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Cisco Live 2019 Recap

Last week was the long-awaited Cisco Live 2019! And two of our wonderful engineers wrote up their thoughts on the week. For a quick recap check out Dominic Zeni's overview of the week below and if you want a more in-depth recap check out Trevor Butler's deep dive into the Cisco Live 2019 World.

 

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For the Short Attention Span Readers:

Another year, another Live!  Building Bridges was one of the themes of this years’ Cisco Live and you can see it ringing true across the portfolio.  Take Cisco Umbrella for example.  It is no longer just a DNS layer security tool.  Using the cloud-native Umbrella application, Cisco has built integrations to CloudLock, SDWAN, and soon ThreatGrid.  With just the click of a button from your vManage, you can build tunnels (bridges??) from your SDWAN to your Umbrella and begin leveraging the full featured Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway.  Or how about Cognitive Collaboration, building bridges to well…everywhere!  Taking in contextual information from the Internet in all forms, Cognitive Collaboration promises to make us more prepared, more productive, and more successful in the meetings we attend.  The new SVP of Collab, Amy Chang, came to Cisco through an acquisition of Accompany (the technology at the heart of Cognitive Collab).  I’m very excited for the things to come from Amy’s team and Cognitive Collaboration.  At the heart of all of these technological bridges are API’s.  So, where’s the bridge for me as a traditional systems or network engineer that takes me from the CLI or the GUI to the API?  Enter the new DevNet certifications announced at Cisco Live.  A path (bridge??) for learning is very helpful when approaching an ocean of new technology and I’m excited to see what it’s all about! - Dominic Zeni

 

For The Insatiable Readers:

This year Cisco Live was held in sunny San Diego. Between the breakout sessions, the walk-in labs, and an amazing performance by Weezer and the Foo Fighters, Cisco announced some new products and new certifications.

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Maximize your time at Cisco Live!

The countdown begins for Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego! We are super excited to see all that Cisco will be presenting and introducing to us. We thought that we would give you our top picks of sessions to attend during this jam packed, awesome week!

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Cisco Live 2018: Day 4 Recap

The last day of Cisco Live 2018 started with a Security Innovation Showcase with Bret Hartman, Cisco VP and CTO of Security. He discussed best case security for worst case scenarios. In the last year we have seen cyber attack after cyber attack from Nyetya in July 2017 to VPNFilter which was detected last month.

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Cisco Live 2018: Day 3 Recap

Cisco Live Day 3 comes to an end tonight with Cisco’s Customer Appreciation Party at Universal Studios! Today there were some technology releases and product spotlights that we are excited to share with our customers! The first of these being Cisco’s new HyperFlex 3.5.

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Cisco Live 2018: Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Cisco Live was filled with amazing new technology, new applications, new innovative services, and the power of Cisco’s partnerships. Cisco is continuing to build their intent-based networking with DNA, DNA Center now DNA Assurance. What really caught our attention today was the network and security innovations and integrations. Here are our top takeaways. 

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Cisco Live 2018: Day 1 Recap

Today kicked off day one of Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando, FL! The day was filled with a keynote, breakout sessions, Innovation Showcases, and of course the World of Solutions. Here are our top takeaways from Cisco Live Day 1.

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What Our Engineers Thought: Cisco Live

Cisco Live 2017 has come and gone. Our team of engineers arrived in Las Vegas in style, spent the week attending presentations, networking, listening to keynote speakers, exploring the new technologies at the World of Solutions, and came back to California with an overload of information. Now that they have had some time to digest everything they took in at Cisco Live they are ready to share their take on the week!

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That's a Wrap! Cisco Live Day 4

It's been 4 amazing days in Las Vegas at Cisco Live 2017. Day 4 may have been shorter than days 1-3, but that didn't stop Cisco from going out with a bang! Today didn't start off with a keynote - it started with some great showcase sessions:

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Third Times a Charm: Cisco Live Day 3

Cisco Live day three started with a security keynote with Cisco Chief Security & Trust Officer, John N. Stewart. Stewart opened with bold statements about IoT and today's digital transformation. He dove into many of the dilemma's IT teams today:

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