavior in the context of building a network and compute infrastructure and its design considerations. The session goes into detail on network and compute architecture regarding UCS and Nexus 9000; specifically buffer usage and network bandwidth characterisation, cluster design, best practices, cluster management, sizing, and scaling. The goal of the session is provide the attendee a better understanding of Big Data cluster architecture and application behavior, to be better equipped for Big Data infrastructure discussions and design exercises in your data centre environment.
DEVNET-2030 - Container Networking with Project Contiv (2017 Berlin) Development and operations teams deploying containerized applications have a need to provide network connectivity to containers while still enforcing security policies . In this session will learn about Project Contiv, an open source project that provides a framework for shared infrastructure policies and connectivity requirements. Project Contiv integrates with Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos project to help enterprises adopt containers at a larger scale. Contiv provides the ability to scale and deploy cloud native containerized applications in production environments.
BRKDCT-3640 - Nexus 9000 Architecture (2016 Melbourne) This intermediate level session will describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 architecture and innovations in terms of hardware, software, mechanical design, optical advantages in the 40 GE environment and power budget. The unique combination of Merchant silicon combined with Cisco internally developed ASICs make this platform a leader in the Data Centre switch market. This session will also approach the Data Centre design aspect and describe the Spine-Leaf architecture advantages.
BRKCOL-2020 - Cisco Unified Communications and Microsoft Integrations (2016 Melbourne) This intermediate-level session provides attendees with a detailed understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications solution when integrating and interoperating with Microsoft. It includes a review of Cisco Unified Communications products and how they're related and/or interfaced with Microsoft products, a detailed explanation of migration and deployment scenarios, and things to keep in mind before deployment. Related technologies are treated, including call control, presence, unified communications security, TelePresence, and rich media applications. This session is for people involved with the planning and implementation of unified communications solutions and those involved in strategic decision making for selecting unified communications solutions. Attendees should have a good understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications high-level architecture and a basic understanding of the Microsoft product set. Content: Review of Cisco Unified Communications products and how they're related and/or interfaced with Microsoft products. Detailed explanation of migration and deployment scenarios. Things to keep in mind before you deploy... Related technologies: call control, presence, unified communications security, telepresence, rich media applications Audience: People who are involved with the planning and implementation of unified communications solutions. Individuals involved in strategic decision making for selecting unified communications solutions. Pre-requisites: Good understanding of Cisco Unified Communications high level architecture. Basic understanding of Microsoft product set.
DEVNET-1218 - Understanding Encrypted Traffic Using "Joy" for Monitoring and Forensics (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. The "Joy" open source package can track network flows and report on data features beyond those in Netflow, such as the distribution of bytes, the entropy, and the sequence of packet lengths and arrival times, as well as detailed information from TLS headers. With this data, we can better detect and understand encrypted traffic. This approach is valuable for detecting and analyzing malicious traffic, and for auditing the quality of the cryptography used to secure critical applications and communications. This session covers the Joy package, the data features that it can capture and the JSON format in which it reports data, and several use cases involving packet forensics and network monitoring. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
BRKIOT-2021 - Intelligent Management of Assets in Large Scale Infrastructures with Cisco Connected Assets Solution (2017 Berlin) With the rise of Internet of Things, people and things are being connected at scales that were once not possible. �Large scale manangement of unmanned remote sites is now a reality with the possibilities provided by Connected Asset Solution. �Imagine being able to have an set of eyes and hand at all times in unmanned remote site. �Connected Asset Solution provides operators the visibilty and controls to all aspects of remote site management such as enviromentals, �operational health and surveillance and security. � Business intelligence can be automated with rule based routines for each site to harvest operational and productivity efficiency. �Powerful analytics can be executed against the rich set of data collected to provide additional insights for operational intellegence.
DEVNET-1608 - Developing the Connected Mobile Experience (2016 Melbourne) Mobile device applications are driving the workforce and customer experience, empowering employees and connecting consumers. This session explores how the wireless network can enable greater levels of visibility and interactivity through location based services. We will examine the fundamentals of location technologies, including hyperlocation and beacons, and explore how to leverage the CMX API to create engaging mobile applications.
