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Why Should We Care about Cisco 3560-E Series Switches

August 17 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Demands on IT infrastructure are changing. Improving network efficiency and articulating the clear value network infrastructure brings to your business have never been more important. The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series access and aggregation switches offer networking solutions that can expand with your business without costly upgrades or network disruptions, maximize your network investment, and decrease network costs over time.

 

Increased desktop bandwidth, expanded use of real-time communication and collaboration applications, and the desire to maximize networking investments are changing the way network solutions are designed and implemented. Supporting Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop often requires 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections between the access and aggregation layers to be able to maintain a quality experience for users.

 

These deployments can sometimes face space constraints. Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones, security cameras, and other devices are requiring Power over Ethernet (PoE) support in networking devices. Purchasing a network solution today that grows with your business and network needs can help ensure your company’s competitiveness and success for tomorrow.

 

10 Gigabit Ethernet Uplinks and the Cisco TwinGig Small Form-Factor Pluggable Converter

The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E features wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports for high-bandwidth applications, relieving congestion and helping ensure smooth delivery of data. The TwinGig converter (see Figure 2) converts a 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 interface into two Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports.

 

Power over Ethernet

The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series can provide a lower total cost of ownership for deployments that incorporate Cisco IP phones, Cisco Aironet wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, or any IEEE 802.3af-compliant end device. PoE removes the need for wall power to each PoE-enabled device and eliminates the cost for additional electrical cabling and circuits that would otherwise be necessary in IP phone and WLAN deployments. With the introduction of Enhanced Power over Ethernet the 3560-E Series can scale beyond 15.4W per port delivering maximum solution simplicity for 802.11n access point deployments.

 

Redundant Power System

The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series Switches support the Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 (Cisco RPS 2300). The Cisco RPS 2300 (Figure 3) increases availability in a converged data, voice, and video network by providing transparent power backup to two of six attached Cisco Catalyst 3560-E switches at the same time. A power supply can be replaced while the switch is being powered by the Cisco RPS 2300.

 

Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series Switches are an enterprise-class line of standalone access and aggregation switches that facilitate the deployment of secure converged applications while maximizing investment protection for evolving network and  application requirements. Configurations for the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E access switches include 24 and 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet with dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Power over Ethernet is available on both the 24-port and 48-port models and can deliver IEEE 802.3af 15.4W class 3 PoE on all ports simultaneously. Combining 10/100/1000 and PoE configurations with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E enhances worker productivity by enabling applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video.

 

The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series aggregation solutions - the Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12D, a 12-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch, and the Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12SD, a 12-port SFP Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch with 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports, deliver secure nonstop unified network services and versatile connectivity in a one-rack unit (1-RU) form factor for space- and power-constrained environments, enabling businesses to reduce total cost of ownership while maximizing investment protection.

 

Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series highlights:

    Cisco TwinGig converter module for migrating uplinks from Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    PoE configurations with 15.4W of PoE on all 48 ports

    Industry first portfolio to scale beyond 15.4W per port delivering maximum solution simplicity for 802.11n access point deployments

    Access switch models have modular power supply with externally available backup

    Dual redundant modular power supplies and fans for Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12D and Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12SD aggregation switches for nonstop operation

    Multicast routing, IPv6 routing, and access control list (ACL) in hardware

    Out-of-band Ethernet management port along with RS-232 console port

 

Benefits of the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E

Scale your network as your business grows: With the TwinGig converter module, you can convert the 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces into dual SFP ports in the access and aggregation layers, allowing you to migrate from Gigabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet when your business demands change without changing network devices. The Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12D also enables the aggregation of up to 12 10 Gigabit Ethernet links within a compact 1-RU form factor in space-constrained environments. Decrease network costs over time: the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E delivers full PoE (15.4W) on every 10/100/1000 port so that as your needs for PoE and Gigabit Ethernet grow, you are positioned to support them without costly upgrades or complete network replacements.

