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Cisco’s New Edge WAN Platform Flexibly Provides Cloud Assurances to Organizations

In Cloud, Technology by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

The new Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms strengthen Cisco’s overall WAN edge proposition, including its competitiveness in the SD-WAN and the emerging SASE segments. Due to the timeliness of the launch, Cisco has an immediate portfolio response to Juniper’s auspicious $450 million acquisition of 128 Technology. Now all of Cisco’s rivals will need to directly counter the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platform’s ability to provide application and network visibility as well as secure connectivity to applications across the continuum of cloud, data center, and edge in WAN environments or risk losing ground in the SD-WAN and SASE realms.

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Xoogler School — Former Googlers’ Virtual Tech School Offering is the Right Thing at the Right Time

In Technology by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

Xoogler School, a virtual tech school offering run by a group of ex-Google employees, caught my eye this week. Named after Google shorthand for former employees, Xoogler’s virtual tech offering is an eight-week course that will let students learn from a wide variety of folks who have spent time in the trenches at Google, arguably one of Silicon Valley’s most sought-after tech companies to work for. If you’ve got a college student weighing his or her options as it relates to college this fall, especially if he or she is interested in the technology space, it’s probably worth checking this out. Note that early applications are being accepted now.