BRKSEC-1011 - Written to Realized Security Policy (2014 San Francisco)Organizations today are faced with dynamic changes to Infrastructure, Devices and Policy. These changes challenge the status quo of network security and require IT organizations to introduce technology adaptable to enforce new policy. This session will show how written security policy can be enforced using Cisco Security architecture. Whether your organization is preparing for BYOD, Cloud based services or just trying to lock things down to meet your security or compliance requirements, understanding how to leverage the devices to meet new business needs is critical. Learn from real world example security policies and the implementation of controls to prepare your organization for the next big thing.
BRKRST-3047 - Troubleshooting LISP (2014 San Francisco)Starting with a very short refresher on LISP the speaker 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. He 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.
BRKPCS-2047 - Maximizing UCS Server Efficiency with Memory and SSDs (2014 San Francisco)With the Internet of Everything gaining momentum and the cloud exploding in importance, Samsung will examine how Green Memory and enterprise SSDs (solid state drives) will help your UCS-based infrastructure obtain the best TCO results.
This presentation will take a close look at why advanced memory and SSDs are able to accelerate the speed of Cisco UCS servers, improve scalability, enhance the efficiency of cloud operations and reduce power consumption. Presenters will highlight the impact of Samsung’s DDR3/DDR4 memory and its SAS/SATA SSDs on UCS servers in cloud and virtualized environments with SAP and other database applications. Samsung will underscore the performance-enhancing and power-saving efficiency of the most advanced Green Memory. It will also help you to understand how best to capitalize on the use of new and next-generation (V-NAND) SSDs, within your B460 or other UCS server. In addition, presenters will suggest how data center and Internet managers can use SSDs to make the most of Cisco’s upcoming multi-tenant Intercloud infrastructure.
A senior Cisco executive will co-present here, to emphasize the importance of memory and storage, together with UCS Manager and the Cisco Virtual Interface Card, in attaining the highest levels of UCS performance and quality.
BRKUCC-2346 - UC on UCS Overview (2014 San Francisco)For baseline prior to BRKUCC-2225 (design) or BRKUCC-1903 (migration). This session covers the Cisco UC on UCS solution at business / technical / product levels. This would include overall Cisco Collaboration direction for virtualization, solution overview, Cisco UCS and virtualization benefits, product / platform / virtualization feature support, differences between Tested Reference Configuration and Specs-based support, how to purchase Cisco UCS and virtualization software and highlights of design and physical to virtual migration considerations.
BRKSEC-2664 - Cisco Sourcefire Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) (2014 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.
BRKNMS-2700 - BYOD meets DHCP -- Learning To Love Devices You Didn't Have To Provide (2014 San Francisco)Bring your own devices (BYOD) also brings many new challenges for Enterprise device attachment. Creative use of DHCP can make
integration of BYOD devices less chaotic and more secure. We
will explore how to authenticate the users of BYOD devices using
DHCP to restrict the provisioning of IP addresses only to authorized users of these devices.
Finally, we will spend some time on how to structure your DHCP
deployment so that it is both robust and scalable, with
sufficient capacity to meet today's needs and respond easily to tomorrow's growth.
BRKUCC-2059 - Designing and Deploying Cisco Contact Centre Express (2014 Melbourne)This session covers the fundamentals of designing and deploying a Cisco Unified Contact Centre Express solution. The session will begin with an overview and refresher of the Unified Contact Centre Express product portfolio including features and functionality of the latest version. It then moves into design and deployment best practices and covers resources available to design & deployment Engineers. Topics include: Choosing a deployment model, planning for high availability, sizing systems, and estimating bandwidth for the Contact Centre. This is an intermediate to advanced level session intended for network planners, design engineers, administrators and technical staff.
BRKSPG-2016 - Architectures for new services over Cable (2014 San Francisco)The session describes the key aspects of CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform ) and will describe how Cable operators will migrate multiple silos of technology to a converged architecture whilst maintaining backward compatibility with current DOCSIS and Video deployments. The session will also describe the emerging standard for “Advance MAC /PHY” (AMP) in DOCSIS 3.1 and how this plays a pivotal technical development role in the future of an MSO's architecture. A focus on some of the service-driven architectures enabled by DOCSIS will also be covered in this session.
BRKEWN-2664 - Secure Wireless LAN Design and Deployment (2014 Melbourne)Wireless Security. Oxymoron or not?!?
Wireless networks were once thought to be inherently insecure, but this is no longer the case. Attend this session to understand the risks associated with the deployment of 802.11 wireless networks and the mitigation strategies that you can put in place to ensure that your network is kept secure. We will take an end-to-end view of security all the way from the client device to the corporate network and examine threats and associated mitigations each step of the way.
BRKCOM-3010 - UCS: 4+ Years of Lessons Learned by the TAC (2014 San Francisco)Learn valuable lessons gleaned by the TAC during the past 5+ years as we have provided support for real world customers. We will focus on interesting case studies, best practices, and how to best leverage your interactions with the TAC to solve your UCS issues. The session will cover both the UCS B-Series (primarily) and the C-Series Rack Servers
BRKCCT-2019 - Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Planning and Design (2014 San Francisco)**The video for this session is unavailable.**
This session covers the fundamentals of planning and designing a Cisco Multimedia Unified Contact Center Express deployment. Topics include how to gather customer requirements, deployment model capacity planning, sizing voice/email/chat/reporting features, server virtualization, CAD to new Finesse Migration, New Remote Agent, 'Live Data' in CUIC, and estimating bandwidth for the contact center.
CIN-WS141 - Enabling the New Mobility ExperienceUsers are demanding seamless access no matter which device they are using or from where they are connecting. IT is being challenged to bring together more solutions elements than ever before while meeting performance expectations both on and off the corporate network and to be able to quickly troubleshoot problems and proactively manage user experience end to end.
Join us and our customer – Bowdoin College to learn more about the industry’s first 4x43 access point delivering up to 30% faster performance with the most reliable connection for mobile devices including tablets and smartphones. The Aironet 3600 Series Access Points is a key component of the total Cisco solution to address the end-to-end mobility challenge posed by the explosion of mobile devices. Only Cisco has all the pieces needed to enable customers turn the explosion of mobile devices from chaos into business opportunity and deliver a new mobility experience.
BRKCRS-2663 - Hot Topics and Capabilities for the Campus in 2014 and Beyond (2014 Melbourne)This session discusses the Next Generation Campus Architectures as described by Cisco in published Solution Reference Network Designs (SRND). It focuses on the technologies involved in building such an enterprise campus network, including design and implementation guidance on protocol alternatives like VSS, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical core/distribution/access network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks to minimise network outage times. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices for optimising an enterprise campus network to support today's business applications. This session is for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of enterprise campus networks. Introductory knowledge of Spanning Tree, routing protocols, and LAN switching is recommended.
BRKAPP-9001 - Policy Driven Data Centre Design (2014 Melbourne)This session is an intermediate session that provides detailed information on the need for, and methodology of, driving data centre infrastructure design and configuration through policy. The rapid evolution of data centre architecture, driven by increasing application demands, has exposed a gap between the way applications are designed and the way they are deployed. Application connectivity and the performance, security, auditing policies they require must be translated from application development teams to infrastructure architects/engineers without a common language. Moving current methodologies to a policy driven approach provides a natural abstraction between app design, and infrastructure configuration allowing enhanced coordination, fluid deployment, and design reusability.
ITMPCS-1073 - VMware Develops an IT as a Service Strategy for a Leading Australian Bank (2014 Melbourne)The Australian market is highly virtualised with over 60% of workloads running on VMware virtual infrastructure. While virtualisation has driven significant benefits in terms of consolidation and cost reduction, this technology has not yet been fully leveraged to change the way IT is structured and how it provides services to the business. This case study will show how VMware partnered with an Australian financial institution to assist in creating an actionable IT as a Service (ITaaS) strategy to move from a highly virtualised current state (>90%) to an ITaaS target state, fundamentally transforming IT into a service brokerage organisation.
BRKSPG-1640 - The Internet of Things: Routing and Related Protocols (2014 Melbourne)Intelligent machines and everyday smart objects such as sensors, light bulbs, power meters, road signs and even garden sprinklers will grow the Internet device population by tens of billions in the next 10 years creating the Internet of Things. These devices will usually operate in a highly constrained environment in terms of physical size, available memory, CPU power and battery life over wireless and wired networks of potentially varying quality. This type of operational environment throws up quite a number of networking challenges in protocol design at various layers. This presentation starts by explaining the subtle differences between IoT/IoE and M2M and how they are inter-related. It then highlights the various protocols from the link layer up to the messaging layer such as RF Mesh, Power Line Comms and CoAP. The second half of the presentation concentrates on the development of an emerging IPv6 routing protocol called RPL which has been specifically designed to support IoT networks. IoT networks typically support thousands to millions of sensor nodes (commonly referred to as motes) over connections that are intrinsically are lossy in nature such low power wireless and power line communications. The presentation covers the technologies and innovations that were necessary to allow huge numbers of Smart Objects/IoT devices to route information over IPv6 in the Internet of Things in a scalable manner.
BRKVIR-2012 - Inside the Nexus 1000v (2014 Melbourne)The recent trend of virtualising servers has a huge impact on the underlying network. Computers are no longer physical, immovable objects that plug nicely into your network switches and remain for a while; they are transient creations that can come and go in the blink of an eye. And it's not stopping there... With a virtual distributed switch we restore network visibility to the boundary of the virtual machine, not just to the boundary of the physical host that runs the hypervisor. Bringing the complete feature set of networking to a massively virtualised Data Centre requires some new design concepts. This session describes the Nexus 1000v from a development point of view. It describes the design challenges and why we made certain implementation decisions. At the end of the session you will have a good understanding of what the Nexus 1000v virtual switch adds to your network and how it is designed. This deep understanding will help you to make the right deployment decisions when you implement the technology in your own environment.
BRKUCC-2665 - Communications Manager for Video Call Control (Unified Call Control) (2014 Melbourne)CUCM 10 - a true Call control platform not just for voice but also for video. This session discusses how to create a seamless end user experience across multiple video technologies, such as immersive TelePresence, multipurpose room systems, video telephony, and mobile video systems. We will explore how the Cisco's open standards and architecture, delivers on the vision of true video collaboration everywhere in the organisation. Delving into implementation examples between different TelePresence and video technologies to give the audience a good grounding for their own deployments. We'll examine the values of the Cisco network-centric approach and how to implement a highly interoperable and scalable video collaboration environment for enterprise. This breakout will cover the entire TelePresence solution including CUCM, VCS, TelePresence Server, CTMS, MCU, TMS and endpoints.
BRKUCC-2058 - Utilising Network Intelligence for Collaboration and Real Time Media (2014 Melbourne)Are you stressed out about how to monitor your UC deployment? Collaboration is having an increasing impact to the network, user work style, network applications as well as expectations from the network. Application and network operators are challenged with providing a reliable collaboration service that works every time. However, issues do occur and in this session we will cover strategies for quantifying video conferencing demands, fault identification , isolation as well as expedited resolution. We will cover architectural strategies for both the endpoint and the network as well as the day-to-day tools that provide much improved visibility into application health and performance to assess measure and accelerate troubleshooting of voice/video/data applications. Standard MIBs and alerting mechanisms as well as new management tools, new monitoring features like IOS and MSI performance monitoring, mediatrace and IPSLA VO will be covered. Live demonstrations of the tools and technology will be used to provide tangible context. Join this session, learn about the latest tools and strategies and get back the enjoyment from your UC deployment!
BRKSEC-2060 - Cisco Security Management (2014 Melbourne)This session will showcase the different Cisco Security Management solution and how they provide operational benefit to organisations of all size. We'll cover producs such as Cisco Security Manager, Cisco Prime Security Manager, API integrations, etc.
Note: Due to recording issues in Melbourne, we are offering another recent recording of this session.
BRKSEC-2663 - Before. During. After. Cisco's Integrated Security Strategy (2014 Melbourne)Increasing user mobility, virtualisation and consumerisation of IT are some of the trends security teams are faced with in their networks today. In this session we look at specific components of the Borderless Networks Security architecture which offers an end-to-end security implementation approach to address security concerns in today's real world corporate networks. We will look at the specific security considerations and details as described in a typical business use case. Security technologies discussed in the session will include Next-Generation Firewalls (ASA/CX), Remote Access VPNs (Anyconnect), Identity Based Access Control (ISE/Trustsec/802.1x), Netflow. We will look at how these different components come together to provide an architectural approach to security.
BRKSEC-2024 - Design and Deployment of SourceFire NGIPS and NGFWL (2014 Melbourne)This presentation covers how customers can deploy the SourceFire Next Generation IPS and Next Generation Firewall solutions to augment their threat protection capabilities - Attendees learn how to deploy the FirePOWER security appliances and FireSIGHT Management Centre to unify the critical security functions of the Sourcefire next-generation network security platform using FireSIGHT real-time awareness and security automation technology.
Note: Due to recording issues in Melbourne, we are offering another recent recording of this session.
BRKRST-2501 - Enterprise QoS - The Most Widely Deployed Feature to any Enterprise Organisation (2014 Melbourne)Whether it be controlling mining trucks and trains remotely, running clinical applications in a hospital or responding to important control systems, more and more enterprise networks are supporting applications and functions which the business considers mission critical. Quality of Service is a continually evolving network capability, which provides a critical function to ensure effective delivery of all network supported applications, such as voice, video, and business applications. This session will look at a number of factors that continue to drive the development of QoS design for Wired and Wireless Networks including, new applications, new platforms and new industry guidance. Consistent enterprise wide QoS deployment and maintenance is one of the most common use cases for Software Defined Networks (SDN) in the enterprise campus.
This session reintroduces the requirements for QoS in a network, tools for classification and marking, policing and shaping, congestion management and admission control.
It focuses on how strategic best practice design principles are applied to the Enterprise Campus Network, the considerations necessary to support a converged network to protect Voice, Video and Data Apps. It will also discuss well how those considerations that may be monitored, controlled and presented to Business stakeholders to support Transformation projects through the use of tools like the APIC-EM.
BRKCOM-1601 - Introduction to Solid State Storage Systems (2014 Melbourne)This breakout session is an introductory level where you will learn about key concepts of solid state storage systems such as UCS Invicta and will include use cases and deployment scenarios. While the session is introductory you will be expected to have some basic knowledge of storage systems and data centre technologies.
BRKSEC-2662 - BYOD - Risk Management Perspective (2014 Melbourne)The rapid adoption of BYOD within the enterprise introduces a number of new challenges and business considerations. This session looks at risks, mitigating controls and guiding principals associated with the adoption of BYOD. Areas of focus include 'Governance Management', 'Legal, Regulatory & HR Management', 'Technical Device, User and Application Management'.
BRKVIR-2023 - How to Interconnect with Hybrid Cloud Architectures and Approaches (2014 Melbourne)This session will be based on details of Cisco InterCloud Fabric and related technology and feature capability, and how to design into a secure hybrid cloud with enterprise workloads and network services. Customer and Partners are looking for approaches and technologies to securely extend their data center workloads to public clouds. That too, while maintaining their current operational consistency and paradigms in their current data centers. Service Providers are also looking ways to expand their cloud services and on board workloads. This session will review approach and technical architecture for secure hybrid cloud where enterprises and SPs can extend their network and network virtual services in a secure fashion to public clouds.
ATE-CL002 - Physical to Virtual: Accelerate Migration and Simplify OperationsAs companies migrate physical SAP landscapes to virtualized landscapes, they are able to gain significant cost benefits. But is it worth the risk? What new challenges confront IT and the business? Michael will describe how Vblock Systems, EMC VPLEX, and SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager (LVM) enable you to simplify operations, improve performance, and lower risk, while running SAP in a virtualized data center spanning multiple locations.
At the end of this session, you will have learned:
• Why so many SAP customers are choosing converged infrastructure to simplify SAP operations • How to optimize configurations for SAP deployments, enabling improved performance using less hardware • How to improve deployment speed of new SAP applications and accelerate replatforming efforts • How to combine your datacenters into a true virtualized data center • How to create the equivalent of an App Store for SAP
ATE-CL004 - Managing End-to-End Service Delivery Across Cisco NetworksThis webinar focuses on how the network team can achieve a more prominent role in managing service delivery to better understand network and application performance. We will explore best practices for achieving end-to-end operational visibility that extends from the data center, through the network, to the users – enabling a comprehensive view into the network infrastructure and all applications and services. The session features practical approaches to managing performance in Cisco environments and how to leverage NetScout to achieve operational visibility that helps to increase uptime and improve the user experience.
In this session, you will learn:• The role of the Network team in managing application delivery and performance• Building a strategic network and application monitoring architecture including a reference design for monitoring the Cisco Powered Data Center, monitoring Cisco UCS server farms, virtualized environments (such as Cisco Nexus 1000v), Cisco UC deployments and the role and architecture for Network Monitoring Switches• Gaining deep level visibility into all application flows and user sessions, including web, multimedia, and peer-to-peer applications from the network• How to proactively identify, triage and troubleshoot network and application performance from a single platform• Use cases and real-world examples
ATE-CL320 - SIP Trunking Enhancements and More (2013 Orlando)Enterprises are moving to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking, deploying cloud services, and evolving their unified communications (UC) networks to realize significant productivity gains and cost savings. Your existing Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and Aggregation Services Routers (ASRs) with new Cisco UC capabilities provide the flexible architecture and features that enable you to pursue these growth opportunities while increasing your return on investment.Attend this technical webcast to learn about these unified communications capabilities and solutions on the Cisco ISRs and ASRs. Get an update on these new capabilities and learn best practices for designing your Cisco UC and collaboration architecture to benefit from these enhancements. Agenda:
* Overview of new Cisco UC capabilities now available on Cisco ISRs and ASRs, including enhancements for SIP trunking, gateways, branch and cloud telephony survivability, and branch call control
* Best practices for designing your UC and collaboration architecture to benefit from these new capabilities
For More Information
Visit the Cisco Collaboration virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
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.
ATE-CL326 - Architecting a Modern Approach to Real Time Business with Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA (2013 Orlando)Learn how VCE’s new Specialized System is enabling customers to get SAP HANA software up and running in production more smoothly, quickly, and reliably in order to capitalize on the benefits of real-time insights to help address fleeting business opportunities faster.Takeaways:
* Identifying transformational opportunities
* Planning an SAP HANA installation
* Advantages of Vblock Specialized System
For More Information
Visit the VCE virtual resource center to get additional information, download product and solution material, and more.