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Network Equipment, Basic Knowledge You Need to Get

August 9 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Computer networking devices are units that mediate data in a computer network. Computer networking devices are also called network equipment, Intermediate Systems (IS) or InterWorking Unit (IWU). Units which are the last receiver or generate data are called hosts or data terminal equipment.

 

The Internet has truly revolutionized the way we communicate. If you actually think about it, the Internet is computer networking at the highest scale of complexity. It’s a continuous link of connected computers that spreads worldwide. How is data transfer and the implementation of networking protocols made possible in this colossal network? It is made possible because of networking devices that regulate data traffic over the whole network, providing connectivity and control. The network design is based on the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model. Router, switch, hub and bridge are networking devices that act as mediators at various levels of this networking model.

 

What are the differences in the design and functioning of these networking devices: router, switch, hub and bridge?

Every one of these network devices which we compare in the following is a part of every Large Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) or small private networks. They integrate and connect the network at various levels, while providing control over data flow.

 

The main differences in functionality of Router, Switch, Hub and Bridge

A computer network connected to the Internet is designed to be a self-regulating network that can guarantee the transmission of data to right destinations and regulate overall data transfer. The network can be primarily divided into two types of devices which are terminals (connected computers) and control elements or connecting devices. The role router, switch, hub and bridge play in a computing network determines their basic functionality and difference.

 

Two or more computing networks are connected together by a router. It is charged with the responsibility of controlling the inter network data traffic. They are highly intelligent devices with embedded software that are used to control the flow of data packets across diverse networks.

 

A network switch is charged with the job of connecting smaller segments of a single network into a connected whole. They are extensively used in Ethernet local area networks.

 

A hub connects various Ethernet devices to integrate them into a whole network segment. It is one of the most basic hardware devices that connect two or more Ethernet terminals in a network.

 

A network bridge is nothing more than a type of switch. While a switch has multiple connection ports, a bridge has a single connection port. In the next section, let us have a look at the features of each one of these devices in more detail.

 

Referring to OSI model layers, a router is functional on the network layer of the OSI model, which is also known as level 3. They integrate logical subnet together and their operation is made possible by inbuilt operating systems. They are designed to calculate the best possible path for transmission of data packets between networks. The basis for routing of data through a router is the use of Internet protocol addresses. You might want to check out the OSI model diagram to understand the functions of these devices better.

 

Network switches are functional on the layer 2 of the OSI model. This layer is often referred to as the data link layer. Network switches transfer data across a network segment using MAC addresses for reference.

 

A hub operates only at layer 1 level of OSI model, which is the physical layer. Integrating Ethernet terminals together is its only function and it is a passive device used for data transfer. A bridge is just a type of network switch that connects two network segments together. Like switches, they too operate at the data link layer.

 

All these networking devices provide connectivity and help regulate Internet traffic through local and global Internet networks. Tips of identifying what are main networking hardware help you know the role and function of router, switch, hub and bridge in a network. So which network equipment you select depends on what you need in your home network or business network.

 

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Common basic networking devices:

Router: a specialized network device that determines the next network point to which it can forward a data packet towards the destination of the packet. Unlike a gateway, it cannot interface different protocols. Works on OSI layer 3.

 

Bridge: a device that connects multiple network segments along the data link layer. Works on OSI layer 2.

 

Switch: a device that allocates traffic from one network segment to certain lines (intended destination(s)) which connect the segment to another network segment. So unlike a hub a switch splits the network traffic and sends it to different destinations rather than to all systems on the network. Works on OSI layer 2.

 

Hub: connects multiple Ethernet segments together making them act as a single segment. When using a hub, every attached all the objects, compared to switches, which provide a dedicated connection between individual nodes. Works on OSI layer 1.

   

Repeater: device to amplify or regenerate digital signals received while sending them from one part of a network into another. Works on OSI layer 1.

 

Some hybrid network devices:

Multilayer Switch: a switch which, in addition to switching on OSI layer 2, provides functionality at higher protocol layers.

   

Protocol Converter: a hardware device that converts between two different types of transmissions, such as asynchronous and synchronous transmissions.

