Tag Archives: Data Centre

Welcome our new Canadian Intercloud Partners

A lot has happened since I last discussed our Intercloud strategy in April of this year. In fact, since introducing Intercloud in March, Cisco and our partners have been building the world’s largest Intercloud to address customer requirements for a … Continue reading

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IT Infrastructure and Cloud Services Conference

Networking and meeting with potential customers and partners is only one of the benefits you will receive by attending the twelfth annual iTech Conference, happening on May 15th, 2014. The focus of the conference is on IT Infrastructure and Cloud … 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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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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McMaster University and Cisco set to transform academic research in Canada

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that recently I wrote about our announcements with the Universities of Waterloo, Laval, Saskatchewan and Regina. Each of these is significant on its own, but collectively they send a message to business leaders … Continue reading

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Are businesses ready for the data avalanche?

With millions of smartphones, sensors, video cameras, smart meters and other devices connected to the Internet, the increasingly enormous amounts of data being generated can be overwhelming. While this “data avalanche” can present a potential abundance of insights and opportunities … Continue reading

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