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Scaling up for the Zettabyte Era

Cisco ASR 9000 SeriesOn August 25th Cisco hosted an Investor Relations Conference and issued several press releases related to the ASR 9000 platform. I was able to interview Praveen Akkiraju, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Core Router Business Unit, to discuss some of what was shared and announced.Cisco just announced a 16x10GE line card for the ASR 9000 – why is this important?
For our customers, this is very significant. The use of video and mobile Internet is growing at a staggering rate. By 2013, the sum of all forms of video such as TV, video-on-demand, Internet video, and peer-to-peer will exceed 90 percent of global consumer traffic, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. The introduction of this new Ethernet line card unlocks massive capacity from the 400Gbps/slot Cisco ASR 9000.As you can see in this video, this new card demonstrates that we can go well beyond the 100Gbps/slot barrier. This means our customers can meet traffic demands in a system that reduces their capital and operational expenses. With up to 128x10GE ports per system, we’re two to three times greater than what other vendors can provide. Plus, customers have the headroom to grow up to 320x10GE or 32x100GE per system for a total of 6.4 terabits per second of total capacity.However, growth for the future is not just about speed and port density. It’s about adding greater scale along with integrated service delivery. When coupled with an ability to intelligently triage traffic according to priority, the Cisco ASR 9000 further delivers on its vision as a platform engineered for the coming “zettabyte era.” With the new card we continue to incorporate high-performance QoS with up to 2M queues per system, integrated netflow, video performance monitoring, and synchronous Ethernet for mobile backhaul. Integrating these services into the platform provides service providers with the true performance they require for today and for future needs. Read More »

Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 and MPLS Conference Washington, D.C.

Monique MorrowI will switch gears a little bit to highlight some panels that I will be chairing:Broadband Forum Europe 2009, Paris, France, September 8, entitled: Why Should Enterprise Companies Care about this “IP Transformation?”Broadband World Forum 2009You can listen to my session preview podcast here: Read More »

Deployment of Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 Solutions

Our video reporter, Zoya Fallah, met with Dave Brown and Asha Kalyur, both Marketing Managers who are responsible for Cisco’s Service Provider Video Solutions, to discuss the deployment of Cisco’s DOCSIS 3.0 Solutions. Check out this video interview to hear their thoughts.

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Let’s Talk About Virtualization and “Clone Cloud”

Monique MorrowSince my last blog post on Intercloud, I have been rather busy working on related topics such as SLA instantiation, registry functions, security, and resiliency.However, I did attend the IETF 75 meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden. The Internet Society’s Standards & Technology (ISOC) team provides a view of hot topics for IETF 75 here: we approach the “virtualization” subject, I noted two developments that took place as Birds of Feather Sessions at the IETF 75: Read More »

Views from the Top

webinar: Back to the Core of Cisco's Business: Service Provider NetworksCompetition among technology companies for the global service provider market is as fierce as ever and is generating more and more attention from Wall Street, and for good reason. Because unlike businesses which look at the network as context to their business, the network is a service provider’s business. They depend on this technology to offer an ever increasing array of service offerings and invest heavily each year to do so.Such investment isn’t made haphazardly though – these are tough customers with a staggering array of expertise, so the choices they make are often key barometers about the future of the technology market itself. Read More »