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
Today we are announcing Cisco CloudVerse, an integrated set of capabilities that enables customers to deliver cloud applications and services by uniquely combining the unified data center and cloud intelligent network. CloudVerse is the culmination of Cisco’s data center and network innovation over the last few years and provides our customer with the platform for their journey to the cloud. CloudVerse enables our customers to deliver cloud applications and services with a cloud platform tailored to their needs – whether private, public, or hybrid – in an interconnected world of many clouds.
CloudVerse enables service providers, governments, and enterprises to offer their solutions as a service and deliver them with the full benefits of clouds. CloudVerse’s benefits are greater simplicity in deployment and management of cloud services, stronger security with a more comprehensive approach, faster service agility, improved economics, and an assured experience for cloud users.
CloudVerse integrates the three key elements of a business-class cloud:
- Unified Data Center – Bringing together the compute, network, management, and storage elements to offer an integrated platform for applications and services
- Cloud Intelligent Network – This is an enhancement of both the enterprise Borderless Networks and the SP next-generation network with cloud aware capabilities
- Cloud Applications and Services – Cisco offers a set of pre-tested applications and services for those companies looking to build and provide cloud services to individuals, businesses, and their own organizations
Let’s dive a bit deeper into what these CloudVerse pillars are comprised of.
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Tags: Aspinall, asr, CIAC, Cisco, cloud, Cloud Intelligent Network, cloudverse, CRS, customer, ISR, nexus, SecureX, Service Provider, transition, UCS, Unified Data Center
Cisco has been going mobile in Canada.
Or, perhaps more accurately, Canadian mobile operators have been going for Cisco. To wit:
In one example, Shaw Communications will deploy an extensive, advanced Wi-Fi network in Western Canada to provide broadband wireless access. The next-generation network will enable Shaw customers to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like tablets, mobile phones and computers at thousands of Wi-Fi access points.
Shaw will deploy several advanced Cisco technologies, including the CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, ASR 5000 multimedia core platform, ASR 1000 Series routers and Service Provider Wi-Fi, part of Cisco’s M.O.VE architecture.
Shaw Communications also announced that it will conduct a technical trial of HotSpot 2.0 in conjunction with Cisco, Shaw’s Wi-Fi technology partner. HotSpot 2.0 will represent a significant improvement in Wi-Fi accessibility and security.
In addition, Bell Mobility has selected the Cisco ASR 5000 platform for delivering 4G and LTE mobile services in its next-generation wireless network. The ASR 5000 will form the foundation of the packet core for Bell Mobility’s LTE network, delivering higher bandwidth and greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services and improved user experiences.
Designated as a 4G mobile specification, LTE is designed to provide multi-megabit bandwidth, more efficient use of radio networks, latency reduction and improved mobility. LTE aims to enhance user interaction with the network and further drive demand for mobile multimedia services.
Tags: 4G, ASR_1000, ASR_5000, ASR_9000, Cisco, CRS, LTE, Mobile_Internet, mobility, operator, service_provider
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
Yesterday we announced that Charter Communications, a leading broadband communications and entertainment provider and the 4th largest cable company in the United States selected the Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 as part of a major network upgrade. This of course brings up the question our readers often ask – why? What is driving these investments? While we have our perspective (which we share regularly on the SP360 blog and other forums), it’s even better when we get the view directly from the customer. To that end, we had the opportunity to interview Bob Hunt, Charter’s VP of Network Engineering on Charter’s perspective on the network upgrade, the drivers, and the growth in DOCSIS 3.0 usage and the network efficiencies he’s forecasting. Read More »
Tags: ASR9000, Bob Hunt, Charter Business, Charter Communications, Cisco, CRS, CRS-3, DOCSIS3.0, ExerciseTV, mobile backhaul, NFL Network, OnDemand, Redzone