In case you might have missed it (or don’t read Russian) I wanted to call out two newsworthy items related to Cisco and 100G technology.
Last week at CiscoLive! London we announced the availability of 100GE interfaces on the Nexus 7000 to reduce bandwidth bottlenecks in the data center and help our customers meet the demands of emerging cloud computing applications. With this announcement Cisco becomes the only vendor in the industry offering an end-to-end 100G solution which includes the core (CRS), edge (ASR 9000), data center (Nexus 7000), and coherent DWDM optical transport (ONS 15454 MSTP). Furthermore we’re also one of only a handful of companies in the networking industry that owns (through our acquisition of CoreOptics) the underlying technology needed to make 100G (and beyond) a cost effective reality. With the high forecasted growth rate of the global Internet we believe that our customers will strongly benefit from the unique breadth of our solution to meet both their business and technology requirements.
Cisco end-end 100 Gbps Solution-- Core, edge, optical, data center.
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Tags: 100G, 100GE, ASR9000, Cisco, coherent, CRS, DWDM, mstp, Nexus 7000, ONS15454, Service Provider
This week we saw the largest solar storm in nearly a decade and such “solar weather” or cosmic radiation is what generates such phenomena as the “Northern Lights”. However, intense solar activity which creates electromagnetic storms can generate exceptionally strong power surges that damage electrical distribution systems, knock out satellites, and affect sensitive electronics. This has happened in the past, including grid failures in Quebec in 1989 which blacked out the entire province.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this video of the M3.2 solar flare on January 19, 2012. Credit: NASA/SDO/GOES-15.
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Tags: Adrian Evans, Allan Silburt, ASR9000, Cisco, cosmic radiation, CRS3, Dean Hogle, IEEE, Neutron beam, Service Provider, Shi-Jie Wen, Single Event Upset, SP360
Previously I wrote about how we’d won the “Best Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Product” award with the Cisco ASR 9000 System at Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Amsterdam. This momentum continues on the other side of the globe where Alex Zinin, our Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific theatre recently accepted several awards at the annual Telecom Asia Readers Choice Awards 2011: Read More »
Tags: ASR9000, carrier ethernet, Cisco, core, edge, IIR, MEF, mpls, Telecom Asia, Zinin
Earlier this year we wrote about The Gathering, Norway’s largest computer party and how it set a gaming event speed record with a 100GE enabled CRS-3. Like many achievements in the fast moving communication industry, it wasn’t a milestone that stood for long. The new record is now held by their Swedish neighbors who have surpassed that with a 120 Gigabit connection to the Internet at the digital entertainment festival DreamHack. This feat was achieved by TeliaSonera connecting the event site in Jönköping, Sweden with their networking facilities in Stockholm (a distance of approximately 375 km) using the Cisco CRS-3, ASR 9000, and ONS 15454 MSTP. The successful event came from the efforts of some fifty people from Cisco, TeliaSonera, and DreamHack working together to design, build, and test the network.
The event provided not just a showcase for Cisco’s 100 Gigabit coherent optical and IP technologies (see prior post on US Signal), but also a chance to test our equipment under extreme, real world conditions. What non-gamers might not realize is that players actually place great demands on their real-time connectivity (and are quite vocal when something doesn’t work right). Read More »
Tags: 100GE, ASR9000, Cisco, Counter-Strike, CRS3, Dreamhack, DWDM, e-sports, mstp, ONS15454, Quake Live, Service Provider, Starcraft2, Sweden, TeliaSonera, World of Warcraft
In my 15 years with Cisco, our company has never been more focused on innovation in our core business.
This renewed focus continues to pay off: Cisco has gained core routing market share in five straight quarters and edge routing market share three quarters in a row.
ACG’s 3Q11 market share report was just released, and Cisco remains No. 1 in the edge and core routing segments: Cisco gained 3.4 percent share in edge routing and 2.5 percent share in core routing (3.3 percent overall), quarter over quarter.
Backed by Cisco’s flagship core and edge routing platforms – the CRS-3 and ASR families – service providers around the world such as Charter Communication, China Telecom, Comcast, Cox Communications, Fastweb, NTT Plala and Tata Communications are building out the next-generation Internet and delivering innovative new services and experiences to their customers.
In addition to our market momentum, Cisco’s innovation engine is in high gear, with new breakthroughs such as nV (network virtualization) technology. Cisco nV intelligently blends the network edge, aggregation and access layers into a single ASR 9000 system, to deliver up to 70 percent operational expense savings, increase network capacity to an industry-leading 96 Tbps and accelerate IPv6 services.
Technologies like this are critical to delivering superior network capacity and a simpler way for our customers to enable the “Zettabyte Era.” Consider that the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year according to our research. The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010.
We want to thank our customers around the world for their commitment to advancing the next-generation Internet.
Tags: asr, ASR9000, CRS, CRS-3, nV technology, Suraj Shetty