| |by tdoran Saturday 20-Sep-2008
New 8-Gigabit-per-second Fibre Channel Switch Modules and NX-OS Operating System; High Performance and Investment Protection Combined with Cisco SAN Services for Virtual Machine Environments
SAN JOSE, Calif.- September 16, 2008 - Expanding on its Data Center 3.0 product portfolio, Cisco is delivering new storage area network (SAN) technology designed specifically to help customers improve performance and scalability, simplify SAN management, increase data security, and enhance SAN services in Virtual Machine (VM) environments. Together, these new technologies support Cisco's vision to help its customers to design and build next generation data centers. The Cisco vision for Data Center 3.0 entails the real-time, dynamic orchestration of infrastructure services from shared pools of virtualized server, storage and network resources, while optimizing application performance, service levels, efficiency and collaboration.
The new Cisco SAN technology includes three Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gigabit-per-second (8-Gbps) Fibre Channel switching modules and new capabilities in Cisco's SAN operating system, which has been re-branded NX-OS. These new SAN capabilities, combined with Cisco's data center-class MDS and Nexus platforms, will help IT managers evolve towards a single operating system and a unified data center fabric, simplifying data center management and reducing costs.
by tdoran Saturday 20-Sep-2008
Jabber's Presence and Messaging Software to Enhance Cisco's Collaboration Portfolio story continues..
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept.
By Nancy Gohring , IDG News Service , 07/23/2008 story continues..
Cisco announced plans to buy Pure Networks, a company that has developed software aimed at making home networking easier, for $120 million.
Pure's software helps users set up and manage networks.
By Mark Boslet
Transformational change is rippling through the high-tech industry at an extraordinary pace, according to Cisco Systems Chief Executive John Chambers.
"There is an understanding that the market is in tremendous transition, and when that occurs, profit contribution and job creation also goes up in the air," the buoyant leader said last week.
Chambers says a new Internet revolution is under way, with golden opportunities for smart companies and perilous consequences for businesses that fail to read the tea leaves correctly.
"The industry, I think, is littered with people who make the mistake of playing their hand too conservatively, especially during periods of market transitions," he said. "So while Cisco will make many mistakes, hopefully it will not be one of not trying to catch transitions and taking good business risks when they're appropriate."
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by sashwa Thursday 20-Dec-2007
In a bid to combat cheating and to "protect the value of certifications" Cisco now requires all exam takers to provide digital photos and digital signatures during the admission process at Pearson VUE, Cisco's primary test centers.
According to Cisco: "This new layer of identity authentication will help to ensure candidate identity and result in increased assurance that individuals are presenting accurate certification records in the marketplace."
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by sashwa Thursday 20-Dec-2007
By Linda Leung
Cisco is warning that a flaw in its Firewall Services Module could result in a reload of the module, or if exploited repeatedly, could result in a sustained denial-of-service attack.
FWSM is an integrated firewall module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches and Cisco 7600 Series routers.
In its security alert issued Wednesday, Cisco says there are "no known instances of intentional exploitation of this issue," but that it has "observed data streams that appear to be unintentionally triggering this vulnerability."
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by sashwa Thursday 20-Dec-2007
Andrew Hickey story continues..
Cisco Systems on Wednesday detailed its plans to bring the WLAN into 2008 and said the new 802.11n Wi-Fi standard will be a major component of the wireless environment moving forward.
Chris Kozup, senior manager of mobile solutions marketing for San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco, said the WLAN is in a state of transition as 2007 draws to a close.
Networking major Cisco Systems is looking to tap opportunities in the small and medium business (SMB) segment in the country.
The company has decided to take its networking solutions to SMB customers, on a mobile van, to explore opportunities in IT, biotechnology, pharma, automotive and textiles.
Under a programme called Network On Wheels (NOW), a customised van with a live network environment on board will visit industrial locations across Karnataka, hosting live demonstrations for customers.
The Cisco van will demonstrate interactive technology solutions designed for the SMBs to enhance their competitive advantage, increase productivity, enhance customer care and increase user satisfaction.
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Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | Tuesday, November 06, 2007 story continues..
Cisco is stepping up its enterprise switch game to support the collaboration and multimedia it's been pushing as the next generation of work.
Enhanced video meeting systems are emerging along with unified communications software that could put far more voice and multimedia on data networks.
