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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." 

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! 

Susan Fogarty has almost two decades of experience writing and developing content for IT professionals, especially those deeply involved in enterprise network infrastructure. She previously worked at TechTarget, where she spent 11 years, six as the Editorial Director of its ... View Full Bio
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Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 5:58:40 PM
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
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:01:25 PM
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!
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:04:08 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Quite the scene here -- dancers in the aisles, performers with ribbons, loud music, drummers
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:07:22 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Here's a visual:

MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:13:25 PM
Re: Cisco Live
This might be the most crowded I've seen the keynote hall at Moscone
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:16:57 PM
Re: Cisco Live
No, this is a LOT of people, and they just keep streaming in....
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:33:40 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Online steaming viewers are also skyrocketing!
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:36:51 PM
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!
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:38:26 PM
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.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:41:55 PM
Re: Cisco Live

Quote from:

Patrick Swackhammer @swackhap

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

Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:54:33 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
 This is Chambers' 23rd Cisco Live (or Networkers) and his 19th as CEO 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:55:56 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Chambers: You will see a brutal consolidation in the IT industry.  As quick as five years
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:01:16 PM
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"

Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:03:07 PM
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
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:05:41 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Quote from Zeus Kerravala:

ZeeMan @zkerravala

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

Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:06:53 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Quote from:

Jim Frey @jfrey80

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

Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:11:45 PM
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

Gallifreyan
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Gallifreyan,
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5/19/2014 | 7:17:37 PM
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. 
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:23:56 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Chief demo guy Jim Grubb is showing us an IoT application running on a train now
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:25:00 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Gallifreyan, that's interesting. Do you work with UCS much?
Gallifreyan
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Gallifreyan,
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5/19/2014 | 7:26:24 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Susan, most of my day job is Cisco UCS :) Been using the C-Series since 2011, integrated with UCSM since 2012. 
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 7:30:40 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
I didn't realize that, for some reason. We will have to get you to write some blogs :)
Gallifreyan
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Gallifreyan,
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5/19/2014 | 7:35:54 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
I have an intro piece on my blog at http://on.rsts11.com/ucsprimer if you want to take a peek. 
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 8:04:30 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Chambers dons sunglasses, dances off the stage and says "peace out."
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:56:05 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
"Fast IT" is one of the messages Cisco is focusing on, in addition to Internet of everything
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:59:22 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
Every company in this world... 87 percent of you will have a major financial shortfall in 25 years
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 7:01:04 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
"Nobody eats our lunch." Chambers touts Cisco's revenue growth
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 7:06:08 PM
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."
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 7:12:34 PM
Re: Chambers keynote
"we will be the best implementors of SDN in the world"
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 7:17:21 PM
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

 

 
Brian.Dean
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5/19/2014 | 6:42:10 PM
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.
Gallifreyan
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5/19/2014 | 6:45:11 PM
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 
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:53:47 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Thanks @Gallifreyan, it is a huge number!
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:42:01 PM
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.
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PaulS681,
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5/19/2014 | 6:37:24 PM
Re: Cisco Live
am i missing something? where do you pick up the stream?
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:38:41 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Paul, here's the link http://www.ciscolive.com/us/
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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5/19/2014 | 6:39:54 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Thanks I have it now.  thank you
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:43:04 PM
Re: Cisco Live
You are welcome.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:16:18 PM
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.
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5/19/2014 | 6:19:10 PM
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.
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5/19/2014 | 6:23:18 PM
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.
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5/19/2014 | 6:27:54 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Chambers milling about in the crowd
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Gallifreyan,
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5/19/2014 | 6:32:39 PM
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. 

 

 
Gallifreyan
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5/19/2014 | 6:38:26 PM
Re: Cisco Live
100x increase in attendance at Cisco Live over the past 25 years. 
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:46:56 PM
Re: Cisco Live
agreed, the growth in the number of attendees is amazing and I wonder what the next 25 years will bring....
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 6:20:09 PM
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.
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5/19/2014 | 6:26:11 PM
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.
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5/19/2014 | 6:26:53 PM
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!  

