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Cisco Live Unfolds: The Chambers Keynote

Join us to experience and weigh in on the John Chambers keynote as it happens from Cisco Live, today at 3:30 p.m. PDT.

The infrastructure community is abuzz this week with the 25th anniversary of Cisco's largest customer event, Cisco Live. Even if you can't be in San Francisco in person, you can join Network Computing as we cover the action all week. With 600 technical sessions available, nine keynote presentations, and a record-breaking 23,000 IT professionals, there's sure to be plenty to talk about.

Cisco expects up to 200,000 online conference attendees as well, and if you haven't registered already, you can go here to do so. Then join us today at 3:30 pm PDT (6:30 p.m. EDT) when Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers takes the stage for the opening keynote. Chambers is scheduled to speak about Cisco's role in the Internet of Everything vision and what it's calling "the new application economy." 

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Managing editor Marcia Savage and I will be following Chambers's thoughts and chiming in with our own reactions in the comments section below while the presentation is taking place. We invite you all to add your own comments, whether you are watching the keynote in person, streaming it on your desktop, or just checking in for an update.

We'll also be tweeting and posting content throughout the week, so let us know what you're interested in. 

See you at showtime! 


Comments

Cisco Live

We're here at Cisco Live in San Francisco. The crowd is huge -- Marcia and I had to fight our way through to get to our seats in the press section

Re: Cisco Live

When they started letting people in, the attendees were actually *running* into the hall to get good seats -- I have never seen that at a trade show before. You would think they were giving away something really, really good in here!

Re: Cisco Live

Quite the scene here -- dancers in the aisles, performers with ribbons, loud music, drummers

Re: Cisco Live

Here's a visual:

Re: Cisco Live

This might be the most crowded I've seen the keynote hall at Moscone

Re: Cisco Live

No, this is a LOT of people, and they just keep streaming in....

Re: Cisco Live

Online steaming viewers are also skyrocketing!

Re: Cisco Live

That's amazing there are actually 200,000 virtual participants of Cisco Live. Plus 25,000 people here -- no wonder the network is kinda slow!

Re: Cisco Live

Still, have to give props to the folks who keep the network here running at all, it's quite a feat, considering all of the tweeting and streaming and selfies going on.

Re: Cisco Live

Quote from:

Patrick Swackhammer @swackhap

First non-Cisco CCIE Terry Slattery gets an ovation - 20 years as CCIE #clus

Re: Chambers keynote

 This is Chambers' 23rd Cisco Live (or Networkers) and his 19th as CEO 

Re: Chambers keynote

Chambers: You will see a brutal consolidation in the IT industry.  As quick as five years

Re: Chambers keynote

Chambers: "Only 24% of Fortune 500 companies from 25 years ago exist today...when you look at the top high-tech companies, very few of them will continue to exist in a meaningful way in 10 years"

Re: Chambers keynote

Organizations need to be agile, need to be hyper-aware and seamless but can only do that if they have the architectures to enable that. Need fast innovation and fast IT at a pace we haven't had before

Re: Chambers keynote

Quote from Zeus Kerravala:

ZeeMan @zkerravala

the concept of FAST IT rocks... #clus #cscape

Re: Chambers keynote

Quote from:

Jim Frey @jfrey80

Three foundations for @Cisco business strategy are market transitions, Architectures, and Customer-Driven input #CLUS #cscape

Re: Chambers keynote

Quote from:

Blake Krone @blakekrone

Who would have thought Cisco would be #2 in blade servers back when ucs was announced. #clus

Re: Chambers keynote

UCS growth has been impressive (blade growth 38% year over year I believe). But when you start from the architecture you can grow more than incrementally.

Learned earlier today in one of the breakouts that the UCS manager was written before the hardware existed, pretty much requiring an extensible API that wasn't tied to a certain piece of silicon. 

Re: Chambers keynote

Chief demo guy Jim Grubb is showing us an IoT application running on a train now

Re: Chambers keynote

Gallifreyan, that's interesting. Do you work with UCS much?

