Today Verizon announced that its IP network, one of the most advanced communications networks in the world, will be upgraded in the first half of 2012 with the Cisco CRS-3 to enable new services and meet growing traffic demands in several key U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.
Once deployed, the CRS-3 will enable more efficient and quicker access in delivering traffic to Verizon’s wireline and wireless consumers. The CRS platform is also critical for Verizon’s network evolution strategy to IPv6, the new Internet addressing system, by providing the flexibility to support the anticipated wave of IPv6 services while continuing to expand and sustain IPv4 services.
Verizon to Upgrade FiOS Network with Cisco CRS-3
We are hearing more and more from our service provider customers that they need a more intelligent and robust foundation to support explosive traffic growth driven by video, mobile and cloud services. In fact, we recently announced in our Global Cloud Index that global data center traffic will grow 4-fold at a 33 percent CAGR to reach 4.8 zettabytes annually by 2015.
Verizon’s long-time relationship reinforces why Cisco remains No. 1 in the edge and core routing, as evidenced by recent market share reports, with Cisco gaining core routing market share in five straight quarters and edge routing market share three quarters in a row.
Tags: 100G, CRS, CRS-3, Surya Panditi, Verizon
Cisco showcases its 100 gigabit technology at SC11, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Lambda Rail.
Check out the press release here.
Tags: 100G, National Lambda Rail, NLR, sc11, Supercomputing
What do you get when you combine 5000+ gamers, a 100GE uplink to the Internet, a lot of espresso machines, and no parents to tell them to shut down the noise or go to bed early? A whole lot of fun!
The Gathering (“TG”), is Norway’s largest computer party and kicked off today for its 20th time since 1992. It’s grown so large now that it is held at one of the venues used for the 1994 Winter Olympics. TG continues to attract growing interest to the gaming, computer, and entertainment event, both nationally and internationally and is organized by the non-profit organization KANDU (Kreativ Aktiv Norsk DataUngdom/Creative Active Norwegian Computer Youth). This year it’s powered at record speed by a Cisco CRS-3 router connected to The Gathering’s Internet provider, Altibox at 100 Gbps, along with technical support provided by several of Cisco Norway’s engineers, Merete Asak and Bjornar Forthun.
This isn’t the first time the CRS has played a key role in a Scandinavian gaming conference. The Swedes used our 40G technology in 2007 at their Dreamhack event as we discussed (and video here), but now this has raised the performance bar.
Although they probably won’t be playing Cisco’s award winning myPlanNet game, they’ll still enjoy others such as StarCraft, Quake, and Heroes of Newerth. Participants also participate in creative competitions in programming, graphics, and music.
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Tags: 100G, 100GE, Altibox, Bjornar Forthun, carrier routing system, CRS-3, Dreamhack, ethernet, gamer, gaming, KANDU, Merete Asak, myPlanNet, Norway, Service Provider, TG, The Gathering
Can you believe it? It’s been one year since we launched the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System! I’m very pleased that the CRS-3 adoption rate is four times faster than the original CRS-1 series. In just a year, 80 service provider customers in more than 30 countries are deploying the platform – a true testament to the scalability and sustainability of the architecture.
Further, service provider customers across the world like AT&T, Comcast, Turkcell in the Middle East, Main One in West Africa, and Hong Kong Broadband in East Asia, among others, are unanimous about the CRS platform increasing the relevance of the network by enabling fixed-mobile convergence, value-added services and consumer broadband. We appreciate the vision and innovation demonstrated by our customers as they incorporate the CRS-3 platform into their next-generation networks.
The strong market response to the CRS-3 validates our belief that this platform is the foundation for the next-generation Internet. Unlike competitive offerings that require refreshers, upgrades or even full replacements within just a few years, the Cisco CRS platform is designed to seamlessly accommodate the extraordinary growth of video traffic, mobile devices and new online services through this decade and beyond, delivering unprecedented investment protection.
While others in the industry make promises of 100G, we are shipping more capacity than all of our competition combined. The CRS-3 and IOS XR engineering teams are bringing to market truly world class innovations in all aspects of design, development and delivery. I am very proud of the CRS development team.
See our press release on CRS-3 global expansion and new capabilities.
Tags: 100G, AT&T, comcast, CRS-3, hong kong broadband, main one, turkcell, video
The OSI stack has long served the telecom industry as a model for engineering since the early 80’s (which IMHO was the best decade for music, but I digress). Nowadays the industry is abuzz with a host of developments in the lower layers of the OSI stack. Technologies like OTN and MPLS-TP are being built to extend transport characteristics in the packet domain. At the same time, bandwidth technologies continue to scale upwards to 100G and beyond. While discussions at layer 8 abound on some of them, the industry is largely converging on a standards-based path for development.
Earlier in May, Cisco hosted the IP NGN Virtual Summit where many of you got a flavor of the Transport Architecture evolution amongst various other topics. Following its success, we decided to expand on Transport Technologies in more detail in an hour-long event. The format is much more interactive, and those of you with burning questions can ask them live to our panel of experts. (Register Here)
The event will be held on Tuesday October 5, 2010 with two broadcasts to suit your schedule (each features the live Q&A):
- First Broadcast: 0500-0600 PDT (San Francisco), 1200-1300 GMT (London)
- Second Broadcast: 0900-1000 PDT (San Francisco), 1600-1700 GMT (London)
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Tags: 100G, 100GE, Control Plane, DWDM, G.709, IP NGN Virtual Summit, IP/MPLS, IPoDWDM, MPLS-TP, Optical, OTN, Packet, panel discussion, Transport Technologies