BRKPLT-2600 - Gain business agility through datacenter transformation with Citrix and Cisco (2017 Berlin) Citrix continues its strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver the best in Software Defined Networking for Cisco�s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) integration. �Citrix and Cisco deliver integrated solutions that provide true cloud-service automation, deep network and application-level intelligence, fast service deployment, and simplified networking services.� The same application network that powers the world's largest clouds, now powers your private cloud along with unparalleled economics and business agility to scale up, in and out on-demand, powered by Citrix NetScaler. Using Citrix and Cisco together allows you to leverage existing infrastructure investments while accelerating your adoption of new elastic automated network environments supported by Cisco ACI.
BRKGS-2002 - Advanced Security Analytics: NetFlow for Incident Response (2017 Berlin) Your organization is valuable and the cyber criminals know it. Malicious actors constantly make attempts to exploit users for privileged access to your enterprise network. The biggest challenge is revealing network behavior using disparate data to identify when threats breach traditional security architecture. In this session, learn about security practices that reduce the complexity involved with advanced threat protection. Leverage the network as a sensor to manage the entire attack continuum. Find out how deeper insight into the extended network is gained by exporting Cisco AVC flows. Visualize and verify traffic policy and security of your IWAN deployment. Acquire insight into DNS communications and the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER that allows the security team to maintain continuous control and visibility during a targeted attack. Find out how to decrease time to network remediation with Cisco ISE, Splunk, Elasticsearch, and ArcSight integration.
DEVNET-1101 - Getting Started with OpenStack (2016 Melbourne) Hearing a lot about OpenStack and want to check it out for yourself? See how quick and easy it is to install and start using OpenStack within a VM on your own laptop. Acquaint yourself with the environment. Learn your way around Horizon (GUI) and the CLI to view and operate an OpenStack cloud, both from the perspective of a cloud administrator and as a tenant/user of the cloud. See how to automate typical workflows such as deploying a new multi-tier application. Best of all, take what you learn with you and experiment on your own to discover all OpenStack offers you.
DEVNET-1068 - An Introduction to Developing Cisco IoT Operations Platform (2017 Las Vegas) Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Get an overview of Cisco's portfolio of IoT products and be the first to see our newest tools to help developers connect, secure, and manage data streams from devices to applications. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.
CIN-WS281 - Beyond Command Line Interface: Catalyst Switching Programmability **Live Webcast Viewing Instructions** August 9, 2017 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT / 19:00 CESTDownload calendar reminder (ICS) To join the webcast: 1) Log in to with your ID and Password2) Click the "View Session" link to the left of the session page (Link will be available 15 minutes before session starts.)3) You will then be passed over to login to the WebEx. You will then need to enter in your name and email and the password webinar to access the WebEx. Cisco became a leader in the networking industry with a command-line interface (CLI) that was widely imitated. Now, Cisco innovation is again leading the way in implementing programmable interfaces for its products. If you’ve been hearing about NETCONF, YANG, Python, REST, Application Hosting, and streaming telemetry but you’re not sure when to use them or why they are better than CLI, then this session is for you. We will discuss the latest programmability features available on Cisco Catalyst switches, why they matter, how to use them, and what tools are available to help you transition to programmable interfaces. When it comes to management of network devices, programmability is the best thing to come along since the CLI. Join us to get started on your Cisco Catalyst programmability journey. Topics to be discussed include: • Device provisioning automation • Programmable interfaces • Network automation using Python • Application hosting • Streaming telemetry
ITM-2001 - Accelerating the Secure Digital Business through Technology & Culture (2017 Berlin) Cisco leaders candidly address the business, technology, and process considerations learned along their journey to digitize Cisco. Hear about challenges and big wins and gain insights into accelerating your organization’s digital transformation. Learn what it takes to drive digitization from the top to the bottom.
DEVNET-1881 - DevNet Workshop - Spark APIs (2017 Berlin) Cisco Spark simplifies teamwork by making communication seamless.  Send messages, share files, and meet with different teams, all in one place. Spark API’s, SDK’s and integrations allow developers to develop custom app’s, integrate software and service offerings, or enhance the Cisco re-selling experience. If you can create a web site, you can create a collaboration app using Cisco Spark! Spark makes it simple to automate and connect your code to your Cisco Cloud Collaboration Platform! Learn how your code can create a room, add and moderate participants as well as pass content to and from the room.  Learn how to build app’s and use them to enhance your collaboration service!
