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AT&T Brings Unified Communications Services to Customers

We continue to see our service provider partners leverage the economics and agility of cloud services

Today, AT&T announced the availability of its Unified Communications Service, a new way for its business subscribers to offer a complete collaboration suite of features to employees in a secure and cost effective way. AT&T’s enterprise collaboration solution features Cisco’s own Hosted Collaboration Solution, which gives partners, including service providers and integrators, the ability to deploy multiple collaboration applications on one server in a virtualized environment and then host those applications for multiple client organizations.

Cisco’s cloud services ultimately enable our service provider partners to offer a seamless experience for both their enterprise and end-user customers. For further details, check out the full announcement.

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Modernizing the Electrical Grid with New Cisco Connected Grid Solutions, Products and Services

This week Cisco announced additional solutions and services to its Connected Grid portfolio that will help utilities modernize the electric grid with built-in flexibility, security and interoperability enabled by the power of the network. Cisco’s new technology architecture, solutions and related services address key utility concerns around cost, reliability and scalability in their communications infrastructures.

For Cisco’s press release on its latest offerings, please click here.

Cisco hosted a webcast on 1/17/12 about Cisco’s efforts to help optimize the connected grid with its new solutions, products and services. For a replay of this webcast, please click here.

For customer perspective on the current state of the smart grid transition and the new set of offerings in Cisco’s Connected Grid portfolio, please click here.

Jesper Andersen’s thoughts on Video in the Cloud

Jesper Andersen, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group, sits down at CES 2012 in Las Vegas to offer his insight on the top video trends of the last year, along with the areas of focus for service providers in 2012, including the cloud. He highlights Cisco’s Videoscape news at the show, and how the new Videoscape cloud and client technologies can help service providers with their cloud strategies and deliver on the vision for ‘Any Screen TV’ video experiences.  Check out the video and join the discussion:  Cisco at CES 2012: Catching up with SVP/GM Jesper Andersen

Marthin De Beer & Video @ CES

Marthin De Beer, SVP of Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group takes time at CES to share his thoughts on the service provider video market. He highlights Cisco’s video experience demos at the show, and discusses how we are helping customers prepare for the effects of consumer cloud traffic on the networks, with strategies to bridge legacy infrastructure to future IP-centric architectures, including the emergence of gateways.  Check out the video and let us know what your thoughts are on the impact of video on the network and the consumer experience:  Cisco at CES 2012: Chatting with Marthin De Beer About Service Provider Video Industry

Cisco Videoscape Powering ‘Video in the Cloud’ for Service Providers

Cisco’s comprehensive TV platform, Videoscape, brings new exciting entertainment experiences for consumers and new revenue streams for Service Providers with new ‘video in the cloud’ services.  Today at CES, Cisco is launching several new Videoscape products and announcing how major service providers including Rogers Communications of Canada, YES of Israel and Numéricable of France, have selected Videoscape to deliver their next generation video services.

These new Videoscape products power ‘video in the cloud’ experiences by bringing live and on demand video together, offering a consistent look and feel across devices whether its a PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone or Android device.  Videoscape is leading Service Providers through the migration, with a unique open software platform, providing a path to an all IP-based video infrastructure.  Service Providers can now provide their consumers the ability to move, pause and resume video content on any device, following them whenever they go.

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