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Cisco Viptela integrated with IOS XE on ISR, ASR

Cisco has integrated its Viptela software-defined WAN with the company’s IOS XE network operating system, effectively making the cloud-controlled SD-WAN product an option for distributing network traffic from Cisco ISR and ASR routers.

Announced this week, the integration means companies using Cisco’s legacy SD-WAN product, Intelligent WAN — often used with the Integrated Services Router (ISR) — can switch to a much simpler system. IWAN’s complexity precluded broad market adoption, so when Cisco acquired Viptela last year for $610 million, many analysts predicted the company would eventually migrate customers to Viptela.

Connecting Cisco Viptela to IOS XE adds a cloud-controlled element to IOS XE hardware through the SD-WAN product’s vManage console. The cloud-based software is the centralized component for configuration management and monitoring network traffic going to and from the ISR and Aggregation Services Router (ASR) hardware.

As a router network operating system, IOS XE includes dozens of services beyond routing and switching, such as encryption, authentication, firewall capabilities and policy enforcement.

Next for Cisco Viptela

In March, Cisco launched cloud-based predictive analytics for Viptela, called vAnalytics. The software, which companies access through vManage, provides network managers with answers to what-if scenarios.

Over the next 18 months, Cisco plans to merge vManage into DNA Center, a centralized software console for managing campus networks built on top of Cisco’s Catalyst 9000 campus switches. The integration would provide network managers with a single view of their LAN, WAN and campus networks.

Companies use SD-WAN for traffic distribution across broadband, Long Term Evolution and MPLS links connecting campuses and remote offices to the internet and the corporate data center. In the first quarter, companies refreshing their campus and branch networks contributed to a more than 5% increase year to year in 1 Gb Ethernet revenue and a nearly 16% rise in port shipments, according to IDC.

Cisco claimed organizations use more than 1 million ISR and ASR routers globally. ASR routers are designed for high-bandwidth applications, such as video streaming, while ISR systems are for small or midsize networks found in small businesses and branch offices.

Microsoft adds live broadcasting software to Teams

Microsoft has added live broadcasting software to Microsoft Stream and integrated the service with Yammer and Microsoft Teams. The move should help Microsoft compete against main rival Cisco, which has made the video platform Webex the centerpiece of its collaboration portfolio.

The vendor will soon give Microsoft Teams users the ability to host one-to-many live events from within the team collaboration app. The feature, released in preview this week, will eventually replace Skype Meeting Broadcast, although Microsoft did not provide a timeline for that transition.

Enterprises can use the live broadcasting software added to Microsoft Stream this week in a variety of ways. For example, companies could use the software to conduct in-house town halls or product launches.

Microsoft Stream works with webcams and lets presenters share files and their screens while attendees comment in real time. Microsoft has also partnered with video encoding vendors, including Telestream and Haivision, so that businesses can integrate Stream with third-party cameras.

Microsoft plans to give more customers access to advanced AI features in Stream later this quarter, including automated, searchable, speech-to-text transcripts. Stream also uses facial recognition to identify speakers, creating an interactive list of speakers that viewers can use to navigate the recording.

Microsoft live broadcasting software improves Office 365

The enterprise market for live broadcasting software is crowded with vendors, from consumer options like YouTube and Venmo to pure-play webcasting services like On24 and TalkPoint. Most web conferencing platforms, such as Cisco Webex and Zoom, can also host webinars.

Microsoft is trying to stand out by offering an integrated portfolio that connects the live events of Microsoft Stream with collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams. Combining the software makes sense because businesses already use Teams for messaging and online meetings, according to Adam Preset, an analyst at Gartner.

“Technology vendors that can keep their customers inside an ecosystem can add more value if everything works together nicely,” Preset said. “That can also displace competitors who would have a tougher time breaking in even if their solutions are more mature or stronger in other areas.”

Stream’s integration with Microsoft Teams means that messages and content related to both daily work and company-wide meetings will exist in the same place, making it easier to start and continue conversations stemming from those live events, Preset said.

Cisco has also sought to provide a one-stop-shop for collaboration by merging its team collaboration app, Cisco Webex Teams (formerly Cisco Spark), with its industry-leading web conferencing platform, Cisco Webex.

Skype for Business customers that use that platform’s live broadcasting feature will soon be forced to transition to Microsoft Stream. However, Microsoft’s recently demonstrated willingness to open the Teams platform to developers could lead to other live broadcasting services being integrated with the product.

“The pool of people running large events in Skype Meeting Broadcast isn’t as large as those using Skype for Business Online for daily messaging and meetings,” Preset said. “That smaller set of event organizers will be looking at a large set of alternatives for delivering broadcasts.”

For Sale – MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and as been well cared for and is in excellent condition.

Comes in a white box with the charger.

Under AppleCare until January 2019 and also included is a lovely Tucano hard case to protect this investment.

Asking for £1400 delivered, or collection welcomed.

May consider a trade for something a little more portable such as 13″ MBP, new 2018 iPad or possibly Surface Pro or equivalent.

Price and currency: 1400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: North London, N22
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For Sale – MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and as been well cared for and is in excellent condition.

Comes in a white box with the charger.

Under AppleCare until January 2019 and also included is a lovely Tucano hard case to protect this investment.

Asking for £1400 delivered, or collection welcomed.

May consider a trade for something a little more portable such as 13″ MBP, new 2018 iPad or possibly Surface Pro or equivalent.

Price and currency: 1400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: North London, N22
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and…

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and…

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and…

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and…

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Space Gray
  • 15.4-inch Retina display
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
    Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Have for sale, the above well-specced 15″ MBP in space grey, bought from the Apple refurb store and…

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)