GENSSN-1616 - Super Session – Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World (2014 Melbourne)Driven by market trends in cloud, mobile and the Internet of Everything, technological change is accelerating at lightning speed with the network at the core. Security is no different. Attackers are innovating faster than the industry, finding new attack vectors to exploit their targets and creating significant new security challenges. Join Christopher Young for a discussion on how these phenomena have driven defenders to challenge today’s security assumptions and how Cisco’s new security model and offerings can address our customers’ biggest security problems.
CP-1006 - Network Models and the Network ArchitectOne of the very first things any aspiring network engineer learns is the OSI seven layer model -- but once it's learned, it's often left in the background, another trivia item that doesn't seem to be much use in the real world. Leaving models in the background is, however, a mistake; these are some of the most useful tools the network engineer has to classify and understand protocols and network operation. This session will discuss the history behind the popular seven layer model, and then move into some other models network engineers might find useful, including some you may never have seen before.
Cisco Press book: The Art of Network Architecture: Business-Driven Design by Russ White and Denise Donohue
ATE-CL346 - Build Your Own Innovative Support Applications leveraging Cisco Support APIs (2014 San Francisco)How are APIs delivering both a competitive and support edge to a growing number of companies and IT professionals? A recent survey by Venture Beat found that more than 85% of large companies will have API programs in the next 5 years. Join Alok Patel and colleagues from the Cisco Smart Web Technology Group to explore how –
1. The market landscape of APIs for Enterprise Customers and Channel Partners is changing
2. APIs enable you to pull vital Cisco support data into your own systems on demand
3. Companies are using APIs to unlock business innovation and boost their bottom lines
This session covers the “what,” “why” and “how” of Cisco APIs now available to you. We will spotlight lessons learned, best practices, and exemplary API strategies adopted by Cisco partners and customers.This session also features live demonstrations of Cisco Support APIs, and illustrates how companies are using APIs today to both innovate support solutions and advance business priorities.
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.
CIN-WS205 - Activate—Identity Services Engine 1.2Learn 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-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-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” WorldThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
BRKCOL-2020 - Cisco Unified Communications and Microsoft Integrations (2012 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.
BRKCOM-1002 - Data Centre Architectures and Virtual Private Data Centres with UCS (2012 Melbourne)This session will focus on the aspects of connecting Cisco UCS systems with current customer Data Centre infrastructures and how the user can configure compute, networking, storage, services, and environmental policy via an API. This also shows how the UCS integrates to existing LAN and SAN fabrics. Topics to be discussed include mechanisms in configuration, monitoring, enforcing security policy, and offering traditional Data Centre services into a server cluster running either single OS, or as virtualised devices. This is presented along with the view of actual XaaS and cloud design goals and making sense of how some of those ideas can actually be implemented. Specifics on alternatives that customers are deploying with real examples will be presented. Additional Topic areas will include an overview of the orchestration capabilities within the Unified Computing System and examples of how to control these services with a look at comparing/contrasting these to other Cisco offerings. The focus here will be on building a foundation for Virtual Private Data Centre.
BRKCOM-1001 - UCS Fabric Fundamentals (2012 Melbourne)This session provides an introduction to UCS Fabric/Networking components. The session does not assume previous UCS familiarity and is intended as a basic introduction for server, LAN and SAN administrators. The session covers the components, their role in the providing network connectivity and basic configuration tasks for server, LAN and SAN administrators.
BRKCDN-1111 - Evolution of the CCX Program & Services Solutions (2012 London)Cisco has driven Enterprise WiFi thought leadership since 2001 and offered the Cisco Compatible Extension (CCX) program as a pre-standard innovation program to certify that Cisco and third party WiFi devices are Cisco Compatible (CCX Certified) and take advantage of Cisco innovation in the WLAN Infrastructure. If your company makes WiFi enabled devices, attend this session to learn more about the latest innovation and schedules of the CCX Program and how Cisco continues to lead with pre-standards innovation in laptops, tablets, dual mode phones, digital media players, medical devices and anything WiFi. Also, learn about how the CCX Program is managed under the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) and the new go-to-market benefits Cisco offers its partners.
BRKVIR-2009 - Present and Future Services for Network Virtualization (2012 San Diego)This session will cover network virtualization services that can be applied for Layer 3 connectivity in multi-VRF environments such as MPLS-VPN, VRF-Lite and Easy Virtual Network (EVN). This session will discuss deployment issues with BGP route import/export for inter-VRF access and also basic services such as QoS, IP Multicast and other network management and troubleshooting tools such as ssh, telnet, ping, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, tacacs/radius.
This session will also cover the latest enhancements to multi-VRF environments for shared services, troubleshooting and command simplification that have been developed for Easy Virtual Network (EVN).
BRKEVT-2663 - Understanding How to Deploy Multi-Party Video (2013 Melbourne)The proliferation of video endpoints coupled with the accelerated adoption of TelePresence within enterprise workflows has increased the pressure for business' to deliver robust multipoint conferencing solutions. Beginning with an introduction to the Cisco multipoint portfolio and a brief overview of multipoint conference types, this session will provide a deep-dive into the capabilities of each of the multipoint conferencing platforms available and cover the architectural aspects of deploying a multipoint video environment. This session aims to provide attendee's with a solid understanding of the different means to deploy Cisco Multipoint Conferencing solutions and an insight in to the practical application of these approaches within an Enterprise TelePresence context.
BRKARC-2662 - OpenFlow and SDN: Today and Tomorrow (2013 Melbourne)Today there is definitely a lot of buzz around OpenFlow and Software Defined Networks (SDN) which in some minds equate to one in the same. In addition, there are additional terms that form part of the conversation like Openstack, Virtual Overlays, Network virtualisation etc. The current market conversation has loose semantics mixed in with hyperbole and hearsay that all make the work of a network practitioner and our customers harder. This session will cut through the terminology and offer a framework to both understand these trends and distill the applicability using a use case lens. We will then deep dive into Cisco's participation and leadership in this space and an assessment of current state We will then spend time to understand the broader construct these technologies fit into and Cisco's strategy in this space - Cisco ONE.
BRKCOL-2370 - Cisco Unified Communications Integration for IBM (2013 London)Attend this breakout session to find out more about Cisco’s most recent Unified Communications Integration for IBM Sametime. Our latest offering includes the capabilities of the previous Sametime plugins while also adding audio/video softphone functionality. During this breakout session we will review the new client’s architecture and learn how to configure it for real life deployments. As the CUCI-IBM integration is a standard Sametime plugin we will spend time discussing approaches for its mass roll out, which rely on the deployment tools built into the Sametime Server and Domino platforms. Where relevant the session will also cover any specific design considerations that are important for the successful operation of the client.
BRKCDN-1009 - Introduction to Platform Administrative Web Service Interface (2013 London)Learn how Cisco's new Platform Administrative Web Service interface enables the ability to install, upgrade, and manage Cisco Unified Communication Manager and Unified Presence software remotely. Accelerate upgrade schedules and reduce travel budgets. We will review the interface architecture, data model, message flows, and typical use cases, including a sample application demonstration.
BRKSPV-2001 - Service Provider Open API - Next Generation of SP functionality? (2013 London)Until now, the SP Video service comprised of delivery to a STB provided by the SP in a very closed and vertical model - recently, adding support for unmanaged devices like iPads etc have opened this out, but the APIs are still closed and only available by the SP developers. This session explores an open web-services-based open API available to all developers for all devices. We will walk through coding expamples on how a developer can access content and metadata from a SP's video system to provide a rich companion app for multiple devices.
BRKSEC-2010 - The State of Web Security: Attack and Response (2013 Melbourne)Routine web browsing throws open the door for alarming numbers of drive-by downloads and targeted attacks against your organization. Botnets, covert tunnels, exploit kits, and innumerable malicious objects ease through firewalls at the behest of a surprisingly vulnerable web browser ecosystem. We'll describe the state of web security, and how security and incident response teams can leverage web security proxies along with log monitoring to protect against threat
BRKRST-2619 - Troubleshooting Routing Protocols - BGP/OSPF/EIGRP (2013 Melbourne)Routing is the foundation of modern day networks. A methodical approach and a strong understanding of protocol behaviour are essential tools for troubleshooting routing protocols. Even for someone very familiar with configuration, troubleshooting can be challenging. This presentation will focus on troubleshooting techniques for EIGRP, OSPF and BGP, covering common problems network engineers may encounter.
BRKCOL-2315 - Hosted Collaboration Solution - Demystifying the UC Cloud (2013 Melbourne)This session presents the different Cisco managed and hosted solutions addressing different environments: on premise or hosted, for enterprise or small business, targeting small or large number of business users. It discusses the positioning and deployment of different products or solutions like HCS, UC on UCS, Managed CUCM, BE, UC300 / 500, WebEx and SP TelePresence. It also describes the Cisco and partners management frameworks.
This is an intermediate session aimed at Service Providers and System Integrators who are interested in offering Unified Communication and Collaboration services. This is also of interest to Enterprises who are evaluating Managed UC or Collaboration as a Services from the cloud rather than deploying and managing their own infrastructure. Attendees should be familiar with UC & VoIP technologies to benefit most from this session.
COCDCT-3468. - Inside Cisco IT: Private Cloud Architecture Designed for Business Continuity (2013 London)The private cloud is one of today’s fastest growing data center solutions, and the significance of a secure architecture for business applications agnostic to the infrastructure is increasing. Cisco IT is building the foundation for business resiliency; however, resiliency at every layer of the business environment requires a holistic approach to managing and orchestrating infrastructure, platform, and application resources within a data center and across multiple data centers. This enables Cisco IT to automate delivery of end-to-end data center and infrastructure services to the business. Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed to orchestrate virtual data center infrastructure needed to deliver business services. Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is designing and deploying these next-generation virtual orchestration solutions and directions for cloud services management. Cisco IT is migrating all its traditional data center applications to a radically simplified virtual infrastructure. This has significantly reduced the number of network and server devices and the cable overhead within the data center, while also speeding deployment time and overall application deployment agility. We have aggressively deployed Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Nexus physical and virtual switches, OTV, and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud to provide cloud services inside Cisco. Attendees will learn about the difficulties involved in migrating a heterogeneous set of applications to an internal private cloud. Attendees will also hear Cisco IT’s initial results of this server platform migration in terms of cost savings as well as enabling more reliable data center architectures at an acceptable cost. Additionally, we can share Cisco IT’s early experience in creating and expanding cloud services within the enterprise. Session highlights include: • Elastic Infrastructure as a Service • Active – active Multitenant data center design • Cisco intelligent automation for cloud • Business resilient design for UCS and Nexus Switches • Cisco IT application optimization for a private cloud • Driving higher utilization of IT assets • Risk mitigation • Reduce SLA recovery times by 60% • Leverage workload mobility, OTV, and LISP to build a comprehensive disaster recovery architecture
CCSUCC-1238 - Use of Jabber allows mobile workspace for a large retailer (2013 London)Emmelibri, is a major Italian Distribution . Their Challenges were to improve operational efficiency through closer collaboration between colleagues and partners. Emmelibri chosed Cisco Pervasive solution incorporating Cisco voice and video communications technologies, including Cisco Jabber for BlackBerry, I Phone and I Pad, Cisco Telepresence System ex90 and Cisco Unified Communication Manager.
BRKEVT-2809 - Understanding Cisco TelePresence Conductor (2013 Melbourne)The key to any successful conferencing service is to make the experience simple, natural, reliable and predictable. Cisco TelePresence Conductor can be used to improve simplicity tremendously by overcoming many of the challenges that the TelePresence MCU administrator would traditionally encounter. Cisco TelePresence technology ensures a simple, natural conferencing experience for every user and every meeting. This session will cover an overview of the Cisco TelePresence Conductor product, how it can be configured, how it can be deployed, and the solutions it provides video administrators.
BRKCOM-1001 - UCS Fabric Fundamentals (2013 Melbourne)This session provides an introduction to UCS Fabric/Networking components. The session does not assume previous UCS familiarity and is intended as a basic introduction for server, LAN and SAN administrators. The session covers the components, their role in the providing network connectivity and basic configuration tasks for server, LAN and SAN administrators.
PSODCT-3863 - Journey to the Cloud: Benefits of a IT-as-a-Service (2012 San Diego)IT-as-a-Service and private clouds offer an ideal way to solve some of your organization's biggest business and technology challenges. A private cloud service delivery model can helps reduce costs, reach new levels of efficiency, and introduce innovative new business models. Consequently, your enterprise can become more agile and efficient, while simplifying its operations and infrastructure. Learn how the use cases in the journey to IT-as-a-Service and cloud can help you be more efficient and add new capabilities to your data center.
ITMGEN-4649 - Pervasive Security (2012 San Diego)“Is Security coming more into focus for you given the dynamics of today’s workforce with BYOD, business models & value chains extending beyond borders, attackers using sophisticated techniques? Are you prepared to deal with these changes and enable your business? If you are asking yourselves these questions, this session is for you. Bill Bragg, IT Director for Engineering and Sujata Ramamoorthy, Director of Information Security, both long time Cisco veterans will share their insights from an initiative they are currently leading at Cisco to prepare for exactly these dynamics. This is a CIO level transformational initiative called Pervasive Security Accelerator with focus on IT Security Governance/Operating Model, Security Architecture and acceleration of key capabilities. You can expect to hear the drivers, approach, architecture and key efforts tied to use cases that make up the program.
BRKUCC-2542 - Cisco Business Edition Solutions for SMB (2012 San Diego)This is an intermediate breakout session that will cover the Cisco Unified Communications Business Edition portfolio for Small and Medium sized customers. The session will provide a recap of features and deployment best practices for Unified CMBE 6000 and Unified CMBE 3000. It will introduce the new Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager tool that simplifies configuration of Unified CMBE 6000. Updates to the portfolio in System Release 9.0 will also be covered.
ITMGEN-4647 - Optimizing the Workforce of the Future: When Generations Collide (2012 San Diego)By 2016, 50% of the workforce will be millennials, along with Gen X, Gen Y and Baby Boomers. This creates an unprecedented mixture of cultures, learning styles, business acumen and technology proficiency. How are IT departments preparing for this influx of new workers, while retaining the experience and efficiencies of older workers? How do the expectations and rewards for the generations differ? What truly motivates them? What do you need to do to attract, cater to and understand the future workforce? Join this interactive session as we dig into the strengths and weaknesses of the generations and what they need to be successful both personally and for the business.
ITMGEN-4632 - Innovation in the Enterprise (2012 San Diego)Everyone talks a lot about innovative being a key driver to success, but exactly how do you create an innovative enterprise or business unit? How can you take advantage of market transitions and create a more inspired, efficient IT organization? Hear from leading experts, Thomas Koulopoulos, Author and Founder, Delphi Group and Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Cisco, as they discuss how they see innovative taking root within IT.
COCDCT-3468 - Inside Cisco IT: Private Cloud Architecture Designed for Business Continuity (2012 San Diego)The private cloud is one of today’s fastest growing data center solutions, and the significance of a secure architecture for business applications agnostic to the infrastructure is increasing. Cisco IT is building the foundation for business resiliency; however, resiliency at every layer of the business environment requires a holistic approach to managing and orchestrating infrastructure, platform, and application resources within a data center and across multiple data centers. This enables Cisco IT to automate delivery of end-to-end data center and infrastructure services to the business.
Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed to orchestrate virtual data center infrastructure needed to deliver business services. Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is designing and deploying these next-generation virtual orchestration solutions and directions for cloud services management.
Cisco IT is migrating all its traditional data center applications to a radically simplified virtual infrastructure. This has significantly reduced the number of network and server devices and the cable overhead within the data center, while also speeding deployment time and overall application deployment agility. We have aggressively deployed Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Nexus physical and virtual switches, OTV, and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud to provide cloud services inside Cisco.
Attendees will learn about the difficulties involved in migrating a heterogeneous set of applications to an internal private cloud. Attendees will also hear Cisco IT’s initial results of this server platform migration in terms of cost savings as well as enabling more reliable data center architectures at an acceptable cost. Additionally, we can share Cisco IT’s early experience in creating and expanding cloud services within the enterprise.
Session highlights include:
• Elastic Infrastructure as a Service
• Active – active Multitenant data center design
• Cisco intelligent automation for cloud
• Business resilient design for UCS and Nexus Switches
• Cisco IT application optimization for a private cloud
• Driving higher utilization of IT assets
• Risk mitigation
• Reduce SLA recovery times by 60%
• Leverage workload mobility, OTV, and LISP to build a comprehensive disaster recovery architecture
BRKEVT-2800 - Overview of Cisco TelePresence Solution and Deployments (2012 San Diego)Over the last few years, the growing interest in enterprise video collaboration has driven the development of different solutions: traditional room videoconferencing, immersive TelePresence experiences, personal video telephony, PC-based video clients and web collaboration. Enterprise customers are now faced with the challenge of integrating these solutions into a single TelePresence architecture that optimizes the end user experience. This session provides an overview for all components of a TelePresence deployment including: endpoints, call control, conferencing, and scheduling/management. Subsequent breakout sessions will cover specific components of the TelePresence solution in depth.Recent features and functionality will be covered as well as our direction for the future. Many of the these most recent features are dependent on the grouping of specific software versions across the solution. This session will explain these requirements and dependencies to ensure a successful TelePresence deployment. This breakout will cover the entire TelePresence solution including CUCM, VCS, TelePresence Server, CTMS, MCU, TMS, CTS-Manager and endpoints.
BRKSAN-2047 - FCoE - Design, Operations and Management Best Practices (2012 San Diego)This session will describe some background of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technologies and terminologies, such as Fabric Logins (FLOGI), Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF), and FIP Snooping, Multi-hop FCoE (VE), and FCoE-NPV. Then it will go into concepts on how to design and configure a Unified network. With the various supported topologies for FCoE, a best practice in design and operational tools will be describe in managing this FCoE enabled network.
BRKRST-3371 - Advances in BGP (2012 San Diego)It is traditionally assumed that BGP is a slow converging protocol, focused purely upon scalability and stability. However, significant improvements to BGP technology have been made that can make BGP converge nearly as fast as any IGP. Being aware of, and using these enhancements can make any network more robust and better performing.
This session will discuss the key improvements to BGP for both IPv4 and IPv6 to increase scalability and performance, and will provide technical insight upon few up-coming features (4-Byte AS support, L3VPN over MGRE, etc...) .
BRKARC-2007 - IOS Strategy and Evolution (2012 San Diego)Cisco IOS is the foundational software that is pervasive across the majority of our products. Today, with the melding of various market requirements, we have evolved our software to address these transformative needs with IOS XE, NXOS and IOS XR.
The goal of this session is to explain Cisco's overall OS strategy and the shift in networking software development to drive greater consistency, flexibility, and time to market via modularity, componentization and use of an abstraction layer.