   

Bridge Router (B router): CombineS router and bridge functionality and are therefore working on OSI layers 2 and 3.

 

Hardware or software components that typically sit on the connection point of different networks, e.g. between an internal network and an external network:

 

Proxy: computer network service which allows clients to make indirect network connections to other network services

   

Firewall: a piece of hardware or software put on the network to prevent some communications forbidden by the network policy

   

Network Address Translator: network service provide as hardware or software that converts internal to external network addresses and vice versa

 

Other hardware for establishing networks or dial-up connections:

Multiplexer: device that combines several electrical signals into a single signal

   

Network Card: a piece of computer hardware to allow the attached computer to communicate by network

   

Modem: device that modulates an analog "carrier" signal (such as sound), to encode digital information, and that also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information, as a computer communicating with another computer over the telephone network

   

ISDN terminal adapter (TA): a specialized gateway for ISDN

   

Line Driver: a device to increase transmission distance by amplifying the signal. Base-band networks only.

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Through Force10, Dell Challenges Cisco with Networking Deal

August 2 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Dell Inc.’s deal on Wednesday to buy Force10 Networks will give the world's second-largest computer maker inroads into Cisco Systems Inc.’s turf -- networking.

 

Force10 is a data center networking company that makes Ethernet switchers and routers, and focuses on serving booming social media companies like Facebook and Zynga as well as giants like Google Inc.

 

With the acquisition of Force10 at an undisclosed price, Dell is creating a more serious competitor to Cisco, adding to the networking giant's troubles.

 

Cisco is already facing intense competition from smaller networking companies like Juniper Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, F5 Networks Inc. and Riverbed Technology Inc.

 

Cisco's switching business has seen sales fall in recent quarters, and analysts have argued the company has stretched itself too thin by making several large acquisitions in the consumer market, causing it to lose focus of its core switching and routing businesses.

 

Force10, which generated about $50 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2011, has an edge over competitors.

 

Cisco, Juniper and Brocade Communications Systems Inc. all provide switching and routing technology, although very few like Force10 have the technological capability that creates the backbone of the major data centers, sources said.

 

The deal also means that Dell is no longer interested in buying networking equipment supplier Brocade, whose market capitalization is $2.8 billion, sources said. Dell was reported to be eyeing Brocade as well.

 

Over the past three years Dell has expanded its enterprise portfolio through acquisitions to include server and storage services.

 

In May, Dave Johnson, Dell's senior vice president of corporate strategy, told Reuters that it will continue to seek companies with valuations in the $1 billion to $5 billion range.

 

Dell was advised by Evercore Partners on the Force10 deal. The transaction was the first for technology investment banker Eric Mandl at his new firm. Tor Braham, head of technology M&A at Deutsche Bank, led the deal for Force10.

 

SALE VERSUS IPO

Force10's decision to sell to Dell is the latest in a string of private technology companies in the sector that are opting to sell rather than go public, as tech giants looking to build a broader suite of services swoop in with rich offers.

 

Force10 had filed its initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year.

 

But in 2011, the company started discussions with a few interested parties over a sale, one source said.

 

Other companies that have in recent months opted to sell rather than go public include Internet video conferencing service Skype, which sold to Microsoft Corp for $8.5 billion, and Web hosting company Go Daddy which sold itself to a private equity consortium led by KKR and Silver Lake this month for $2.25 billion.

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What’s New on Cisco Integrated Services Routers?

July 19 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

To serve small and medium-sized businesses better and meet higher networking requirement, Cisco new wireless-enabled integrated services routers give businesses greater power to deploy services "on demand" as business needs dictate-while reducing overall operating costs. These platforms enable delivery of high-definition collaboration at the branch office and provide secure transition to the next generation of cloud and virtualized network services.

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What’s new on Cisco Integrated Services Routers in detail.

 

New Cisco Integrated Services Routers for Smaller Offices

The new Cisco 1800 series and Cisco 800 series integrated services router models intelligently deliver highly secure concurrent services, including secure IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN capabilities, offering small office customers a single, resilient system. These high-performance new routers take full advantage of their broadband connections while providing key features for small offices such as advanced security, remote management and backup WAN links.

