Service providers are rapidly transitioning their networks to 100 Gbps in the core and it seems that every week brings a new technology, product, or customer announcement. With that in mind we encourage you to join us at an upcoming webinar, 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now. It will feature results from surveys by Infonetics Research with top service providers, and explains what is driving upgrades to 100G and how carriers plan to make the transition. We’ll cover not just the core but future metro opportunities as well. Read More »
Join Cisco executives and technology experts at one of the premier optical networking conferences from March 17-21 in Anaheim, California. We welcome you all to be part of the dialog around Next Generation Transport technology!
Optical networks are the foundation of communications today – and trends such as programmable networks, dynamic networking, interconnected data centers, and Software Defined Networks (SDNs) are all facilitated by advances in photonic technology. Experts agree that the only way network operators will support the traffic forecast in Cisco’s Visual Networking Index is cost effective and widely deployed services at 100 Gbps and beyond. And all of these services over a flexible, touchless, and programmable optical layer.
If you’re interested in learning more in how the latest in silicon photonics and advanced ROADM technology will enable the Internet of Everything you should make your way to Anaheim, California, March 17-21 for the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC-NFOEC). We are excited to engage in the discussions around these hot topics including the Cisco CRS Elastic Core solution and nLight technology, announced last October.
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If you saw the title of the blog and thought, The Graduate, pat yourself on the back!
- Mr. McGuire: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.” (or in our case, Elastic.)
- Benjamin: “How exactly do you mean?” (Thanks for asking… let us explain)
Yesterday Surya Panditi, SVP/GM of Cisco’s Service Provide Group discussed the new Cisco Elastic Core solution for the CRS platform. Faster. Bigger. Stronger. Smarter. Innovations such as Cisco nLight Technology for 100G bring a Read More »
In a blog post last week, Cisco cited its recent landmark 100 Gbps IPoDWDM trial with BT, which demonstrates ways to create a Next-Generation Internet, one that can handle a million minutes of video every second without having to trench new fiber or dig up streets. However, there is more behind this story because faster alone doesn’t represent a complete solution to the enormity of the challenge facing network operators. Carriers such as BT need the solution to be bigger, stronger, and smarter.
Take for example, the complexity of traffic flows. To a basic user, the Internet “Information Superhighway” of yesteryear had essentially one on-ramp and one off-ramp. Traffic traveled largely in a very straightforward pattern. Due to the growing popularity of mobility and cloud computing, traffic is quickly becoming multidirectional. According to Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast, the mobile Internet will increase 18-fold by 2016 and cloud services will expand 12-fold by 2015. What’s more, VNI research indicates that by 2016 there will be nearly 19 billion global network connections. That’s 2.5 connections for every per person on earth!
To keep up, service providers must deploy networks that are more elastic to more easily grow and keep pace with these shifts. Like exercise, these innovations are vital for the heart of the Next-Generation Internet, the service provider core network. Today we announced several innovations for the Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS) to Read More »
We laugh at silly cat movies. We learn to dance Gangnam style. We cheer for the underdog in an obscure sport (or perhaps even the Spice Girls reunion) at the 2012 London Olympics. Doctors use video to save lives. Cops use video to catch the bad guys. Video (TelePresence) means we can spend the night at home instead of getting on a plane.
Regardless of the content however, the amount of video travelling on the Internet continues to set records every year. By 2016, the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index forecasts video to exceed one million minutes -- the equivalent of nearly 700 days ―every single second.
This has caused service providers to upgrade existing 10G transmission speeds in the network to 100G and beyond. How do they do this without breaking the bank? Just because you need a bullet train between two cities doesn’t mean you want to replace the track.
This is why one of the world’s largest network operators, BT recently completed a Read More »