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CiscoGeeks Survey: Network Operators Indicate Borderless Network Priorities

…bsp; 10%            (5) Other:     Vendor interoperability………………………………              2%            (1)      Reliability……………&he…


Impressions from Voicecon!

…about SIP trunking. An interesting blog article ( SIP – What is holding it back?) calls out interoperability, features and perceived risk as factors contributing to a slow adoption of SIP trunking. Looking through the Voicecon schedule, there were at least five sessions with “SIP” in the title – and this doesn’t count how often it came up in keynotes and breakout sessions. Everyone is talking about it,…


Introducing the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)

…e growing more complex. What is lacking today is a methodical, industry-wide approach to testing to promote the interoperability, standardization, and automation of test infrastructure. To address this matter, a new forum, the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) has formed to bring together test equipment vendors, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Cisco is already trying to minimize Service Provider risk and deployment time…


ShowNotes: The Engineering Behind TelePresence

…f 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 vendors…


Forrester Acknowledges Cisco as a Leader among WAN Optimization Vendors

…t includes appliances as well as router blades, and a mobile client solution that is certified by Microsoft for interoperability. An innovation that Forrester calls out is the ability to virtualize Microsoft servers on the WAAS appliances: which increases IT agility while lowering costs in the branch office.   On the technology side, Forrester commented that Cisco offers a strong suite of optimization techniques across caching, traffic manag…