Cisco Live Pics: The Full Malkovich!

Cisco Live Pics: The Full Malkovich!

The Cisco community hashed out the latest advances in networking technology in San Francisco. We were there with our cameras.

That’s me trying out the Oculus Rift virtual reality googles below. Pretty tame simulation — but I was still impressed.

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From the article:

Cisco set up a demo showing how network operators can go into cyberspace to monitor the network and diagnose problems. In the demo, your avatar walks around a cartoon data center, looking at servers and switches. Information appears on floating (virtual) screens, or on an iPad in the avatar’s hands. At one point, I was looking at a virtual iPad inside a simulated data center, showing data about a simulated network running on a real Cisco UCS server on the real Cisco Live show network, noted David Ward, Cisco Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, and Chief Technology Officer-Development. “You’re full Malkovich now!” he added. When I asked him whether the demo is practical, he immediately replied, “No, but it’s f—ing cool!” Fair enough…

– Me on Light Reading. More at the link.

FCC Pushes Ahead With Fast Lanes

FCC Pushes Ahead With Fast Lanes – Light Reading.

“Despite spirited public protest both inside and outside its chambers — with one audience member escorted out by security in the middle of the session — the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” Thursday, formally setting in motion a process that could lead to paid priority access for some companies on the Internet.”