Our OS infrastructure evolution includes support for a broader set of services providing a lower cost of ownership.
We will also discuss the new Release 15 strategy, including the relationship between IOS and IOS XE, explaining how it allows for (delivery of new features and) feature parity across IOS, IOS XE, NXOS, and IOS XR in the future.
BRKSPV-1367 - Insertion Strategies for Next Generation Video (2012 San Diego)Until today, there has been a "wall" between a service provider's traditional video services and the internet. Now, with broadband connections that are ubiquitous and faster than ever before, internet and traditional SP services are converging. This market disruption is driving significant changes in the video architecture. CDNs, gateways, next generation content management systems, transcoding systems, data center technologies, IP-based video delivery - all of these architectural components play a key role in enabling service providers to compete and win as we evolve to the "Next Generation Internet." These architectural shifts and how they insert into an existing Video and Next Generation network is the focus of this session.
BRKSPG-2404 - Energy Efficient Data Center: Best Practices (2012 San Diego)Rising energy prices and drastic increases in the density and power requirements of server and storage solutions have made energy management critical to efficient data center operation. IT managers must integrate power considerations with availability, scalability, and resource utilization requirements to cost-effectively deliver robust service levels.
Cisco is a company dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and computing ecosystems. This session will provide attendees with an overview of technology trends, industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center energy efficiencies. Attendees will receive information on assessing their data center energy usage and best practices and technologies which can help to improve their energy efficiency.
BRKEWN-2027 - Design and Deployment of Outdoor Mesh Wireless Networks (2012 San Diego)This intermediate session will describe the Outdoor wireless products involved in delivering outdoor broadband wireless services for Service Providers, Municipalities, Transportation and other end user customers. The Cisco Outdoor Wireless Bridging and MESH Technologies will be discussed in detail.
The session is intended for wireless network architects, network designers, network planners working in Service Providers, Systems Integrators, small providers and enterprise customers.
Attendees should have some base knowledge in configuration of IP routers, Wi-Fi access points, and policy management. Basic understanding of Controller Architecture and Service Provider networks and services is required.
BRKEVT-2807 - Enterprise Video Network Performance Analysis with Medianet (2012 San Diego)The session will discuss the current challenges and the available solutions for enterprise network operators for assessing network performance for voice and video traffic. This session will discuss Cisco Medianet video monitoring features and deployment strategies that will answer these common network operational questions; how do you know if your network is ready to support voice or video traffic? How does the network perform against peak time voice or video traffic? This session will demonstrate how Cisco medianet monitoring tools can be used identify and optimize an underperforming network to improve enterprise users video quality experience. Cisco medianet video monitoring implementation strategies will be used to identify the problem and show how the network can be optimized to improve the video quality experience.
ATE-CL209 - Ortronics: Passive Thermal Management in the Data Centre (2012 London)This session will address the key issue of thermal management in the data centre. Ortronics, a Group brand Legrand, will begin at the foundation level, with best practices in infrastructure design, and subsequently address the specific steps to take when implementing a cold aisle containment system. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of practical airflow improvements and the resulting energy and cost savings for their facility
BRKPCS-4908 - Security Architecture: Coordinating Your Defenses (2012 San Diego)Today's hybrid networks are complex, dynamic, and ever-changing and threat landscapes are constantly evolving. Today's sophisticated security opponents are systemically assessing the weakest links in your security architecture. Your defenses are the strength of your aggregate security elements. In fact, the actual exposure of your critical resources is greatly impacted by the collective state of your infrastructure configuration TODAY; and may not be related to the findings from a penetration test two months ago. Thwarting today's sophisticated enterprise attacks requires consideration of more than just potential direct attacks, but also scenarios that involve indirect attacks. While scanning and penetration testing can provide important insights, they are limited to evaluating active conditions at a specific point in time. Join us as we talk about how systemic, automated continuous monitoring and analysis of your enterprise security architecture is a necessary strategy to winning today's security battles and can help your skilled resources prioritize their efforts to shut down attack paths and threat sources and make better daily operational decisions.
BRKNMS-1032 - Network Management KPI's (2012 San Diego)An introduction to Network Management KPI's ( Key Performance Indicators) and best practices on what they mean and how they should be implemented. This session is intended for Technical leads and Managers that work in Operations, or with Operation teams. Understanding KPI's is important and how to use them to present information to your customer as well as how to use the data to improve internally. Session will also include an overview of ITIL with a focus on Incident, Change, and Problem Management. It will cover QA checks what they are some key points on what to do and not to do. Sample of where the data comes from and what the process is to generate the final KPi’s and graphs etc.
The session is not technology specific and does not dive deeply into any technology specific KPI’s. It does cover generic Operational KPI’s based around the ITIL process guidelines in detail.
ITMGEN-2621 - Social Networking - Business Tool or Personal Space (2012 Melbourne)Social media is not a fad. It's here to stay and changing everything along the way. Social media is transforming how people communicate and collaborate, and in the process, is giving everyone a voice and the ability to change the world with a single tweet. People now have the power to voice their opinions or to organise millions to rally against causes or injustices. We have much to learn, teach and share with each other. I hope to share with you my stories and knowledge at Cisco Live so that we can truly be social!
BRKUCC-2058 - Understanding Cisco MediaNet and Rich Media Collaboration (2012 Melbourne)Are you stressed out about how to monitor your Cisco TelePresence Video deployment? Collaboration is having an increasing impact to the network, user work style, network applications as well as expectations from the network. Application and network operators are challenged with providing a reliable collaboration service that works every time. However, issues do occur and in this session we will cover strategies for quantifying video conferencing demands, fault identification , isolation as well as expedited resolution. We will cover architectural strategies for both the endpoint and the network as well
as the day to day tools that provide much improved visibility into application health and performance to asses measure and accelerate troubleshooting of voice/video/data applications. Standard MIBs and alerting mechanisms as well as new management tools, new monitoring features like IOS and MSI performance monitoring, mediatrace and IPSLA VO will be covered. Live demonstrations of the tools and technology will be used to provide tangible context. Join this session, learn about the latest tools and strategies and get back the enjoyment from your TelePresence deployment!
Are you stressed out about how to monitor your Cisco TelePresence Video deployment? Collaboration is having an increasing impact to the network, user work style, network applications as well as expectations from the network. Application and network operators are challenged with providing a reliable collaboration service that works every time. However, issues do occur and in this session we will cover strategies for quantifying video conferencing demands, fault identification , isolation as well as expedited resolution. We will cover architectural strategies for both the endpoint and the network as well
as the day to day tools that provide much improved visibility into application health and performance to asses measure and accelerate troubleshooting of voice/video/data applications. Standard MIBs and alerting mechanisms as well as new management tools, new monitoring features like IOS and MSI performance monitoring, mediatrace and IPSLA VO will be covered. Live demonstrations of the tools and technology will be used to provide tangible context. Join this session, learn about the latest tools and strategies and get back the enjoyment from your TelePresence deployment!
BRKUCC-2041 - Unified Communications Security: Design and Best Practices (2012 San Diego)As the feature and functionality available within Unified Communication systems advance, maintaining security, reliability and confidentiality of the voice and video traffic traversing over IP networks becomes a growing challenge. This session explores the different vulnerabilities that an Enterprise Unified Communication system can be exposed to and the mechanisms available to address them and mitigate possible attacks.
This intermediate session discusses design options available for securing the Cisco Unified Communication system. It also presents the best practices recommended for implementing the various security tools and technologies available within the UC product family.
ITMCOC-2577 - Inside Cisco IT: Pervasive Video Strategy (2012 London)You've decided to expand from five video endpoints to 500, but where to start? Planning for pervasive video is tougher than supporting voice or data, but it doesn�t have to be overwhelming. Learn from Cisco IT's four-year journey integrating thousands of endpoints and gain valuable insight for your own deployment. Just as vital as technology are the process and culture changes required for holistic video management. Not only will you learn about the deployment of video, but also how to align to your business values and increase user adoption. Beyond the technology itself, it�s important to understand the implementation processes involved and how to drive culture change throughout the organization.
ITMCOC-2568 - Inside Cisco IT: Elastic Infrastructure Services (2012 London)The Private Cloud is one of the fastest growing solutions today and the significance of the secure multi-tenant data center on business goals is increasing. Cisco IT is building the infrastructure foundation for Cloud Computing, but true virtualization of the data center environment requires a holistic approach in managing and orchestrating network, server and storage resources within a data center and across multiple data centers.
Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed today to orchestrate virtual data center infrastructure to deliver business services. Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is architecting, designing and implementing these next-generation virtual data center orchestration solutions, and possible directions for cloud computing management.
Cisco IT is migrating most of their traditional data center applications to a radically simplified virtual compute platform. This has significantly reduced the number of network and server devices and the cable overhead within the data center, while also speeding deployment time and overall application deployment agility. We have aggressively deployed Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Nexus physical and virtual switches to provide the infrastructure foundation for cloud computing inside Cisco. CITEIS Gen2 Program Delivering Multi-Tenant IaaS Cloud Solution. It�s an End-to-End, fully integrated CIAC based Cloud Solution. Attendees will learn about the difficulties involved in migrating a heterogeneous set of data center platforms and applications to a virtualized platform. Attendees will also hear Cisco IT�s initial results of this server platform migration in terms of cost savings and power reduction as well as enabling more reliable data center architectures at an acceptable cost. Additionally we can share our early experience in creating and expanding the cloud computing platform within the enterprise.
Session highlights include:
� Multi-tenant Data Center Design
� Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
� Reducing data center operating costs
� Driving higher utilization of existing servers and storage devices
� Business continuity
� Organization Alignment
� Application transformation
BRKSEC-2003 - IPv6 Security Threats and Mitigations (2012 Melbourne)This technical session is about the security of IPv6 protocol and leverages the attendee's knowledge of network security. The session starts with threats common to IPv4 and IPv6 networks with topics like neighbour discovery, IP spoofing, and scanning by worms, ICMP security policy. It then addresses some specific IPv6 issues like transition mechanisms (especially tunnelling techniques and dual-stack network), extension headers, use of IPsec. Finally, the session covers how to enforce an IPv6 security policy and how to securely transport IPv6 on a public Internet (being IPv4 or IPv6). The session is mainly for enterprise networks, session BRKSPG-2603 is the SP version. Basic knowledge of IPv6 and a broad understanding of security in an IPv4 network are prerequisites.
BRKCRS-3449 - Desktop Virtualisation Ready Enterprise Network (2012 Melbourne)Many large enterprises are transitioning from traditional compute model to a virtual compute model in order to minimise their TCO. This session will discuss the impact that virtual compute deployments have on the design of the campus network. Campus design best practices such as high availability, control plane policing, QoS and identity will be discussed in the context of a virtual desktop environment. Key new architectural requirements for desktop virtualisation such as next generation power over Ethernet, per VDI session bandwidth policing, location services and operational manageability will also be discussed. The discussion will also focus on building next generation green campus workspace.
This intermediate level session is intended for enterprise network design and operation engineers as well as network managers looking to evolve their campus networks in readiness for the next wave of desktop solutions.
ITMCCS-2580 - Hybrid Cloud Networking (2012 London)"In a Cloud Computing environment a customer (enterprise or tenant) may acquire resources in (one or more) Public Cloud operated / owned by a Cloud SP to satisfy occasional peak demands (Cloud Burst) or acquire resources permanently for certain applications (such as backup or permanent workload outsourcing to Cloud). A tenant may decide to move certain components of distributed or parallel or multi-tiered applications to (off-premises) Cloud and keep others on tenant premises (on-premises). For example, DB tier remaining on-premises, whereas web and app tiers moving to Public Cloud or a set of slave nodes of a distributed/parallel application moving to Public Cloud. In this case a number of issues should be addressed, such as on-premises resources should be able to work seamlessly with off-premises Cloud resident resources, where firewall and other enterprise policies between tiers or components remaining intact. In addition a tenant may want to manage seamlessly on-premises and off-premises resources together (as if they are on the tenant intranet). We call a Cloud that facilitates seamless access to, execution of applications on, and management of on-premises and off-premises resources, a Seamless Hybrid Cloud (SHC).
An SHC, first and foremost, will be facilitated by seamless and secure connectivity between on-premises and off-premises resources. While a typical (L2/L3) VPN can be used for seamless connectivity, it may not be suitable for a number of reasons. In a typical VPN, the end-points (EP) land on tenant premises. But in the case of a Hybrid Cloud there are EPs that are on the tenant side and the others on the Cloud side (EPs landing on public Cloud DCs), which is further complicated by a number of issues : 1) Public Cloud DCs host multiple tenants, 2) virtual Cloud resources of a particular tenant may be distributed over multiple physical resources (in one or more Cloud DCs), 3) multiple tenants sharing the same physical resources. These issues make it challenging to decide where to position the EPs on the Cloud side.
In this case study, we discuss how PPVPN (Provider Provided VPN) can be extended to support SHC. "
BRKSPG-3611 - Troubleshooting IOS-XE (2012 Melbourne)This session provides an overview of both the hardware and software architectures specific to the ASR1000 Series Router and IOS-XE, and will include troubleshooting methods and techniques to monitor overall system health and platform-specific troubleshooting techniques. It will also cover guidelines for deploying ASR1000 Series Routers into your organisation. This presentation is intended for network engineers, network managers and network administrators who are responsible for configuring, troubleshooting and/or maintaining ASR1000 Series Routers in their network. It is assumed that attendees will have a general understanding and knowledge of Cisco IOS technologies and routers.
BRKEVT-1300 - Introduction to Enterprise Video Technologies (2012 Melbourne)The use of video communications is increasing significantly within today's corporate networks but also between businesses. TelePresence and all forms of interactive video, including videoconferencing and video telephony, provide significant business value for modern enterprises, but deploying these technologies successfully requires careful network planning and architectural design.
This session will provide a technical foundation for those that do not have an audio visual or video conferencing background. It will cover in depth topics such as video protocols and standards, video compression, network requirements and quality of service.
GENSK-1295 - Data Center-Solutions Keynote (2013 Orlando)The Data Center is evolving towards the next major architectural transition since Client-Server and the Web: the Cloud Era. A converged approach with unified computing, unified management and unified fabric is needed for an open, resilient, secure, and scalable platform in a multi-cloud environment to meet your needs today and address your cloud deployments of tomorrow.
GENKEY-1 - Cisco Live Milan Opening Keynote (2014 Milan)Hear from Rob Lloyd on how Cisco and the ecosystem of Cisco's partners are uniquely positioned to connect the unconnected with an open standard and an integrated architecture from the cloud to end devices. Rob will share his vision of the Internet of Everything and examine the industry trends and technologies that are making that vision a reality.
GENSK-4344 - Solutions Keynote: Security (2012 San Diego)Security threats are growing in number and impact, and becoming increasingly difficult to detect and mitigate. Companies are moving rapidly towards the cloud, and employees are demanding a “work anywhere” environment. Today’s CIO and network administrator are faced with the dilemma of whether to “lock it down” or “free it up”…whether to shackle the business with security policies and practices, or to enable the business to innovate and grow.
Join Christopher Young, Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Government Group, as he examines the need for a more transparent and efficient network that enables businesses to open the door to new innovation. The answer is intelligent networks that integrate security and context awareness allowing control over who, what, where, when, and how company data is accessed. With annual revenue of $44 billion and the bulk of transactions conducted over the Internet, Cisco is a prime target for security attack and exploitation. Christopher will reference Cisco to demonstrate how enterprises can increase overall network visibility and application control while delivering secure access for users, devices and applications.
ATE-CL302 - Ask the Expert: Cisco Data Center – Unified Fabric: Delivering Architectural Flexibility (2012 San Diego)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.
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BRKDCT-2081 - Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design (2013 Orlando)This session provides an introduction to Cisco's FabricPath technology, which enables simplified high-performance L2 switching fabrics. Topics include a review of FabricPath technology and implementation details, use-case/design considerations including interaction with Classic Ethernet environments, and a brief discussion of how Cisco FabricPath relates to the IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links) standard.
GENSK-4356 - Solutions Keynote: The Future of the Enterprise Network in the Post-PC Era (2012 San Diego)By the year 2020 it is estimated that 56 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Your organization will serve an increasing variety of cloud-based applications to users tethered to the network using a broad range of mobile devices. In addition to your employees, every touch point with a customer, partner or the infrastructure that runs your business will be enabled by the network. Industrial, transportation, process control, manufacturing and other industries will have migrated to the Internet of Things. What is Cisco doing to help you deal with the implications of these trends on your network?
Join Rob Soderbery, SVP for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group, for a discussion about how Cisco is driving innovation across its core portfolio of Catalyst switching, access routing and wireless networking technologies that will help you navigate these transitions. Soderbery will demonstrate how Cisco solutions come together so you can deliver a secure and uncompromised user experience to your customers, partners and employees.
GENKEY-2300 - Cisco Live Technology Business Vision (2014 San Francisco)Join Cisco’s technology and business leadership for a deeper dive into what is happening both at Cisco and with our customers as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Find out what Cisco is doing today, what we’re planning in the future, and what others are doing to tap into the power of the Internet of Everything.
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).
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
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.
PNLRST-4006 - Get More from Your Network with an Intelligent WAN (2014 Milan)Today’s WAN environments face growing pressure with the adoption of cloud, mobility and rich media applications. Yet, three out of four organizations report no growth in WAN budget. Many organizations are expected to deploy new services like BYOD, guest access, software-as-a-service, and need to determine how to meet the demands of the business without additional resources.
In this session, you will learn how to improve WAN performance, reliability and security while lowering costs and simplifying operations. You’ll hear real-world examples how others like you are leveraging the services of Cisco IWAN to deploy consistent security across a hybrid WAN, increasing their WAN utilization with up to five-nines reliability, and improving user experience with business continuity.
Join our expert panel of customers from Qualcomm, Genworth and SFR, and learn how Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) can help you more efficiently utilize your WAN to meet your business requirements, quickly pay for an infrastructure upgrade and free up IT resources for strategic projects.
COCEVT-3466 - Inside Cisco IT: Making Video the new Voice - a Cisco IT Cookbook (2014 Milan)In the next 5 years most enterprises are going to expect video capabilities to be broadly available to their employees as a standard collaboration capability. If you haven't started yet; It is time to get your infrastructure video ready! Join the Service Manager and lead Design Engineer for Cisco IT UC & Video Platforms to learn how Cisco IT has served up pervasive video to its multinational enterprise and is enabling video to be the default real-time communication tool. In this session you will learn about Cisco IT's video service journey; discover some of the key ingredients and overview some of technical recipes that have been used by Cisco IT to deliver its menu of video services.
