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Cisco Stand Demonstrations


You can't miss it. It's the largest booth in the World of Solutions. If you have a question about a Cisco solution, find out more about a specific technology, view the latest Cisco innovations in action or discover new advancements you weren't even aware of, the Cisco Stand is the place visit. You'll have the unique opportunity to experience Cisco in a single, integrated journey plus speak with Cisco representatives from a wide spectrum of specialisations.


Collaboration

Cisco Collaboration Experience – better than being there

As the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, leaders recognise the benefits and growing impact of Collaboration as a key part of business effectiveness. Video is becoming more pervasive. Case in point: Today's desktop and mobile devices have a camera, if not two. It's all part of engagement - making it easy and natural for people to collaborate. Cisco is taking these interactions to the next level, ensuring the Cisco Collaboration experience is better than being there.

Video as easy as voice

At Cisco Live Melbourne 2014 Cisco will showcase the industry's broadest portfolios of purpose-built, high-quality video collaboration solutions. These solutions are designed to meet the needs of all types of workers, whether deskbound, in boardroom style meeting or on the road.

Mobility

Beyond BYOD

At Cisco Live Melbourne 2014 Cisco will showcase a highly secure, fully featured desk or mobile client with all the Cisco collaboration workloads. This includes high-definition voice and video, messaging, and desktop sharing to mobile users anywhere on any device.

Customer Care

Customer Collaboration is often the face of an organisation to their customer base heavily impacting their brand and image. At Cisco Live we will showcase the Supervisor and Agent experience how to intelligently manage the omni-channel experience and our advanced integrated reporting capabilities.


Data Centre and Virtualisation

Unified Management

UCS Director

Cisco UCS Director's multi-vendor, multi-protocol converged infrastructure solution provides unified management of the industry's leading converged infrastructures from a single pane-of-glass. Cisco UCS Director is targeted towards the IT administrator responsible for provisioning infrastructure assets and for end users to be able to provision infrastructure assets to IT's governance and policies.

Openstack Automation

Are you interested in building your cloud with OpenStack? Come see this demo where OpenStack is fully integrated with Nexus 1000V supporting Enhanced VXLAN that does NOT require IP multicast. Nexus 1000V is also supporting Canonical OpenStack enabling the latest in OpenStack capabilities.


Unified Fabric

Cisco LISP with OTV

Locator/ID Separator Protocol (LISP) is a revolutionary network routing technology that enables global IP address portability, allowing any IP device to be moved across the globe without changing its IP address. This portability allows seamless workload mobility between data centres and a cloud provider, rapid disaster recovery, bring-up times and significantly improves network infrastructure scalability by up to 10 fold.

In this demonstration, we are showcasing seamless workload mobility between data centres while application stay connected.

VXLAN Integration with Nexus Switching

This demonstration shows the integration of Cisco VXLAN Gateway solution with Nexus 1000V and Nexus 3000.

The following products and technologies are highlighted:
  • Cisco VXLAN Gateway
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Cisco Nexus 30172PQ Switch

Unified Computing

Cisco UCS Advantage

The demonstrations highlight the following:

A. Cisco's UCS management capabilities
  • Cisco UCS Manager for managing individual Domains
  • Cisco UCS Central for managing multiple domains across datacenters and geographies
  • Policy-driven management
  • Multi-domain fault information consolidated into one interface
B. UCS Manager and Microsoft Systems Center Integration
  • Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Systems Center Orchestrator (SCO)
  • Systems Center Virtual machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • UCS PowerTool: the Microsoft Powershell library for UCS

VDI Acceleration with Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS provides powerful performance, scale and throughput for data-intensive workloads. In this demo, we will show how multiple application workloads running on UCS can be accelerated with minimal impact on the IO or throughput supplied to each other. We will show 600 pooled desktops running on Cisco UCS blade server infrastructure while running standard enterprise workloads.