PCSSOL-2017 - Achieving Full-Speed IT (2016 Las Vegas) The Digital Age brings with it both significant challenges and amazing opportunities for today�s enterprises. Despite competition from digital startups, the challenges of legacy systems, flat budgets, transformation risks and limited bandwidth, there is an absolute need for enterprises to transform. Syntel, a global leader in digital modernization services, offers a suite of automation-driven IT and knowledge services powered by the SyntBots automation platform to overcome the challenges of the Two Speed World� and achieve full-speed IT. In this session you will learn how the SyntBots automation platform integrates with Metapod to: � Enable enterprises achieve faster time to market and agility � Improve quality and availability of IT systems and business processes � Boost efficiency and reduce TCO by as much as 40% � Harness the savings from automation to fund your Digital Modernization initiative
PNLGEN-2003 - Reinvigorate Your Career in Technology (2016 Las Vegas) Technology Innovations have created a marketplace that is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Staking your claim as a person of indispensable value to your company or clients is both more important and more difficult than ever. Keeping our technical skills up to date is a no-brainer in technology, but what about the other skills required to get ahead and stay ahead through market transitions? We have lined up some reinvention specialists to help you innovate through your growth mindset and to inspire your continued professional growth. Topics for this panel are must-have skills around Business Knowledge, Relationship Management, Transforming fear into actions and Presenting Yourself with credibility. Sponsored by Cisco Empowered Women's Network.
PSODGT-1001 - Customer Experience - The New Competitive Battleground (2016 Las Vegas) Technology, in the last decade, has vastly impacted the way humans communicate. Consequently, nine out of 10 companies plan to use Customer Experience' as a key differentiated strategy to win in the marketplace. The question then for an enterprise is: What does improving customer experience mean to me and how do I go about rolling out this transformation? The answer lies in bringing the CIO and CMO to jointly coordinate the right IT investments to: - Deliver an Omni Channel experience to delight customers, provide analytics and insights for better business decisions and expand customer reach and increase customer satisfaction. In this session, you'll learn: 1. What is Customer Experience and why should you care. 2. What capabilities are required to create a delightful customer experience 3. See how Cisco's Business Offers change the game in an interactive demo.
PSODCN-1075 - Cloud-agnostic application profiles with Cisco CloudCenterTM Manager (2016 Las Vegas) Managing multiple applications in a hybrid IT environemnt made-up of datacenters, private and public cloud with a diverse set of users results in greater costs and complexity.�� Cisco CloudCenter, formerly known as CliQr CloudCenter, reduces this complexity by automating the provisioning and deployment of both infrastructure and application stacks, all from a single simple application blueprint, known as an application profile.�� Application profiles can be deployed from the CloudCenter UI or published to an ITSM tool such as ServiceNow and be deployed and managed across any datacenter, private or public cloud environment.�� This session will provide an overview of Cisco CloudCenter�s unique application defined technology that abstracts applications from the cloud infrastructure to deliver organizational speed and agility while keeping your business in control of infrastructure and applications.����
PCSSOL-2005 - Coping with the Challenges of Assuring Premium Quality UC Services (2016 Las Vegas) Unified Communications (UC) services need to be available and always on to support customers and employees. The reality is that most problems with UC are about service quality. Key takeaways from this session include: (1) Strategies to reduce MTTR of UC service disruptions or degradations that negatively impact the organization; (2) Best practices for managing media, signaling and the network to accelerate the deployment of UC services and improve cross-IT collaboration ; (3) How to rapidly triage complex UC problems related to Network and Service Enablers (i.e. DNS, DHCP, Active Directory/LDAP, etc.), Call Signaling Server Performance, or Voice and Video Media Performance.
PCSTHT-2013 - Converged Infrastructure for Next Generation Network Architectures (2016 Las Vegas) Would you benefit from reducing your converged infrastructure deployment times by 75%?��The Converged Infrastructure market grew 8.3% in 2015, for a total of $10.6 billion. Odds are you will continue or soon be contributing to that growth in the near future.��Stop by to learn how you can take advantage of the Panduit / Cisco partnership to deploy a converged infrastructure that is easier, faster and with lower risk.�
BRKMPL-2108 - Designing MPLS in Next Generation Data Center: Case Studies (2016 Las Vegas) This session will share the details of a design and lessons learned from MPLS data center deployments. These designs support a multi-tenant data center where security and network services are critical. Also with the ability to grow to a large scale that is spread among multiple data centers. The design leverages many of the recent innovations in the data center that is combined with MPLS to provide a scalable, efficient and highly available solution. Heavy focus on FabricPath, VXLAN, MPLS, firewall integration and a WAN core design with services. We will review the business and technical requirements, the working logic of the building blocks, the design, the functional logic and lessons learned. Recommended prerequisite includes a good understanding of MPLS, BGP and basic firewall operations.
