Co-Written with Usha Andra, Senior Analyst, SP Thought Leadership
For many of us, precious memories are digitally preserved in the form of pictures and videos. How we store and access our favorite photos, clips, songs and other digital content has evolved from hard disks to USB drives and now on to the cloud. And for those of us who have unfortunately dealt with a hard disk crash on our work or personal computers, we are painfully aware of the importance of data backups. Secure data replication and fast retrieval are essential for business productivity and positive consumer experiences.
New challenges (and opportunities) are on the horizon for data transmission, replication and backup based on the global growth and adoption of IoE applications. As the IoE phenomenon connects things that were previously unconnected, it also leads to Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Global Cloud Index, cisco vni forecast, cloud storage services, datacenters, IoE, IoT, M2M, Service Provider
By Todd McCrum, Director of Product Management, Cisco Cable Access BU
Back in the earliest days of television – before satellites began spraying an instant and national video footprint over the Earth – operators wondered whether it made sense to expand spectral capacity any further. At the time (early 1950s), most markets topped out at three channels. The big question was this: why would we ever need room for more than 12 channels of television?
These days, there’s a similar refrain, with a slight shift in tune. It goes like this: why would we ever need a Gigabit-per-second of bandwidth? Read More »
Tags: bandwidth, cable access, cbr8, ccap, Cisco, digital experiences, docsis, evolved ccap, high resolution video, intx, multi-gigabit, Service Provider
Virtualized Network Function (VNF), Virtualized Managed Services (VMS) and the transition to a software based infrastructure are poised to dramatically alter the way Service Providers build and maintain their networks . End users want value, innovative functionality, and reliability, and Service Providers seek to meet these needs at the lowest cost possible. The benefits of moving to a software-based infrastructure are incredibly compelling in meeting these demands, delivering lower OPEX, reduced reliance on proprietary & expensive hardware, and faster time to market with new services.
Today’s managed services landscape has become increasingly complex from a technology perspective. This complexity has placed stress on Service Providers whose business model is more and more reliant on managed services as a means of Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco cloud, Cisco Managed CPE, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), managed services, orchestration, service providers, Virtualized Managed Services (VMS), Virtualized Network Function
Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
For those, who read my previous blog, you surely want to know more about Application Engineered Routing. As Segment Routing sits at the very heart of Application Engineered Routing, let me start explaining how the former works.
I’m going to draw an analogy between how IP networks route data traffic and how the airline companies transport luggage. The point here is not to get into technical details; for those interested in the nitty-gritty of Segment Routing, I recommend reading the following white paper:
Let’s take the example of a piece of luggage, Read More »
Tags: AER, Application Engineered Routing, Cisco, Mike Thompson, SDN, segment routing, Service Provider, Tail-F, wae, WAN Automation Engine
By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions
Cisco’s Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) triumphantly returned to Dallas this past May after two consecutive years in San Jose. Over 270 members of the network operator community attended the ninth iteration of this annual event. The conference followed the traditional 3-day agenda:
- Day-1: General Session presentations featuring Cisco leadership/experts, industry analyst and VIP customer presentations, with the Keynote delivered by Kelly Ahuja, Cisco SVP Service Provider Segment.
- Day-2: Workshops – Attendees selected from 12 sessions covering a variety of solutions including packet, optical, SDN, EMS/NMS, orchestration, cloud, PON, transceiver technology, and segment routing.
- Day-3: Exposition & Bonus Technical Sessions. A variety of over 10 live demonstrations were on display including 4 bonus technical sessions covering TDM migration, Optical Network Design, High Speed Optics, and Virtual Routers.
A diverse representation of providers attended the PONC including local, national and global providers, cable, educational, financial and government operators, system integrators and industry analysts. Many attendees have made Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco’s Packet Optical Networking Conference, Dallas, network operator, Optical, PONC, service providers, spring, Spring PONC, workshops