Cisco Subnet: The past 7 days in Ciscoland

We thought we'd get away with having a month with no security alerts, but on Wednesday Cisco issued 2 alerts, warning customers of DOS vulnerabilities in its Unified Communications Manager and Unified Presence Server.

Cisco co-founder Len Bosack returned to the news through a story about XKL, his new start-up that will enable IT departments to deploy in-house metropolitan optical networks without the need to buy services from carriers.

We heard more details about Cisco's non-U.S. operations, including discovering that Israel is Cisco's second largest development center outside the U.S. (the first is India); that Cisco is apparently on track to grow its Galway development center to 200 employees within three years; and that Cisco is building a metropolitan-area network and e-government infrastructure in a Vietnam city.

At Cisco Subnet, we published a sneak peek of a chapter from CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, by David Hucaby and published by Cisco Press.

The Brad Reese on Cisco blog reported that Pearson VUE has won primary vendor status for Cisco certification exams worldwide, and detailed the demise of the Cisco partner solution catalog.

Jeff Doyle on IP Routing blog begun a short series on implementing IPv6 by first laying down the groundwork, before taking a deeper dive into the cost control issues, and taking a feasibility study.

Data center expert Doug Alger had readers guessing how much data center downtime is caused by human error, and revealed the answer on Friday.

If you haven't done so already, enter to win Doug's book Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business , and read a free chapter from it here.

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