TWTV120: Defending the Data Center

TWTV120

Episode 120, Project ID 1219

Taped August 14, 2012 (Studio 13)

Released September 12, 2012

Guests: Per Hagen, Scott Gainey, Jaishree Subramania, Jeff Aboud, Swastik Bihani, Anil Kapur

We had to dig further, past our initial meetings internally and determine what would make this particular story unique from previous ones we have told this year.  Three really good shows done earlier now provide great context for appreciating the innovation we talk about in this one.   Check out: Fundamentals of High End FirewallsFundamentals of Intrusion Prevention and (TechWiseTV 115) Firewall Reinvention with the ASA-CX

So topically, Security in the Data Center is an easy hit of course.   It seems to top many lists. As Cisco broadens the tool set with new models and deployment options, we broke this one down along party lines:  

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Jaishree brought in Scott Gainey for the top down view in Segment 2. 

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Jimmy Ray hosted Per Hagen as he explained how the new clustering technology in the ASA worked.   NOTE: ASA 5515-X running the latest software release 8.6(1) was featured in the BYOD CVD (Cisco Validated Design) Smart Solution Design Guide.

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Anil Kapur revealed how IPS (from Cisco anyway…) can now play effectively in a data center strategy.  

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Jeff Aboud joined me to illustrate how all of these new models now give us the flexibility to model a security architecture that complements the network/business strategy.  

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Swastik Bihani then joined us and showed new email encryption capabilities across all of our devices and web security changes worth knowing about. 

For a good design guide on this one - check out this well done paper (pdf) from our friends at the SBA labs

TWTV117: Cloud Intelligent Network

Episode 117, Project ID 1060

Taped May 15, 2012, Released June 13, 2012

Guests: Anurag Gurtu, Matt Bolick, Vijay Sagar, Prashanth Shenoy, Zeus Kerravala 

Network Intelligence

As a fundamental and critical part of a successful cloud implementation, the network is poised for incredible leaps of intelligence.  The WAN has been re-defined as Weak Area Network contributing to poor performance, inadequate security, lack of visibility and complex management.  An intelligent network endows the WAN with the  efficiency of cloud and and the confidence of a private network.  This TechWiseTV episode is stuffed with incredible innovations that deliver on a cloud journey you can embrace. 

Fundamentals: Cloud Services Router

The benefits of hosted cloud services can now be extended to the enterprise WAN. The CSR 1000v is a software router deployed as a virtual machine in a provider-hosted cloud. Serving as a router per tenant each with its own routing instance and thus its own VPN connections, firewall policies, QoS rules, access control and more. Watch Fundamentals of the Cisco Cloud Services Router for an entertaining look at this cloud intelligent technology.

Fundamentals: Cloud Services Router

The benefits of hosted cloud services can now be extended to the enterprise WAN. The CSR 1000v is a software router deployed as a virtual machine in a provider-hosted cloud. Serving as a router per tenant each with its own routing instance and thus its own VPN connections, firewall policies, QoS rules, access control and more. Watch Fundamentals of the Cisco Cloud Services Router for an entertaining look at this cloud intelligent technology.

TWTV107: Journey to Enterprise Cloud Computing

Project 1050
Taped February 22, 2012, Released April 12, 2012
Guests: Vikrant Karvir, Yousuf Hasan, Jim Bugwadia

Clouded Understanding

The experts at TechWiseTV want to clear up the mystery and potential confusion of “cloud.”  What it is and what it is not, why TechWiseTV thinks it is important and why you should too, and how to apply it within your own organization in whatever way and means it makes sense.  

This episode is full of actionable information and insights, including:
•    A look into real-life deployments across a wide swath of industries 
•    An in-depth look at the various hybrid cloud models worth considering
•    How Cisco’s Cloud Portal offering enables a flexible service model gateway

Fundamentals of WAAS

Cisco Wide Area Application Services - So many applications we need these days were never optimized for the networked, cloud intensive, world we now find ourselves in. Cisco WAAS (Wide Area Application Services) represents a system of technologies designed to accelerate complex applications and free up wasted bandwidth without modification to your environment. Unique capabilities are brought to your network and this Fundamentals of Cisco WAAS will make it easier to understand.

 

Fundamentals of WAAS

Cisco Wide Area Application Services - So many applications we need these days were never optimized for the networked, cloud intensive, world we now find ourselves in. Cisco WAAS (Wide Area Application Services) represents a system of technologies designed to accelerate complex applications and free up wasted bandwidth without modification to your environment. Unique capabilities are brought to your network and this Fundamentals of Cisco WAAS will make it easier to understand.