Re: Chambers keynote

Susan, most of my day job is Cisco UCS :) Been using the C-Series since 2011, integrated with UCSM since 2012. 

Re: Chambers keynote

I didn't realize that, for some reason. We will have to get you to write some blogs :)

Re: Chambers keynote

I have an intro piece on my blog at http://on.rsts11.com/ucsprimer if you want to take a peek. 

Re: Chambers keynote

Chambers dons sunglasses, dances off the stage and says "peace out."

Re: Chambers keynote

"Fast IT" is one of the messages Cisco is focusing on, in addition to Internet of everything

Re: Chambers keynote

Every company in this world... 87 percent of you will have a major financial shortfall in 25 years

Re: Chambers keynote

"Nobody eats our lunch." Chambers touts Cisco's revenue growth

Re: Chambers keynote

Chambers talks about ACI, "Where you won't care where the proceses are, or where the applications are run. The network, if we do our jobs right will make that seamless."

Re: Chambers keynote

"we will be the best implementors of SDN in the world"

Re: Chambers keynote

Chambers claims huge advantage over white-box switches, 25 percent less expensive, abiltiy to focus on business outcome, time to market, better density

 

 

Re: Cisco Live

It would be nice if event management gave some stats on the number of gigabytes transferred back and forth, at the end. I imagine, 25,000 in a small location, using their smart devices would consume a lot.

Re: Cisco Live

Brian, they've been tweeting some updates on bandwidth usage every day. I believe there's a dashboard in the NOC or somewhere in WoS 

Re: Cisco Live

Thanks @Gallifreyan, it is a huge number!

Re: Cisco Live

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom on stage. Former mayor of San Francisco. "Cities are laboratories of innnovation....My job as mayor was to be the chief innovation officer." Talking about his new book, which he says is about engagement, collaboration.

Re: Cisco Live

am i missing something? where do you pick up the stream?

Re: Cisco Live

Paul, here's the link http://www.ciscolive.com/us/

Re: Cisco Live

Thanks I have it now.  thank you

Re: Cisco Live

You are welcome.

Re: Cisco Live

Yes the IoT is a good thing, the internet of things is becoming an area of great interest lately, and Cisco's vision in shaping it is important. At times, I have felt that Cisco's vision is similar to GE vision i.e. it's closer to the concept of the industrial internet, however, I have seen a few consumer oriented ideas as well.

Re: Cisco Live

Hi Brian -- Yes, we expect IoT will be a big part theme in Chambers' keynote, perhaps with some more consumer-oriented ideas.

Re: Cisco Live

Hi Marcia, yes I agree, Cisco is also a member of the Open Power architecture, a consumer-oriented idea of theirs could also be of the sort that deals with the back-end data and analysis, etc.

Re: Cisco Live

Chambers milling about in the crowd

Re: Cisco Live

Definitely some cool selfies emerging on the #CLUS tweet stream. I'm parked in the social media lounge waiting for the screens to change over. 

 

 

Re: Cisco Live

100x increase in attendance at Cisco Live over the past 25 years. 

Re: Cisco Live

agreed, the growth in the number of attendees is amazing and I wonder what the next 25 years will bring....

Re: Cisco Live

Brian, I think the industrial and resource managment aspects of IoT are far more compelling than the consumer aspects. Some of the energy management and urban development applications can really make a difference in the world. I'm hoping to hear more about that today.

Re: Cisco Live

Susan, agreed, the industrial aspect is very important as well, most of the times a technology can only gain traction when industry has its capital behind it.

Cisco Live

Quote from 

Brandon Carroll @brandoncarroll

If anything happened to Moscone right now there would be a whole lot of networks in a bad place!  

 

Mobility

Mobility is really one of the key here... Cisco is a great company to partner with.

Facebook apps

Facebook apps will be going away at some point I think. Too much advertising... Might take a while though and we still need to deal with it on the network.

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