 

These new Cisco integrated services routers will be included in Cisco SMB-Class and Enterprise Business Ready solutions. Cisco channel partners will have opportunities to introduce integrated-network solutions and services that are sized to meet customers' current and future needs. Service providers will see these new integrated services routers as ideal platforms for managed services to provide SMBs and enterprise small office customers with a variety of infrastructure and services options.

 

Integrating Wireless into the Platforms

The entire line of Cisco integrated services routers now supports built-in or modular wireless 802.11 LAN coverage with industry-leading security. The new Cisco fixed-configuration integrated services routers are available as wireless models. Wireless interface cards are available for the Cisco modular integrated services routers, the Cisco 1841, Cisco 2800 series and Cisco 3800 series. Integrating high performance wireless into the routers provides customers maximum business agility in an easy-to-set-up and deploy form factor.

 

"Cisco's new wireless integrated services routers provide our company with high degrees of mobility and flexibility," said Dan Campbell, chief information officer of Watt Commercial, one of the largest and most experienced real estate developers in the western United States. "With the ability to offer built-in security features to wireless coverage along with remote management services, these new routers can meet the needs of our ever-changing mobile workforce. This easy to deploy device eliminates the need to build or remove a cabled network infrastructure each time we set up or tear down one of our over 30 remote offices. At the same time, the ability to effortlessly add a new wireless Cisco integrated services router to the network can easily support unplanned staff additions."

 

Securing the Network from Within

The Cisco integrated services routers are also part of the Cisco Self-Defending Network security strategy and offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of embedded network-security services. Cisco integrated service routers are able to deliver adaptive threat defense with advances in application security, anti-x protection, and network containment and control. This provides customers with a single, resilient platform to rapidly deploy highly secure networked business applications.

 

The new fixed-configuration Cisco 1800 and Cisco 800 integrated services routers ship with embedded virtual private network (VPN) encryption and acceleration hardware supporting IPSec AES and 3DES encryption. Cisco IOS ® security is designed to protect the complete Cisco router portfolio for pervasive security throughout the network, including stateful firewall, inline intrusion prevention, Network Admission Control (NAC) and URL filtering and support for MPLS based VPNs or VPNs utilizing IPSec AES and 3DES high speed encryption. Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM) version 2.1 supports all models of Cisco routers from the Cisco new 800 series to the Cisco 7301, providing customers an easy-to-use, web based interface for secure set up and management of router features including wide area networking (WAN), local area networking (LAN), security and WLAN.

 

Advancing Data and Bandwidth Management Services

Cisco is also introducing additional services which increase data and content management on the integrated services routers. New 16-, 24- and 48-port EtherSwitch modules include Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities for the Cisco 2800 and 3800 series integrated services routers to provide higher densities. Cisco Serial and Asynchronous High-Speed WAN Interface Cards provide flexible connections to legacy protocols or for WAN aggregation.

 

In addition, there are enhanced Network Analysis Module (NAM) features, bandwidth estimation in Cisco IOS 12.4 for user-defined quality of service (QoS), and updates to the Application & Content Networking System (ACNS) 5.3 that help manage traffic and optimize WAN bandwidth. Device management and enhanced caching help increase functionality, dramatically speed application deployment, and reduce operating costs and complexity, so customers can realize a faster return on investment.