Application Centric Infrastructure

Application Virtual Switch

Application Virtual Switch (AVS) is the virtual network edge for the ACI-enabled network, connecting virtual workloads to virtual ports in the network hypervisor as an extension of the physical network infrastructure. AVS, leveraging the APIC controller, is enabled to conform to the ACI policy model and included in application automation tasks.

Network Services for ACI

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) incorporates a broad ecosystem of layer 4-7 security and application services into its application policy model. This demo will show the set-up and insertion of multiple network services into an application network, and the routing of traffic to the required services and the virtual workloads. Featured services will include F5, Citrix, Cisco ASA, and others.


Enterprise Networks

Converged Access (BYOD and mDNS)

Trustsec, ISE and the Catalyst 3850 combine to facilitate on-boarding for both wired and wireless devices. This integrated approach enables ease of policy setting across all types of users, devices and networks. Prime Infrastructure 2.0, Aironet 3600 Access Point and Catalyst 3850 work together to deliver one comprehensive management solution for wired and wireless networks simplifying operations and providing complete control. Catalyst 3850 enhances the way wired and wireless is controlled, managed and monitored. Learn about consistent workflows to adopt for BYOD, enable application optimisation, enforce business policies and gain network-wide visibility across wired and wireless, while achieving high resiliency and unmatched scale.

802.11AC Mobility (Local Profiling, HA, 11ac)

Cisco is first to market with the new 802.11ac standard - providing faster throughput to devices on WiFi networks on the new 3700 Series Access point. Providing unprecedented availability and ensure performance and reliability at every point of your wireless network. High Availability on Wireless LAN Controller minimises the downtime without impacting the business critical applications. It shows seamless transition of the clients and APs from the active controller to the standby controller. Client Stateful Switch Over (Client SSO) in Wireless LAN Controller shows that active client doesn’t need to re-authenticate when the primary controller goes down.
iPAD and Android devices access network are profiled by the wireless controller (5508) and ISE assigns security policy based on the profiled identified by the controller.  Based on the device type customised URLs are available for IPAD , Android devices access. Integration with RADIUS server and Bonjour gateway services also shown.

Instant Access

The Cisco Catalyst Instant Access Solution simplifies campus or large branch network deployment and operations. IT staff can deploy access switches instantly through a single touch point with feature and configuration consistency.

Campus LISP and IPv6

Improve campus-addressing flexibility with Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP). LISP is a routing architecture that provides new semantics for IP addressing across traditional campus boundaries.

Cloud Services Router (FlexVPN)

The Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V Series comprises single-tenant software routers in virtual form factor that deliver WAN gateway functionality to multitenant, provider-hosted clouds. The CSR allows enterprises to extend a WAN to off-premises Clouds and Cloud providers to offer enterprise-class use cases.

Intelligent WAN – Cisco Performance Routing (PfR)

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) delivers an uncompromised user experience over any connection. Now, you can benefit from the right-size connections for your branch offices, while gaining operational simplicity with lower costs. Performance Routing (PfR) complements traditional routing technologies by using the intelligence of a Cisco IOS infrastructure to improve application performance and availability. PfR can select the best path for each application based upon advanced criteria such as, reachability, delay, loss, jitter, and mean opinion score (MOS).

Office in a Box – UCS-E Series

Highlights the comprehensive service integration available on the Cisco Integrated Services Router 4451-X with Cisco UCS E Series server module.

Application Visibility and Control

The Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC) solution is a suite of services in Cisco network devices that provides application-level classification, monitoring, and traffic control. See how this can improve business-critical application performance, support capacity management and planning, reduce network operating costs.

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module

SDN promises great improvements in network agility, ease of deployment, and manageability. Ultimately, it can lower your cost of operations.   The key to realising the benefits of SDN is policy model that allows the abstraction of the underlying complexity of network elements.  In this model, the controller is responsible for translating business intent (expressed through policy) into network configuration.

Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) EN module automates the translation of business intent (how applications communicate) into network configuration. Learn how the Cisco APIC Enterprise Module enables a policy based approach to the operation of enterprise networks, that extends the policy model from the DC to the end user. Industry experts will share their real-world experiences and demonstrate multiple solutions across the data center, WAN, and access domains as well with third party ecosystem development partners. This will to help you formulate your own SDN strategy.


