Cisco's application delivery controller (ADC) strategy has gone through a few different phases in recent years, the latest being a reseller agreement with Avi Networks.
The deal, signed last week, focuses on the Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) CSP2100, a server targeting NFV deployments. The CSP2100, combined with other Cisco pieces such as Nexus 9000 switches, forms what Cisco calls the Secure Agile Exchange -- a virtual fabric that connects a user to multiple clouds. That kind of work needs a load balancer, and that's where Avi Networks comes in.
But the virtual-ADC startup's involvement with Cisco goes beyond that; Avi has "four or five touch points" with the router giant, including some deployments with Cisco's Tetration analytics platform.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.