We are working on our plans to attend CiscoLive Networkers in Orlando this June, and hope to see many of you there! (Click the image below for a link to registration...)
We will have a booth again this year, and will be bringing many of our technical staff! Carole, Charlie, David, Denise, Hailey, Keith, Marilyn, Marty, Pete, Rick, and Terry are confirmed as going. Please visit our booth # 1533 in the World of Solutions exhibit hall - they will all be helping out with some booth time, and they enjoy catching up with their friends and meeting folks!
We are also pleased to announce that both Dr. Pete Welcher and Denise Donohue have been selected and will be featured in the Networkers Technical Program at CiscoLive 2013.
Pete will be co-presenting two labtorial sessions:
- LRTCRT-5205 Configuring Nexus 7000 Virtualization Lab : This 4 hour session starts with a lecture providing a brief orientation for Nexus 7000 hardware and software, and then introducing NX-OS CLI innovations with a focus on Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs). A two-hour hands-on lab follows, where attendees will provision VDCs and configure VLANs and routing on a Nexus 7000. This lab session will prepare you for DCUFI test / DCNIS specialization. Some familiarity with the Cisco IOS CLI and routing/switching is expected.
- LRTCRT-5206 ConfiguringNexus 5000 Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Lab : This session introduces the Nexus 5000 and representative designs, then discusses Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and how these technologies are implemented on the Nexus 5000. The attendees will then experiment with FCoE in about two hours of hands-on Nexus 5000 labs configuring both LAN and FCoE SAN 10 G connectivity. This lab session will prepare you for DCUFI / DCNIS specialization. Some familiarity with the Cisco IOS CLI and routing/switching is expected.
Denise will be co-presenting a new technical breakout session.
- BRKRST-3114 The Art of Network Architecture : Working at the juncture of business and technology has never been more interesting, or more complicated, than it is today. Outsourcing, insourcing, cloud, and software defined networks all combine with rapidly changing business requirements in a seemingly never ending array of choices and intersections. What are the fundamental principles a network architect must know and understand to navigate these complicated shoals? What are the questions a network engineer needs to ask to move from design to architecture? This session examines the interaction between business and design from both a business perspective and a technology perspective.
Denise mentions that the BRKRST-3114 session may take a non-tradiitonal view of network architecture. It will start with the premise that the best network designs, and those most likely to get funded, enhance your company’s business abilities. Therefore, you need to learn how to assess business needs and design to those. You also need to be aware of the impact that the network will have on future company capabilities.