MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), is working with us to help MCNC enhance the user experience for those who enjoy their broadband and communications services for advanced academic and economic development organizations.
NCREN is a fiber-based network that spans more than 2,600 miles across the entire state of North Carolina. MCNC also provides broadband services for numerous non-profit hospitals and public health agencies through the N.C. Telehealth Network.
MCNC is working on a $144 million expansion of its network with efforts expected to be complete by end of this year. Their initiative, known as Golden Read More »
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Happy Friday! Read more about the top news stories of the week that includes a feature on World IPv6 Day, an announcement on the Cisco ASR 9000, a demo of Cisco’s new data center and a couple news announcements about WebEx!
1.) World IPv6 Day Will Test the Readiness for Change
On June 8th or World IPv6 Day, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) went live for a day on the public Internet. How did IPv6 testing go? Get an update here from InfoSecurity!
2.) Cisco Announces Major Advancements to the Cisco ASR 9000 Series
The Cisco ASR 9000 series just got better with age! On Tuesay, Cisco announced major advancements that will set new industry benchmarks and dramatically increase capabilities at the edge of the next-generation Internet and transform the broadband communication and entertainment industries! Read more here!
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Tags: Cisco ASR 9000, data center, IPv6, mobile, WebEX, World IPv6 Day
A live webcast debate, an invitation to the royal wedding and much more! Cisco has been busy this week. Check out what you might have missed!
1.) When “Good Enough” is Not Good Enough
This week Cisco began to debunk the myth of the “good enough” network. There are some vendors that say the network still just connects things and all you need is a tactical network, capable of addressing existing business requirements and current challenges. We call this the “Good Enough Network.” Cisco wants to debunk the myth that “good” is good enough for your business.
On Wednesday, April 27, Cisco hosted a webcast with Rob Lloyd, Cisco’s EVP of Worldwide Operations, and other executives as they outlined the seven most common misperceptions about taking a tactical, multi-vendor approach to building business-critical networks. Watch a replay of the webcast and look for Cisco to continue to debunk the seven myths in the weeks to come!
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Tags: Borderless Networks, Cisco ASR 9000, myths, News@Cisco, royal wedding, social media