Company exec says the addition of mobile WiMax to its existing Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi mesh portfolio will help shape the future of high-speed broadband. story continues..
By Elena Malykhina
With Sprint forking out up to $5 billion for WiMax efforts, Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO) is the next big company investing in the technology in hopes of bringing high-speed broadband to developing areas, said a Cisco executive on Wednesday during a session at the Interop show in New York City.
by skj Wednesday 05-Sep-2007
Cisco unveils 802.11n wireless LAN access point for enterprises
Beta user Duke University weighs 11n implications
Cisco Tuesday jumped into the IEEE 802.11n wireless LAN market with a two-radio access point based on the draft standard and aimed squarely at its huge enterprise customer base.
Smaller WLAN rivals such as Meru previously had announced draft 11n products. But Ciscos introduction almost instantly legitimizes these not-officially-standard products, which will form the core of next generation WLANs.
A Web site blackout yesterday prevented Cisco Systems Inc. customers from retrieving 21 critical patches for about three hours yesterday, shortly after the fixes were posted by the network hardware maker. story continues..
by skj Monday 06-Aug-2007
Cisco Updates Professional Network Design Certification story continues..
Changes to CCDP Reflect Market Demand for Service-Oriented Network Architecture Skills
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2007 - To address the growing demand for network professionals who can design and build a service-oriented network architecture, Cisco® today announced enhancements to the CCDP® professional-level design certification. The revised course and exam help to ensure that Cisco network design professionals remain current with today's increasingly complex network requirements.
Cisco is rumored to have acquired defunct Click.tv to bolser its Web 2.0 plans, according to Michael Arrington, writing in TechCrunch. Arrington has been following Click.tv since its launch in 2006 and its closure last month.
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by skj Friday 27-Jul-2007
Cisco CEO John Chambers announced that they are going to discontinue the Linksys brand and replace it with new and redesigned Cisco branding.
Linksys was acquired by Cisco in 2003 and Cisco kept the brandname because it was better known in the U.S. than Cisco was for the consumer. But Cisco's CEO Chambers says there's little advantage in that when you go globally, therefore they are now killing off the Linksys brandname.
by sashwa Saturday 21-Jul-2007 By John Cox, NetworkWorld.com, 07/20/07
Cisco confirmed that the networking problem Duke University experienced involving Cisco's wireless network and Apple's iPhone was caused by a Cisco network issue. Cisco says it has worked closely with Duke and Apple to identify the source of the problem.
A two-sentence e-mail from a Cisco PR spokeswoman to Network World confirmed the problem was caused by a Cisco-based network issue.
by skj Thursday 19-Jul-2007
NETWORKERS AT CISCO LIVE 2007 - ANAHEIM, Calif., July 18, 2007 - At this year's Networkers at Cisco Live 2007 Conference, Cisco will exhibit a broad portfolio of solutions that help customers to change the way in which they communicate, collaborate, entertain and conduct business. Networkers at Cisco Live 2007 runs from July 22 through July 26 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif. story continues..
by skj Thursday 19-Jul-2007
New Study Identifies Psychological Profile and Communications Resources Required for a Successful Mobile Workforce story continues..
LONDON, UK, July 18, 2007 - According to a new study commissioned by Cisco, many businesses are in danger of missing out on the benefits offered by mobile workers through the recruitment of inappropriate personalities, poor management and failure to provide adequate communications resources. Mismanagement in particular can have serious implications on the success of a mobile worker - with under and over communication both having a negative impact.
Companies Collaborate to Improve Test Security, Expand Reach to Remote Locations story continues..
SAN JOSE, Calif., and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 11, 2007 - Cisco® and Pearson VUE announced they are teaming to create a new standard for individual information technology (IT) certifications, elevating them to the level of professional certification and licensure programs. Beginning Aug.
PCCW Deploys Cisco Optical Networking Solution for Its Enterprise Customers
Hong Kong, July 12, 2007 - Cisco® today announced that PCCW Ltd, the leading telecommunications provider in Hong Kong, has selected a Cisco optical networking solution (ONS) to help strengthen its Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services for its enterprise customers.
The deployment of the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) enables service providers to enhance their networking services to enterprise customers with faster deployment of new applications, minimized latency and jitter-rate, scalable bandwidth, end-to-end network management and improved data-integrity.