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Using the NLR for WAN Backbone Bandwidth

Cisco supports more than 60 percent of its global employee population in the United States, and Cisco network traffic is growing on the North American backbone WAN at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.  Cisco’s North American backbone connects the company’s San Jose, California, headquarters with other large Cisco locations, including Richardson, Texas (our new primary production data center), and Raleigh, North Caro…


CiscoGeeks Survey: Network Operators Indicate Borderless Network Priorities

When it comes to your network, what’s most important to you? It seems like such a simple question. And yet, ask 50 different network operators and you can be guaranteed to get a rather wide range of responses. That’s what we did recently on the CiscoGeeks twitter feed. Now granted, the sample size is small. (We actually ended up with 51 respondents.) And it is certainly a biased set of respondents – CiscoGeeks twitter followers…


Impressions from Voicecon!

Wow — Cisco was in the house for Voicecon this year! For a company that was not taken seriously as a voice vendor a few years ago, this year we were rocking this conference. Walking around in my Cisco t-shirt, I was stopped several times by folks who complimented the shirts (simple black t-shirt with Cisco in white on the front) and one guy admitted to me he was sick of the “awful colors” on t-shirts. Then I overheard a passing comm…


Introducing the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)

…y to be a founding member of the NTAF. NTAF will help bring the right level of standardization to achieve common interoperability goals. In a complex test environment, interoperability becomes the key differentiator for service providers when improving time to market of their deliverables. As an innovator in network equipment manufacturing and with our experience with service providers such as Verizon and BT, and key test equipment vendors such a…


ShowNotes: The Engineering Behind TelePresence

…of chicken’ for Jimmy Ray agreeing to work on a voice project with Tina.)   Segment 3: TelePresence Interoperability Protocol The future of simple interoperability can be found within the innovation of open protocols like TIP that allow any vendor to inter-operate.  Cisco TelePresence Engineer Michael Thomma stops by the lab to help dissect the protocol. He and Jimmy Ray dive into how TIP, based on open standards, allows vendor…