BlueCat’s Cisco Live 2019 Adventures

BY Jadecy Kidane

This year, the BlueCat team gather in sunny San Diego for CiscoLive 2019. Over the span of four days, we connected with thousands of conference attendees. The technology streams inspired thought-provoking presentations from many speakers and sparked endless conversations among us and attendees.

The BlueCat booth never had a dull moment. Folks gathered to see our latest Cisco integrations with DNA Center. Others got competitive playing with switch pitch balls and giant Jenga. Overall, it was another memorable year at Cisco Live for the BlueCat team.

Introducing Adaptive DNS

VP of Marketing Jim Williams took the BlueCat stage to describe IT teams’ biggest challenge, compounding complexities, and the solution, Adaptive DNS. The audience nodded their heads and smirked to themselves as Jim compared network architectures to playing a game of Jenga. They knew all too well what one wrong move could do to their networks. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Jim debuted Adaptive DNS, the future of networking. It is flexible and resilient, doesn’t crumble under the evolving needs of your business. Conference attendees welcomed the idea as a solution to their day-to-day challenges.

 

Intent-Based Networking: Self-Driving Cars of Networking

Intent-based networking was a popular topic at Cisco Live this year. An audience gathered as our CTO Andrew Wertkin shared his perspective on the evolution of networking and cars, and their parallels. At the beginning, both industries focused on the mechanics and equipment in a rigid system. Over time, the technology evolved to simplify the user experience. Now intent-based networking and self-driving cars are designed with pre-programmed logic and the ability to collect and correlate data. Both of which allow users to get their desired results with much less effort. More importantly, moving towards IBN requires an infrastructure that enables that type of transformation. That is where Adaptive DNS comes in.

 

BlueCat + Cisco DNA = Awesome

Live demos of our Cisco DNA Center integration drew crowds to the booth and was the question we got the most. Cisco DNA Center uses intent-based networking to simplify network management. It also integrates with external systems to support the automated functionality. Our integration allows for seamless, automated allocation and validation of IP address within Cisco DNA Center.

Jadecy Kidane

Jadecy Kidane is the Marketing Content Manager at BlueCat.

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