Security

Next Generation IPS - Threat Defence

The Sourcefire Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) arms security teams with the protection needed in today’s rapidly changing environments. Based on core competencies of real-time contextual awareness, automation and advanced threat protection, NG IPS reduces the surface area of attack through granular control while offering total visibility of the network.

Next Generation Firewall – Visibility and Control

The Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) helps your customers to provide greater visibility and security without compromise. With Cisco's ASA 5500-X Series NGFW, you can run multiple advanced security services (application control, web security, intrusion prevention, AnyConnect, and cloud web security) combined with the industry's most proven, widely deployed stateful inspection firewall. Cisco ASA 5500-X Next-Generation Firewall delivers greater security to protect your organisation against misuse of user behaviour, applications, threats and more. Cisco Prime Security Manager helps organisations reduce management complexity with simple, unified management of core ASA functions like firewall/NAT and NGFW Services including Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Web Security Essentials (WSE), and NGFW IPS.

Next Gen Data Centre Security

Cisco provides the most comprehensive data centre security solutions in the industry, designed to address the three key issues every data centre administrator faces: Provisioning security in a simple and timely manner; Performance designed to keep up with the most dynamic data centre environments; and real time protection from the latest threats. Learn how Cisco has redesigned security, simplified management, and woven it directly into the fabric of the data centre, whether it is a Nexus physical or virtual environment, or Cisco's new Application Centric Infrastructure. Cisco's data centre security solutions provide instant provisioning, dynamically scalable performance, and comprehensive protection for today's evolving data centres.

Featured Products and Technologies:
  • Cisco ASA 5585-X with enhanced multi-site, 16-device clustering and up to 640 gbps performance
  • Cisco's new Virtual ASA (ASAv), with fully independent hypervisor and vSwitch performance and dynamic scalability
  • Cisco ACI Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 switches
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V hypervisor
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Cisco UCS Controller

Policy-Based Firewall – Rule Simplification

One of many TrustSec use cases, this demo illustrates the automatic security provisioning of new servers or VMs that allows for user access to new workloads through firewalls. This greatly simplifies adding new server resources, administration and auditing.

Service Provider

Cisco MATE: Design & Live NfV Automation & Orchestration

This demonstration shows capacity planning and predictive modelling with the MATE software portfolio. Cisco MATE software offers a complete solution for offline and online data collection in a single platform. It helps to improve network planning and analytics by gathering and maintaining information on infrastructure elements, topology, operational states, and traffic statistics. At the demo booth SMEs will show you how intuitive MATE is to use and answer all implementation questions.

Open Daylight Controller

With the exponential growth in network traffic, IT needs a way to give applications direct control over the underlying network infrastructure. We've addressed this need by introducing programmability functions and a controller/forwarding plane architecture as part of the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) architecture. The Cisco eXtensible Network Controller (XNC) is a Java application that operates on any Linux-based x86 server, such as those in the Cisco Unified Computing System.

Cisco Meraki Wired and Wireless

Join us for an introduction to Cisco Meraki and our cloud managed networking products, including wireless access points, security appliances, and switches. You'll learn how cloud networking offers greater reliability, easier management, and a lower TCO - and we'll show you a live demo of the exciting features in the Meraki dashboard.

Cisco Prime Carrier Management and Fulfilment

Cisco Prime for Enterprise is an innovative strategy and portfolio of management products that empower IT departments to more effectively manage their networks and the services they deliver. Cisco Prime is built upon a network services management foundation and a set of common attributes. Cisco Prime supports integrated lifecycle management of networks, services, and endpoints for Cisco Borderless Network, Data Centre, and Collaboration architectures with end-to-end assurance. It helps IT departments achieve:

  • Improved operational efficiencies: Reduce network errors, speed troubleshooting, and improve the delivery of network services.
  • Reduced operating expenses: Speed deployments, minimise IT staffing, and reduce training requirements with easy-to-use tools, workflows, and automated best practices that simplify network management.
  • Lower capital expenditures: Make the most of network investments through converged management and cross-integration with existing operations, systems, and northbound processes.
  • Enhanced service levels: Gain end-to-end visibility and service-aware networking and assurance that simplifies troubleshooting and make the delivery of services more predictable.