PSOCOL-1010 - How to transform your business with Cloud Collaboration (2016 Las Vegas) Learn how companies can embed Tropo and Spark powered Cloud Collaboration APIs into their business and IOT applications to drive business impact and create engaging customer experiences. To what extent are you and your company a best in class collaborator? We will share usecases from various verticals and demos that embeds SMS, Voice, Video and Messaging API/SDK to highlight the differentiation and innovation opportunity.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
PSOCLD-2025 - Accelerate Your Cloud Journey for Greater Business Impact (2016 Las Vegas) Collaborating with IDC, we systematically learned from organizations that are leading the way in cloud deployments. We looked at more than 3400 organizations across 17 countries, and we analyzed their business outcomes and cloud environments, based on industry, company size, and geography. The result is the Cisco Business Cloud Advisor, a framework that allows you to benchmark your cloud adoption against your industry peers, understand how cloud (private, public and hybrid) can impact your business and identify gaps to accelerate your journey. Learn how with Cisco BCA you can improve your cloud environments for greater business impact.
BRKDCN-2040 - Tetration Analytics - Network Analytics & Machine Learning Enhancing Data Center Security and Operations (2016 Las Vegas) Huge amounts of data traverse network infrastructure on a daily basis. With the innovative big data analytics capabilities, it is possible to use rich network metrics to provide unprecedented insight into IT infrastructure. By leveraging pervasive low overhead sensors in both hardware and software, a complete view of application and network behavior can be attained in real time. � In modern�data center today some of the key operational and security challenges faced are understanding applications dependencies accurately,�ability to generate consistent whitelist policy model�and to ensure network policy compliance. This session will describe�how Analytics uses unsupervised machine learning approach to collect hundreds of data points and, use advanced analytics, addresses these challenges in a scalable fashion. �
PCSSOL-1039 - Aligning IT with Business Requirements: Drive business innovation by optimizing your technologies (2016 Las Vegas) Enable the digital transformation of your organization by taking a strategic approach to improving the alignment between IT services and business objectives. By leveraging a hybrid IT approach, an enterprise can benefit from the optimal utilization of a mix of physical and virtual infrastructure services hosted on premises, in third-party data centers and service provider clouds, seamlessly connected using high-performance networks, as well as professional IT services throughout the lifecycle of each workload� from upfront strategy to implementation to operational management. CenturyLink offers one of the broadest hybrid IT portfolios. In addition to helping clients optimize, manage and safeguard data stores and infrastructure on-premises, we deliver flexible hybrid hosting environments, including Managed Hosting, Private and Public Cloud, and Colocation in our world-class data centers connected by our global, private, application aware MPLS network. � Simple, centralized management platform for automating and managing your workloads across your hybrid environment � Comprehensive solutions include IT, Data Analytics Consulting expertise and Managed Services for your Applications, OS, hosting and network security
BRKCCT-2056 - Contact Center Reporting : Cisco Unified Intelligence Center (2016 Las Vegas) Contact Centers have always been data driven and the ability to monitor and understand contact center information is critical. Cisco Unified Intelligence Center (CUIC) is a presentation layer for Cisco Contact Center products and is designed as a platform for report development and delivery. This session will provide an overview of Cisco Unified Intelligence Center with Contact Center Enterprise (CCE) and Contact Center Express (CCX) for historical reporting and real-time monitoring with Live Data. Reports for Cisco Contact Center products are rolled out regularly and we will review Cisco stock reports. Unified Intelligence Center gives users a very rich set of features. We will unravel the various features using several demonstrations. The session will provide tips and tricks for report customization for both CCX and CCE. In addition, this session will review the contact center reporting enhancements planned for near-term releases.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
ITMGEN-4310 - Protecting Data – How IT Organizations are Taking the Lead (2016 Las Vegas)  Data more important than ever – to governments, to businesses, and to individuals. The sheer volume of data boggles the mind. Annual global IP traffic will pass the zettabyte threshold by the end of this year, and due to IOT, a full two-thirds of all IP traffic will originate from non-PC devices by 2019. All that data presents a tremendous opportunity.   The opportunity is complicated by both complexity and uncertainty. What should you protect? How do you secure it? How do you comply with the changing laws around the world?    This interactive session will provide an overview of Cisco’s data protection program and will pair it with IT use cases. We will be asking participants to share similar experiences and have an open dialogue around specific elements of our data protection framework.   IT organizations play a key role in keeping data protected within the enterprise. Participants will walk away with an understanding of what Cisco IT is doing to protect data and how that translates to their IT organizations.