 

More Notes

Features of Cisco Integrated Services Router and Cisco ISR G2

 

Cisco ISR

Cisco ISR G2

WAN Performance

Up to 45 Mbps with services

Up to 350 Mbps with services

Network Processor

Single

Multicore with future expandability

Service

Module Performance and Capacity

 

1X and 160GB storage

Up to 7X with dual core and 1TB storage Up to 7X with dual core and 1TB storage

Onboard DSPs

Voice only

Voice and video-ready DSPs

Switch Modules

Fast Ethernet with Power over Ethernet (PoE); based on Catalyst 3750

Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet with POE+ Based on Catalyst 3560E/2950

IOS Image

Multiple images

Single universal IOS image

Services Delivery

Hardware-coupled

Services on demand

Redundancy

Single motherboard

Field-upgradeable motherboard

Energy Efficiency

EnergyWise

EnergyWise with slot based controls
Real-time power reporting

 

 

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Cisco Expands Wi-Fi Coverage for Fans in the Sports Stadium and Entertainment Venues

July 11 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Cisco announced its Connected Stadium Wi-Fi initiative which includes an enhanced access point, improved antennas and services to further its leadership in networking and telecommunications.

 

Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi provides high-capacity; blanket Wi-Fi coverage on a converged and customizable network for all persons in attendance at the event, including employees, back office and press operations. It is generally available in stadiums, arenas and other congested environments. Fans are demanding a new set of services and with this access to Wi-Fi you'll be able to see app providers and physical service providers deliver a new experience in live venues. Other uses of the technology include the ability for fans to watch video highlights, view stadium information and allows operators and venue owners the use of advertising on the network for additional revenue.

 

Core to the solution is Cisco’s first purpose-built access point, the Aironet 3500p, an evolution of the Aironet 3500 that was announced last year, and designed to meet the performance and aesthetic needs of high-density environments. This new access point optimizes performance through a high-density directional antenna and special configuration that allows precise focus of the wireless airwaves into a concentrated area. Each venue is different, and Cisco said that each system of access points will need to be tailored depending on the size and structure of the venue. Cisco retails each access point at $1,500 and said that a stadium which seats 50,000 fans would need around 350 access points for full coverage.

 

With the increase of fans using smartphones and tablets to share daily info, experience and work, the Wi-Fi Coverage in the Sports Stadium and Entertainment Venues is expanded, which is benefiting people who like to work or share things in public, such as Starbucks, bars, clubs, sports stadiums. And now Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi is delivering rich and interactive experiences pervasively to fans anytime, anywhere.

 

Notes: More details of Cisco Aironet 3500 Series you can see Cisco’s official website.

Meanwhile, there are also some other popular Cisco wireless products for enterprise, business such as 1520 Mesh Access Point, Cisco 1410 Series Bridge, 1310 Access Point Bridge, 1250 Series Access Point, 1240 Series Access Point, 1140 Series Access Point, etc. 

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A New Wireless Network Era, Why Choose Cisco?

July 6 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

For an enterprise, to build a safe and effective wireless network is a vital issue. And how to build a satisfying wireless network, only a type of wireless routing is enough? Does enterprise finish its work through a wireless network? Of course, with a reliable wireless solution, business can realize what they want from wireless network. Definitely, Cisco Wireless solution is the best choice for small, medium and large offices, for it offered all kinds of wireless solutions for a great number of companies.

 

Why CISCO?

A Strategic Partner for Business Mobility

Delivering effective and secure mobility solutions requires leadership in a wide variety of technologies. Cisco is the leader not only in IP networking, but also in enterprise voice through a comprehensive unified-communications system, in wireless LAN solutions, and in comprehensive network and device security.

Cisco Motion, based on the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, is the innovative, practical approach Cisco offers for business mobility.

What Cisco Motion can achieve:

Unifies disparate networks

Addresses the growth in client devices

Facilitates collaboration

Integrates with mobility applications

Cisco Motion helps empower IT to meet and exceed business mobility expectations.

 

Strategic Assistance

Cisco Motion ensures smooth, fast business operations by providing a common end-user experience over a wide range of devices. But Cisco expertise and services extend well beyond this benefit, offering mobility architecture design, solution testing and validation, deployment, and financial options.

 

Integrated Approach

The network serves as a platform to integrate with your business processes through an open API with Cisco Motion. This approach helps ensure that mobility solutions work smoothly, for a lower total cost of ownership, with simpler deployment and improved data integrity and compliance.

