Cisco Aironet Developer Platform: a stealth IoT opportunity for developers

In mid-October, Cisco announced the launch of its Aironet Developer Platform (ADP), a third-party development platform based on the Aironet 3800 series access points (AP). While there was no mention of IoT in the announcement, this is a stealth IoT Continue reading Cisco Aironet Developer Platform: a stealth IoT opportunity for developers

Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Fiber Channel (FC) storage networks have always been somewhat of a black box. Servers and storage devices are plugged in, and things magically seem to work. For the most part, storage-area networks (SANs) are reliable and perform well – and Continue reading Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Cisco Starts The End Of Resellers And Middlemen

Cisco Predictive Services seems likely to mark the end of the reseller channel as we know it. Cisco’s announcement of Predictive Service is wrapped up in an unusual level of bombast and hyperbole. Glossy videos, fancy graphics, and unusually bloviated Continue reading Cisco Starts The End Of Resellers And Middlemen

Cisco ACI 3.0 Connects Multiple Data Centers, Embraces Kubernetes

Cisco recently announced ACI 3.0, the latest release of the company’s data center fabric product. New features in 3.0 include the ability to connect and manage geographically disparate data centers (what Cisco calls ACI Multi-Site), and integration with Kubernetes container Continue reading Cisco ACI 3.0 Connects Multiple Data Centers, Embraces Kubernetes

Cisco brings intent-based networking to the data center

A decade ago, one of the big knocks on Cisco was that its products were difficult to deploy and often even harder to manage. Over the past few years, though, particularly since Chuck Robbins took the helm as CEO, the Continue reading Cisco brings intent-based networking to the data center

Cisco To Launch Cloud Service For Managing UCS, HyperFlex

Cisco has announced a new service, called Intersight, that will let IT manage UCS servers and HyperFlex hyperconverged systems from a Cisco cloud. The service, which will debut in the fourth quarter of 2017, aims to make it easier to Continue reading Cisco To Launch Cloud Service For Managing UCS, HyperFlex