Guest blog by Leonard Luna, Marketing Manager, Cisco
This year’s fall Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) convenes on November 3 and 4, 2015 in Rome Italy. Cisco executives and technology experts will convene in the “Eternal City” to present Cisco’s strategy and vision to help service providers, large enterprises, public sector agencies and data center operators achieve their business outcomes by leveraging opportunities driven by the accelerating rate of content consumption and the exhilarating innovations taking place in service and application solutions.
Images from Fall 2014 PONC, Italy:
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Tags: Cisco, DWDM, ip optical, ncs, optical solutions, packet optical, PONC, Rome, Service Provider
Guest blog by Dr. Stefan Vallin, Principle Architect , Cisco and Mats Nordlund, CTO, Netrounds
Over the recent years, network service orchestration has gained widespread traction from communication service providers (CSPs) all around the world as a means to automate the tedious and error-prone tasks required to configure network devices.
What if the orchestrator could also automate the deployment and configuration of an accompanying service assurance solution, tailored to the specific services being delivered? This is now becoming a reality using a concept called Orchestrated Assurance.
Learn how from this video…
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Tags: Cisco, epn, esp, Network Service Orchestration, NFV, NSO, SDN, service assurance, Service Orchestration, service providers, software defined networks
The pace of change around us is no longer constant. It is continually accelerating. We all want to get and consume information, services, and just about anything instantly. My new coffeemaker brews me a fresh cup in just a couple of minutes, but it usually takes me ten minutes just to collect up the tools I need to prepare to start a home improvement project, and more than that to travel and get what I need from the local hardware store. And let’s not forget how long commute times are for most of us — much longer than just 10 minutes.
So, just how fast can we get new networking services up and running and customize them for our businesses. Imagine if we could easily and securely order the network services we want online in minutes. Imagine too if you could select them from an online marketplace and personalize them just like ordering your favourite late evening food cravings with just an emoji or on-line tweet. Imagine no more, with this video.
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Tags: business transformation, Cisco, data center, epn, esp, evolved programmable network, evolved services platform, Intel, network function virtualization, NFV, open source, SDN, Service Provider, software defined network, virtual managed services
By Christopher Kelley, Lead Architect, Solution Services, Data & Analytics Group
Next week is the penultimate tech-fest of the year, in cable and broadband circles — the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ annual Cable-Tec Expo, happening in New Orleans. One topic we expect to be big involves the Energy2020 initiative, which aims to substantially reduce power consumption in all aspects of traditional and new cable infrastructure — essentially, from the side of the house, to the cloud / data centers.
We’ll be there next week, talking sustainability and lots of other things, but we wanted to take a moment today to tell you about the work we’ve been doing on our cBR-8 converged broadband router. In fact, we just hosted a webinar on the topic this morning, with the SCTE! This blog can serve as a forum for the highlights, as that demo won’t be live yet. Read More »
Tags: Cable Operators, cbr8, Cisco, energy2020, ip challenge, PHY, programmability, SCTE 2015, SDN, service providers
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
Carriers are continually challenged to deliver on the customer experience. One of the benefits of Cisco’s cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the built-in telemetry, programmability, and DOCSIS 3.1 support of the platform. This makes it ideal for gigabit-speed access applications that demand both an automated and optimized cable access network.
With Software Defined Networking the cable operator can read information from the cable plant, make necessary decisions and then push an update back into the network. They can then decide on how conservative or how aggressive they want to be on adjusting the plant performance. Other tools such as a health check monitor that will validate performance, record a variety of statistics, and alert users when it sees something that is not a norm.
In addition, there are applications that enable management functions. Functions that today require human intervention can take place automatically – simplifying network operations and maximizing the customer experience.
Today, cable operators have an opportunity to Read More »
Tags: Cable Operators, cbr8, Cisco, docsis 3.1, ip challenge, programmability, SCTE 2015, SDN, service providers