Ever since science-fiction first envisioned what "telepresence" conferencing would look like, it used multiple thin screens stretched out along one side of a table. Now that vision is finally real.
For the first time in years, the battle lines are reforming around a kind of unified communications. Cisco's front line now stretches from its home territory with UC devices, all the way to the browser.
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The man responsible for bridging all of Cisco's conferencing tools takes the side of users who have to perform the same tasks in their offices every day--and whose headaches have become too much to ignore.
The leading vendors in the quickly emerging network functions virtualization space have agreed, at least in principle, to found an organization that stewards a common reference platform.
If lawmakers and regulators would stop treating the Internet like a giant roadway and more like... well, a network of networks, Cisco believes, they would realize their proposed solutions are the wrong ones.
There have been software firewalls for years, and a growing number of software-based firewall appliances for NFV. The latter threatens Cisco, and this week the network giant has responded.
Metacloud makes a distinguished distribution of OpenStack: one with a hosting model and a service policy attached. If Cisco runs it, it won't be a little side project any more.