Showing posts with label tech huddle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tech huddle. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Catch Cisco's TechHuddle in a city near you

By Sarah Morgan

Find out how to transform your IT infrastructure with Fast IT when Cisco’s TechHuddle road show returns in February 2015.

What is the Cisco TechHuddle?

TechHuddle is Cisco’s quarterly technical update, including live events and webinars from across the UK and Ireland. You’ll experience an interactive mix of essential Cisco tech updates and live demos.

These events, specially curated for technologists, are focused on discussion. You’ll be able to share your own experiences, opinions and challenges with like-minded professionals and Cisco experts.

This quarter the TechHuddle is focusing on Fast IT Orchestration with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and UCS Director.

Fast IT allows IT departments to shift resources from providing basic services, to focus on innovation. You’ll be able to reduce IT complexity without sacrificing agility and security, addressing the concerns of IT decision-makers.

Instead of focusing on ‘keeping the lights on,’ IT departments can focus on orchestrating strategic outcomes on behalf of the business.


09.30 - Arrival and Coffee

10.00 - Opening and Introduction

10.15 - Fast It - The policy defined Datacentre

We see IT departments having to focus on innovation, shifting resources from “keeping the lights on” to delivering more strategic outcomes for the business. Transitions such as Agile development practices, the rise of the DevOps movement, Software Defined Networking are changing the way we deliver, manage and operate the infrastructure that underpins the businesses IT capability.

10.45 - Making Fast IT a reality

This session will look at the latest Cisco technologies that can be used to make Fast IT a reality. We will look at the components that can be used, how application, networking, security and server teams can use different tools, techniques and technologies to deliver dynamic DataCentre solutions.

11.30 - Break and chat with Cisco Experts

12.00 - Order and provision a 3-tier app

This session will cover the Fast IT concepts needed in building a three-tier web application. It will demonstrate the steps to provide a self-service portal, enabling users to order services and have them automatically delivered and billed. Using ACI and UCS Director, all system, network, security and application configuration is delivered in-line with enterprise policy.

13.15 - Wrap up and final Q&A

13.30 - Lunch and chat with Cisco Experts

14.00 - Close

Catch Cisco at a city near you

Discover the full potential of an agile Cisco environment when the road show makes its way across the UK:

  • Reading - 5th February, 2015 
  • Dublin - 10th February, 2015 
  • London - 10th February, 2015 
  • Glasgow - 11th February, 2015 
  • Manchester - 12th February, 2015 

Specific locations are available on Cisco’s TechHuddle site. Register now to secure your place at this quarter’s TechHuddle roadshow.

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cisco Tech Huddle – Addressing the full attack continuum


Security savvy Cisco enthusiasts unite! The new Tech Huddle event series is just around the corner. The focus will be Cisco Security, with a comprehensive “Before-During-After” overview of the full attack continuum, i.e. the life-cycle of an attack from start to finish, including the possible aftermath.

Source: Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: 
Before, During, and After an Attack Whitepaper by Gartner/Cisco

Before: You’ll learn how to provide secure access to your data centre and remote resources using the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) combined with Cisco TrustSec.

During: Uncover the secrets of phishing and familiarise yourself with the latest methods, tricks and techniques used by attackers. You’ll also learn about why traditional detect and block technologies fail against phishing, and what you can do to protect your systems.

After: What happens when malware protection fails? Learn how to identify attacks, evaluate damages and respond to incidents with Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection tool.

Besides the three 45-minute presentations, you’ll also see some live demos and have the chance to exchange ideas, experiences and practical tricks with your peers through interactive discussions.

To wrap everything up there'll also be a Q&A, where Cisco experts will answer all your questions.  In addition, you’ll have the chance to win an iPad mini, when attending the Cisco Tech Huddle.
When and where are these events happening?
  • London: 23rd September
  • Dublin: 23rd September
  • Glasgow: 24th September
  • Manchester: 25th September
  • Belfast: 25th September
  • Reading: 30th September
If you can't make the dates above, there's also a summary webinar taking place on 30th September 11:30-13:00

For all of the above dates, you can register on the Cisco website and see the full agenda here.

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.