IT Operations Centre

Cyber Range

Because cyber security threats have become more complex, targeted, and persistent, they pose a serious ongoing challenge to your business. Security hardware and software products alone are insufficient to stop today’s most advanced attacks. Modern cyber defenses require proactive security operations run by highly trained staff with the experience and expertise to detect and disrupt sophisticated threats. Staff with the right skills and experience are in high demand and short supply.

The Cisco® Cyber Range Service helps security staff build the skills and experience necessary to combat modern cyber threats. Based on real-world conditions, Cyber Range provides a synthetic war-gaming environment that allows staff to play the role of both attacker and defender in order to learn the latest methods of vulnerability exploitations and the use of advanced tools and techniques to mitigate and uproot threats.

Primary benefits include:
  • Real-life experience reacting to and defending against rudimentary and complex cyber attacks, including advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • Deeper understanding of leading security methodologies, operations, and procedures
  • Advanced skills in deploying proven protection models and utilising the latest security tools and techniques
  • Building teamwork and responsibility management in order to balance workload and bring focus to core competencies

Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Collaboration

Cisco Prime for Enterprise is an innovative strategy and portfolio of management products empowering IT departments to more effectively manage their networks and the services they deliver. Cisco Prime is built upon a network services management foundation and a set of common attributes. Cisco Prime supports integrated lifecycle management of networks, services, and endpoints for Cisco Borderless Network, Data Centre, and Collaboration architectures with end-to-end assurance. It helps IT departments to achieve:

  • Improved operational efficiencies: Reduce network errors, speed troubleshooting, and improve the delivery of network services.
  • Reduced operating expenses: Speed deployments, minimise IT staffing, and reduce training requirements with easy-to-use tools, workflows, and automated best practices that simplify network management.
  • Lower capital expenditures: Make the most of network investments through converged management and cross-integration with existing operations, systems, and northbound processes.
  • Enhanced service levels: Gain end-to-end visibility and service-aware networking and assurance that simplifies troubleshooting and make the delivery of services more predictable.

Data Centre Network Management (DCNM)

The demonstration highlights the benefits of Cisco’s Prime Data Center Manager (DCNM) latest release and how it manages the Cisco Unified Fabric. DCNM optimizes the overall uptime and reliability of the data center infrastructure and helps improve business continuity.

Connected Mobile Experience

Harness the power of BYOD through advanced location analytics to provide an online, connected customer experience that extends to the device, in and out of a retail environment.


Internet of Things

Imagine the possibilities the Internet of Things (IoT) brings when the network plays a critical role for control and operational systems, sensors, machines, and devices. Creating a connectivity platform, discover how the IoT helps you gather data from more places in your operation so you can increase efficiency and improve safety and security. Visit the IoT booth in the Cisco stand to see how the Internet and networks are expanding to places such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, and railway systems.

  • IoT Cisco Solutions: End-to-end portfolio for operational technology.
  • Aquatic Demo: Cisco ruggedized products tested underwater.
  • Substation Automation Solutions: Addressing security concerns for grid control systems and extending enterprise-class wide area network (WAN) capabilities to substation networks.

Internet of Everything

You'll gain insights into how the Internet of Everything brings people, processes, data, and things together to grow businesses, create and expand new markets, and help people work better together.

