A few years ago, the idea of cloud-based digital video recording (DVR) was an aspiration. Today, while the technology is still relatively new, it’s already seeing broad adoption in the market. In a recent webcast conducted with Parks Associates, attendees revealed the breadth of cloud-based services they were already using to catch up on TV content. From basic “pause live TV” features to full cloud DVR, check out the range of cloud services already available:
There are lots of good reasons operators are moving so quickly to roll out these types of services. First, consumers want it. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco VNI, cloud dvr, cloud-based services, dvr, Pay TV, service providers, VOD
What do Walt Disney World, The Matrix, and Big Ben have in common? On the surface they do not share much. Each of these is special because everything that makes them tick, pun intended, are hidden from view of the consumers. We all intuitively know there is a great deal of complexity behind the scenes, but it is intentionally hidden from the users. This is the behavior consumers of cloud-based services also expect, even in the datacenter.
Today vendors are working hard to make their products and services more consumable in a nearly seamless fashion. They are accomplishing this by adding abstract control layers, open APIs with robust development kits, and enabling cross platform integrations. The recognition is that in today’s virtualized datacenter and the Internet of everything no technology is an island any longer. Efforts have to be made to make interoperability a priority in order to provide the polished experience that consumers have grown to expect. The question being answered is ‘Why doesn’t X communicate with Y?’ Read More »
Tags: #ciscochampion, APIs, Cisco UCS API, cloud-based services, Disney MagicBands, Internet of Everything, onePK, SolidFire, vipr
As service providers move to cloud-based services, their IP addressing management system must operate efficiently in the virtualized environment of the cloud. And within the cloud environment, these systems for DHCP, DNS and IP address management must also be fast. For example, many organizations have expressed a concern that poor DHCP performance could be the weak link when thousands of customers come back online after a failure event. If DHCP address requests are handled in a slow or scattered manner, servers will not be able to service all requests in a timely fashion.
Another requirement for IP address management systems is support for IPv6, as the depletion of IPv4 addresses has led to many organizations finding themselves facing a rather accelerated and mandatory migration to IPv6 (read: yesterday’s World IPv6 Launch). While one of IPv6’s promises was the elimination of the need for DHCP, the reality is that centralized network management has made DHCPv6 a necessity. DHCP allows network devices to Read More »
Tags: cisco prime, Cisco Prime Network Registrar, cloud-based services, communications, DHCP, DHCPv6, dns, EANTC, global, independent, IP address management, IPv6, Lightreading, network management, Results, Service Provider, telecom, test, virtualized