BRKGS-2526 - Driving UC Adoption across all platforms, mobile, desktop and meeting room. (2014 Milan) Despite data suggesting increased investment and deployment, the past decade has seen much lower true adoption of Unified Communications (UC) than expected. This is in part due to end-user barriers, including difficulty installing and using devices, as well as a lack of true understanding of the benefits of UC. This partner session will tackle these challenges and help businesses move to higher adoption rates and more productive use of the Cisco Collobration tools in which they have already invested. This presentation will include both hardware and software elements, as well as best practices for driving adoption at the end user level.
Please note that the session length is 20 minutes.
BRKDCT-2255 - Cisco's Cloud Ready Infastructure - VMDC (2014 Milan)Cisco Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center solution (VMDC) is an architectural approach to IT which delivers a Cloud Ready Infrastructure. The architecture encompasses multiple systems and functions defining a standard framework for an IT organization. Standardization allows the organization to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce risk and achieve cost reductions while offering a consistent platform for business. This session will address the physical and logical construction of Cisco's VMDC system which provides a validated approach to both enterprise and service provider cloud deployments. Particular attention will be paid to the controlled consumption of cloud resources and isolation of workloads on a shared infrastructure consisting of the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000 and UCS platforms. In addition, enhanced security providing isolation, visibility, access controls and policy enforcement using Cisco's ASA technologies, Virtual Security Gateway, and Prime NAM will be detailed.
BRKSEC-3770 - Advanced Email Security with ESA (2013 Orlando)This technical session will tackle several advanced topics of e-mail security with a focus on Cisco's solution. We shall begin by describing the level of IPv6 support in newer versions of AsyncOS, and what changes this brings to traditional e-mail processing. Second part of the session will talk about recent trends of migrating towards the Cloud or Hybrid Cloud e-mail security solution, and what are the challenges and migration consideration. This will be followed by a section on Message Filters, a powerful mechanism of mail flow filtering which was deliberately neglected out of caution. Several Anti-phishing techniques will be laid out in the remainder of the session, outlining Cisco's Outbreak Filters, and providing insight into DKIM and SPF deployment considerations. Prerequisites for this session are acquaintance with SMTP and e-mail security technologies; experience with Cisco E-mail Security products is desirable. The target audience are security and email administrators of the enterprise email gateway. The audience will also benefit from following the session BRKSEC-3771 ';Advanced Web Security Deployment with WSA'; and BRKSEC-2695 ';Embrace Cloud Web Security with your Cisco Network';
BRKCCT-3050 - UCCE Capacity Planning and Expansion (2013 Orlando)UCCE customers are frequently faced with capacity planning decisions. These decisions are typically triggered by customer acquisitions or driven by organic growth. Customers must decide whether they can add capacity using their current UCCE infrastructure or if they must upgrade and expand the current infrastructure. This session will explore the common factors that will drive these capacity planning decisions at the UCCE component level.
BRKPCS-2015 - Cloud Case Study: How Verizon's Cisco Powered services enable Warner Brothers in the cloud (2013 Orlando)Many businesses and organizations evaluating cloud technology are concerned about how they can migrate from existing premise-based infrastructure to hybrid architectures comprised of premise-, managed-, and cloud-based services. This session will describe how one of Verizon�s customers has successfully completed the transition to cloud and how they implemented a solution that aligns with their business needs and scale. You will learn best practices for evaluating various cloud services, including how to verify that services will provide the performance and reliability you have come to expect from your own enterprise network, how to accelerate return on investment, and how to be able to leverage ongoing innovation in cloud technology without having to make further capital investment or disrupt day-to-day operations.
BRKEWN-3014 - Best Practices to Deploy High-Availability in Wireless LAN Architectures (2013 Orlando)The proliferation of Wi-Fi enabled devices creates a significant challenge for IT organizations to create the same level of service and support on the wireless network as there is on the wired network. The primary goal of this session is to provide design guidance and share best practices around building reliable and highly available Wireless LAN networks. The discussion will focus primarily on how to achieve wireless network survivability and stateful switchover of these wireless packets. All components of the Cisco Wireless LAN network: Prime Infrastructure, WLC, APs and MSE will be covered. This session is applicable for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of highly available Wireless LAN Networks
PSOCOL-1001 - Cisco Collaboration Applications (2013 Orlando)Collaboration Applications help improve productivity with presence, IM, voice, video, conferencing and social software capabilities and they provide a more flexible collaboration environment by making these capabilities available on tablets, smartphones and laptops. Cisco Collaboration Applications consist of WebEx Meetings, for web conferencing, that lets you see, hear, and share content and applications in real-time with others; Jabber, a unified communications application, that helps you find people, see if and how they are available, and instantly collaborate with chat, voice and video; WebEx Social, for social collaboration, that lets you create and securely share content, find experts and resources and more Attendees will learn how: the applications help improve productivity and transform business processes; users can to access these applications from anywhere on their device of choice; the solutions are designed to meet the needs of enterprise IT organizations
BRKEWN-2027 - Design and Deployment of Outdoor Mesh Wireless Networks (2013 Orlando)This intermediate session will describe the Outdoor wireless products involved in delivering outdoor broadband wireless services for Service Providers, Municipalities, Transportation and other end user customers. The Cisco Outdoor Wireless Bridging and MESH Technologies will be discussed in detail. The session is intended for wireless network architects, network designers, network planners working in Service Providers, Systems Integrators, small providers and enterprise customers. Attendees should have some base knowledge in configuration of IP routers, Wi-Fi access points, and policy management. Basic understanding of Controller Architecture and Service Provider networks and services is required.
BRKARC-2007 - IOS Strategy and Evolution (2013 Orlando)Cisco IOS is the foundational software that is pervasive across the majority of our products. Today, with the melding of various market requirements, we have evolved our software to address these transformative needs with IOS XE, NXOS and IOS XR. The goal of this session is to explain Cisco's overall OS strategy and the shift in networking software development to drive greater consistency, flexibility, and time to market via modularity, componentization and use of an abstraction layer. Our OS infrastructure evolution includes support for a broader set of services providing a lower cost of ownership. We will also discuss the new Release 15 strategy, including the relationship between IOS and IOS XE, explaining how it allows for (delivery of new features and) feature parity across IOS, IOS XE, NXOS, and IOS XR in the future.
BRKNMS-2695 - Administration and monitoring of the Cisco DataCenter with Cisco Prime DCNM (2013 Orlando)Cisco Prime DCNM is the global solution for the management of the Cisco DataCenter, including both LAN, SAN and unified networks. DCNM provides a comprehensive set of management features across the whole range of NX-OS platforms, and down to the Virtual Machines. These features include the discovery, inventory, configuration and change management, NX-OS software management, template-based provisioning, proactive monitoring, performance monitoring and capacity planning, topology views and troubleshooting tools. This session will explore those features and highlight some best practice methodology to get the most out of DCNM. A basic understanding of the underlying technologies is needed, together with some network management skills.
BRKCOM-2009 - Deploying Applications in Today's Compute, Storage and Network Infrastructure (2013 Orlando)This session prepares networking engineers for the fundamentals of deploying applications in today�s virtualized server infrastructure. The objectives for this session are to share Cisco Services best practices and tips and tricks implementing Cisco technology such as the Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus 1000v with any virtualization stack. During this session we will examine multiple server virtualization use cases and deployments that I have recently architected and implemented. Use cases consist of a multi-tenant private cloud, SAP Hana, Oracle Enterprise Linux �OEL� with Oracle RAC, and a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure �VDI� scaled for thousands of users. This session will show how to utilize a pod concept using Cisco methodologies such as Domain Ten to replicate and scale any server virtualization project that will support today�s enterprise applications. Additional in-depth technical topics covered during this session look at maximizing performance, capacity planning, and Cisco UCS concepts such as template updating, booting bare-metal or hypervisors, and requirements gathering for LAN and SAN virtual interfaces.
BRKEVT-2810 - Deploying Jabber Video for Telepresence(Movi) (2013 Orlando)Jabber Video for Telepresence (Movi) is one client from the Jabber family that provides a desktop class video experience. This session will focus on planning and design specific to this client. Key points for a successful implementation will be considered:
- Software prerequisites for TMS, VCS, and host client OS
- Example VCS dial plan considerations
- Client computer software deployment, client configuration and phone book/directory provisioning
- Characteristics of the client bandwidth usage
- Call control Scalability and redundancy considerations for Jabber Video for Telepresence deployments
- Authentication methods/strategies for clients
- Considerations for clients outside the corporate network ( VCS expressways)
BRKSPV-1126 - Deploying IP Video over DOCSIS (2013 Orlando)This session will offer attendees an overview of the features and capabilities that the Cisco CMTS has for delivery of IP video over DOCSIS. Attendees will learn how the DOCSIS network can be optimally used for such services. The tools and technologies that will be covered include: - DOCSIS 3.0 multicast - RF spanning - QoS and admission control - Dynamic bandwidth sharing - Adaptive Bit Rate video - Variable Bit Rate video This session will also cover interaction of these features and how they can be combined together to achieve different goals such as spectrum optimization, cost optimization, service separation, and efficient cable modem migration.
ITMGEN-3250 - The Innovation of Everything (2013 Orlando)As the industry begins enabling the Internet of Things, the way we work and do business will change at lightning speed. How do you use innovation to drive creativity? How can you optimize technology to free up other resources? Hear from Carlos Dominguez, a leader in innovation, as he shares his eye-opening ideas about how to prepare for the future.
BRKSEC-3007 - Advanced Cisco IOS Security Features (2013 Orlando)This session mainly covers design and deployment for the Zone-based Policy Firewall (from the foundations to advanced policy construction) and Identity-based features ( Downloadable ACLs, User-based Zone Firewall and the brand new SGT Firewall). Throughout the session, typical troubleshooting tools are largely employed to provide insight about feature operations and interactions, thus establishing the linkages between theory and practice. The session also discusses IOS advanced filtering resources such as specialized ACLs and Flexible Packet Matching and brings information about IPv6 Security features already available on IOS. This Session is targeted at network security specialists who want to learn about important security features in the Cisco IOS Router platform and Network engineers who need a better understanding of the Firewall and Identity functionalities available on IOS Routers. It is important to emphasize that this breakout does not cover VPN, L2 Security, IOS IPS or even IOS hardening techniques. This breakout is a natural follow-on to BRKSEC-2017.
BRKSEC-2900 - Cloud Managed Security with Meraki MX (2013 Orlando)Meraki's cloud managed networking portfolio includes out-of-the-box capabilities to help administrators secure their network environments. This session will provide an introduction to the Meraki architecture and a deep-dive into the Meraki MX security appliance product line. Presenter will feature a live demo of key features such as Auto VPN, client fingerprinting, identity-based policies, intrusion detection, and more.
CCSUCC-2375 - How to manage the transition and evolution of your contact center - the customer point of view:McKesson (2013 Orlando)How to manage the transition and evolution of your contact center - the customer point of view: Is your company ahead of what your customers are saying about you in social media? Are you thinking of how your customer contact can differentiate you in the marketplace? Are you simply in need of a technology refresh? With the right investment, your contact center can be on the forefront of the strategic differentiation for your company. Learn first hand from McKesson how they are managing through their technology transition and managing for business success and differentiation. From architecture, to training, to process, to partnership, learn the key points directly from the end user.
BRKSPG-2204 - Building Carrier Ethernet Services Using Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit Framework (2013 Orlando)This session provides an overview of Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) framework. A Cisco innovation that provides consistency, service awareness, flexibility and increased scalability for Carrier Ethernet and Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployments. Fundamentals of Cisco EVC operation and configuration are covered in detail. The session also illustrates how the framework aligns with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) service attributes and definitions. Finally, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and business services deployment use cases are covered. Target audience for the session are Service Providers who plan to build or currently operate a Carrier Ethernet network servicing residential and business customers, and Enterprises considering data center interconnection using Carrier Ethernet services.
BRKCOL-2060 - Ignite Your Business! Smart Services for Business Collaboration (2013 Orlando)Collaboration has emerged as an important tool that empowers people to work together in new ways to transform business, accelerate innovation, and do more with less. It's the next-generation of business interaction, where everyone � everywhere -- can be more productive through closer working relationships. But getting there can be painful for organizations that aren�t prepared. Collaboration questions you need to ask include: 1. Is my network ready? 2. Do I have in-house expertise to plan, design ,implement, optimize and maintain a complex solution? 3. Can we monitor and manage collaboration applications and devices? Learn the answers in this introductory session. You�ll have a unique opportunity to learn about Cisco lifecycle collaboration services and tools, and how they enable you to successfully plan, build, and run your network as a powerful business collaboration platform. The session will discuss in detail the Cisco options customers have for Readiness Assessment, PDI, Optimization and Ongoing Management.
BRKRST-2509 - Mastering Data Center QoS (2013 Orlando)All you need to know about Nexus QoS: capabilities, implementation, design and best practices for optimization of applications. From Data (FCoE, NFS, iSCSI, CIFS) to Video and Voice. The hardware capabilities will be explained. The focus is to understand QoS, how to design and configure end-to-end QoS in the Data Centre. Configuration templates and best practices will be provided. The session is targeting Network Engineers and Architects involved in Data Centre designs and implementation. Various Cisco NX-OS series platforms are covered.
BRKSEC-2073 - Threat Defense using NetFlow and ISE (2013 Orlando)Trends such as BYOD and the rise of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) are leading to the erosion of the security perimeter and increasingly attackers are gaining operational footprints on the network interior. Participants of this session will learn how to leverage NetFlow and the Lancope StealthWatch System in concert with the Cisco ISE and ASA to gain contextual awareness of network activity in order to identify insidious threats and accelerate incident response. This session will cover how to leverage these technologies to gain visibility throughout the kill chain to accomplish tasks such as identifying command and control channels, detecting network reconnaissance, tracking malware propagation and detecting data loss. The target audience for this session are security administrators and analysts interested in learning how to best leverage NetFlow and other telemetry sources as part of their security toolkit.
BSACOL-1005 - Mapping Business Communication Methods & Workflows into an Innovative Architecture (2013 Orlando)This session will provide a proven business alignment technique with a strong focus on innovation. This mapping process links common requirements, communication methods, devices and workplaces to the latest trending collaboration capabilities. It also maps critical business policies and conditions to the required feature sets in the collaboration architecture. 10 of the most trending innovative UC & Collaboration use cases will also be revealed. At the end of the session the attendee should be equipped with a proven technique to align their strategic collaboration needs into an innovative architecture by opening up to newer and more effective ways of communicating.
BRKCCT-2052 - UCCE Deployments on Cisco UCS Platforms Best Practices (2013 Orlando)Deployment of UCCE on UCS platforms can be a complex endeavor without proper knowledge, information and methodologies. During this Cisco Live 2013 presentation, best practice design and deployment considerations will be examined to facilitate successful implementations of Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) on Cisco UCS Server Virtualized Platforms. Using these best practice processes to realize reductions in both the time and level of effort involved for these deployments will be discussed as well.
This session will provide the attendee information as to the distinct advantages of utilizing Cisco best practice guidelines to enable the deployment of UCCE on UCS consistently and with less opportunity for error.
Participants will learn how the UCCE deployment procedures have changed from those of a traditional hardware model and will be provided insights into how the deployment model can be replicated for repeated use over multiple deployment scenarios.
Session attendees will also receive the latest information regarding Cisco Contact Center Enterprise running on virtualization platforms including recent updates, what's just around the corner, as well as some common design pitfalls and poor practices associated with virtual machine population and upstream network connectivity.
BRKNMS-1040 - Application Visibility and Control: Managing AVC with Cisco Prime infrastructure 2.0 (2013 Orlando)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 though 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.
BRKSPM-2005 - LTE Policy and Charging Control Architecture (2013 Orlando)Today's mobile internet is being driven by rapid change across the ecosystem. The challenges that mobile operators face are far more complex than just increasing data traffic. A growing number of connected devices and a growing variety of these devices ("phablets," smart meters, autos, sensors, etc.) are running more and more apps for our productivity and entertainment. Even as LTE promises to bring down the cost per bit through improved efficiencies, an always-on architecture means more concurrent sessions per subscriber on the network, with each new LTE subscriber increasing the number of transactions exponentially. Traditionally, the policy and charging rules function (PCRF) of the network is where operators mounted their defensive approach to network management -- ensuring fair usage, capping and throttling users and/or traffic types. This is what's commonly referred to as Policy 1.0. As more and more operators look to differentiate their service plans, policy control has become a strategic point of network control, not just for cutting costs, but as a way to monetize the traffic. This next level, Policy 2.0, focuses on the subscriber, the application, and how the service provider can deliver a more relevant online experience. If 3G was coverage focused; LTE is capacity focused -- ideally suited to deliver high-bandwidth, latency-intolerant, multi-media services. A scalable policy control solution must harness the capabilities of an LTE architecture to differentiate these services and create new business models based on the dynamic control of QoS at an application and flow level.
BRKCDN-1117 - Virtualized Router & Virtualization Inside A Branch Router (2013 London)Virtualization is prevalent everywhere, in Data centers, in Cloud environments regardless it’s a public, private or hybrid and none the least in branch offices. Cisco is innovating in all fronts from bringing virtualization to the branch offices by building a blade server that can be hosted inside Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) and taking it’s industry leading routing foot print in Cloud. How does both these technologies help customers? In Branch offices by collapsing a blade server (Unified Computing System E-Series) inside a router we optimize network / compute foot print, drastically reduce total cost of ownership, simplify manageability and enable the platform to run not only Cisco appliances as virtual machines but simultaneously enable 3rd party application coexistence. In Cloud environments, customer today lack control over routing, have a primitive and fixed security framework being offered which is un-orchestrated and unmanaged by their enterprise tools and have no way of using enhanced services. Cisco’s Cloud Services Router CSR1000V removes all the limitations and restrictions and enables enterprise customers to move to Cloud seamlessly. Customers can now run a virtualized router in various cloud provider environments along with their applications. Come and learn how these technologies are creating a new deployment model within enterprise branch offices as well as in public / private clouds.
BRKCCT-2773 - Getting The Most Out Of Contact Center Express Version 9.0 (2013 London)Key enhancements in Contact Center Express version 9 include native support for enhanced multi-channel customer contact using web-chat and use of Cisco Unified Intelligence Center for historical reporting. This session will take an in depth look at both of these areas and explain how to make effective use of them. Other version 9 feature enhancements and topics such as platform changes and the Mobile Skill Manager will also be examined. This session is targeted at those contact center solution architects, designers and administrators already familiar with previous versions that wish to get an understanding of what's new in 9.0.
BRKVIR-3013 - Deploying and Troubleshooting the Nexus 1000v virtual switch (2013 London)Have you or are you in the process of virtualizing your server infrastructure? Beware of the impact that will have on your network.
