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Robert is the CIO of a successful software company offering solutions for retailers such as business analysis, inventory systems, field service application, and mobile application to assist shoppers.

Experience his day

On a video conference with the executive team in charge of the most recent blockbuster product, they report higher than expected usage.

Robert verifies that network, data center and security infrastructure resources are being automatically provisioned and coordinated to support the additional traffic.

CIOs need an agile infrastructure that can rapidly and cost efficiently provide network, compute, storage, and security resources to users and customers alike.

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Conference Call

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

Helps Robert transforms next-generation data center and cloud deployments with innovative Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that radically simplifies, optimizes and accelerates the entire application deployment lifecycle.

The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) is the unified point of automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring. The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers Gigabit Ethernet switch configurations that can take full advantage of Cisco ACI application policy–based services and infrastructure automation features.

Cisco Services for Application Centric Infrastructure

Reaping the benefits of a new data center initiative quickly and mitigating risks require expert guidance. To help the product teams realize the benefits of their projects, Robert needs to account for the entire data center environment. Cisco Services for ACI help Robert take the right steps to achieve his business and technical objectives and reduce risk.

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

Allows Robert to address the challenge of making frequent changes to complex networks by automating processes, freeing staff to focus on optimizing the network environment.

Data Center environments can consist of thousands of virtual services elements, such as firewalls, load balancers, routers, and switches. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller simplifies operations with centralized, automated multi-device and policy management.

Cisco Webex Telepresence

Cisco WebEx Telepresence allows Robert to create immediate “in-person” experiences so his team can accomplish what they need to without delay in the office or while mobile. Robert can easily collaborate with remote teams through an affordable, reliable, and highly secure video collaboration experience delivered through the cloud.

WebEx Telepresence supports a selection of Cisco’s best-in-class telepresence endpoints and the Cisco Jabber Video application that works on a webcam-enabled computer. It delivers an easy-to-use cloud service with up to 9-way video calling and desktop sharing.

10:00 AMDeployment

Robert meets with the team in charge of a new customer training facility where students will learn how to use a new mobile field service application with their own devices.

The new classrooms will also allow trainees to securely connect to their company back-office to create trouble tickets. Robert reviews the benchmark results showing how fast a new classroom network and security infrastructure can be automatically re-programmed for each new customer coming to the facility.

It is critical for organizations to be able to take full advantage of their whole infrastructure without the need to manually program the resources each time a change is required.

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Deployment

Cisco Open Network Environment

Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) allows Robert to make his network more open, programmable, and application-aware.

Cisco ONE simplifies operations and reduces TCO by extending the capabilities of a proven infrastructure. It delivers advanced applications and services for physical, virtual, and cloud environments with a fully integrated framework. As a result, Cisco ONE makes the network more agile and application-centric.

Cisco Services for Open Network Environment

To deploy network programmability and virtualization, Robert needs a combination of software development, security, networking, and hardware expertise. Cisco Services for ONE helps Robert define and implement IT architectures that realize the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN).

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Allows Robert to converge the wired and wireless networks into one physical infrastructure. It offers greater intelligence, simplicity, performance, and open interfaces.

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, which combine wired and wireless by supporting wireless tunnel termination and full wireless LAN controller functionality. The heart of Cisco Catalyst 3850 is the new ASIC that provides a foundation for converged APIs across wired and wireless, software-defined networking (SDN) support, and Cisco One Platform Kit (OnePK).

12:00 PMCyber Attack

A distributed denial of services attack has just been launched against the company website.

Robert goes to the control room and monitors how the team is using spare infrastructure resources to absorb the attack. Available resources in the data center have been automatically assigned to analyze the attack signature and prepare a response.

New sophisticated, hand-crafted attacks and social engineering schemes target any and all parts of your infrastructure and organization. It is critical to be able to detect and respond to threats instantly, before they can inflict catastrophic damage.

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Cyber Attack

Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution

Allows Robert to focus on the most complex, dangerous information security threats, which lurk in networks for months or years, stealing vital information and disrupting operations.

The Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution exposes these threats by identifying suspicious network traffic patterns within the network interior. Then, it provides contextual information about the attack, users, identity, and more - all visible from a single pane of glass.

Cisco Cybersecurity Services

Cisco Cybersecurity Assessment Services help Robert to establish a common control framework, and a single, unified set of security controls that allow him to efficiently meet his external compliance obligations and simultaneously protect his organization from information security threats.

Security Intelligence Operations

Provides Robert with early-warning intelligence, threat and vulnerability analysis, and proven Cisco mitigation solutions to help protect networks.

Cisco SIO is the world’s largest cloud-based security and threat intelligence ecosystem, using data feeds from deployed Cisco email, web, firewall, and intrusion prevention system (IPS) solutions to generate security updates.

Cisco Identify Services Engine (ISE)

Helps Robert maintain network security and operational efficiency in his distributed enterprise networks.

Cisco ISE is a security policy management and control platform. It automates and simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless, and VPN connectivity. Cisco ISE offers a centralized control point for comprehensive policy management and enforcement in a single RADIUS-based product.

Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

The Cisco ASA 1000V helps Robert enable security across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

The Cisco ASA 1000v brings full firewall functionality to virtualized environments to secure data center traffic and multi-tenant environments. The ASA 1000V allows critical security to dynamically scale and protect as business demands change.

2:00 PM Brainstorming

Robert meets with the product team who wants to develop a new retail mobile application to improve customer experience.

They are discussing how location, dwelling time and other data can be extracted from the retailers’ network and combined with the company’s flagship software product to better understand customer behavior and how to best address their needs. Robert reinforces the importance of security policy and data privacy to safeguard the company and its customers’ reputation.

To deliver the value the business demands, your organization needs to leverage your current infrastructure to provide new applications with relevant data that drives new experiences and business opportunities.

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Brainstorming

Cisco Mobility Services Engine

Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE) is a platform that makes it easy for Robert to roll out new Wi-Fi-based solutions and services - safely and securely.

The Cisco Mobility Services Engine Increases visibility into the network by capturing and consolidating crucial information about RF spectrum, sources of RF interference, and devices and users on the network.

Cisco Prime Analytics

Cisco Prime Analytics is a scalable, real-time analytics platform that helps Robert to use the network infrastructure to support organizations connected business and create new revenue streams.

Cisco Prime Analytics is able to collect network data easily from a variety of sources including Cisco Prime OSS, network management solutions, NetFlow, and also deep packet inspection (DPI). Cisco Prime Analytics also can bring in data from other non-network sources, including social media feeds, point-of-sale (POS) type of information, service desk information, mobile device location, and subscription data.

4:00 PM Budgeting

Robert meets with the CEO to review the budget for the next fiscal year.

He notes that the big ticket item, the new private cloud data center to support customer applications, is critical. When the CEO wants Robert to pay the new infrastructure in part with cuts in the operating budget, Robert unveils his plan to use virtualization, automation and orchestration to reduce expenses and deliver better and faster services to the lines of business.

Whether you’re managing existing operations or implementing new capabilities, delivering rapid, seamless, secure services is paramount to effectively supporting internal and external customers.

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Budgeting

Cisco Domain TenSM framework

Cisco Domain Ten covers all of the important aspects of infrastructure, virtualization, automation, software platform and applications to help Robert create an architectural roadmap than can transform his data center from a cost center to a business enabler.

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC)

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud allows Robert to align more closely than ever before with the demands of today's fast changing business environment. Automated management has become essential for IT to realize the full value, flexibility, and agility needed by today's virtual data centers.

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud provides automated IT operations for cloud computing with policy-based controls to provision virtual and physical resources in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. The solution includes a self-service portal, orchestration engine, and advanced cloud management capabilities that are fundamental to delivering the agility, flexibility, and speed desired by today's transformational data centers.

Cisco Unified Computing

Simplify your data center architecture; reduce the number of devices to purchase, deploy, and maintain; and become faster and more agile.

Cisco UCS delivers end-to-end optimization for virtualized environments while retaining the ability to support traditional OS and application stacks in physical environments.

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