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Jun 15 2016

The Network Knows


  The Network Knows   “It is your data center. Do you know what’s happening inside it? Is it even possible to know? You need to know what’s going on, but how can you? You can’t map it, you can’t monitor everything. All these pieces are talking to each other and interaction in ways you …

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Oct 09 2014

Amsterdam Demonstration Lab (Cisco / Panduit)


Lets go down a layer in the data center. All the way down to the physical layer, perhaps even the facility foundation some might say. As infrastructure folks we always talk about things like networking, compute, virtualisation, storage, and more and more about applications. But those don’t work very well without a good environment for …

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Dec 06 2012

What Would You Build


What Would You Build – if you had the power to program the network. In my presentations around Cisco ONE (Open Network Environment) and then specifically the onePK Platform API section, I challenge people to think about what they would want to build if they could use an API to program their routers and switches. …

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Mar 17 2012

How UCS achieves 80GbE of bandwidth per blade


With the launch of the third generation of Unified Fabric, Cisco’s UCS system has moved well ahead of the simple 2*10GbE interfaces that a single blade can have. It now delivers up to 80GbE to a single blade in a dual 40GbE way. How is that achieved? What are the options? There are four main …

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