The Nexus 1000v virtual switch extends your physical network deployment to the edge where you connect virtual machines. This session covers how to deploy and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation, Virtual Supervisor Module and Virtual Ethernet Module connectivity issues, port-profiles, port-channels, VSM HA scenarios, and known issues.
This session is complemented by the sessions:
BRKVIR-2011: Deploying services in a virtualized environment
BRKVIR-2012: Inside the Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch
PCS-2002 - NetApp: FlexPod Case Study about Sauber F1 Team by UP-GREAT and NetCloud (2013 London)Agility and speed are hallmarks of Formula 1 racing. The Sauber F1 Team pushes technology and real-time data analysis to the limits in a sport where .001 seconds can be the difference between winning and losing. Formula 1 race cars are known for their cutting edge, technology-driven designs. During the racing season, the Sauber F1 Team travels with a FlexPod Data Center Platform to 19 countries around the world. Like all the teams in F1 racing, the Sauber F1 Team heavily relies upon data (from races, wind tunnel testing and software simulations) to constantly innovate its cars and racing strategies. Efficiency is key to success for the Sauber F1 Team. During this session, you will learn how an innovative and reliable infrastructure plays an important role to staying competitive. You will also understand why real time access to data analysis and mission critical applications can be key for better lap times, and how NetApp MetroCluster at the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in in Hinwil, Switzerland provides high availability and seamless access to data anywhere around the world
ITMGEN-2337 - Leading with Architecture: Integrating Technology, Process and Culture (2013 London)Cisco, as a company, has embraced the concept of being “Architecturally led.” This has been a multi-year journey initially led by IT, but now being executed as a joint initiative with the business. Robbert Kuppens, IT Leader and CIO for Cisco EMEAR will share how an architectural approach has changed the way Cisco thinks, plans, and executes. Robbert will share not only our vision, but the frameworks, tools, and governance that have been implemented to support this initiative. Being Architecturally led is a natural evolution from our IT as a Service Organisation (ITaaSO) journey and has driven both operational excellence and service agility. Robbert will also share the processes and tools utilized to deliver consistent portfolio management supported by architectural roadmaps in combination with global and local/regional interlocks for global programs and local quick wins. Finally, he will share how architecture has become part of Cisco's DNA and how Cisco IT is now using its own practices in collaboration with key customers and Cisco Services.
BRKDCT-1661 - Expanding your Enterprise Application Ecosystem with Big Data (2013 Melbourne)Few technologies in IT today have as much promise and garner as much hype as big data. This session will help Data Centre operations teams move beyond the hype to understand what big data architectures can do, what they look like and why, how they work, their origins and current state of the art, and ultimately how to integrate them into the modern Data Centre infrastructure in a supportable, professional operational environment. After an introduction into the origins of technologies like Hadoop and the business problems they can solve, the session will detail cluster design principles and best practices from a network, compute, and application perspective, including compute node hardware selection (disk memory, CPU, etc.); network characteristics such as buffer, latency, bandwidth and oversubscription, etc., and their affects on the application; and a detailed view of how Hadoop in particular works with the hardware to provide resiliency and scalability. The session will cover various Cisco-based big data architectures including UCS C-series servers and Nexus 5000 Data Centre switches. The goal of the session is to demystify big data and associated technologies to help customers transition them "across the chasm" from rough-around-the-edges early adopter status to mainstream Data Centre operations.
BRKARC-3471 - Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture (2013 Melbourne)This session will explore the software architecture, core infrastructure, features, capabilities, and benefits of Cisco's NX-OS Data Centre operating system. Some of the key areas covered will include NX-OS's High-Availability design, device virtualisation, command line interface, advanced features, development lifecycle, and multi-platform strategy. An high level understanding of switching platform infrastructure and networking technology is necessary to take full advantage of this session.
BRKSEC-2020 - Firewall Deployment (2013 Melbourne)This session addresses the Cisco ASA firewall and how it can be used to enforce security policy in the network. Common deployment scenarios are covered for both the ASA firewall appliance and the Cisco ASA Services Module, including routed (Layer 3), transparent (Layer 2) mode and High Availability. Pros and cons of each design are discussed in depth as well as case studies to highlight common deployments. This session will also cover in detail features in the latest firewall releases and how they fit into the network fabric, including Identity FW and Context. Participants should have a working knowledge of TCP/IP and understand general networking and packet flow. This session focuses on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASA Services Module operating as a firewall and does not cover any Cisco IOS based firewall or VPN solutions. This session provides requisite information complimentary to the BRKSEC-2021 Firewall Architectures session.
BRKEVT-3661 - Troubleshooting Video - TMS Provisioning Extension (2013 Melbourne)Currently with need for video conference on the move there is a significant focus on personal TelePresence. This session covers best practice to install/migrate TMS PE, In addition to covering off the configuration steps required to provision soft client and personal systems like ex/sx/mx series, this session will also cover troubleshooting of provisioning issues and few issues observed in field. It is assumed that attendees should have a good understanding of installing, administering, and operating of TMS & VCS should have basic understanding of SQL database, Microsoft windows and SIP protocol.
BRKSPG-3683 - Software Defined Networks (SDN) for Service Providers. A Practical Approach. (2013 London)Abstract: Content providers, mobile device vendors, application developers, consumers, and enterprise business are collectively driving operators to continually reinvent themselves. Consumer and business users are increasingly more mobile, and distributed as are the cloud-based services, applications, and content they wish to consume. Operators need to support a diverse customer base, distribute content and applications across multiple geographies, while offering secure, reliable, and consistent experiences to their users on any device at any location. Software Defined Networks (SDN) has emerged as a potential solution to this broad new set of customer and user challenges. This session will provide a discussion of the key technologies and involved to employ SDN to enhance the operator network infrastructure and application environment to enable agile new business models.
BRKARC-3980 - Introduction to IOS-XR- Cisco's Next Generation Operating System (2012 San Diego)**The video for this session is unavailable.**
Cisco IOS XR is a highly available and modular OS designed for always-on operation of high-end routers e.g. CRS-1/3, ASR 9k and Cisco12k. This session provides an overview of IOS XR architecture, s/w installation, configuration of routing protocols (IGP and BGP), MPLS and Multicast Technologies along with comparison to IOS. This session is for engineers both in SP and Enterprise segments interested in learning and deploying IOS XR based networks.
COCSEC-3429 - Inside Cisco IT: Top Ten Risks with Cloud that will keep you Awake at Night (2012 San Diego)Against the backdrop of new economic realities, one of the larger forces that is affecting businesses worldwide is cloud computing. Security is the top concern for cloud adoption and expectations from the security staff are all time high to apply a defense-in-depth strategy to protect enterprises, thus giving them sleepless nights. In this presentation, Cisco infosec professionals will share the security challenges faced with cloud adoption at Cisco and other large enterprises. Authors have evaluated multiple cloud vendors for security and privacy risks. Authors also lead the OWASP Cloud -10 initiative that maintains the top ten list of security risks faced with Cloud computing and XaaS models.
COCEVT-3432 - Inside Cisco IT: Do’s, Don’ts and Lessons Learned during 5 Years of Video Deployment (2012 San Diego)Cisco is in a unique position with over 5 years of experience in deploying pervasive video across the enterprise. This session will provide insight into Cisco’s video strategy, including do’s, don’ts and lessons learned.
An overview of where Cisco IT is in the Video Enablement Lifecycle will be provided along with the steps taken to get there. In addition, you will learn Cisco IT’s best practices and what has worked well for video enablement such as architecture planning, employee governance policies around video entitlement, operational support and successful “Pay for Play” funding model. Other lessons learned will be uncovered to drive high user adoption rates for pervasive video and provide an optimum user experience.
ITMGEN-4640 - The Present and Future of Cloud and Data Center Technologies: Panel (2012 San Diego)Join John Manville, VP, IT, Global Infrastructure Services, and a panel of distinguished guests for an interactive discussion about what’s here now, and what will change in the future, around Cloud and Data Center technologies. In this session we will address the following compelling questions:
• Do private clouds aid in improving productivity? – in lowering costs?
• What technologies are companies using to build their clouds?
• How real is multi-tenancy? - elasticity?
• Should companies move up into the PaaS layer for automation? If so, how mature is the technology for this?
• How mature is technology relating to hybrid clouds?
• When should companies use public IaaS clouds? What are some examples?
• What are the staffing and operations skillset implications of cloud and new technologies?
ITMGEN-4634 - Running IT as a Business (2012 San Diego)Participate in an interactive discussion about transforming your IT organization into a business function. Cisco executives will share the challenges and opportunities that face Cisco IT as they implement an IT as a Service business model. Learn how to lead with an architecture strategy and adopt an operating model that provides the framework for change. Hear Sean put this all into context by providing examples of Cisco successes that demonstrate the relevance of IT in business today.
SIPSP-1147 - Monetizing the Cloud - Service Acceleration & Go-to-Market: Making it Work (2012 San Diego)This session opens with a review of Cisco go-to-market resources designed to accelerate adoption for cloud services including sales enablement, lead & demand generation and sales incentives. Go-to-market lessons learned and practices will be shared by Cisco and cloud service providers focused on ways of using Cisco resources to your advantage.
Please note that this is an all day program. Be sure to register for the other SIP sessions to attend the entire day.
PSONMS-1038 - Cisco Prime for Enterprise – Innovative Network Management (2012 San Diego)This 60 minute presentation will provide an update on Cisco Network Management Strategy – Cisco Prime and the Cisco Prime product portfolio. Cisco Prime is built upon a network services centric foundation and set of common attributes to deliver an innovative product portfolio to simplify the management and deployment of Cisco services, technologies and platforms. The Cisco Prime portfolio consists of three key categories; Prime Infrastructure – a solution providing end-to-end lifecycle management of wireless and wired infrastructure management, Prime Collaboration – delivers a complete solution for managing voice and video services and Prime Assurance – complete end-to-end visibility for troubleshooting and diagnosing end-to-end performance and improving application and end-user experience.
BRKPCS-4385 - Network Management for Today’s Networks by Ipswitch (2012 San Diego)Network management has evolved over the years and today’s networks are very complex. Ipswitch Senior Product Manager Brian Jacobs will explain the underlying concepts of network monitoring and give a detailed explanation of network management technologies at the system, network, service/application, and user levels. The session will cover the information needed to right-size your network management solution and choose a solution that best meets your organization’s needs without breaking your IT budget. The session will also discuss common challenges and important considerations when designing a holistic network management solution.
A chief engineer from LodgeNet, the largest worldwide deployment of WhatsUp Gold monitoring over 25,000 devices across 2.8 million hotel rooms across North America, will be a featured speaker at this session. LodgeNet will provide real-world context to the technology discussions and explain how a properly sized and configured management solution can reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and decrease the overall stress on network administrators.
BRKNMS-1036 - Simplify Network Management and Reduce Operational Costs with Cisco Prime (2012 San Diego)In this session you will learn about Cisco network management strategy; Cisco Prime for Enterprise. Cisco Prime for Enterprise is built upon a network services management foundation and a set of common attributes. The network services management foundation provides a “top-down” approach to efficiently plan, deploy, and manage the network from a business and end-user perspective. The common attributes provide a consistent operational experience across the product portfolio including an intuitive workflow-oriented interface. Cisco Prime simplifies network operations integrating Cisco best practices and automating lifecycle processes to improve operations efficiency, reduce errors, and make the delivery of services more predictable.
Cisco Prime supports integrated lifecycle management of networks, services, and endpoints for Cisco Borderless Network, Data Center, and Collaboration architectures with end-to-end assurance. It helps IT departments achieve:
• Improved operational efficiencies: Reduce network errors, speed troubleshooting, and improve the delivery of services while making the network more predictable.
• Reduced operating expenses: Speed deployments, minimize IT staffing, and reduce training requirements with easy-to-use tools, workflows, and automated best practices that simplify network management.
• Lower capital expenditures: Make the most of network investments through converged management and cross-integration with existing operations, systems, and northbound processes.
• Enhanced levels of service: Provides end-to-end visibility for service aware networking and assurance for simplified troubleshooting and predictable service delivery.
The session will also include use cases that will demonstrate the value of Cisco Prime and how it will help improve the productivity of your IT staff and reduce network downtime.
BRKSEC-2050 - Secure Mobility (2012 San Diego)People are now accessing corporate resources from a host of different locations using multiple devices and they expect on-demand and seamless access to company data to conduct their business. A well-designed remote access solution improves productivity, decreases downtime, cuts support costs and ensures employee satisfaction. However, the ubiquitous access creates huge security risks for the organization. It is very easy to lose confidential data and it is very difficult to ensure the right level of authorization and access control. The IT administrator has to strike a balance to ensure security without affecting the user experience.
The industry leading Cisco ASA Remote Access solution is designed to solve these challenges. In this session, we will lead with the various connectivity options including the Cisco AnyConnect Client and the browser based Clientless SSL VPN. We will discuss the multiple advancements introduced to ensure seamless connectivity for the mobile users. Using a real-world example, we will cover the authentication and authorization options to enforce customized granular access controls.
We will then focus on desktop and mobile platforms and discuss the security policy including device posture, network access controls and threat mitigation. We will also cover the deployments to protect mobile users from web-based threats using Cisco Web Security Appliance and Cisco ScanSafe Cloud based solutions.
At the end of the session, attendees will gain an understanding of various security technologies available on the Cisco ASA platform to enable secure access to the mobile users.
Technical topics covered: Cisco ASA Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, Clientless SSL VPN, Posture Assessment, Mobile Device access, Cisco Web Security.
BRKNMS-2202 - Ethernet OAM – Technical Overview and Deployment Scenarios (2012 San Diego)This breakout covers the latest advances and the value proposition of Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (E-OAM) protocols to Enterprise and Service Provider customers
With the increased adoption of Ethernet services, Ethernet OAM is a key requirement for their success and continued growth
The session provides a technical overview of the E-OAM standards developed by IEEE, ITU-T and MEF. The following protocols will be covered: Connectivity Fault Management (CFM – IEEE 802.1ag), Ethernet Link OAM (IEEE 802.3ah), ITU-T Y.1731, Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI – MEF 16) as well as OAM interworking functions
Deployment scenarios and best practices will be presented covering fault management (detection, verification, isolation, notification) and performance management (delay, loss) of Ethernet services
BRKEWN-3011 - Troubleshooting Wireless LANs (2012 San Diego)This session discusses best practices for troubleshooting issues prior and during TAC engagement. We will cover the most commonly requested information (usually missing at time of TAC case creation), case handling, and other information. We will also cover proper case & bug severities, escalation paths, and the right way to escalate issues when development engagement is necessary. Some advanced debugging and configuration topics will also be covered.
BRKARC-1005 - Virtual Experience Infrastructure (VXI) for Government and Education (2012 San Diego)As government and education IT leaders attempt to keep up with the rising costs of providing flexible desktop environments for their users while responding to the demands of an increasingly mobile constituency, remote and virtual work environments are natural solutions. Cisco’s Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) is designed to help public sector organizations deliver the next generation virtual workspace by unifying virtual desktops, voice, and video.
Join us for this VXI design session and hear infrastructure strategies directly from IT leaders and learn about the critical success factors that allowed them to address desktop management, security, policy, and desktop delivery issues and gain control of desktop TCO.
You’ll also get an inside look of VXI, including:
• Project strategies and lessons learned
• Considerations on how to plan, design and deploy VXI
• Key ecosystem partnerships with Citrix and VMware
• Sizing guidelines and deployment models
This informative session will be based on validated designs and filled with practical suggestions on ensuring productivity, accessibility, security, and cost savings through desktop virtualization.
BRKCCT-2015 - Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (2012 San Diego)Learn how to take a logical approach to troubleshooting Cisco Unified Contact Center Express problems by applying basic troubleshooting methodology, solution management, and best practices. Gain a better understanding of the version 8.0/8.5 product changes as they relate to troubleshooting and serviceability. Examine how CAD Desktop Recording and CAD Desktop Monitoring works, as well as CAD Agent Email, and how to troubleshoot these features using proper knowledge and tools required to narrow down and resolve problems. Attendees should be familiar with installation, configuration, and operation of a Cisco Unified Contact Center Express solution.
BRKAPP-3006 - Advanced Troubleshooting Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) (2012 San Diego)This session provides troubleshooting techniques for analyzing the health and performance of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). The session begins with an overview of the various Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) hardware platforms, followed by key system health and liveliness indicators. An analysis of common WCCP issues and their resolution is followed by discussion of the WAE auto-discovery process, including tips and techniques for analyzing optimized traffic using packet capture utilities. The session then provides a detailed analysis of transport optimizations, including connection counters and performance. Particular focus is given to understanding system performance. Common issues with application acceleration such as CIFS, NFS, SSL, MAPI and video streaming. This session is intended for network engineering and operations support personnel responsible for deploying and supporting Cisco WAAS.
BRKCRT-8303 - Performing a Wireless Site Survey: tips and tricks (2012 San Diego)Join this session to learn how to perform a site survey and prepare for the Site Survey (CUWSS) exam. We will provide tips on how to start the survey, assess, survey and cover difficult areas (rate shifting areas, elevators, stairs, etc). You will also learn how to avoid common survey flaws resulting in poor performances (ping pong effect, data rate drops, unexpected short-cuts, etc). You will also learn how to assess the network performances after the deployment, to test speeds, coverage and simulate dense network traffic with free tools.
ATE-CL213 - Wyse: Managing Mobility and a Changing Device Landscape (2012 London)The current trends for increased mobility, new devices and changing device ownership (BYOD) are creating real challenges for IT departments, whilst at the same time cloud computing services are opening up new flexible working horizons. This webinar will address these trends and show how a strategy based on current cloud client and management technology enables secure, simple, and flexible access to services, also keeping IT in a leadership position within the organisation
BRKSPG-2605 - End to End Security in a Hosted Collaboration Environment (2012 San Diego)Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) transpires a new computing paradigm for Service Providers. HCS utilizes distributed computational resources and supporting network infrastructure to enable dynamically configurable services that meets end user needs. The collaborative structure of the HCS cloud enables SPs to provide several valuable services such as Voice, Video, Presence/IM, Mobility, Unified messaging, Conferencing/Webex, and Telepresence to their corporate customers.
Traditionally Service Providers implement network security in multiple layers within the end-to-end solution. These could be data center virtual access layer, aggregation layer, core, Provider Edge (PE), and at the customer premise. With SP’s providing Hosted Collaboration services, to corporate customer such as Banks, Wall Street firms and DOD there are new security concerns like encryption and authentication even for simple voice and video calls. For Service Providers, this adds additional complexity due to SIP endpoints and other gateways that uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a transport protocol, instead of TCP and UDP.