  • Brand Experience Wall
  • Two standalone kiosks that feature an interactive asset, which showcases how IoE effects daily life. Four chapters that tell the story of connected life, connected car, connected roadways and connected cities
  • Interactive Experience Zone
    • Internet of Everything Destination Site - global destination site for the Internet of Everything conversation, Learn/See/Explore/Customize
    • Connect This With That Widget - choose two seemingly unconnected items below and explore the many potentialities of the future
    • Market Industry Trends:
      • Cloud - IT Consumption Models Interactive Infographic in partnership with Intel®, went in search of the bigger cloud picture. Navigate through the findings and see the impact of cloud on the future of IT come into focus. Notice the trends that represent each global area’s unique perspective as you browse the insights, region by region.
      • Mobility - BYOD Assessment Tool, answer six questions to measure your enterprise adoption of BYOD
      • SDN – “Day in the Life of a CIO” IN PROCESS, The Internet of Everything is creating tremendous opportunities and challenges for organizations. Follow the journey and see how you can capture your share of the value of connecting people, process, data, and things.

Services

Learn from Cisco Services experts how to get the most value from your network, IT, and communications investments. Our engineers will engage you with interactive demos and discuss your projects and challenges, showing you how Services from Cisco and our partners can help you reduce operating costs, increase network availability, and optimise network performance.

Technical Assistance Centre – TAC, Global Logistics & Hardware Replacement

Using technology, social media and geographical mapping to solve your problems faster. Come along to the TAC stand and discover our new mobile support application. This application can show you how many service requests you have open, can locate exactly where your replacement hardware is and put you in direct contact with the Cisco engineer assigned to help you.

Smart Analytics, Smart Services & Focused  Technical Support

With the explosion of data from the proliferation of cloud services, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, high-performance networks are essential for the rapid delivery of advanced business services and for accelerating insights from big data analytics. Is your network ready? Cisco provides a portfolio of network analytics to help customers realize maximum performance and value from their network investment.

We combine proactive, machine to machine support with the expertise of our Technical Engineers to ensure that your network and all it's connected devices are working well together.

Give yourself peace of mind to concentrate on your own business, knowing that Cisco has got your network covered.

Cyber Security and Managed Threat Defence

Constant exposure to cyber threats has led Cisco to develop the strongest security portfolio in the world.Hardware and software products alone are insufficient to stop today's most advanced attacks.

We introduce the disciplines of security (Detection, Prevention and Action through people process and tools) to draw the attention of architects and management who carry accountability for the posture, operational management and risk profile of IT systems and services.  

Cisco’s Security Posture Assessment (SPA) is to measure the extent to which vulnerabilities in a customer’s environment can be utilized to achieve unexpected or unauthorized access to the OS or applications on an IP-connected host or device.

Cisco’s Cyber Range will demonstrate how to detect, mitigate and analyse real world security challenges.

Managed Threat Defense helps defend against known intrusions, zero-day attacks, and advanced persistent threats. Managed Threat Defence is powered by our global network of security operations centers ensuring constant vigilance and on-demand analysis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cloud Managed Services

Simplify the adoption and management of Cisco technologies, with continuous remote monitoring and management of your Video, Unified Communications, Security, Data Centre, Routing, Switching and Security platforms. 

Cisco differentiates from traditional outsourcing to deliver an intrinsic balance of people, processes and tools with distinct value that not only removes time-consuming processes and enables you to refocus your resources on more strategic priorities, but seamlessly and proactively manages your Cisco platforms to achieve the highest operational levels. As big data, cloud, mobility and social media continue to grow in use, your enterprise can rely on Cisco experience, intellectual capital, smart capabilities and automation to dramatically increase your ability to adopt and manage technologies faster.

We will explore how Cisco's Cloud Managed Services are here to help our customers and partners:

  • Accelerate the adoption and management of advanced technologies.
  • Retain visibility and control of your technology services environment while simplifying operations.
  • Realise a return on your technology investment faster.
  • Proactively mitigate new risks and threats.
  • Focus on strategic business priorities while creating higher levels of operational efficiency.
  • Respond to "always on" needs with industry expertise, knowledge and best practices

Get the most out of your technology investments, work with us in new ways, come and understand the fit for your business.

