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Innovation: Then and Now @ Interop 2010

…p;Dan Lynch, the “father” of Interop, envisioned a gathering of vendors coming together to test the interoperability of their TCP/IP implementations.  Interop played a meaningful role in the development and adoption of TCP/IP.  Just six short years ago, the theme of the show focused on VoIP, collaboration, and data centers. This year the themes focus on Cloud, Green IT and Virtualization.   What is important to not…


CiscoGeeks Survey: Network Operators Indicate Borderless Network Priorities

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


Using the NLR for WAN Backbone Bandwidth

…addition, new high-definition desktop video that enables ad-hoc video conferencing at users’ desktops and interoperability with TelePresence are adding more fuel to the fire.   In our quest to find creative and cost-effective ways to meet growing bandwidth demands on our WAN backbone, we investigated using the National Lambda Rail (NLR).  The NLR is a 12,000 mile, nationwide high-speed Cisco powered optical dense wavelength-divisi…


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…