This presentation will address how Service Providers can make these components work together and provide services in a secured and non-secured environment to a wide variety of corporate customer. This session will also provide performance evaluation for collaboration services that Service Provides can offer other in both secure and non-secure environments.
BRKSPM-2300 - EPC in LTE Networks: Design, Deployment, and References (2012 San Diego)Cisco is a leader in mobile packet core technologies, and has been aggresively working with Tier 1 Mobile Operators to deploy EPC in LTE networks globally. This session will cover design and deployment practices, as well as provide customer reference information. It will include deeper topics with regards to traffic optimization, integrated use of DPI, and session continuity across networks, as well as intelligent services for 4G.
BRKPCS-4380 - Managing and Monitoring Service Delivery on Cisco UCS. (2012 San Diego)The distributed nature of virtualization and Cisco UCS environment along with the dependency on a set of core technologies working in symphony, make visibility into the underlying components a critical part of ensuring quality of service. Splunk provides reports, dashboards and correlations make it simple to analyze your Deployment from the UCS blades, to the hypervisor all the way down to the attached storage and the applications being delivered. In this session we will review how Splunk can be used to monitor and manage the most mission critical applications and services in your organization running on UCS.
BRKAPP-2005 - Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) (2012 San Diego)Due to poor performance for remote employees, application owners have resorted to distributing their compute resources, implementing terminal services, or rewriting the applications. These options are costly in terms of capital investment, licenses, data protection, engineering, and operations. In addition, IT organizations have been asked to cut costs through consolidation and virtualization. Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) enables consolidation, data protection, simplified operations, and lower ownership costs for applications and the network. This session will show how to leverage Cisco WAAS for application acceleration, server virtualization through the virtual blade technology, and data center to data center replication. Deployment topics will include WAAS tuning, sizing, network integration (WCCP and in-line), standard branch topologies, data center topologies, scaling, monitoring, and management best practices.
BRKCDN-1012 - Building a Graphical Web-based Application for Managing Cisco IOS Devices (2012 San Diego)Using features already included with Cisco IOS, it is possible to build
graphical, web-based applications for managing Cisco IOS devices. The features of Embedded Event Manager (EEM), IP Service Level Agreements (IP-SLA), and TCL scripting language make it possible. The resulting applications can be used for troubleshooting and monitoring and can be very flexible. Since the applications are web server-based, they are easy to deploy and do not require any software installation on the client side. The applications run entirely within Cisco IOS devices and no external devices are needed. The applications can be quicky customized to suit the needs of specific end users.
Examples will show different types of applications that may be created and can be used as starting points for new applications. One example will show the creation of IP SLA probes from a web page, which can then capture the history of results from the user-created probe. Next, the history is graphically presented in a line graph showing the results.
Another example demonstrates the ability to configure different types of MPLS tunnels. The tunnels may be shut down or brought up, and the tunnels are presented graphically. The tunnels change colors depending upon their current up or down state. Finally, the user can initiate a ping across the tunnels and graphically present a line graph showing the results.
BRKCRS-3035 - Advanced Enterprise Campus Design: Virtual Switching System (VSS) (2012 San Diego)This advanced level session features highly innovative option for campus network design. New design option focuses on the impact of using a Virtual Switching System Design. Leveraging Cisco three tier campus model, this innovative technology will examine the newest and groundbreaking concept of virtual switch in Cisco's hierarchical multilayer networks. The Virtual Switching design fundamentally changes how network is designed with the innovation of eliminating loops in L2 networks whilst enhancing resiliency and providing fast convergence. The session covers the best practices of designing, deploying and configuring VSS in core and distribution covering L2 and L3 designs. This session is applicable to any attendees who are responsible for the design, deployment and operation and management of enterprise campus network. It is highly recommended to attend BRKRST-2031 Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Fundamentals and BRKRST-3032 - Advanced Enterprise Campus Design: Resilient Campus Networks or having a good knowledge of multilayer campus design and the relevant campus technologies such as spanning tree and routing protocol family as well as weakness in the traditional design that this session addresses via emerging design options.
BRKSPG-2204 - Building Carrier Ethernet Services Using Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit Framework (2012 San Diego)This session provides an overview of Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) framework. A Cisco innovation that provides consistency, service awareness, flexibility and increased scalability for Carrier Ethernet and Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployments.
Fundamentals of Cisco EVC operation and configuration are covered in detail. The session also illustrates how the framework aligns with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) service attributes and definitions.
Finally, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and business services deployment use cases are covered.
Target audience for the session are Service Providers who plan to build or currently operate a Carrier Ethernet network servicing residential and business customers, and Enterprises considering data center interconnection using Carrier Ethernet services.
ATE-CL102 - NetApp: FlexPod: Cloud Agility from NetApp and Cisco (2012 Melbourne)Winning organizations depend on IT to enable business flexibility and agility. A pre-validated cloud architecture can enable IT to deliver on this promise. Attend this session and learn how, FlexPod, a proven validated cloud architecture from NetApp and Cisco, can enable data centers to become more dynamic and respond to ever-changing business requirements.
BRKUCC-2100 - Designing and Deploying IP Video Telephony Networks (2012 San Diego)Video is the new voice in Unified Communications. Cisco Unified CM makes Video telephony as simple as Voice. Video telephony integrates in existing IP telephony networks seamlessly; this provides users many of the functionalities they have used for Voice communications, providing key benefits for Enterprises. This session covers Cisco Unified Communications Manager video-related capabilities; it discusses the new Cisco IP Phones with video and their deployments. It includes QoS guidance, which protocols are used (H.323, Skinny Control Client Protocol [SCCP], and SIP), how to integrate existing videoconferencing equipment, and which applications and endpoint solutions offer integrated video features. This session also includes the interoperability of Cisco Unified Communications Manager with the Cisco VCS, Cisco IOS Software Gatekeeper, and discusses the functionality of SIP-based systems. Attendees will then be able to understand the best practices for Video and how to Design and deploy IP Video telephony in their Organization.
BRKCRS-2031 - Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Principles (2012 Melbourne)This session features best practices for deploying the Cisco Multilayer Campus Model with an emphasis on high availability. It focuses on the technology alternatives related to an enterprise campus network. The session contains design and implementation guidance on technology and protocol alternatives like NSF/SSO, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices for optimising an enterprise campus network to support today's business applications. This session is for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of enterprise campus networks. Introductory knowledge of Spanning Tree, routing protocols, and LAN switching is recommended.
BRKEWN-2069 - Managing an Enterprise WLAN with Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) (2012 Melbourne)This session focuses on Network Control System (WCS) as a deployment, management, and troubleshooting tool for Cisco Unified Wireless Networks. Attendees are required to have familiarity with basics of WCS installation; topics covered in this session are, but not limited to: deployment options with WCS (templates, auto-provisioning); operational insights, system dashboards, trends, alarms; drill-downs, cross-linked intuitive workflows to monitor client related information; enhanced reporting interface design and customisation abilities.
BRKVIR-2011 - Deploying Services in a Virtualised Environment (2012 Melbourne)Server Virtualisation is changing the way Data Centre have been designed, deployed. This session will discuss the impact of server virtualisation when deploying services like firewall, load balancing or WAN and application optimisation services. We will discuss the concept of vPath and how the service enforcement is taking place by vPath The session will introduce the Nexus 1000V Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) that provides enhance security for the virtualized environment. Technical architecture and feature capabilities of VSG will be discussed and how to design into the virtualised environment.
BRKVIR-2010 - Cisco VXI and End to End Architecture (2012 Melbourne)Cisco Virtualisation Experience Infrastructure (VXI) is an end-to-end validated desktop virtualisation system that bring together Cisco's three Architectures (Borderless Networks, Data Centre Virtualisation and Collaboration) to deliver a differentiated and optimised user experience inside the virtualised desktop. The VXI system comprises mandatory and optional components from both Cisco and third-party technology partners. Mandatory components are those that provide the basic foundation for a virtualised desktop deployment A VXI configuration includes these components: Compute (Cisco) - Hypervisor (Technology Partner) - VDI Desktop Software (Technology Partner) - Storage (Technology Partner) - Endpoints (Cisco) - Networking (Cisco) - Collaboration Applications (Cisco) This session will provide design considerations and guidelines for deploying an end to end Virtual eXperience Infrastructure (VXI). It is designed to offer technical information to the networking professional planning to deploy a VXI system.
BRKCOM-2005 - UCS Fabric and VM's - Extending the FEX Direct to VM's in UCS (2012 Melbourne)Cisco's Fabric Extender (FEX) technology has revolutionised Data Centre networks. The Nexus 2000/Nexus 5000 FEX architecture provides unmatched scale and simplicity by allowing HUNDREDS of physical hosts to be connected to a Nexus 2000/Nexus 5000 Distributed Modular switch. Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology on UCS now extends the simplicity and elegance of the FEX architecture all the way to the virtual machine and allows THOUSANDS of VMs to be connected to the UCS Distributed Modular switch. VM-FEX uses pre-standard 802.1Qbh to eliminate hypervisor based software switching and to extend UCS Fabric Interconnects logical ports all the way to the VMs. A fabric extender architecture that includes VM-FEX collapses virtual and physical networking infrastructure on to the same UCS Distributed Modular switch. This architecture enables customers to treat ALL network traffic consistently and significantly enhances their ability to monitor and troubleshoot virtual machine traffic. During this session you will learn about the benefits, the best practices and the design considerations for Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) on UCS.
BSACOL-1002 - Implementing an Integrated Solution for Enterprise Mobility and Collaboration (2013 Orlando)Mobility is critical to any enterprise collaboration strategy. Mobility was ranked the 2nd most important priority in Gartner's annual CIO survey - up from 12th priority just 3-4 years ago. Mobilizing your collaboration investments is no small task. It is an enterprise wide project that involves people, processes and technologies. It is essential that companies have an integrated strategy to connect their business imperatives to mobile collaboration business transformation opportunities.
In this session you will learn best practices and key considerations for developing an integrated mobility and collaboration architecture including: 1) Evaluating technology options such as device/app/content management, wireless infrastructure, virtualization, remote access, reporting and analytics 2) Refining existing processes such as defining compliance, eligibility, rate and reimbursement policies 3) Taking into account people considerations such as enforcing EULA and mobile usage policies.
BRKRST-2304 - Hitchhiker's Guide to Troubleshooting IPv6 (2013 Orlando)Are you about to deploy IPv6 in your network ? Afraid that you do not have enough experience yet ? Do not panic! In this session we will follow the recommended outside-in deployment model, starting from Internet Edge, and then going towards the Access Edge and the hosts stacks themselves - and highlight the tricky areas based on the previous practical deployment experiences. Join us for a 2 hour cadence across the broad range of topics including SLB, NAT64, Routing, WLC, FHS, and the end host behaviour.
BRKSPV-2018 - App Development with the Videoscape Open API (2013 Orlando)Until now, the SP Video service comprised of delivery to a STB provided by the SP in a very closed and vertical model - recently, adding support for unmanaged devices like iPads etc have opened this out, but the APIs are still closed and only available by the SP developers. This session explores an open web-services-based open API available to all developers for all devices. We will walk through coding expamples on how a developer can access content and metadata from a SP's video system to provide a rich companion app for multiple devices.
BRKUCC-1350 - Edge Security, Policy Enforcement Challenges & *The* Solution! (2013 Orlando)A new compelling Service offering by Cisco Advanced Services that enables Enterprise-wide voice policy enforcement across Network Edge (SIP, CUBE, TDM) providing protection against: Voice fraud and toll theft Phone-based social engineering schemes TDoS (telephony denial of service) attacks Harassing/threatening calls Unauthorized voice line access into data network resources Voice service misuse, abuse, and data leakage Voice protocol intrusion into data resources Other voice network threats and restricted traffic This service also offers real time Collaboration Policy Enforcement/management for SIP/CUBE
BRKSPM-2001 - Deploying Service Provider Wifi (2013 Orlando)SP Wifi has emerged as the answer for both mobile operators who want to offload data as well as for traditional SPs (ILECs & Cable Operators) who want to provide seamless user experience between wired and wireless subscribers. This session will walk through the different architecture models of SP Wi-Fi networks as well as provide the practical aspects of design and deployment for both mobile operators who want integration into 3G/4G Mobile Packet Core and cable operators who desire Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC). Main topics will include Access, Backhaul, Authentication/Authorization, Address Allocation, Session Management, Redundancy/Load Balancing, Accounting/Billing/Policy, Web Portals, Mobility, Network & Subscriber Management. We will provide the right amount of detail by using call flow, relevant configuration samples and packet traces for you to walk away with a very good idea of what is involved in designing and deploying an end-to-end SP Wifi network.
PSOIoT-2000 - How will the Internet of Things Help your Business? (2014 San Francisco)As part of our Internet of Everything strategy to connect people, process, data and things, Cisco is leading the way in connecting the previously unconnected billions of sensors collecting massive amounts of data that will affect nearly every aspect of our lives. This new market is called the Internet of Things, and blends IT with operations technology (OT) in a way that has never been possible before. As a result, organizations must take a holistic approach to how all their technology is managed, and must evolve from proprietary to open standards. An evolution of disparate, industry- and application-specific legacy protocols to IP is fundamental, and affords significant benefits in terms of lower TCO and greater security of operations (i.e., centralization, manageability).
BSACOL-1590 - Architecture for Collaborating Outside the Firewall (2014 San Francisco)For too long enterprises have been lagging the consumer world with regards to collaborative experiences, although internal collaboration is catching up, collaborating outside the firewall is still low fidelity voice and e-mail, why can I video chat with my 4 year old but not with that important client? Can I boost sales, build relationships faster with video? Learn how to use Cisco Collaboration to break outside of the firewall, we'll take several business case studies and show real world use of Cisco collaboration technologies incorporating, Expressway, Webex Enabled TelePresence, Jabber Guest, Remote Expert.
BRKCCT-2054 - Advanced CCE Scripting with Precision Routing (2013 Orlando)This session covers contact center scripting for Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE). Specifically it will focus on Precision Routing (PR) - a key new feature in UCCE 9.0. The session will detail some of the new features of PR such as the dynamic Precision Queue (PQ) node, PQ agent ordering, steps, and dynamic runtime step evaluation using Consider If. It will also touch upon other related topics such as best practices for agent attribute assignment, ideal agent utilization, and backup agent activation. The intended audience for this session are contact center administrators and business analysts who are looking to take advantage of PR in their scripting strategies. It assumes a working knowledge of UCCE scripting and a familiarity with PR.
PSOEWN-2003 - Connected Mobile Experiences - Under the Hood (2013 Orlando)This session will provide an update on the latest in Cisco wireless: Connected Mobile Experiences and Mobility Services Engine technology. It will include the latest updates in the Mobility Services Engine 8.0 release, as well as advances in partner technology that delivers additional location-aware mobile services. We will also discuss some of the use cases with customers we are working with currently.
PSOCRS-2001 - Cisco Catalyst 6500: What's Next (2013 Orlando)The Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches are the backbone of enterprise campus switching infrastructure. In this session we will discuss with you new innovations in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 switching product family. We will provide the latest information on rich network services, performance and scale as well as the roadmap direction of Cisco Catalyst 6500 to help you plan for your switching infrastructure for the near future.
BRKRST-2814 - Enterprise Network Design Trends & Principles (2014 San Francisco)What are some of the significant trends that will impact Enterprise Network Designs? Will these trends change the fundamental principals we use in performing best-practices enterprise network design? This session will start with a quick look at some significant enterprise network trends. Followed by the key concepts we use to design and deploy networks for maximum agility, (respond to changing requirements); maximum performance; fast convergence and superior reliability. Each topic will be accompanied by a brief explanation and justification, (the reasons) for these methods and best practices. Topics include: Layers of Abstraction; Creating Healthy Boundaries; Modularity; Hierarchy; Places in the Network; Topologies; Influence of New technology.
BRKSPG-2684 - ASR9000: The Universal Cloud Gateway (2013 Orlando)Service providers, enterprises and small businesses are looking for cloud solutions to solve some of their biggest business and technology challenges including reducing costs, creating new levels of efficiency, and facilitating business models that drive revenue growth. The goal of the session is to describe ASR9000 positioning as a Universal Cloud Gateway in Cisco�s architecture to enable cloud services. Participants will learn the key technology building blocks of ASR9000 cloud solutions including ASR 9000 Hardware/Software foundation, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) transport technologies, virtualized services infrastructure and Cisco PNE. The focus of the session is on ASR9000 DCI transport technologies:
� VPLS based Cisco Validated Design based on VPLS, including enhancements with PBB-VPLS and ICCP based VPLS multi-homing
� Evolution with PBB-EPVN
BRKCRS-2888 - Converged Access Design Options (2013 Orlando)In this session, attendees will learn the latest design options for Converged Access deployments - bringing together the best of wired and wireless networking using Cisco's new Catalyst 3850 access switching platform.
This session will provide insight into Converged Access design options and deployment methods, and provide information on Quality of Service functionality, security capabilities, and more - all inherent in the Converged Access solution.
Attendees at this session will gain greater awareness of how to utilize Converged Access in their own Branch and Campus networks, and a greater understanding of the various approaches for Converged Access deployment.
BRKSPM-2003 - SDN for Service Provider (2014 San Francisco)Our existing Cisco Quantum WAN bandwidth planning and optimization tool aka MATE is evolved by adding control/ programming capabilities for WAN controller. In this session participants will not only learn about MATE but all new features and capabilities to support SDN, which can be used for infrastructure awareness for SDN leading to: new services (bandwidth on demand, bandwidth calendaring, demand engineering), global visibility and rapid service velocity.
BRKEVT-2816 - Conductor Deployment Scenarios (2014 San Francisco)**The video for this session is unavailable.**
Cisco Telepresence Conductor completely transforms multiparty conferencing. It allows easy management of MCU's and TPS.It provides an administrator greater control in designing conferencing availability to cater to different levels of service and different geographical locations. Due to the wide range of products that conductor can integrate with and the various design options available for Conductor deployment, it can be challenging for an administrator to pick the most suitable option for their enterprise video. This session will cover the various options that are available for conductor deployment like integration with CUCM/VCS, deployment best practices and some tips on choosing the best Conductor deployment strategy.
BRKGS-2529 - 5 Successful VM Data Protection Strategies on UCS (2014 Milan)VMware and Hyper-V environments demand the best options for data protection that deliver the quickest RTOs, the most RPOs and the richest list of recovery options; both on-site and leveraging cloud technologies. This 20-minute session will highlight 5 key ways VM data protection can be done well when running on Cisco UCS. Join Rick Vanover from Veeam Software to see:
-How key virtualization frameworks aid data protection strategies with vSphere and Hyper-V
-How to design a data protection strategy with Cisco UCS
-Why Cisco UCS enhances VM data protection strategies
Please note that the session length is 20 minutes.