CMCS: Compliance/Change Management

Meet complex infrastructure needs for compliance and change management

Cisco’s Compliance Management and Configuration Service (CMCS) provides a comprehensive set of network management tools and Cisco operational expertise to meet the complex infrastructure needs of enterprise and service provider clients, and focuses on addressing critical compliance and configuration needs across your network.

CMCS applies Cisco intellectual capital, operational expertise, and smart automation capabilities to enable compliance and configuration management through controlled change to support your business continuity and growth. The service is ideal if you need to gain insight and accelerate change to strategically address expanding compliance in your environment to resolve issues more quickly and achieve the highest levels of efficiency. It configures policies for compliance monitoring and includes configuration analytics, compliance reporting, and automation of compliance checks and remediation steps.

By combining Cisco expertise, intellectual capital, and workflow automation, CMCS enables you to manage changing regulatory, commercial, and organisational compliance requirements across your entire network infrastructure. Removing complexity, addressing ongoing regulatory change in the environment, and delivering secure, predictable performance helps you realise the full business value of proactive compliance management that delivers greater speed, accuracy and repeatable processes. 

ServiceGrid

Connect once – Connect all:

Real-time, multi-sourced collaboration with strategic partners is key in driving greater customer satisfaction, differentiation and competitive advantage. ServiceGrid provides cloud delivered services management integration software offering a flexible means to join partners and automate the sharing of processes, data, and workflow in real-time.

Service Grid provides capabilities to:

  • Resolve support issues across your help desk, technical support, field service and service providers faster and more efficiently through provider collaboration.
  • Create a single point of control to actively track and gain actionable insights in vendor, provider performance and operational metrics.
  • Span end users, partners and stakeholders to exchange requests and receive updates via a central hub in the cloud.

All of these capabilities will be showcased to highlight the ease of integration.

Data Centre Services and Cloud Services

Transform your Data Centre with Cisco's Domain Ten:

Cisco Domain Ten serves as a framework to remove complexity and help you focus your energy and resources on the IT activities that will make the biggest difference, in the combination and order that will be most effective for your unique situation. Cisco Domain Ten covers all of the important aspects of infrastructure, virtualisation, automation, software platform and applications to help you create an architectural roadmap, whether you want to take advantage of virtualisation or want to move to the cloud.

Cloud Consumption Services

The transition to the cloud has led to new business services being adopted without the knowledge of those accountable for the design, risk, operations and governance elements within the IT department.

The adoption of cloud services presents new problems, including greater risks, increased costs and challenges in governing new cloud vendors. Come and learn how Cloud Consumption Services can help you address the challenges of moving business and technology workloads to the cloud.

Simplifying Infrastructure with ACI

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) provides a new model for deployment and the operation of applications in the Data Centre. Is your organisation ready to capitalise on this exciting new opportunity? How do you integrate ACI with your current infrastructure and how do you migrate your applications and services into this new way of working?

Application Dependency Mapping

Data centre consolidation, migration, and virtualisation requires an in-depth understanding of assets and their interdependencies. The Cisco Application Dependency Mapping Service offers a non-intrusive method to obtain the data needed to minimise the risk associated with critical infrastructure changes.

Cloud Automation and Orchestration

Managing, deploying and operating converged infrastructures is simplified with Cisco UCS Director. Common operational tasks such as VLAN management and SAN zoning can cause significant impact to business systems if not planned and managed correctly. Leveraging self-service and automation tools, Cisco can mitigate risks caused by human error.

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud provides a multi-cloud catalogue and cross domain orchestration, whilst UCS Director provides repeatable and fast Data Centre management and automation. We deliver increased agility, with clearly defined and approved automated processes that can run safely during standard operational hours.

We demonstrate a number of common, 'high impact', and customised, self-service & administrative automation processes that result in real world efficiencies.

