Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Arista almost done with Cisco workarounds as revenue and profit soar

The delays in customer certification arising from their ongoing patent lawsuit filed by Cisco have delayed part of their revenues, but Arsta Networks, which was recently created, still obtained an orderly result for the fourth quarter of 2017 and for the entire year .

The company announced last Friday US $ 467.9 million in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017, 42.7 percent more than in the fourth quarter of 2016, and a result of $ 1.6 billion in 2016, 45.8 percent in 2016. Fourth quarter earnings were $ 103.8 million and $ 423.2 million. Whole year.

In part, the results reflect that the long-term demand is coming to an end. The company announced the availability of its solution for what is known as the "945 patent" in September 2016, but as CEO Jayshree Ullal said during the earnings call, customers needed to start certifying that alternative solutions would work in their environments.

"Most of those certifications were completed in the fourth quarter," Ullal said, but "some extended to Q1."

Only the most complex use cases were lost by the end of 2017, she said.

Microsoft provided a highlight for the company. Ullal said Arista was able to expand its business within Redmond's operations, and with international expansion (for example, a data center expansion in Israel), Redmond accounted for 16 percent of the company's sales (as well as did in 2016).

Ullal expects Arista's other clients "in the cloud" to continue to drive their growth, and at the same time that segment will rebalance the business towards non-US revenues (earlier this month, archenemy Cisco made a similar prediction, saying that while North America could be flattened, large clouds need to create data centers closer to users in the rest of the world). Over time, up to 60 percent of Arista's business could come from international markets, he said.

The switch to 100 Gbps Ethernet and 400 Gbps Ethernet is starting, but Ullal said it is a trend that will unfold over many, many years: the current 100 Gbps implementations are serving what she said is a very long tail of ports of 10 Gbps and an increasing number of ports of 40 Gbps.

A similar pattern will be developed at the fastest speeds: 400 Gbps Ethernet will take its place to truncalize traffic driven by 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps workloads. In the majority of Arista's largest clients, she believes that the 400 Gbps trials will begin in 2019.

As we reported last week, Arista won another victory, on February 14 the Federal Court upheld an earlier decision by the Patent Appeals and Appeals Board to invalidate Cisco's "668 patent" (US patent 7,224,668, which covers " security and traffic of planes of call "). flow management ").

Arista results documents are here for those who are looking for safe sleep aides.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Cisco 640-916 Question Answer

Which two protocols are encapsulated in FCoE? (Choose two.)

B. Fibre Channel

Answer: BD

Which IEEE protocol provides bandwidth management and priority selection?

A. Priority-based Flow Control (802.1Qbb)
B. Enhanced Transmission Selection (802.1Qaz)
C. Bandwidth Demand Circuit (802.1Qax)
D. Quantized Congestion Control (802.1Qau)
E. Data Center Bridging Exchange (802.1Qab)

Answer: B

Monday, 6 November 2017

Navigant Research Names Cisco and Siemens the Leading Smart City Suppliers

The smart city market drivers include some of the most challenging global developments, including the continued growth of urbanization, the need to reduce the city's emissions, and better manage resource consumption and economic and environmental pressures in the city. towns. cities These developments are linked to the rapid technological development of complex forms with many opportunities for suppliers and cities. Click to tweet: According to a new ranking report from @NavigantRSRCH, in terms of strategy and execution, Cisco and Siemens are the leading providers of smart cities.

"The leadership position of Cisco and Siemens reflects how both companies have continued to evolve and adapt their offerings in the city," says Eric Woods, research director at Navigant Research. "They also showed an integrated perspective on urban innovation, strong sector solutions and a commitment to continue to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the city."

According to Navigant Research, the global smart city solutions and services market is expected to grow from $ 40.1 billion in 2017 to $ 94.2 billion by 2026. Suppliers looking to succeed in this market can market competitors. a growing focus on the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for urban innovation.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers, analyzes the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city vendors with the ability to provide leadership in large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple service areas and services. These smart city providers are qualified with 10 criteria: vision; exit strategy in the market; the partners; product strategy; geographic scope; market presence; Sales and Marketing; the performance and characteristics of the product; product integration; and stay in power. Using Navigant Research's patented Leaderboard methodology, suppliers are profiled, qualified and ranked to provide industry participants with an objective assessment of the relative strengths and weaknesses of these companies in the global smart city market. A summary of the report can be downloaded free of charge from the Navigant Research website.