BRKCCIE-9162 - Beating the CCIE Routing & Switching (2016 Cancun) Whether you're starting the journey to earn your CCIE Routing and Switching number or you're actively preparing for the lab exam, this session is for you! The main objective of this short session is to provide you with good guidance on how to effectively prepare and approach the exam. Though the session includes illustrations and sample questions, its primary focus is around exam centric approaches and strategies. It is not aimed at covering in details much technical topics susceptible to appear in the exams. There is no prerequisite to attend the session. The agenda includes three main parts: "Know Your Enemy", "Plan of Attack" and "Battlefield Tactics" and it closes with a series of advises "The untold...".
BRKARC-2001 - Cisco ASR1000 Series Routers: System & Solution Architectures (2016 Las Vegas) This session presents an in-depth knowledge base of Cisco ASR1000 Series Routing platform. It considers the latest product developments on this platform and discusses the system architecture of Cisco ASR 1000 series to have the level set. The session also provides an overview of solution applications enabled by ASR 1000. The session is designed to help attendees understand the system architecture, and how to put them to use for Enterprise solution architectures. This session is designed for network architects and network operation engineers considering, upgrading to, or managing the Cisco ASR1000 Series routers.
BRKDCT-1890 - Network visibility using advanced Analytics in Nexus switches (2016 Las Vegas) Learn how to get the most visibility from your Nexus-based network with new monitoring capabilities and advanced enhancements to traditional features like SPAN, ERSPAN and NetFlow. We will delve deeper into platform specific features like ERSPAN, Virtual SPAN to leverage multi destination SPAN, SPAN filters, In-Band SPAN, Extended SPAN/ERSPAN, Rule based SPAN, SPAN with MTU truncation, SPAN rate limiting, Exception SPAN on Nexus 7000 & Microburst monitoring, latency monitoring, line rate SPAN, SPAN on drop, SPAN on latency, buffer usage histogram etc. in Nexus 5000/6000. NetFlow and its unique aspects on Nexus switches will be discussed as well. These features help you understand the network and the applications running on the network better, and quickly pinpoint trouble spots in the network. We will go over what each feature is capable of, what proper real world use cases are, proper configurations, how to interpret the outputs and use the data collected. This session will focus on analytics and monitoring. It will not focus on other management aspects like SNMP, Syslog, RMON etc.
ITMGEN-4304 - World Class Operations (2016 Las Vegas) How Cisco IT Operations has transformed into a dynamic organization and how this work was essential to our transformation to a services organization.
BRKCCT-1041 - Contact Center Enterprise Solutions SSO Overview, Design, Deployment and CSDL introduction (2016 Las Vegas) Presentation will cover current CSDL activities and the CCE Security Guide and give an overview of the newly developed Single Sign On (SSO) feature with Contact Center Enterprise. The intent is to start a discussion and feedback session in order to raise awareness and improve the security around the deployment of the CCE solution and SSO feature. This presentation will cover the CCE solution, including other components such as CVP and Finesse. This will not go too deep on each product due to the time limit and scope of the topic. Security is a large aspect of any product or solution and we will do our best effort to introduce the BU's plans within the CCE solution.
BRKCRT-1602 - CCNA Data Center (2016 Las Vegas) This two hour Technical Breakout session will prepare participants to attempt the CCNA Data Center exam, or the 640-911 and 640-916 exams. This is a session that addresses the technologies and concepts emphasized in the CCNA Data Center track. This session is also targeted for those candidates who have not taken a Cisco exam previously. We will be reviewing exam topics for the two exams. Specifically, we will be concentrating on information that is unique to the CCNA Data Center track vs the CCNA track in general. This session will show the various types of questions that could appear on the exam. Strategies and best practices for taking the exam will also be discussed.
BRKCRS-2115 - Is your campus ready for IOT? (2016 Las Vegas) Enterprise IoT is an emerging area of Digitization for customers to lower their operational costs through incremental energy savings, increased utilization of assets and physical space, improve employee retention and gain access to meaningful analytical data to improve operational efficiency The goal of this session is to give network builders and operators an overview of the drivers, opportunity, technologies and modifications necessary to incorporate OT related technology into the network environment The session will cover existing and new innovative technologies supporting IoT as well as the business and technical benefits that can be derived from their use. It is recommended that those attending have at least some knowledge of campus design and the relevant campus deployment strategies.