Solutions Support

Integrated Solutions – A single hand to shake:

Join our Solutions Support experts and understand how Cisco Technical Engineers, Smart Services and our Technology Partners combine to support you in your multi vendor Data Centre.   View our new Technology Labs in Sydney to experience first hand how we solve your most complex problems, and see the Energy Wise Management Suite in action. We will also be showcasing our newest Lab – the SAP Hana appliance – a multi-vendor SAP validated and certified engineered solution to deliver a high performance and reliable platform to support this mission critical application. Cisco, as the number 1 cloud technology company, and our partnership SAP means we are able to assist our mutual customers with the most complex problems, and help them to get the most out of their SAP solution.

Optimisation Services

Optimisation services provide a continuous assessment of processes, tools and technology, acting on recommendations and transferring knowledge allowing you to maintain optimal performance, save costs and drive greater value across critical infrastructure and applications.

Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the Total Economic Impact (TEI)™ and potential return-on investment (ROI) that organisations may realise by engaging Cisco in delivering an Optimisation Service.  

Customer outcomes, sample ROI data and analytics tools will be showcased to further demonstrate the value that we can bring to your organisation.

EnergyWise Management Suite

Energy growth is a major cost line across businesses today that can be significantly optimised! Learn how to better leverage technology to drive large scale benefits in energy use for both building management and across technology platforms.

Cisco's EnergyWise Management Suite is a family of products and services that enable and support customers who want to reduce energy costs and optimise the energy consumption of their data center and distributed office environments by seeing, measuring, and managing the energy of all IP-connected systems.

Cisco EnergyWise Management provides continuous energy usage visibility through network-based monitoring of all devices and systems, regardless of vendor, in the data center and distributed office. -It also provides advanced energy analytics and precisely determines energy efficiency and savings opportunities by analysing energy usage and carbon emissions by any grouping such as date, time, location, device, and application. - It also allows you to reduce your energy costs and improves energy efficiency through planning and simulation, optimisation, policy enforcement, and event-driven rules, without affecting availability and user productivity. We provide insight to the 'real' return on investment in energy management, energy optimisation and ease of adoption.

Data Virtualisation - Big Data Made Easy

Big data and cloud are drastically changing today's IT landscape. The proliferation of traditional and new data sources plus the movement of data to the cloud complicates the ability to meaningfully access data assets. This creates the need to complement traditional data warehousing with an agile business solution that provides a real-time, consolidated logical view of data.

Cisco Data Virtualisation is agile data integration software that makes it easy to access data, no matter where it resides. Our integrated data platform lets you query all types of data across the network as if it is in a single place.

We will demonstrate how Cisco Data Virtualisation can transform the way businesses can take advantage, query and work with data like never before!

Collaboration Enabled Business Applications

The goal of collaboration enabled business application is to reduce the human latency that exists in a business process and avoid human errors.

Cisco delivers solutions allowing instantaneous access to experts to solve customer problems and issues. To enable this, Cisco leverages key collaboration technologies such as Unified Communications, Customer Collaboration, Business Video and solution partners to deliver a tightly coupled and integrated business service.

We demonstrate a use case highlighting customer interaction flowing through a business application, creating an escalation mechanism to alert and request a type of service and expertise. Utilising Cisco Jabber and video technologies, seamless communication is made possible to any consumer, using any device, from anywhere in the network

Technology in Industry

The nature of the changing world, from a consumer and business perspective, offers an opportunity! Gain an insight in how technology, people, process and tools coupled with in depth industry knowledge can make a difference for business, employees and the community.

We demonstrate our knowledge in emerging trends and practical real life solutions as applied to healthcare, transport and government services. Changing demographics leading to pressure on healthcare budgets, the cost of new infrastructure and mass transport necessitates new ways of driving innovation. Learn how Cisco Services is integrating our software and services to provide real solutions for our customers.

Business Internals

Email and Web Content Security

Email Security Appliance - Industry-Leading Email Protection

Stop blended threats and targeted email attacks with Cisco Email Security.  Learn about Cisco’s industry-leading approach to blocking unwanted messages, catching advanced malware, and disarming malicious links.    Visit the booth to get a walkthrough of Cisco’s unmatched threat visibility and drill-down reporting capabilities.