About the Navigant investigation

Navigant Research, Navigant's research arm, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting on global cleantech markets. The team's research methodology combines supply analysis, primary research and demand assessment, in-depth analysis of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the energy sectors, utility transformation, transportation efficiency, and innovation. buildings. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services company that helps customers take control of their future. Navigant professionals apply in-depth industry knowledge, substantial technical expertise and an entrepreneurial approach to helping clients build, manage and / or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and customers facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the company primarily serves clients in the health, energy and health services sectors. In a wide range of consulting, consulting, outsourcing and technology / analysis services, Navigant professionals provide a clear vision that identifies opportunities and delivers powerful results. You can find more information about Navigant on

* The information contained in this press release on the report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research's current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or in the report. View the full report for a full understanding of the assumptions underlying the report's findings and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Resea

Monday, 11 September 2017

Cisco 640-916 Question Answer

What is true statement concerning port personalities on the Cisco Unified Computing System 62XX Fabric Interconnect?

A. Fibre Channel uplink ports must operate in Fibre Channel switching mode.
B. The fabric interconnects use native FCoE storage ports to directly attach to the SAN infrastructure.
C. By default, all Fibre Channel ports are unconfigured.
D. The Fibre Channel uplink ports do not support VSAN trunking and Fibre Channel port channels.
F. The Fibre Channel storage ports support VSAN trunking and Fibre Channel port channels.

Answer: C

What is a true statement concerning automatic Fibre Channel pinning on a Cisco Unified Computing System 62XX Fabric Interconnect?

A. By default, uplink Fibre Channel interfaces are configured for VSAN trunking.
B. Using NPV, each downstream server will be pinned to an uplink port that is based on a PIN group.
C. The Fibre Channel pinning process is implemented differently than end-host MAC address pinning.
D. With VSAN trunking, the automatic pinning of server traffic to Fibre Channel uplink ports will be
based on the server WWN.

Answer: D

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cisco 640-916 Question Answer

Which two are configuration elements selected during initial setup of the Cisco MDS 9100 Series Fibre Channel Switches? (Choose two.)

A. Telnet bits
B. SNMPv3 community strings
C. Zone port distribution
D. Enforce password complexity
E. Default switchport mode F

Answer: D,E

Which two are configuration elements selected during initial setup of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches? (Choose two.)

A. Telnet bits
B. SNMPv3 community strings
C. VDC mode
D. Default interface layer
E. Default interface state

Answer: D,E

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pass4sure 640-916 Question Answer

Which command pings from the Cisco Nexus 5548 interface mgmt 0 to host

A. ping-m
B. ping -m
C. ping vrf management
D. ping vrf default

Answer: C

Monday, 11 July 2016

Skyport Systems Interoperability with Cisco ACI Extends Trust Boundary from Root-of-Trust to Network Edge

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyport Systems, a leading provider of secure infrastructure to protect organizations’ most important workloads, today announced interoperability between its SkySecure platform and Cisco’s next-generation Software Defined Network (SDN) solution -- Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The combination of these technologies gives networking and security teams the application-layer and system-level security and policy controls needed to extend the trust boundary from a system-level root-of-trust to the network edge; simplifies adds, moves and changes and helps ensure consistent application of policy and governance regardless of assets’ physical or logical locations.

 This combination also mobilizes security policies, enabling them to follow workloads throughout their lifecycles, and lets users deploy and maintain secure administrative workstations, jump hosts and multi-zone DMZ architectures as an integral part of an overall security framework. The granularity of the policies applied to each workload is refined and raised above traditional network and transport policies to include application-layer capabilities such as web application firewalling, Microsoft Active Directory threat analytics, trusted computing validation and full-flow analytics capture.

SkySecure was built to manage the complexities of today’s IT realities with a converged system that brings together zero trust compute, virtualization and a full stack of security technologies. It logs all traffic at a forensically auditable level, enabling users to see where traffic originates, where it is headed, whether it was allowed or not, what policy allowed or blocked it, and when and who put that policy into action. Remote management capability allows users to easily secure branch infrastructure without firewalls, proxies, MPLS or other security measures.

ACI is Cisco Systems’ next-generation SDN solution incorporating application profiles for the integrated management of virtualized network functions, whether the functions are deployed purpose-built hardware, physical servers, virtual servers, or container-based micro-services. The ACI solution is comprised of Cisco Nexus 9000 switches, a policy controller called the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and the ACI operating system.

“SkySecure interoperability with Cisco ACI extends policy inward to the root of trust, providing truly end-to-end application-layer security for all assets, no matter where they are deployed,” said Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems. “This builds on the work we’ve done to secure Microsoft Active Directory and other highly valuable resources, and furthers our mission to help organizations ensure security of their most critical IT assets.”

For more information, visit Skyport Systems at booth 1721, i12 at Cisco Live! 2016. Register for a demonstration of the solution described above here:

About Skyport Systems

Skyport Systems delivers a remotely managed platform that establishes a secure enclave for the enterprise’s most critical applications. Skyport Systems’ SkySecure is the first turn-key and security-embedded platform in the commercial marketplace to re-architect compute, security, and virtualization into a single technology stack, keeping data on-premises and mission-critical IT and assets safe. Skyport is funded by Sutter Hill Ventures, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, GV, and Cisco Ventures.