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CloudVerse Is Here!

Today we are announcing Cisco CloudVerse, an integrated set of capabilities that enables customers to deliver cloud applications and services by uniquely combining the unified data center and cloud intelligent network. CloudVerse is the culmination of Cisco’s data center and network innovation over the last few years and provides our customer with the platform for their journey to the cloud.

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Cisco Introduces Global Cloud Index

Cisco today announced its inaugural Global Cloud Index (2010-2015)-- research that forecasts, among other topics, that Global Cloud Computing Traffic will Reach 1.6 Zettabytes by 2015 and Global Cloud Traffic Will Exceed One-Third of All Data Center Traffic by 2015. This analysis was undertaken by the same team that presents the Visual Networking Index (VNI).

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Canadian Mobile Operators Move to Cisco

Cisco has been going mobile in Canada.

Or, perhaps more accurately, Canadian mobile operators have been going for Cisco.  To wit:

In one example, Shaw Communications will deploy an extensive, advanced Wi-Fi network in Western Canada to provide broadband wireless access. The next-generation network will enable Shaw customers to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like tablets, mobile phones and computers at thousands of Wi-Fi access points.

Shaw will deploy several advanced Cisco technologies, including the CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, ASR 5000 multimedia core platform, ASR 1000 Series routers and Service Provider Wi-Fi, part of Cisco’s M.O.VE architecture

Shaw Communications also announced that it will conduct a technical trial of HotSpot 2.0 in conjunction with Cisco, Shaw’s Wi-Fi technology partner.  HotSpot 2.0 will represent a significant improvement in Wi-Fi accessibility and security.

In addition, Bell Mobility has selected the Cisco ASR 5000 platform for delivering 4G and LTE mobile services in its next-generation wireless network.  The ASR 5000 will form the foundation of the packet core for Bell Mobility’s LTE network, delivering higher bandwidth and greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services and improved user experiences.

Designated as a 4G mobile specification, LTE is designed to provide multi-megabit bandwidth, more efficient use of radio networks, latency reduction and improved mobility. LTE aims to enhance user interaction with the network and further drive demand for mobile multimedia services.

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Summary Enterprise Video Content Roundtable

Cisco continues to expand and enrich its enterprise video offerings. You’ve heard about the fifth year anniversary of Cisco TelePresence. Last month, you heard about our end-to-end solutions for Enterprise Video Content. Didier Moretti, Vice President and General Manager of the Media Experience and Analytics Business Unit, summarizes the highlights of the Enterprise Video Content roundtable.

BNI Video Will Advance Cisco’s Videoscape

Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately-held BNI Video.  BNI Video provides service providers video back office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic capabilities.  Together, Cisco and BNI Video will enable service providers to deliver next generation IP-based video experiences to consumers.

The acquisition will advance the capabilities of Cisco’s Videoscape TV platform, which allows service providers to create a new, immersive home and mobile video entertainment experience over any Internet Protocol (IP) network.  Videoscape, a key component of our service provider video strategy, is the only end-to-end network-based Video solution on the market today.

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