Web Security Appliance – Single Appliance Solution for Web Security

Cisco’s industry-leading Web Security Appliance (WSA) now includes Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) from Sourcefire.  Learn more about how you can benefit from the unique capabilities of AMP through a simple license add-on to WSA.  Visit the demo for a preview of AMP on Cisco WSA, including file reputation scoring and blocking, file behavioral analysis, and retrospective alerting.

Cloud Web Security – Complete Protection for the Distributed Enterprise

Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) delivers complete protection across the attack continuum: before, during, and after an attack – with easier deployment and substantially lower costs than on-premises products.  Visit the booth for a demo of the new capabilities now available on Cisco CWS, including Advanced Malware Protection from Sourcefire, and Cognitive Threat Analytics for reduced time to discovery of threats inside your network.

Managed Threat Defence (MTD)

Managed Threat Defense helps defend against known intrusions, zero-day attacks, and advanced persistent threats. Managed Threat Defence is powered by our global network of security operations centers ensuring constant vigilance and on-demand analysis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cisco Powered

Cisco Powered services are based on a best-in-class portfolio of flexible and scalable solutions designed to minimize the complexity of the entire technology lifecycle, resulting in faster adoption, higher productivity, and more reliable operation. Service providers offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and a third-party audit of their solutions to verify your services will be deployed over proven architectures with superior levels of professional service, security, and 24/7 support. You'll also automatically benefit from industry-wide innovation and leading technology as a result of Cisco and its partners' ongoing R&D investment, giving you a powerful advantage over your competition. Learn how you can connect with confidence at the Cisco Powered booth on the Cisco Stand in the World of Solutions.

Connected Platform Group (B4)

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. For the past two years the Connected Platforms Group has been revamping the Cisco Digital Media Solution. The Cisco Digital Media Solution is comprised of two primary components. First is the hardware component with our next generation digital media players, like the Edge 340, which is a price performance intel based extensible platform for digital media applications. The second component is software for creating and managing applications as well as device management and control. Cisco has teamed up with Appspace to provide that cutting edge application creation, control, and management solution.

Using the network as the platform, the Cisco Digital Media Solution provides customers across a wide variety of industries—financial services, retail, government, education, healthcare, sports, entertainment, safety and security, and transportation—with innovative tools for marketing and branding, sales, education and training, communication, and collaboration.

Strategic Partner Organisation

Cisco Strategic Partner Organisation (SPO) is focused on executing on the vision of building the best partnerships recognized by customers, partners and employees.

Engaging with the most powerful players in the market and combining with Cisco's unique strengths, we can deliver unique value to our customer and accelerate our profitable growth.

The SPO engages with transformational partners, major system integrators, technology partners and independent software vendors (ISVs). The focus of the engagements is on accelerating time to value for customers through key industry verticals solutions.

Cisco SPO works on partnerships that create solution using existing Cisco technologies and various go to market methods such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS leveraging Cisco powered cloud partnerships.

Inside Cisco IT

Take a look inside Cisco IT. Find out how Cisco addresses many of the same IT challenges you face every day. Benefit from practical experience and lessons learned deploying Cisco products and technologies in a global enterprise infrastructure. See how these solutions help to implement strategies that get results.

Because IT is instrumental in turning company business strategies into reality, IT professionals need information that helps them plan and develop successful technology deployments. Through success stories and other resources, you'll get practical information about Cisco IT's own deployments. Find out how these network solutions are yielding productivity gains, cost savings, and other business benefits.

Cisco Certifications and Testing

Cisco Certifications and Testing addresses the need for technical talent worldwide for Cisco customers, partners, and network professionals by providing the educational training, certifications, social communities, knowledge systems, and consulting services necessary to accelerate productivity, opportunity, and growth and to recruit, train and evolve talent. Cisco Certifications and Testing drives the talent development needed to evolve the workforce of today to meet the demands of tomorrow, and to close the global networking skills talent gap.

From award-winning certifications and training to the first social learning community, the Cisco Learning Network, and state-of-the-art technology games, Cisco Certifications and Testing helps the world master the language of the network.