 

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PaulS681,
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5/19/2014 | 6:45:03 PM
Mobility
Mobility is really one of the key here... Cisco is a great company to partner with.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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5/19/2014 | 6:49:18 PM
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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5/19/2014 | 6:51:57 PM
Re: Facebook apps


PaulS681,

 

I think current generations of apps may change, but there will be even more applications out there to cope with. And remember, there are still perl cgi scripts out there, and MySpace is back. Very little actually goes away. 
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5/19/2014 | 6:54:15 PM
Re: Facebook apps
Yes I agree... everything will adapt. They will need to adapt though. Myspace is back? I havnt heard that name in quite a while. It must be revamped.
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5/19/2014 | 6:50:58 PM
Cisco CMO
Cisco CMO says goal of Cisco Live is to for you to understand the Internet of Everything is happening today
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5/19/2014 | 6:56:17 PM
how far we have come
14 lb laptop... how far we have come. You must have needed a gym membership with that.
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5/19/2014 | 7:00:56 PM
Re: how far we have come
and all that on a chip that goes in his pocket... i wish i had those numbers he mentioned on how many components where in that chip.
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5/19/2014 | 6:59:45 PM
Looking forward, things are changing...
It's more important to look forward than look back. Things will (almost) never go away, but you have to watch and prepare for growth and acceleration in the industry. 

Chambers says the speed of innovation will double. Escape velocity. Numbers and needs will increase. 

 
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5/19/2014 | 7:03:17 PM
Re: Looking forward, things are changing...
Get the right information at the right time to the right device and the right person to make the right decision. - John Chambers 

Very true. That's the difference between big data and lots-of-data. How much do you refer to your 2012 web logs these days? 
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5/19/2014 | 7:05:19 PM
Integration
As the information economy evolves, large companies will have to integrate at a higher level in the coming decade, with its customers or face extinction.
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5/19/2014 | 7:05:24 PM
Malware detection
Malware detection is going to be huge because it's just going to get tougher to detect this. Anti virus software isnt doing the job alot of times.
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5/19/2014 | 7:10:46 PM
Re: Malware detection
Security is a major concern and I feel that the security needs of the future will require security to be in the network itself: a form of using analysis to detect threats.
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5/19/2014 | 7:40:49 PM
IoE
Barcelona and Israel given as examples of connected and smart locations with smart grid, water, parking, buses and lighting
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5/19/2014 | 7:45:42 PM
critical infrastructure protection
Shell Oil executive talks about critical infrastructure protection. Real time monitoring, etc.
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5/19/2014 | 7:47:30 PM
Re: critical infrastructure protection
Quote from:

Blake Krone @blakekrone

So if #IoE is saving oil and gas companies so much why aren't prices going down? Oh btw @Tesla is already a connected car. #clus

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5/19/2014 | 7:54:03 PM
Re: IoE
Weather Company CIO talks about using big data in its services, improving the weather forecast
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5/19/2014 | 7:58:54 PM
Re: IoE
Weather Co. CIO: Think like an application engineer, not an infrastructure engineer

The infrastructure is a commodatity,value is building those apps that has additional business value. So you can react quickly
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5/19/2014 | 8:04:27 PM
Re: IoE
Chambers closes with "Peace out" in his Ray Bans.
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5/19/2014 | 7:48:55 PM
Cisco Live network traffic.
https://twitter.com/OlanHodges/status/468538510576594944 has an update on Cisco Live bandwidth usage and such... 
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5/19/2014 | 7:58:56 PM
Re: Cisco Live network traffic.
Holy cow -- 7.3 TB of data transmitted at Cisco Live. How much do you think is Twitter traffic?:)
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5/19/2014 | 8:02:21 PM
Re: Cisco Live network traffic.
Susan,

I am guessing more is going to be live video and the sort, only seeing a peak of 2600 #CLUS tweets an hour. 

Well, since the band and dance troupe outside the World of Solutions has started taking over the audio spectrum, I'll be signing off and going into the World of Solutions. 

Thanks everyone for following along and pitching in on the conversation. Be sure to watch my week's festive tweetery at @gallifreyan and I'll hope to see many of you this week at Cisco Live! 

 
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Re: Cisco Live network traffic.
It's a big number, it equates to around 306MB severed to each individual at the event, in such a small amount of time.
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