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Network Services Headers (NSH): Creating a Service Plane for Cloud Networks

…from any location in the network. Agile, elastic service insertion is a core component of any modern network. As service chaining matures, interoperability is a must. The proposed NSH protocol standard provides the required data-plane information needed to construct topologically independent service paths and greatly simplify the provisioning of network services and the deployment of associated applications….

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Industry First: h.264 Video endpoint calls Firefox via Webrtc-enabled Project Squared

…ling within Firefox. No user downloads are necessary – instead, this new technology is transparent to the user and just works. Project Squared is powered by the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, which supports SIP based interoperability without the need for transcoding. See Mozilla’s blog post here for more information. This is a major step forward for the industry, truly bringing the vision of connecting anywhere, from any device, a reality….

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What Is the Cisco Collaboration Cloud?

…umber reach (SNR) to the cloud. And there’s support for additional integrations because we’ve made SIP and XMPP interoperability first-class capabilities of C3. Ecosystem Finally, we knew we needed a platform that worked well within the typical collaboration ecosystem that is so critical for our customers, including partners, administrators, consultants, customer support, and so on. To facilitate that, we’ve made ecosystem another key tenet of ou…

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Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

…ese new architectures’ connective-tissue “normative”, so that we ensure the “functional interoperability” that some fear may diminish in this environment (see https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-opsawg-operators-ietf-00 – posted by members of The Internet Society). The future “standards” in a software-driven network WILL be in the form of APIs and application/service frameworks.  All the same reasons…

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NVMe for Absolute Beginners

…nicate with the SSDs through the PCIe interface, or else there would be a free-for-all for implementations. The interoperability matrices would be a nightmare! Enter NVMe. NVM Express is that standardized way of communicating with a NVM storage device, and is backed by an ever-expanding consortium of hardware and software vendors to make your life easier and more productive with Flash technologies. Think of PCIe as the physical interface and NVMe…

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