BRKEWN-2666 - IPv6 on WiFi: You talk too much! NOT anymore. (2014 Milan)IPv6 on the link is by default chattier than IPv4. This may discourage IPv6 deployment in larger WiFi installations. In this session we will take a close look at the "chatty" protocols and their interactions: MLD, ND, mDNS. We will explore how these interactions can be controlled by tuning the configurations on the gateways and WLC. We will cover the emerging best practices to achieve the media usage similar to that of IPv4, as well as some troubleshooting experiences. The intended audience of this session is the specialists who deal with planning, deployment and operation of the WiFi networks. This session is based on the practical experience gained by implementation and operation of large-scale networks like CiscoLive.
BRKSPG-2804 - Building out Scalable Cloud Architectures for a Service Provider using Open Source Technology (2014 San Francisco)The Cloud paradigm provides the service provider with the opportunity to offer a vast range of capabilities and sevices to market. These capabilities require the support of an architecture model which can scale to the required rate of innovation, service demand and increase in operational complexity. Many service providers are now looking beyond what vendors can provide with of out of the box technology components to augment their Cloud architectures and are looking towards Open Source Technologies to fill the gap. This session will provide participants with an understanding of architectural concepts and solution approaches available to get started building a scalable Cloud service provider architecture. It will dive into the concepts that enable scale such as loose coupling, distributed, elastic and abstracted services and how components such as OpenStack and Ceph work with Cisco infrastructure such as UCS and Nexus to provide the foundation for service provider scale. You will leave this session armed not only with the knowledge of key concepts and approaches to scale, but also with examples on success and failures of different approaches from a leading Cloud Service Provider, Telstra.
BRKNEG-1211 - GRUPO DICE - Mejore la Eficiencia Energética y Descubra los Beneficios de la Nube (2013 Cancun)El acelerado ambiente de los negocios de hoy día, requiere de tiempos rápidos para implementar nuevas aplicaciones, mejorar la eficiencia energética y descubrir los beneficios que el computo en la nube puede ofrecer; dada la importancia que el desempeño de su centro de datos tiene en su negocio, estas demandas pueden ser abrumadoras. Acompáñenos para descubrir la mejor manera de atender estos temas y conozca de primera mano resultados de investigaciones recientes sobre la nube.
BRKDCT-1302 - APIC and Nexus 9000: Network Programmability and Automation (2014 San Francisco)The business demands for flexible, simplified and automated IT workflows are driving the need for programmability in network devices. This requirement also means that network engineers must add this new skill to their toolboxes. This session will focus on the different tools available to enable programming in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for your Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Fabric, and the tools available in Nexus 9000 for programming on your standalone switches. Different use cases for these platforms will be discussed, with code samples, execution and best practices shared.
BRKCRT-1001 - CCNA Preparation (2014 San Francisco)This two hour Technical breakout session will prepare participants to attempt the CCNA Routing and Switching exam or the ICND 1 and ICND 2 exams. This a session that addresses the technologies and concepts emphasized in the CCNA Routing and Switching track. It is also targeted for those candidates who have not taken a Cisco exam previously. Topics included are review of the exam topics for the three exams. It will show the various types of questions that could appear on the exam. Some recommended best practices for taking the exam.
BRKSPG-2445 - Network Function Virtualization and how it will impact your network (2014 Milan)Given the amount of buzz around "Network Function Virtualization" or "NFV", it is hard to believe that the term is less than 14 months old. There are good reasons for this buzz, as NFV has the potential to change the way networks are built and managed through use of cloud concepts to support network functions. This session examines all aspects of NFV and is split into three sections. The first section defines the concept, the standards status and looks at the technology enablers and why it has come to the fore in the last year or so. The second section outlines the key building blocks needed to implement NFV in the real world. Finally the third section outlines a number of NFV use cases that either Cisco or the industry generally are working on.
ITMGEN-4118 - How to Make The Leap To IPv6 (2014 San Francisco)This session will focus on how to deploy IPv6 on internal and customer-facing networks. Topics explored will include business and technical drivers, successes and challenges, and lessons learned (so far). The session examines various IPv6 transition technologies, as well as different 'places in the network', including LAN, WAN, data center, and DMZ. Attendees will gain a better understanding of IPv6 deployment strategies and challenges that can apply in their own environments.
ITMGEN-4115 - Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World (2014 San Francisco)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 learn how you can prepare your teams leveraging Cisco’s new security model and offerings to address your customers’ biggest security problems.
BRKSEC-2009 - What the Network Engineer Needs to Know About Cloud Security (2014 San Francisco)Before the cloud boom, there were virtualization, storage, networking (WAN/LAN) and data center engineers. However, the growing demand for cloud services has created a need for network engineers and architects who understand the language of cloud and its security implications. Because so much is being delivered via the cloud, there are more targets for security and network engineers to worry about. Data is increasingly being migrated to public cloud environments requiring new approaches to networking and security. Additionally, as end users increasingly utilize more devices to access data in the cloud both the application delivery process and the way they securely interconnect with the cloud must be understood by the network engineer. This session will also focus on new control frameworks and next-generation technologies that can optimally protect cloud-facing resources. The target audience for this session are network, security and data center engineers and administrators. The attendees will also benefit from the following session: BRKSEC-2205 Security and Virtualization in the Data Center.
Note: New title, abstract and US presenter.
Was previously (Securing Cloud Computing)
As Cloud Computing continues to change the landscape of IT services globally with technologies such as virtualization and multi-tenancy; the fundamental ways to access and use applications as well as data are changing. Securing confidential data mandates a fresh look at building the risk profile in the Cloud Computing world. As enterprises seek to define a clearer understanding and addressing of the security issues in the Cloud Computing world, clearly identifying risk exposures and mitigation strategies is likely to result in a multi-pronged approach that requires a thorough understanding of the underlying infrastructure and application architectures in order to appropriately leverage cloud computing services securely. This breakout session will cover as an overview what are the Cloud Security concerns and what are the potential solutions to mitigate the security threats through Cloud Security Services, Securing Cloud Access and Securing Cloud Infrastructure. This session is for security specialists that want to get a cloud overview. Configuration details will not be covered in this session.
ITMGEN-4101 - Becoming a Breakthrough Communicator (2014 San Francisco)Becoming a Breakthrough Communicator is a highly interactive, 2 ½-hour workshop designed to teach participants how to create powerful content with a listener-centered story flow to get the results they want in their key conversations and communications.
- Learn all you can about the listeners’ world
- Plan clear and compelling, listener-centric content and messages
- Put your content and messages into a story flow for high comprehension and interest
- Speak with confidence and authenticity
2 ½-Hour Workshop
• Know the listener’s world. Learn from comments made by executives regarding what they
need in a message and how they want it delivered.
• Create listener-centric messages specific to the participant’s desired business results.
• Identify and practice Executive Presence skills while delivering listener-centric messages.
• Better understand the power and use of vocal variety and energy.
• Demonstrate understanding and practice the new skills in break-out sessions.
BRKGS-2521 - Cisco and Citrix Strategic Alliance: 2014 (2014 Milan)Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office.
Cisco and Citrix recognize the transformation taking place in enterprise networks as companies support more mobile, anytime, anywhere access to enterprise applications. As a result, we’re capitalizing on the opportunity to align and deliver unique solutions for mobile workstyles and cloud services. By combining Cisco’s industry leading compute, networking and collaboration capabilities with Citrix’s desktop virtualization software, the companies are delivering the industry’s first true rich-media virtual desktop solution, and expanding the partnership to include solutions specifically for Cloud Services, Cloud Networking and Mobile Workstyles.
In this presentation, you will learn about the strategic and technical integration that is powering these solutions to meet our customers’ challenges in increasingly dynamic environments.
Please note that the session length is 20 minutes.
BRKSEC-2061 - Cisco + SourceFire: Threat-Centric Security Approach (2014 San Francisco)To truly protect against all possible attack vectors, IT professionals must accept the nature of modern networked environments and devices and start defending them by thinking like defenders responsible for securing their infrastructure. Critical to accomplishing this is first understanding the modern threat landscape and how a threat-centric approach to security can increase the effectiveness of threat prevention. This technical session will provide a "how to" with the Sourcefire portfolio, provide an update on the Cisco and Sourcefire architecture and integration, and also detail current threats based on research from the Vulnerability Research Team. Roesch will also provide an overview of open source security and how it applies to enterprise environments. Security administrators and architects, CISOs and even CIOs will also benefit from learning about advanced malware protection and network security platform approaches that protect their environments across the attack continuum - before, during and after an attack.
COCDCT-3469 - Inside Cisco IT: The New Automated, Virtualized Cisco IT Data Center (2014 San Francisco)Cisco IT has fully migrated all its business applications to a new data center pair, based on the Cisco UCS and Nexus platform. Learn how Cisco IT migrated all its applications, including massive Oracle ERP apps, to an x86 blade platform. See the standard design supporting new Hadoop-based Big Data analysis in production; how automation is enabling fast, agile, inexpensive IaaS and PaaS services inside Cisco; and how this is enabling a full-service automated IT services portal for employees.
BRKARC-1007 - Cisco Healthcare Patient Focused Solutions (2014 San Francisco)Healthcare IT organizations are challenged to deliver technology that meets the ever escalating patient expectation. Cisco, and partners, have developed healthcare provider industry solutions to enable IT to meet these patient expectstions. Solutions include – the ability to virtually observe / monitor patients in an acute environment using collaboration technology, the ability to provide a “virtual front door” to a Healthcare organization leveraging contact center technology, the ability to leverage personal mobile technology to enhance the patient experience and finally – how interactive media can enhance / improve the patient experience.
BRKACI-2006 - Integration of Hypervisors and L4-7 Services into an ACI Fabric (2014 San Francisco)This session provides a technical introduction to how the ACI fabric handles single and multi-hypervisor environments, how the ACI controller provides integration into different VMMs for a single point of management for virtual network management as well as how the fabric integrates and automates both virtual and physical L4-L7 services.
Today's modern data centers are seeing an increased interest in adopting a multi-hypervisor strategy however management of these multiple virtual environments has largely been achieved through disparate tools, requiring manual co-ordination to physical infrastructure and/or intensive programmatic tooling. The Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is adopting an innovative approach to addressing these challenges, through normalization of different hypervisor encapsulations together with tight integration of the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) of choice, providing a single point of management for both physical and virtual network infrastructure. Additionally the ACI Fabric is taking an improved approach to integrating L4 -L7 services. By providing both NFV service insertion based on fabric policy as well as creating an open ecosystem automation framework the configuration and use of multi-vendor physical and virtual services within the ACI is greatly simplified.
This session provides a technical introduction to ACI's support for multi-vendor services (F5, Citrix, Cisco, …) and hypervisors (ESX/DVS, HyperV, KVM/OVS). This session assumes the attendees have a basic understanding of Virtual Machine, L4-L7 services and networking environments.
BRKEWN-2020 - Managing Policies for BYOD Network (2014 San Francisco)Learn how to address the growing wave of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) that have very real security implications as well as introduce some uniquely mobile challenges on the Enterprise wireless network. We will cover the value addition of an application aware wireless infrastructure and how to control these applications. Next, we will take a look at enabling services such as Airplay and AirPrint for the apple devices on the network. Prerequisite knowledge of 802.11 fundamentals is recommended
BRKNMS-2695 - Administration and Monitoring of the Cisco DataCenter with Cisco Prime DCNM (2014 San Francisco)Cisco Prime DCNM is the global solution for the management of the Cisco DataCenter, including both LAN, SAN and unified networks. DCNM provides a comprehensive set of management features across the whole range of NX-OS platforms, and down to the Virtual Machines. These features include the discovery, inventory, configuration and change management, NX-OS software management, template-based provisioning, proactive monitoring, performance monitoring and capacity planning, topology views and troubleshooting tools. New with DCNM 7.x, Power on Auto Provisioning, Cable Plans, and new high scale monitoring that supports, but can be used separately from Dynamic Fabric Automation is also addressed in this session. This session will explore those features and highlight some best practice methodology to get the most out of DCNM. A basic understanding of the underlying technologies is needed, together with some network management skills. Attendees will learn how to best plan, design, implement and operate DCNM.
BRKEWN-2018 - RF Standards Update (2013 Orlando)This session will focus on the emerging and future 802.11 standards that are currently being planned in the standardization and certification bodies. Get an inside view of what is happening in the industry and what the next wave in Wi-Fi will look like.
PSOSPG-1329 - IP Core Optimized for Internet of Everything (2013 Orlando)Next Generation Core Networks have to be programmable and flexible to accommodate the diverse demands of the age of "internet of everything". The traffic profiles of the future that include anything-to-anything connectivity need an optimized infrastructure to provide efficient transport. Cisco is at the forefront of innovation in IP Core, enabling a converged infrastructure that provides network optimization, reduces total cost of ownership and enables new monetization opportunities. In this session, customers will learn about the innovations leading to new monetization models that can help services providers better prepare for the next generation mobile and cloud infrastructure.
ITMGEN-3525 - Technology Directions: How Cisco Addresses Today and Tomorrow's Infrastructure Challenges (2013 Orlando)A day in the life of an enterprise CIO can be daunting- challenges such as managing complex environments, security and ongoing TCO pressures face us everyday. Addressing these challenges offer opportunities to significantly improve operations, productivity and have an impact on the bottom line if done successfully. This session will provide an insider's look at these challenges and offer strategies and technologies to maximize IT environments today and for the future.
BRKCOL-2114 - What you need to know about Webex Enabled TelePresence (2014 Milan)Cisco WebEx Enabled TelePresence is next generation of integrated TelePresence and WebEx collaboration experience. In this session we will discuss the architecture design and required solution components, scheduling interfaces, licensing and audio options. The session will also detail the different user experiences in terms of scheduling and participant experience while in a Webex Enabled TelePresence meeting. The session will be capped off live a live configuration of a Webex Enabled TelePresence environment. Participants will get a detailed step-by-step demonstration of the steps required to deploy Webex Enabled TelePresence. In the end all participants will be invited to join a Webex Enabled TelePresence call live in order to get a full understanding of the user experience.
COCDCT-3461 - Inside Cisco IT: Cisco IT's Application Centric Design for Cloud Services (2014 Milan)The Cloud is one of the fastest growing solutions today and the significance of the secure multi-tenant data center on business applications is increasing. Cisco IT is building an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for Cloud Computing. An ACI environment requires a holistic approach in managing and orchestrating network, server, storage and application resources within a data center and across multiple data centers. This enables Cisco IT to deliver a secure programmable infrastructure that anticipates application requirements and through policies delivers Software as Service offerings to Cisco Business Units. Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed today to orchestrate data center infrastructure and platforms to deliver business services. Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is designing next-generation application aware solutions and the new policy models required for this journey. Cisco IT is migrating all traditional applications to a radically simplified compute platform and programmable network. Application Centric Infrastructure will significantly reduce the network complexity and improve security, while reducing application deployment cycles. Cisco IT has aggressively deployed an internal private cloud with the goal of offering all IT services as self-service. Attendees will understand the TCO Cisco IT has achieved building Application Centric Infrastructure along with our existing UCS compute platform. Additionally we will share the experience and lessons learned from our journey transforming applications and platforms to an infrastructure aware architecture. Session highlights include:
Cisco IT’s adoption of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Application Centric Infrastructure Design
Unified Compute System
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Improved Application Security
Reducing data center and network operating costs
Driving higher utilization of existing servers
BRKGS-2520 - Bringing Intelligence to the Data Center (2014 Milan)The Cloud enabled Data Center requires synergy in across physical and logical layers. This session will reveal how Panduit is bringing intelligence to physical infrastructure with its DCIM and SmartZone portfolio.
Please note that the session length is 20 minutes.
BRKDCT-2385 - Cisco Next Generation Data Center Fabric / Data Center Fabric de Nueva Generación (2013 Cancun)This session provides an overview of Cisco Next Generation DC fabric technology. The session specifically covers the forwarding and control plane functions which are critical to the simplicity operation of the architecture in achieving scale, small failure domains and any app anywhere. The session also provides an overview of the architecture management functions, network orchestration capabilities and multi-tenancy details. This intermediate session is intended for network, design and operation engineers from Enterprises, Service Providers or Enterprise Hosting Service Providers.
PSOUCC-1001 - Everything you wanted to know about Cisco UC: Tips, Tricks, and little-known features (2013 Orlando)Do you have Cisco Unified Communications Manager but are only utilizing a small subset of the system?s capabilities? Are you looking for ways to more fully leverage and extend your Cisco UC environment? In this session, you will move beyond a basic understanding of Communication Manager?s well-known features and learn about several key high-value features and capabilities, such as video-enabled call flows, Extend & Connect, session management and SIP trunking, and call admission control. You will learn about core functionality that?s been in the system for several releases in additional to new features contained in release 9.0.
BRKDCT-2367 - OpenStack Deployment in the Enterprise / OpenStack - Implementaciòn en las empresas (2013 Cancun)OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system. More and more SP and Enterprise customers are looking for a top-to-bottom cloud stack that is rapidly deployable, open source based and does not break the bank and this is where OpenStack shines. This session will address common questions such as: What is OpenStack? Why should I use OpenStack in the Enterprise? How do I deploy OpenStack? The bulk of the session will focus on deploying OpenStack based on the Cisco OpenStack Edition starting from bare-metal provisioning all the way through the deployment of the controller and compute nodes as well as storage, and networking. A case study will be used to expand on topics such as multi-tenancy, quantum networking and application deployment. The use of open source and commercial tools such as Puppet will also be discussed. This session is very technical with a lot of configuration details.
CEWN-001 - Cisco Empowered Women's Network (2013 Cancun)TOMORROW starts here
Please join us at the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (Cisco EWN). This network is a global community of highly motivated professional women who connect at Cisco Live! and throughout the year to exchange thought leadership and grow their careers. It was launched at Cisco Live Orlando. An inclusive tomorrow starts here — and it starts with connecting you to successful and motivated women. Attend this exciting event and prepare to:
Get energized with our executive panel of Cisco and customer/partner leaders
Get inspired by “real and raw” role models
Únase a nosotros en la red de Cisco Empowered Women's Network (Cisco EWN). Esta red es una comunidad de mujeres profesionales altamente motivadas que se conectan en Cisco Live! y durante todo el año para el intercambio de liderazgo de pensamiento y hacer crecer su carrera. Se inició en junio en Cisco Live Orlando. Un mañana inclusive comienza aquí - y empieza conectando a mujeres exitosas y motivadas. Asista a este emocionante evento y prepárese para:
Energizarse con nuestro panel de ejecutivas de Cisco
Inspirarse con modelos reales a seguir
BRKSPS-2602 - EMC and Cisco: Transform Your Data Center With EMC VSPEX and Cisco Technology (2014 Milan)Deployment of private cloud can be a complex task – with VSPEX Proven Infrastructure it doesn’t have to be. This session will take an in-depth look at how VSPEX simplifies and accelerates private cloud deployment to support your most robust application SLAs. Understand the EMC and Cisco technology behind VSPEX, and learn about its benefits in real world terms – through actual an customer case study. Come to this session to learn what VSPEX can do for your business and what it has already done for others just like you.
