Last week, we were thrilled to receive the news that Infonetics scored Cisco Policy Suite as a Leader in the Policy Management Scorecard. Cisco was one of only two leaders recognized by Infonetics in this space and was recognized for building “… up its position in the market rapidly after its acquisition of BroadHop, demonstrating strong momentum around policy virtualization.”
By Yves Padrines, Vice President & General Manager Cable, Media and Video, Cisco EMEAR
The summer trade show cycle wheels into Cologne, Germany this week for ANGA COM, expected to draw around 17,000 attendees and 450 exhibitors from 34 countries. Cisco is excited to be there to spend time with customers and partners, and showcase our latest innovations.
With the exception of regulatory considerations, the scene is pretty much constant across North America and in Europe: The need for accelerated broadband speeds is sparking innovation in the Read More »
We introduced a ground breaking “megatest” back in March 2015, validating Cisco’s service provider Virtualization and Cloud portfolio. During that test, conducted independently by LightReading and EANTC, they showed how carriers could start the journey to offer virtualized services in a multi-vendor environment. A key point was that no matter where operators are in the process – design, implement, or monetize – the technology is mature enough to deploy today.
Some of you may want to check out the solution in person – and if you’re going to San Diego or Chicago next week then you’re in luck. Here’s what we’ve got going on: Read More »
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
We have been enabling service providers to transform the experience, transform the business and transform the architecture with cloud-based capabilities. Service providers now have more options to achieve business outcomes such as increasing revenue, decreasing operating expenses and enhancing agility when implementing Cisco strategy. Using the Cisco Open Network Strategy for service providers, you as a service provider can take full advantage of your untapped network value, improve business agility, and simplify operations.
TDM transport remains the backbone of service provider networks throughout the world, but technology has matured to the point that we’re finally able to see a path toward truly converged, packet optimized transport networks. This shift puts service providers on a plan to eventually retire their SONET/SDH infrastructure, saving significant space, power, and other operational costs. For end users, it promises bandwidth flexibility and an even easier ability to tap into cloud-based applications.
Of course, such a change won’t happen overnight but will take time to ensure existing customer services aren’t affected in terms of the performance, latency, and availability.
While there has been a lot of talk about the technologies to enable IP and optical convergence — such as timing-over-packet standards and cost-effective circuit emulation — that’s just part of the solution. Just as important are the operational aspects as we converge (or “packetize”) networks, but how are we going to manage them? That’s the reason behind Cisco’s new Evolved Programmable Network Manager software, or EPN Manager for short.
EPN Manager, along with Read More »