If you’ve ever been to Cisco Live! you understand…it’s the ultimate hardcore networking geek convention, filled with diehards who live to learn about new technology – so much so that after FOUR SOLID DAYS of speaking sessions, keynotes and tours around the World of Solutions floor, a “can’t get enough” crowd packed the San Diego convention center auditorium to watch the closing keynote by Jamie Hynman and Adam Savage of “Mythbusters.”
And Jamie and Adam did not disappoint. While we were treated to some “never before seen” videos, we were also treated to several all-time favorites. The videos featuring flatulence and explosions especially excited this largely male crowd…oddly enough!
Staying consistent with the educational focus of Cisco Live, the MythBusting team also had some constructive thoughts to share. Their conversation with Cisco’s Carlos Dominguez about lessons learned from years of “myth busting” proved to be a valuable take home tidbit. The message for those of us in technology was this: use non-linear thinking when attacking your next big project, think outside the box, and you just might learn more from the journey..
From years of marketing and working with the Anue network visibility technology, I found myself, mid-keynote, transcended through the airways to Anue’s very own TV episode – with this episode headline rolling across the screen:
“Myth or Busted”: Can You Really Monitor a 40Gbps Network with 1Gbps/10Gbps Tools? “
It was the “out of the box” thinking that led the engineers at Anue Systems to develop the Anue Net Tool Optimizer, a network monitoring switch that allows network engineers to filter, aggregate, and de-dupe network data sent to monitoring tools, improve network visibility and boost network performance. It allows you to send data from a 40 Gbps network to 1Gbps/10Gbps tools, translating to “YES YOU CAN” monitor a 40Gbps network with 1Gbps or 10Gbps tools.
This extends the life of your valuable 1Gbps/10Gbps tools…..can you spell ROI?!?!?
So, when I talk about the geeks at Cisco Live, I have come to one very true realization – I “get” them. When one’s mind randomly wanders from myth busting to monitoring network traffic, one just may be a geek.
Thank you Cisco Live!