 

Complementary System of Partners

Cisco supports a broad range of mobility applications by collaborating with an industry-leading system of technology, application, services, and integration partners. Experienced Cisco Gold Certified Partners, certified in all Cisco mobile technologies, work as an integral part of your IT team in deploying solutions that help meet your business goals.

 

Investment Protection

As end-user devices evolve, Cisco Motion helps you adopt and manage new devices as you need them while protecting your infrastructure investment.

 

Cisco faces some difficulties and problems in consumer market recently, but it is also the best

Leader and designer in network solution and networking equipment supply. Selecting Cisco as your partner will benefit you in many aspects like network safety, effective networking environment. Cisco, why not if you need it.

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Cisco’s Cius Tablet is Coming

July 4 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Cisco Systems’ new Android-based Cius media tablet featuring enterprise-class security capabilities will go on sale July 31 at a street price of $750, according to Cisco’s announcement. The Cius seemed interesting enough when it has been first reported since one year ago. For Cisco Cius, it’s good to avoid going headlong against Apple's iPad in the consumer space.

 

"There is room out there for tablet vendors who can crack the enterprise space in niche areas that might actually prove both sizable and profitable," Hilwa (director of applications development software at IDC) said. "This requires a special enterprise sales capability and likely a vertically focused strategy that homes in on the value proposition of the device for the requirements of a specific industry scenario."

 

Referring to Cisco’s official elaboration as follows, we can get a general impression of Cisco Cius.

 

Appearance

An ultra-portable, mobile collaboration enterprise tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies.

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Preparing for a New Way of Working

Extends the power of participation to everyone, liberating users from the confines of geographic and organizational boundaries.

Delivers the enterprise-class mobility, security, and manageability required by IT organizations.

Fosters a new way of working with a new class of collaborative applications created by Cisco and our partners.

 

The First Collaborative Tablet Built for Business

Communicate with Cisco Unified Communications, the market's number-one enterprise telephony solution

View your contacts and their availability with presence, then click to use instant messaging (IM) or video chat with Cisco Jabber messaging.

Conference with Cisco WebEx meeting applications, the industry's leading on-demand collaboration tool.

Join video calls on any Cisco video endpoint, including Cisco TelePresence Systems and Cisco TelePresence EX Series endpoints.

Exchange ideas within virtual teams using Cisco Quad enterprise social software.

Share ideas and expertise with the Cisco Show and Share social video system.

 

Almost Anyone Can Benefit from Cisco Cius

Cisco Cius tablet delivers the same rich computing, communications, and collaboration experience in the office, around campus, and off-campus, so it can improve the productivity of virtually any worker.

 

With comprehensive collaborative capabilities, busy executives - whether they are in or out of the office - can make audio or video calls; create, edit, and share video; attend telepresence sessions; conference; IM; and send email messages.

 

With constant connectivity and real-time HD video, sales representatives can be responsive to customers and give impromptu presentations to prospects everywhere.

With transparent mobility and virtual computing, knowledge workers (based on their roles and preferences) can stop lugging around heavy laptops, and still be able to compute, communicate, and collaborate in conference rooms, corridors, and cafeterias.

 

With rich video collaboration, office-based administrative assistants can make communications more personal and more effective with the people they support.

 

With the ability to send and receive data and video anywhere, case workers can enter information when mobile, interact with colleagues all the time, and never have to return to their desks to access, update, or send files.

 

The Cisco Cius runs on Google's Android 2.2 and Intel's low-power Atom Z650 processor, spokesperson Molly Ford wrote in an e-mail. "The Intel Atom Z650 processor has strong video capabilities, including the ability to enable multi-point videoconferencing in specific use cases," Ford wrote. "The Atom Z650 processor can also decode video at a 1080p resolution and encode at a 720p resolution."

 

Why Cisco/Cisco Cius

Cisco Cius is part of a complete solution, which includes the:

Cisco Cius tablet

Cisco Developer Network Marketplace for services and solutions

Cisco AppHQ storefront for secure, business applications from Cisco and third-party Android developers

Optional Cisco AppHQ Manager for additional software application management, which includes the ability to create a company-controlled applications center hosted by Cisco.

