Please sign the petition. I’ve been reading some of comments people are leaving and many are quite heartfelt and touching. I can’t help but hope that Cisco, Juniper, HP and others are considering how they can help their customers by providing people tools to do their jobs properly. And for those who want to learn and do better, greater, more challenging things – we need them too.
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I had to give up on my dreams of being a CCNA after sem 2 because I could not afford access to any decent lab setup. Now I work in a call centre earning minimum wage. Any potential I may have to further the proprietary aims of Cisco are thus curtailed. Why not try some kind of financial assistance to Cisco Academy members which could be paid back at a later date? Or at the very least make it affordable to learn. Cisco – invest in your future!
Miguel A. Guerrero
For those of us who are trying to use all possible resources, but cannot afford the actual equipment -Please give this idea serious consideration.
Support your community of engineers Cisco, don’t make us steal just to learn.
I teach networking to students at a technical college. The cost of updating equipment is becoming unsustainable as our budgets are being cut. Please release the emulators to networking students.
I’m a poor South African , can’t afford top of range equipment I like Cisco please help us poor students . emulators make alot of diffrence in our lives
Help us help you sell and support product!
Really really really Cisco needs to find a solution for using legal IOS with GNS3 without spending 1000’s of $ to get a good one.
I do not support breaking copyrights and I do support open learning 🙂
Den V Borchev:
We really need it to test our configuration and design ideas prior deployment (remember customer satisfaction!)
As a teacher in computer networks I consider that having a emulator will allow us to show our students different computer network concepts in “real” scenarios (at least with routers that are really being used worldwide).
University of Murcia.
University networking laboratories require the creation of big scenarios made of tens of routers for our students to work on real networks. This is unfeaseable with real routers, unless an emulation solution (like dynamips) is available.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Look at the approach software companies take with trial software and access to technical resource. Microsoft’s TechNet programme is an excellent example.
This isn’t just for self-study – increasing pressure to provide first-pass yields on projects or critical changes make such a testing facility imperetive. The FIRST VENDOR that provides such a function will gain a huge advantage – relegating other vendors to playing “catch up”.