BRKEWN-2014 - Cisco Meraki Cloud-Managed Wireless Solution (2014 Milan)Cisco Meraki's cloud-managed wireless solution provides administrators with the tools to implement scalable wireless networks enabling new business applications such as post-PC devices, mobile POS, and BYOD. This session will provide an intermediate level of information about the Cisco Meraki unique Cloud architecture, and a deep-dive into the wireless product line, including the latest 802.11ac offering. The presenter will provide live demonstrations and deployment strategies for key features platform, including client fingerprinting, layer 7 traffic shaping, location services, integrated MDM, and more.
BRKRST-2370 - IP Mobility Technologies (2014 Milan)Mobility is a very important current BUZZ topic in the industry. However, it is also a topic which means many different things depending on who speaks about it. This session will demystify what Mobility means and how network architectures and internet protocols deliver the ';mobility'; experience. An overview of Mobility use cases will be given and demonstrated to generate the participants feedback in the marketing exercise which consists of determining if such and such use case is a valid one the industry should be concerned of. This initial discussion will abstract the network architectures and focus on the user experience. The discussion will then refocus on current network architectures which deliver Mobility as it is mostly understood by many, hence Mobile Cellular and Enterprise WLAN architectures, highlighting protocols such as GTP, MIP/PMIP, and CAPWAP.
ITMGEN-3200 - Influencing the Business Equals Increased IT Value (2013 Orlando)IT has an increasingly critical role in driving technology innovation to deliver business value and results. How can IT become an influencer and drive the discussion and decisions made by the business? Cisco leaders will share insights into how to influence business counterparts and discuss multiplying the value you can bring through a new type of relationship.
PNLRST-4007 - Real Software Defined Networking Solutions: Optimize in an Open Network Environment - CiscoONE (2013 Orlando)How do you harness network intelligence via programmatic access to optimize business agility? Can the network be tied into emerging orchestration and automation frameworks that streamline complex provisioning tasks? Everyone wants greater extensibility and flexibility in leveraging their network, but how quickly will new technologies be adopted and how soon can you realize the benefits implied by software-defined networking solutions? Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the new principles, products and tooling for building, deploying, scaling and automating software defined networks. This will include discussion around new solutions offerings, real-world use cases and monetization potential with SDN, and overview multiple strategies for delivering on network programmability for your business, project and organization. Bring your hard questions & join us in this interactive and invigorating conversation!
BRKAPP-9000 - Introduction to Application Centric Infrastructure. (2014 Milan)This session is an intermediate session that provides detailed information on Application Centric infrastructure and the requirement to drive data center infrastructure based on application demands.
The methodologies behind application development and deployment are constantly changing. The current trends of massively scalable applications, cloud deployments and DevOps practices have placed new stresses on data center infrastructure. Infrastructure has become a bottleneck for application development, deployment and growth.Application Centric Infrastructure places the application center stage in the infrastructure design process and automates the configuration of the hardware underneath. This approach provides a platform for automation, orchestration and higher level system control while bridging the language barriers between development and infrastructure teams.
PSORST-2003 - Integrated Branch Services without Compromise (2013 Orlando)You don't have to trade off performance for rich services delivery anymore. Learn about the architectural advancements of the Cisco Enterprise routing portfolio that provides tighter integration of integrated services with significantly improved performance.
In this session, you will get a technical overview on how Cisco's new multi-core IOS XE architecture forwards packets and how the services virtualization layer allow you to run integrated services, such as Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Services (ASA) firewall, within the router just like they're on an appliance. You'll become the expert on this new flagship of the ISR portfolio and know more about the technology under the hood than anyone else you know.
PSORST-2333 - Next Generation Enterprise Routing Portfolio � Are you ready for the Challenge? (2014 Milan)Enterprise networking requirements have evolved over the past years with the changing business environment. There’s higher demand for video and collaboration capabilities, tremendous adoption of mobile and wireless services, as well as the rapid move towards cloud and virtualization. In this session, we’ll introduce the new Cisco ISR 4451-X and review the Cisco ASR 1000 and ISR G2 portfolios. This session will help you understand how these innovative Cisco Enterprise Routing products can prepare you for today’s IT challenges and next generation requirements.
BRKSDN-2777 - Open Network Environment (ONE) Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) (2014 San Francisco)The Open Network Environment Software Development Lifecycle (ONE SDLC) project brings IT techniques, for continuous integration and software development, to the world of network engineers.
Focused on the goal of fully automated end-to-end IT service delivery, the ONE SDLC uses DevOps concepts to marry different disciplines from the network and IT domains.
Through a combination of best practices, tools and sample projects, the ONE SDLC will help network engineers bring automation and programming techniques to their domain, and understand how to expose greater value from the network domain for their IT colleagues.
Using the ONE SDLC as a common frame of reference, network engineering and IT teams will be able to work together more efficiently with a greater understanding of each other’s respective domains.
This breakout session will provide examples of advanced development and tooling techniques based on the DevOPs VM, which combines simulated networks, development tools and fully automated samples.
BRKMPL-8624 - Introduction to MPLS VPNDuring the webinar, Cisco subject matter expert Nagendra Kumar will provide an introduction to MPLS VPN. During the live event he will discuss the common terminology, configuration, and best practices in setting up MPLS VPN networks.
To view additional related content such as the Q&A from the session, as well as the Ask the Expert Forum Event that followed the webcast, visit the Cisco Support Community Webcasts
BRKVIR-2014 - Architecting Scalable Clouds using VXLAN and Nexus 1000V (2014 San Francisco)Are the needs of Virtual Machine networking stressing your VLAN infrastructure? This session will discuss how to use VXLANs and the Nexus 1000V to architect highly scalable data center clouds. Multi-tenant Clouds drive the demand for large numbers of isolated layer 2 network segments. Deployment of cloned vApps with overlapping addresses drives the need for these network segments beyond what VLANs can provide. This session will show how VXLANs on the Nexus 1000V, can be used to provide efficient, dynamic on demand network provisioning. It will cover the requirements and design goals that went into shaping the solution, as well as VXLAN protocol operation, deployment scenarios, best practices and comparisons with other techniques.
BRKSPV-2951 - Lessons learned from the first deployment of an IPv6 IPTV system (2014 San Francisco)This talk describes the lessons learned from a recent deployment of an IPTV video delivery system into an IPv6-only network. It describes the deployment architecture, and then discusses the challenges overcome. The talk will briefly describe the SP network and the in-home network. The challenges begin with a description of the fairly mundane software changes required to enable IPv6-only operation in the lab - including the well-understood kernel build options, the middleware changes and the application layer changes to support IPv6. This was the easy part. The talk moves on to discuss the challenges that had to be overcome as the system was REALLY deployed. Among these challenges was the design considerations around Any Source Multicast / Source Specific Multicast, the algorithm used to select the local IPv4/IPv6 address on an IPv6-only system, the IPv6 prefix coloring high level design, and configuration of IPv6 prefix coloring in the field. The talk then describes how traditional CBR Video on Demand is carried; compared to how ABR VoD needs to be carried.
CPC-1000 - The Cisco Powered Cloud Day Program (2014 Milan)The Cisco Powered Cloud: Connecting Businesses and Providers
Please join us to gain insight into what business opportunities and challenges can be addressed with cloud. Our all-day program is designed to be a comprehensive track for organizations adopting cloud and providing cloud. You not only will learn from Cisco cloud leaders but also will hear from other industry leaders who are successfully taking advantage of the cloud with Cisco solutions.
• Part 1 - A World of Many Clouds and Infinite Opportunity • Part 2 - Cisco Cloud Portfolio – What’s New • Part 3 - Cisco IT Evolution: Embracing the Cloud Opportunity • Part 4 - Accelerating Cloud Services with Application Centric Infrastructure • Part 5 - Innovation Panel: Emerging Cloud Technology and Its Impact on Business • Part 6 - Cloud and Network Orchestration Management • Part 7A - “Cloud Adoption. Realities and Experiences” • Part 7B - Class Editori Journey to Cloud: Benefits and Expectations • Part 8A - Telecom Italia • Part 8B - Video Communication: A New Way of Working with Cloud and Video Technology
BRKRST-2021 - Comprehensive analysis on Service Provider offerings for Enterprise WAN (2014 Milan)This session is designed for Decision makers such as Enterprise and Network Architects and Network Designers working on Enterprise WAN and Metro networks who would like to understand availability of the Service Providers offerings, and how these services can be leveraged in Enterprise network design. With the evolution of technology and enhancements in Service Provider offerings, they offer a multitude of services based on MPLS, Optical, Ethernet and Mobile technologies. The service portfolio is wide and offers different options for Enterprise WAN and Metro networks. This session explores different Service Provider offerings through relevant use cases which include technologies such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPN, Hub and Spoke VPNs, Metro Ethernet services, Mobile Backup and Internet demonstrating the different ways these technologies can be integrated to a complete solution by the Enterprise customers.
BRKPCS-2046 - Convergence: A Global Leading Healthcare Services Provider Accelerates Migration to Cloud and Delivers IT-as-a-Service (2014 San Francisco)Come hear how Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 Healthcare Services Provider, evolved their traditional infrastructure to a highly virtualized IT environment that supports 4.3 million Medicaid\Medicare members and 5,500 plus employees in 15 states on a foundation of VCE, EMC and Cisco technology. Molina deployed VCE Vblock Systems to become more agile in responding to growth while increasing application performance and availability. Additionally, deploying the EMC, Cisco, and VCE infrastructure has improved total cost of ownership, boosted application and storage performance by 25-40 percent due to integrated compute, storage and network processing, and provided predictable service levels and high application availability. In this session Molina will walk attendees through their journey towards building a cloud computing platform.
BRKPCS-2043 - Microsoft Pro Reveals Top 4 Troubleshooting Tips (2014 San Francisco)Learn time-saving troubleshooting strategies from a network veteran who honed his skills managing Microsoft’s global enterprise network operations. You’ll get a rare look at the performance monitoring methodologies and tools used by the software giant’s network team to ensure on-time application delivery and avoid performance problems.
From this seminar, network managers and architects will take away:
• Processes Microsoft pros use to quickly prioritize and respond to network fires
• Steps for anticipating network problems before they occur
• Strategies to cut troubleshooting steps in half
• Best practices for performing root-cause analysis on 85% saturated 10 Gb links
• 5 career-limiting comments to avoid when fire-fighting with other IT teams
BRKOPT-2102 - Software Innovations and Control Plane Evolution in the new SDN Transport Architectures (2014 San Francisco)In this session, we identify the important software innovations, and SDN control-plane evolution characteristics, that jointly enable more efficient capacity utilization and enhanced SLA for IP/MPLS and WDM transport. We analyze the significant benefits of these future programmable WAN transport architectures that leverage SDN to advance traffic engineering, optimization of converged multi-layer transport, and novel restoration techniques. The session focus on the main SDN transport technologies becoming available in the market place, including SDN controllers like Open Day Light, and new protocol extensions like PCE-P/C, BGP-LS, (Open Flow, Segment Routing, GMPLS, and WSON.)
ITMGEN-3150 - Initial Steps to Building Your Catalog: Working Session (2014 Milan)Having a well-structured service catalog is foundational to achieving the benefits of IT as a Service. During this session, you will hear key lessons learned during the evolution of the their Services Catalog over the past five years. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and leverage these lessons learned as they apply them to their organizations. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to build the catalog for their own organization.
ITMGEN-2601 - Bridging the Business to IT Architecture Gap (2014 Milan)Enterprise Architecture has been a focus for IT organizations for years. As capabilities and results mature it becomes obvious that technology architectures generally reflect the complexity of the businesses they support. Thus, true architectural success and value require alignment between the business and IT. In this session, hear how Cisco has made progress establishing organizational structures, processes, and governance that bridge the gap between Business and Technology Architectures.
COCRST-3464 - Inside Cisco IT: Making The Leap To IPv6 (2014 Milan)A session focused on the technical/business drivers, successes/challenges and lessons learned around Cisco IT's implementation of IPv6 on internal and customer-facing networks with an insight to how Cisco IT used LISP to accelerate their IPv6 deployment across regions where the architecture does not natively support IPv6 as a transport.
BRKSPM-2010 - Cisco Quantum Self Optimizing Network (2014 San Francisco)Cisco's Quantum SON Suite enables mobile operators to build heterogeneous Radio Access Networks (RAN) that encompass multi-vendor UMTS & LTE macro cells, small cells and Wifi. Harmonizing all network elements, it generates operational and financial efficiencies, delivers the capacity, coverage and QoE demanded by users and unlocks the possibility of network equipment commoditization. This session will introduce Cisco's Quantum SON Suite, and will show how customers can utilize the solution to make their network more agile, more efficient - and better equipped to meet their key challenges today and tomorrow.
BRKCOM-1007 - UCS System Architecture Overview (2014 Milan)This session will offer an Overview of the UCS System Architecture, including all of the technical innovations that serve as the foundation. Among the topics covered will be overviews on Unified Fabric, Service Profiles, Hardware Abstraction, Fabric Extension, Memory Expansion and the UCS Manager. Further insight will be offered into the XML-based API and the basic set of managed objects, including Pools, Policies and Templates.
BRKARC-1222 - Cisco MDS9000: expanding the family (2014 Milan)This session presents a detailed analyses of the new members of the market leading MDS9000 family, demonstrating their performance, reliability and flexibility. Topics include architectural design and enhanced capabilities of Cisco MDS9710 and MDS9250i, their typical use cases and interoperability with the other MDS9000 family members as well as Nexus switches. This session is designed for storage engineers involved in FC and FCoE network design and Data Centre storage architecture. An understanding of FC switching technologies and FCoE benefits is assumed.
BRKSEC-2206 - Security and Virtualization in the Data Center (2014 Milan)The evolving complexity of the data center is placing increased demand on the network and security teams to come up with inventive methods for enforcing security policies in these ever-changing environments. The goal of this session is to provide participants with an understanding of features and design recommendations for integrating security into the data center environment. This session will focus on recommendations for securing next-generation data center architectures. Areas of focus include security services integration, leveraging device virtualization, and considerations and recommendations for server virtualization. Design and implementation highlights for a typical Enterprise Data Center scenario will be presented as a case study. The target audience are security and data center administrators. Related sessions are BRKSEC-2009 "Securing Cloud Computing" and TECSEC-2670 "Data Center Security"
ITM-0003 - The Innovation of Everything (2013 Cancun)As the industry begins enabling the Internet of Everything, the way we work and do business will change at lightning speed. How do you use innovation to drive creativity? How can you optimize technology to free up other resources? Hear from Carlos Dominguez, a leader in innovation, as he shares his eye-opening ideas about how to prepare for the future.
BRKSEC-2017 - Fundamental IOS Security Features (2013 Orlando)As networks increases in complexity, so does the risk of attacks and vulnerability. This session explores design and deployment of integrated security solutions on Cisco IOS routers to mitigate and protect against these threats. The session will start with fundamental security considerations on how to harden a Cisco IOS router to protect network infrastructure. Topic covered will include password security, login control and user accounting. The session will then move towards protecting the router from resource exhaustion by securing the control plane. This helps protect the router from expected communication. The presentation then finishes with securing transit traffic. Cisco Zone Based Firewall as the framework for securing the data plane. Various defenses against denial of service attacks will be discussed. This presentation provides many real world examples to bridge the gap between theory and application.
BRKSAN-2047 - FCoE - Design, Operations and Management Best Practices (2013 Orlando)This session will describe some background of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technologies and terminologies, such as Fabric Logins (FLOGI), Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF), and FIP Snooping, Multi-hop FCoE (VE), and FCoE-NPV. Then it will go into concepts on how to design and configure a Unified network. With the various supported topologies for FCoE, a best practice in design and operational tools will be describe in managing this FCoE enabled network.
BRKCRT-3133 - CCNP Security: IPSv7.0 Exam Prep (2013 Orlando)Network Intrusion Prevention and Detection technologies are much more effective when they are deployed and managed effectively.by network and security administrators. In this session, we will discuss the new CCNP Security IPS Exam 642-627. This session will include high level discussion of the Cisco IPS Hardware & Software Overview and touch upon other important topics that will prepare the audience for the exam.
BRKCCT-2006 - Update and design of Multichannel Contact Center (2013 Orlando)This session presents an overview of Cisco Unified E-Mail Interaction Manager (EIM), Web Interaction Manager (WIM), and SocialMiner and considerations for designing a multichannel contact center using EIM/WIM and SocialMiner. Topics include new features and capabilities, virtualization, reporting, deployment models and system sizing.
BRKUCC-2346 - UC on UCS Overview (2013 Orlando)For baseline prior to BRKUCC-2225 (design) or BRKUCC-1903 (migration). This session covers the Cisco UC on UCS solution at business / technical / product levels. This would include overall Cisco Collaboration direction for virtualization, solution overview, Cisco UCS and virtualization benefits, product / platform / virtualization feature support, differences between Tested Reference Configuration and Specs-based support, how to purchase Cisco UCS and virtualization software and highlights of design and physical to virtual migration considerations.
BRKSPV-1261 - Designing an Online Video Service (2013 Orlando)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.
BRKPCS-2018 - Virtualizing SAP and our Hybrid Cloud Future (2013 Orlando)In the last 3 years Columbia Sportswear has virtualized almost 100% of their Enterprise workloads, including applications some believe are not a good fit for virtualization. In this presentation Michael will describe their journey in leveraging Vblock�Systems to support a 100% virtual environment, including applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft and Microsoft SQL. Additionally Michael will cover various leading edge concepts his team is exploring to further leverage their highly virtualized infrastructure to provide additional value to his business.
BRKEWN-2017 - Understanding RF Fundamentals and the Radio Design of Wireless Networks (2013 Orlando)This advanced session focuses on deep-dive understanding of the often overlooked Radio Frequency part of designing and deploying a Wireless LAN Network. It discusses 802.11 radio, MIMO, APs and antennas placements, antenna patterns. It covers the main environments such as carpeted offices, campuses and conference centers, and it provides feedback based on lessons learned from challenging deployments such as outdoor/stadium/rail deployments and manufacturing areas.