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Cisco at SCTE 2009: Sustainable Technologies from the “Green Pavilion” and Digital to Analog

Green Pavilion Showcases Sustainable Technologies for the Cable Industry

From the SCTE 2009 show floor, Mark Palazzo, GM of the Cable Access Business Unit, discusses the many ways Cisco is leading the drive to more sustainable products and technologies to power the future. Mark highlights Cisco efforts to reduce our carbon footprint through efficient packaging, reduced power consumption, higher headend densities, and more.

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MPLS Conference 2009 – Big Topics, Great Panel

Monique Jeanne MorrowYes indeed, we had an awesome panel that I moderated at the MPLS Conference 2009 held in Washington D.C. on October 26 2009.

The panel entitled, “Emerging Technologies and Business Architectural Impact: Cloud Computing, P2P applications, Social Networking and Infrastructure Required to Scale”

  • Vijay Gill, Google
  • Donn Lee, Facebook
  • Benson Schliesser, Savvis
  • Raymond Zhang, BT
  • Prof. Ashwin Gumaste, India Institute of Technology-Bombay-Visiting Professor at MIT Multimedia Labs
  • Hokuto Sanematsu, KDDI-America
  • Paul Geraci, Technology Survey Group
  • Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
  • George Swallow, Cisco

Seemed that everyone wanted to be on this panel; so to structure the discussion, I prepared a set of questions for the panelists as follows [with their inputs] -- [each question could have been a topic for a separate panel session]:

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Cisco at SCTE 2009: Cable IPTV and Advanced Advertising

Cable IPTV for Video Heads

From the show floor at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009 in a snow covered Denver, John Horrobin and Vasu Vasudevan discuss the priority of IPTV for cable operators in today’s market, what it will take to make IP video work at scale in cable networks, and when we can expect to see it fully in action.

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Supercomm 2009: Top of Mind

Closing out Day 2 from Chicago at the AR/PR dinner. There were many topics that were top of mind with service providers and industry influencers as heard at the keynotes and during our own customer meetings. Ranging from our latest research released as the Cisco Visual Networking Index Usage Study to Net Neutrality, both here in the U.S as well as abroad.

Heading into 2010, what are the next big issues? Many have discussed the impact of IPv4 depletion and advances in deploying/migrating to IPv6. We recently announced the Cisco Carrier Grade IPv6 (CGv6) Solution, which complements Cisco’s existing IPv6 portfolio and will provide the technology from the core to the network edge enabling a cost-effective and efficient migration from IPv4.

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Supercomm 2009: Impressions and Activity from Day 1

Hello from Chicago! I wanted to take a moment to share some highlights from our first day at SUPERCOMM 2009. We’re seeing the continued momentum of the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture and its technology innovation which help enable service providers to deliver an increasing array of innovative “Connected Life” experiences to their customers.

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