 

NOTES: If you need know more info and details of Cisco Cius, you can visit Cisco Cius: Compute, Communicate, and Collaborate with Confidence Everywhere at Cisco official site.

 

More related: Cisco is renowned for its network equipment (such as Cisco routers and Cisco switch, firewall security, etc. for small to large business) and networking solution. And more Cisco leading supplier  

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What Brings to Cisco While Internet Traffic to Quadruple by 2015

June 29 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

According to networking giant Cisco Systems, the amount of Internet traffic worldwide will quadruple by 2015, driven by the explosion in the number of connected devices and connected people, the amount of video and faster broadband speeds. By 2015, network traffic will have quadrupled to 966 exabytes per year as a content hungry populace gains access to cyberspace on more than 15 billion network connected devices that, ironically enough, will outnumber people 2 to 1.

 

The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010. On the verge of reaching 1 zettabyte, which is equal to a sextillion bytes, or a trillion gigabytes by 2015, global IP traffic growth is driven by four primary factors, according to Cisco.

 

The proliferation of tablets, mobile phones, connected appliances and other smart machines is driving up the demand for connectivity, it said.

 

"The explosive growth in Internet data traffic, especially video, creates an opportunity in the years ahead for optimizing and monetizing visual, virtual and mobile Internet experiences. As architect of the next-generation Internet, Cisco stands ready to help our customers not only accommodate this rapid expansion of Internet activity through the evolution of their networks but also help them thrive as a result of it," said Suraj Shetty, vice president of worldwide service provider marketing, Cisco.

 

While not addressed in Cisco's report, the numbers are further cause for concern for arbitrary data caps with overage fees. According to Cisco, the average fixed broadband speed in 2015 will reach 28Mbps, up from 7Mbps in 2010.

 

Service providers also will have to deal with the blurring of the line between fixed and mobile traffic, as consumers increasingly expect to have the same experience on their mobile devices as they do on their PCs or connected televisions.

 

The same warnings are there for networking vendors, including Cisco, Webster said. They need to build technology that not only increases capacity and scalability, but also is more intelligent.

 

By projecting accelerated internet adoption, Cisco is implying associated growth in many other fields. How many industries are required to fuel telecommunications growth and how many are in turn impacted by it? It’s quite possible that Cisco VNI isn’t a vision for the future of internet traffic, but a vision of technology as a whole. If something as central as online activity is going to grow exponentially, then maybe the entirety of science and technology will come along for the ride.

 

More about Cisco and Cisco related…

 

 

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Tragedy or Comedy, When Cisco Faces Juniper

June 24 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

Today, for business, satisfying and attracting customers is indispensable. That’s because customer requires better service and multifunctional products. Yet to meet customer’s need poses challenges. And the competition between counterparts is fierce. Because my work is related to Cisco, so I’d like to take Cisco as an example to analyze Cisco and its competitor Juniper.

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Cisco

Cisco was founded in 1984 and quickly became dominant. In its acquisitions, it focused on integrating marketing functions, not integrating the technology that it acquired. Cisco’s approach is based on multiple hardware boxes. Each hardware box runs proprietary software, and a different chip. For customers that has created huge complexity.

 

Juniper

Juniper founded in 1996, the first serious challenge to Cisco. Jim Duffy notes in Network World that with the growing importance of the Internet, venture capitalists and unhappy Cisco customers invested a start-up in order to build a better mousetrap, specifically for service providers. Juniper’s first year was nurtured with early investments from the AT&T, Ericsson, Lucent, Nortel, Siemens/New bridge Networks, 3Com and UUNET. IBM agreed to develop custom chips for Juniper’s Internet routers.

 

Network Router Showdown: Cisco vs. Juniper

By TechNewsWorld.com

Cisco does have competitors, especially in sectors that crave speed. For example, when service providers like MCI/WorldCom, Sprint or AT&T update their infrastructure, they increasingly are choosing to buy from Cisco rival Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR). In fact, Liscom said, 23 of the 25 major service providers now use Juniper routers.

