If you are attending Cisco Live London this week, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the medianet team as well as see the medianet capabilities first hand.
In the World of Solutions, we prepared demos to show you how you can deploy and manage video, voice and data with confidence. The demos showcase features discussed in previous blogs like performance monitor, mediatrace and IPSLA video operations as well as a preview of the new features.
In the last medianet blog, Ulrica de Fort-Menares described the medianet architecture as two concepts: horizontal and vertical integration. In this blog we will discuss some examples of these concepts.
Vertical integration is about applications and network working together end-to-end across the network to deliver intelligent services. One of the ways to realize this vertical integration is through Media Services Interface (MSI) which was discussed in an earlier blog. MSI is a software component that is embedded in video endpoints and collaboration applications allowing them to leverage intelligent network services. The network also benefits from the integration by being able to get contextual information from the endpoints and applications.
To reduce network bandwidth, video is highly compressed. Any loss likely causes visible artifact for a varying amount of time. Watch this short video and see the impact of packet loss, jitter and delay on video.
The case study discusses the phased approach for medianet deployment at Cisco and some early results. In the phase 1 of the project medianet performance monitor was enabled in approximately 9,000 Cisco Virtual Office Routers to help Cisco IT meet service-level agreements (SLAs) while keeping operational costs down. In subsequent phases, mediatrace and autoconfiguration will be deployed.