Category Archives: Data Centre, Virtualization and Cloud

Five years and counting: Cisco Unified Computing System

This week marks the 5th anniversary for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).  What an exciting milestone for us. When I joined Cisco back in 2010, I was hired as the 1st UCS dedicated Account Manager in Canada.  At the time, we … Continue reading

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Putting the “Software” in Software Defined Networking

One of the biggest concerns I see with the SDN “buzz” that is happening in the industry at the moment, is the broadening perspective on what “Software Defined” means, and the confusion this is causing for my customers. As I … Continue reading

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My first 100 Days as Channel Chief

After 14 years at Cisco, I am very pleased after my first 100 days as Canadian Channel Chief to share my initial thoughts and strategies. The partner landscape and care-abouts have evolved considerably, and in my time at Cisco I’ve … Continue reading

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What Application Centric Infrastructure means for your business

In July I first wrote about our vision for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) following our announcement at Cisco Live in Orlando. At that time, I quoted a blog post by our CTO Padmasree Warrior but wasn’t able to share what … Continue reading

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Enabling Enterprise Networks with SDN

Software Defined Networks (SDN) has its roots in academia, with research around wiping the networking slate clean. Its purpose is “to explore what kind of Internet we would design if we were to start with a clean slate and 20-30 … Continue reading

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Three Technology Security Concerns every Small Business Must Prepare For

Securing your company’s technology infrastructure no longer means just locking the office doors.  The dramatic reshaping of the IT landscape makes it possible for employees to work any time from any place, and the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed … Continue reading

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#CiscoSmartTO continues…at Meeting of the Minds 2013

This week we welcomed 100s of industry leaders to Toronto as they engaged in a lively discussion on matters of urban innovation at the 2013 Meeting of the Minds, which took place at Evergreen Brick Works. As part of the … Continue reading

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What does SDN mean for Enterprises?

Now, I guess most of you reading this, already have an idea in your head of what SDN is, but without doubt, the most common question I am getting these days as a Cisco Canada Data Center Specialist is related … Continue reading

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Canada’s Next Leap Forward for Unified Fabric: Dynamic Fabric Automation

As more Canadian enterprises adopt public and private cloud deployment, data center networks must evolve to meet new challenges and growing requirements. I was in Orlando this summer for the announcement of Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA), which enhances our … Continue reading

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You spin me right ‘round: Cisco and the Tour of Alberta

As the first ever televised professional cycling stage race in Western Canada, a six-stage sanctioned UCI 2.1 Pro Stage Race featuring global professional teams racing through the amazing landscape of Alberta, draws near I was excited to sit down with Canadian … Continue reading

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