ITMGEN-4302 - The Value of a Collaboration Strategy to Enable Digitization (2016 Las Vegas) Today�s business landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate of change and it represents both challenges and opportunities. Digitization is at the core of positioning companies for speed thru simplification, automation and actionable insights.� At the core of digitization is collaboration, which is a key enabler.�
BRKCCT-1006 - Deliver Omnichannel Customer Care With Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (2016 Las Vegas) This session presents an overview of the omnichannel customer care capabilities that are built-in to Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise, with specific attention for new CCE features such as the Email and Web Manager, that provides out of the box email and chat handling, the� Universal Queue APIs that will allow CCE to route and report on arbitrary items from 3rd party applications. This session will also cover how the Context Service can be used to provide true omnichannel customer and agent experiences over different channels.Omnichannel customer experience has become a fundamental requirement to be successful in customer care. At Cisco Live US 2016, we bring you four sessions on omnichannel customer care; BRKCCT-1006 "Deliver Omnichannel Customer Care With Cisco Contact Center Enterprise� PSOCCT-1008 "Digital Customer Care - Preparing for the Customer Care 2.0� BRKCCT-1005 "Context Service: cloud-based omnichannel solution for Contact Center Enterprise and Express� BRKCCT-2080 "Deliver Omnichannel Customer Experience with Mobile/Digital channels - Remote Expert Mobile Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions. �
BRKCOL-2803 - Designing and deploying multiparty conferencing for telepresence video (2016 Las Vegas) Cisco has a strategy that enables comprehensive multiparty conferencing to any user on any device with a consistent user experience in a rich collaboration environment. This session is intended for Cisco partners and customers who want to understand the key multiparty infrastructure products within the Cisco video architecture. By attending this session you will learn how to design a Cisco's recommended multipoint architecture and understand the components and features of this solution. The discussion will start by introducing the products, and later focus on how to design and implement them into common architectures based on specific scenarios while identifying best practices and design considerations. This session will focus on the Acano Server, Cisco TelePresence Server, both hardware and software platforms, the Cisco TelePresence Conductor, integration into the Cisco Unified Communication Manager, CMR on premise, TMS enhancement related to Conductor and Webex integration. This session will not focus or go into depth on CMR Cloud or CMR Hybrid.Join the Cisco Spark Room for this session. Questions? Visit the Cisco Spark Demo within the Collaboration Booth in World of Solutions.
PSOCRS-2444 - Cisco campus access switching architectures (2014 Milan)   In less than one year, architectural options have been made available to customers for campus switching designs. While traditional access, requiring individual management of devices, stacks or clusters keeps offering a flexible and highly robust and manageable solution for any deployment, other solutions have been designed to meet operation simplicity and mobility requirements. The first alternative to traditional access is to shift to a cloud managed access network with Cisco Meraki devices. With these Cisco Meraki switches and access points one can simply plug them in any network and manage them throuhg a web portal available on the Internet. Another path to simplicty is to opt for Instant Access solution introduced on catalyst 6500/6800, in which the access switches (or stacks of switches) are seen as line cards of the distribution devices and do not need to be managed anymore as separate pieces of equipment. The third option is Converged Access, driven this time by the drastic increase of mobility and the 802.11ac new standard offering now Gigabit wireless access. Converged access architecture consists in distributing the wifi traffic processing (ie. CAPWAP termination) directly on access switches. This session will introduce the 4 aforementionned campus switching architectures: Cloud managed, Traditional Access, Instant Access and Converged Access with impacts on the choice of switching platforms. Positionning will be presented through concrete examples and case studies, and combination options of these solutions will also be discussed during the session. This session will offer another way to consider Cisco switching portfolio in addition to the usual platforms design, scale, performance and supported features.  