 

Juniper routers increasingly are being used in the infrastructures of governments' and financial institutions' intranets. According to her, Juniper boxes are purpose-built to handle new services, such as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) that are tunneled over existing IP networks.

 

By Tutorialsweb.com

Operationally, both Cisco and Juniper routers are based on different hardware and software concepts. Cisco routers use Cisco IOS and Juniper routers use JUNOS.

 

Applications wise, both Cisco and Juniper cater to similar market segments. However, both have some advantages in certain areas compared to the other. Cisco, being the first to enter the market, has better market penetration. One of the strong areas of Cisco is the low-end router market including remote-office, and branch-office connectivity solutions. Both Cisco and Juniper provide high-end router solutions that offer gigabit transfers and advanced security routing solutions.

 

Cisco vs. Juniper, Tragedy or Comedy

From the analysis above we know that in fact both Cisco and Juniper have its own advantages in the market. The research and targeted consumer are little different, they share different markets. No winner, just comedy.

 

Notes: Cisco is famous for designing and manufacturingCisco routers, Cisco switch, and firewall security for enterprises, offering professional and best networking solutions for network users. More about Cisco and Cisco network equipment you can go to Cisco.com.

 

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Routers, To See Different Types of Routers

June 20 2011 , Written by ciscorouterswitch Published on #Cisco Routers

There are several types of routers you may hear of: wired router, wireless router.

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More detailed classification: Internal router (IR): All interfaces belong to the same area; Area Border router (ABR): Interfaces to multiple areas; Backbone router (BR): Interfaces to backbone; Autonomous system boundary router (ASBR): Exchange routing info with other autonomous systems; Designated router (DR): Generates link-state info about the subnet; Backup designated router (BDR): Becomes DR if DR fails.

 

If you use computers in your home or office, it is likely that your computer is connected with other computers through some type of router. Like a police officer directing traffic at an interchange, a router will direct or route information, data and files to the locations they need to go. Generally, Routers that we used can either be wired or wireless. 

 

A wired router will generally connect to your computer and computers or hardware through an Ethernet cable.  This happens with the use of output ports. And the only input port provided on a router will be used for the Internet. 

 

A wireless router may allow access from several computers through wired Ethernet cables and through wireless connections.  You will know the router you are using is wireless if it comes with an antenna.  The antenna will provide the router with a specific range that allows other computers in the area with wireless capabilities to access the router, provided they have password access.

 

Two Typical Routers We Usually Used

 

Commercial Router

If you have ever been to a coffee shop or hotel that offers Wi-Fi access, chances are they are using a commercial-grade router.  These routers are much more powerful than what you would purchase at your local electronics or computer store.  The best commercial routers will be able to provide access to the Internet, files and printing, for example, with little problem.  Commercial routers may also be used by businesses, hospitals or in a university setting as part of a wide area network or WAN. (Cisco is a leading router manufacturer to aim to provide router and networking solution to small, medium and large enterprises) This is a network that allows computers to connect to each other even if they are in another building across town.  The commercial-grade router will be used to connect with the wide area network (WAN) on one side and a smaller network called a local area network (LAN) on the other. The local area network may consist of one large office within a building. In that case, you could have multiple LANs connecting to the WAN through one or multiple routers.

 

Consumer Routers

If you are looking for a router for your home or small business, you likely can find what you need at your local electronics store. Generally you will want a router that serves as a wireless access point (WAP). It should also be a network switch. The wireless access point (WAP) basically provides the wireless access that everyone wants. That wireless access can be both to the Internet and to other computers in the home or office. Routers that come with a network switch tend to be faster and provide more evenly distributed bandwidth to each port. Consumer routers will come in a variety of price ranges and strengths. Some of the lower priced consumer routers will not have a very strong firewall. (Cisco Linksys E-series routers, powerful home routers, are welcomed by a lot of Cisco fans, more info of Cisco’ home product store you can visit Cisco’s official site: cisco.com).

 

 

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