Written by Paul Jesemann, Cisco Solution Consultant, Mobility Architecture, APJ, September 2015
If someone were to define a safe bet, it would be on the number of blogs about NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), its drivers and benefits out there, by far exceeding the actual number of Virtual Network Functions deployed. So please let me try a different perspective.
We have been talking about NFV for more than two years now. There is no shortage of studies and surveys on its drivers and potential, but what can be said about reality? Read More »
Tags: Cisco, deployments, mobile, mobile nfv deployments, network functions virtualization, NFV, SDN, service providers, virtual network functions, virtualization
SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technologies are expected to help Service Providers gain new efficiencies and previously unimagined speed and agility in cloud services delivery so they can seize new business opportunities and achieve continued growth. Specifically, SDN in the data center helps you abstract services and applications from the complexities of the underlying network, making services operations drastically simpler. However, this abstraction layer, referred to as the SDN overlay, must meet very specific requirements to support today’s dynamic cloud environments.
I’d like to briefly discuss a recently released product, the Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a high performance SDN overlay system designed to meet these requirements.
VTS is an important component of Cisco’s services management and orchestration software portfolio, aligned with Cisco’s Open Network Architecture and the Cisco Evolved Services Platform, a flexible and agile SP cloud service delivery platform. There are a number of capabilities of VTS Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, data center, IOS XR, nexus, NFV, orchestration, SDN, service management, Service Provider, service providers, solution, virtual managed services, virtual services, Virtual Topology, Virtual Topology Forwarder, VTS
By JT Taylor, Senior Marketing Manager, Service Provider Solutions Marketing, Cisco
It goes without saying … Securing your prized assets is paramount. There is no upside to being King of the Kingdom if someone else has the keys. As our market evolves and RDK (Reference Design Kit) evolves with it, keeping your content, and your network, secure is at the forefront.
Certainly we all recognize that there is now a large population of Internet connected devices that access the Service Provider’s network. And each day that population is growing. Globally, there will be 24.4 billion networked devices in 2019, up from 14.2 billion in 2014, according to Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index Forecast 2014-2019. Read More »
Tags: 4k, CA, Cisco, Cisco VNI, drm, HDCP, IBC 2015, rdk, RDK European Summit, reference design kit, Service Provider, Solutions, video
Guest Blog by Ian Ross, SP Business Development Manager
As businesses globally begin to recognize the potential of the Internet of Everything (IoE) in terms of how they structure, manage and improve their operations, it’s leading waves of network-led transformations. Whether in resources, energy, transport or utility verticals, the network is adopting an instrumental role in supporting the production systems that can improve productivity, safety, cost efficiency, visibility and control. With many of these environments being dynamic, distributed and highly mobile, the need for mission-critical, high-performance wireless networks has become obvious, and with it the demand for solutions that offer more throughput, better access and reduced complexity.
While a range of wireless technologies are available, LTE has been gradually seizing mindshare of OT network managers and strategists as a platform for the future. Enjoying global standardisation Read More »
Tags: Cisco, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, mobility, MPC, packet core, PMB, Premium Mobile Broadband, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC
By David Wachtfogel, Director, Service Provider Video Security, Cisco
This week at IBC we are happy to announce that we’ve reached 300 million active VideoGuard Everywhere client devices. Think about that for a moment!
How did we get this far? Not long ago, service provider video distribution was simple: Service providers distributed the content they purchased from video programmers, over the networks they managed, to set-top boxes they also managed. (Ah, life was so much simpler then!)
And while this simplicity limited our viewing experience to a big screen at home, it was reasonably sufficient — because at the time, the big screen was pretty much the only screen we watched. Such end-to-end, managed environments simplified operations, and made it easier to protect the video service from piracy.
Then came the emergence of broadband connectivity, and the Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco, cloud connectivity, IBC 2015, ip, ott, service provider video, service providers, videoguard everywhere