BRKRST-2044 - Enterprise Multi-Homed Internet Edge Architectures (2014 Milan) As Internet bandwidth becomes more affordable, redundancy and load distribution toward multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now basic requirements for many enterprises. Selecting the appropriate toolset for a specific policy is often an arduous task given the many services and technologies deployed at the enterprise Internet Edge. These challenges present a high degree of operational complexity when implementing and maintaining this type of environment. This session will help participants understand the available technologies and how they can be applied while minimizing operational complexity. The session will highlight key areas including a review of commonly used and emerging technologies (i.e., BGP, PfR, and LISP), common scenarios that illustrate how each technology operates, best practice designs, and an overview of advanced case studies involving multiple technologies/products (i.e., Multiple Firewalls, Multiple Data Centers, NAT/PAT, and IPv6). The session will focus mainly on dynamic and reliable technologies (i.e., BGP, HSRP) and various policy instruments (i.e., prefix length, metric/preference/path/attribute manipulation, and filtering). This session is intended for network architects, designers, and operators who work for enterprises; systems integrators; and small or large service providers. Practical experience with BGP is a prerequisite for attendance. Highly Available Wide Area Network Design (BRKRST-2042) is a recommended prerequisites to this session. This session is related to Routing and Switching Technologies within the Network Infrastructure and Systems track.
BRKSEC-2697 - Remote Access using Clientless VPN (2014 Milan) This session will provide Information and Details about Clientless VPN on the Cisco ASA Firewall. For certain use cases like Contractor Access or BYOD, customers want to have a more differentiated access than the well known Full Tunnel (AnyConnect). We will show and explain how an ASA can be used to provide Secure Remote Access with no need to install a VPN Client. As simple browser based access might not satisfy everybody's needs, we will go through advanced configurations like VDI access for iPAD as well. The target audience are security administrators that are familiar with ASA Firewalls and want to learn more about the Cisco Clientless VPN Solutions.
BRKRST-2362 - Deploying Performance Routing (2014 Milan) This session explains Cisco Performance Routing (PfR) technology as well as the latest enhancements and includes case studies. PfR allows network administrators to minimize bandwidth costs, enable intelligent load distribution, improve application performance, and deploy dynamic failure detection at the WAN access edge. Whereas other routing mechanisms can provide both load sharing and failure mitigation, Cisco IOS PfR makes real-time routing adjustments based on criteria other than static routing metrics such as response time, packet loss, jitter, path availability, traffic load distribution, and cost minimization. This session is for anyone who wants to understand and deploy Cisco IOS Performance Routing. For in depth understanding, LTRRST-2360 covers PfR hands-on lab session.
BRKSPV-1261 - Designing an Online Video Service (2014 Milan) Streaming Video has been around for many years but with the advent of tablets & high speed broadband it has come into its own. This workshop will focus on the new wave of video delivery technologies used in “Over-the-Top” environments & explore the best practice designs used when building such a streaming video service. The session will start by looking at what we are setting out to achieve, and methodically set out the system architecture and each of the various elements that will contribute to the solution, and conclude with a typical example use case.
BRKSPG-3864 - Advanced - Cloud and NFV Services delivery with Cisco Virtual Packet Edge (2014 Milan) Service provider cloud based offerings gain more popularity with an ever increasing set of possible applications. The recent trend to Network Function Virtualization enriches the possible services portfolio to be delivered out of a  Service provider datacenter . A scalable and automated way of delivering such cloud services is paramount for service providers who want to be successful in such a service environment.  This session will focus on Cisco's new datacenter overlay solution (Virtual Packet Edge) and explain how Service Provider NFV and Virtual Private Cloud services can be easily and effortlessly managed by means of the VPE solution. It will detail the solution's control and data plane components and the service orchestration steps. We will dive into its use of SDN and RESTful APIs, and how virtualized services are spawned, managed throughout their lifecycle and automatically integrated with pre-existing network based VPN offerings (MPLS VPN).
BRKCCT-2051 - Making the Move to Cisco Outbound Option - A Look from the Avaya Predictive Dialer Perspective (2013 Orlando) This intermediate session will provide participants with a comparative perspective between a legacy standalone Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) outbound dialing platform versus a fully distributed Internet Protocol (IP) based outbound solution. The session will provide a component by component and functionality breakdown through a comparison of the Cisco Outbound Option in contrast to the Avaya Predictive dialing platform. Participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of a distributed IP solution versus a standalone TDM platform and learn what to expect should they make the move to the Cisco Outbound Option. The comparative in this session focuses on the component and functional differences between the Cisco solution and the Avaya dialer. Existing users of solutions other than the Avaya as well as existing Cisco contact center customers who have not deployed outbound are welcome to participate so as to learn what to expect if considering the move to Cisco Outbound.
