Cisco today announced our intent to acquire privately held Truviso, Inc. Based in Foster City, Calif., Truviso provides scalable, real-time network data analysis and reporting software. Together, Cisco and Truviso will provide instant access and visibility into network use and services to help increase operational efficiencies and drive new revenue streams for customers.
The proliferation of end-user devices and growth in network-connected applications is exponentially increasing the amount of data on the network. Both service provider and enterprise customers are looking for ways to better understand this data and act upon it in real-time to improve operations, customer experiences, and service offering differentiation. Truviso’s continuous query technology, with its analyze-first, store-later capability, addresses this requirement by allowing companies to get detailed information and visibility of network use and services in real-time.
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Are you interested in how enterprises and service providers are making and saving money via cloud? Last week, Cisco hosted a live webcast featuring IT executives from CSC, Sprint, and Educational Testing Service (ETS) who discussed the economic benefits of cloud computing for their businesses and their customers.
This session provided real-world perspectives into the cloud adoption of major enterprises and service providers, as cloud computing continues to transform businesses through improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience. The executives discussed the economic benefits derived from cloud business models and shared examples of how cloud computing is changing their industries.
Take a moment to hear how these businesses are revolutionizing their models through cloud adoption.
Tags: cloud_computing, private cloud, Public Cloud, security
With the cloud a small but growing component of the IT landscape, the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) examines the question of what will result from the battle between web-grade infrastructure and enterprise-grade infrastructure.
IBSG has published a new paper on Service Provider Thought Leadership section of its website. It is titled “IaaS: Critical Battlefield in the Cloud Value Chain”.
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Today, Cisco announced the Industrial Ethernet (IE) 2000 switch series which will help customers build intelligent networks for industrial automation by delivering highly secure, scalable connectivity from plant floor to enterprise network.
Cisco’s IE2000 switch series provides:
- consistent network services between industrial networks and enterprise business applications
- integrated security
- better manageability
- highly secure remote access and monitoring of automated systems
- intelligent energy management with visibility into machine performance to help customers better manage costs.
The IE2000 industrial switch also interoperates across corporate and manufacturing floor networks in a cost-effective manner to deliver video and corporate applications to manufacturing plant floor.
The IE2000 switch series is key product from our Connected Industries business unit. According to Maciej Kranz, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries business unit, “Major sectors of the economy are undergoing a transformation driven by new requirements around production and factory automation, traffic management, data analytics and machine-to-machine communication. Cisco’s Connected Industries business unit was created to help customers realize the benefits of the transition to Ethernet and IP across the operational technology segments including manufacturing plants, transportation infrastructure and vehicles.”
Many of you have highlighted machine-to-machine (M2M) communications as a key consideration for organizations over the next few years. Cisco’s own Visual Networking Index (VNI) showed that, by 2016, there will be nearly 2 billion machine-to-machine wireless connections. This includes everything from in-car GPS systems to asset tracking systems in manufacturing and other sectors.
The result is a need to more tightly connect and integrate devices, machines and vehicles with traditional enterprise networks. This “Industrialization of the Internet,” as Cisco calls it, will accelerate the networking industry beyond the IT and service provider (SP) networks in industries such as manufacturing and transportation.
Any industry analysts interested in more information on Cisco’s innovations for industrial automation, please contact me for details of our upcoming session with Maciej Kranz and the Connected Industries team. This will include a more detailed overview of this announcement, more background on the Connected Industries business unit and the opportunity for Q&A.
Tags: automation, Borderless Networks, Connected Industries, Ethernet to the factory, IE2000, industrial ethernet, Industrial Networks, Intelligent Networking, M2M, Machine to Machine, Manufacturing, switching, visual networking index, vni
In 2011, the amount Americans spent on healthcare equaled nearly 18 percent of the nation’s annual Gross Domestic Product. This huge amount – more than $2.5 trillion – greatly concerns governments, insurers and medical professionals. And the pressures on the healthcare system will only grow, as the overall U.S. population ages.
The healthcare debate has spawned many suggestions. One focus is making the healthcare system more efficient. Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), in a series of projects with key U.S. service providers, explored how they can help enable more efficient delivery of health solutions.
Details are in an IBSG-produced document titled “Service Providers: A Tourniquet for the Hemorrhaging Healthcare System”. The paper can be found on the Service Provider Thought Leadership section of the Cisco IBSG website. At this site, you will find many interesting, provocative papers on various subjects relating to the service provider segment.
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Tags: Cisco, healthcare, IBSG, operator, service_provider, SP