BRKSPG-2501 - Troubleshooting Cisco CMTS Based Services (2013 Orlando) This session will provide detailed troubleshooting methods for various subscriber issues that can be encountered on Integrated and Modular Cisco Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS and M-CMTS) while deploying -High Speed Data services with DOCSIS 3.0, Channel Bonding -DOCSIS Load Balancing -Voice services and DOCSIS Set Top Gateway (DSG/ADSG) services. Attendees will take a deep dive into identifying and troubleshooting most common DOCSIS 3.0 Upstream and Downstream channel bonding issues that can impact high speed data services. Troubleshooting methodology for DSG services over DOCSIS and best practices for VoIP operation through CMTS will also be discussed. This session is aimed at Network administrators and System engineers who are responsible for maintaining Cisco CMTS.
BSAARC-1011 - Borderless Networks (2013 Orlando) This session reviews the Borderless Network Architecture in depth. With the explosion of devices, video, cloud, BYOD, and other market trends, the capabilities that Borderless Networks provides brings tremendous value to the enterprise. This session will review the main architecture pillars and the requisite services provided by the Borderless Network: Cloud Intelligent Network SecureX Unified Access Connected Industries
BRKUCC-3420 - Advance Identity Services for Cisco Collaboration Solution (2013 Orlando) In this session we will cover the user directories integrations. We will also explore Cisco architecture on how to populate cloud services with user directory We will also explore SSO subject. We will explorer the different federation protocols and how to use them to achieve SSO We will explore federate user information between components inside an organization and with outside services. We will go through a step by step exercise on how to use OpenAM to deliver Single Sign-on services.
BRKCRT-9344 - IPv6 for Cert Nuts (2013 Orlando) There is a lot of fear regarding IPv6, particularly with regards to certifications at all levels. We will take the fear out of the protocol, and cover the information based on extrapolation from what is already known (e.g. you are half-way there, the differences are small!). Addressing formats, neighbor discovery, routing and security are the main sections to be highlighted. In this session, the basics will not only be covered, but demonstrated on live equipment. After a mere two hour session, students are guaranteed to no longer have anxiety about IPv6 on exams. Any aspirations for smoke cessation or weight loss will not be addressed.
BRKPCS-2028 - Unified, Flexible and Affordable Network Management (2013 Orlando) Network management technology should be designed to make managing IT environments and delivering services to users less complicated – without sacrificing adaptability or draining budgets. In this session, a solutions expert from Ipswitch (WhatsUp Gold)  will share proven best practices to help you simplify IT operations by unifying network management, log management, and application performance monitoring with a solution that makes both your tasks and your network easier to manage. Our experts will dig deep into systems, networks, services, applications – and those who rely upon them to do their jobs – to uncover common challenges and considerations when addressing a comprehensive approach to IT management. In tandem, you’ll hear from a peer (aka, one of our customers) who will share real-world experiences and tangible results that will help you further identify how our solutions can provide tangible benefits to your network environment.
CCSDCT-2014 - Cisco DC Network Deployment at IBM DCs including FabricPath (2013 Orlando) IBM and AT&T have been building Data Center Networks with the Nexus architecture (Nexus 2200/5500/7000), and has utilized FabricPath instead of vPC or Spanning-Tree in some countries. This session will focus on the quantifiable OPEX and CAPEX savings of adopting the Nexus-based architecture and other benefits IBM has achieved. It will also cover lessons learned - technical and non-technical - and overall experience with Nexus and FabricPath. The target audience for this session is any Cisco customers who is considering Nexus and FabricPath and want to hear the real world experience of customers (IBM and AT&T) who has deployed those technologies, and will share the reasons why those technologies were adopted, how they were implemented, deployment considerations, convergence time and lessons learned.
BRKSEC-1050 - Are You Choosing The Right VPN Technology For Your Network? (2013 Orlando) Today there are numerous IPsec/VPN technologies available to customers for their network security implementations. Customers have many IPsec technologies available to choose from such as classic IPsec, GRE/IPsec, Easy VPN, DMVPN, VTI ,GetVPN, Flex VPN, etc. Since confusion may arise with the many different available design options, this session strives to educate customers by examining each technology and detailing which solution is most appropriate to deploy given design requirements and constraints. It will also delve into the benefits and risks each solution introduces and the value each solution provides. This session will assist customers in making the correct decisions in order to avoid frustration. This presentation is for network administrators, network designers and network engineers who are responsible for configuring, designing and/or maintaining IPsec VPN technologies in their network.
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