Time is money. And the more time it takes to deploy and provision devices on your network, the more costly it is for your organization.
On August 21, join our experts for a deep-dive exploration of Cisco Prime Infrastructure, a critical part of the Cisco Unified Access solution, and learn how Cisco Prime Infrastructure can speed the deployment and configuration of your unified access environment. Cisco Prime Infrastructure reduces errors and difficult-to-diagnose configuration issues, through a logical, simple-to-use workflow.
During this detailed session, you’ll hear and see a live demo, and learn how Cisco is reinventing the way that network devices are deployed.
As part of the Cisco Unified Access solution, Cisco Prime Infrastructure delivers a single management point of view. It offers comprehensive lifecycle management of wired and wireless access, campus and branch networks, complete visibility into end-user connectivity, and application performance assurance. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, deployment, network, network management, pi, Prime Infrastructure, unified access, wi-fi, wired, wireless
When the ACE pilot network began inside Cisco, it supported a much smaller audience. In those days we only had around 1000 users, and for the most part these were very technically savvy people. Mostly they were power users, who could use tools normally provided to our engineering group with ease. As our ACE “service introduction” network has grown to support over 13,000 users, we are now reaching a much wider audience that still wants to use leading-edge, first-deployment services; yet, with production-level support and ease of use. To keep up with the needs of our evolving user base, we needed to reduce the amount of time our team was spending on routine provisioning and support tasks – which can take up a lot of time.
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Tags: ACE, automation, deployment, Provisioning, support
This post expands on my previous posts about what makes onePK better, and the onePK software architecture. Here I focus on the application deployment options onePK makes available.
The deployment options are summarized in the diagram below.
Process hosting means that the onePK application is running within a container on the same hardware as the network operating system (NOS). Read More »
Tags: API, blade hosting, Cisco Cloud Connector, Cisco ONE, Cisco onePK, Cisco Open Network Environment, deployment, end-point hosting, Network Containers, network operating systems, nexus, NOS, onePK, Proces hosting, routing, switching
Almost every weekend, Cisco implements 25-30 projects upgrading our core network infrastructure, involving sites around the world. These network projects run from simple office moves and partner connections to complex technology upgrades and acquisition integrations. They also include all the changes that are part of the Cisco IT fleet management program, where we regularly review the network infrastructure at each of our 500+ sites for needed upgrades, and schedule the upgrade cycles. This upgrading work is distributed, detailed, and involves repeatable processes, which makes it ideal for outsourcing: but there are tricks to handing off responsibility while maintaining extremely high standards.
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Tags: deployment, infrastructure, lifecycle, outsourcing, Provisioning
Reduction in the complexity of deploying and managing services, accelerating new service introduction, and reducing capital/operational expenditure overhead are key priorities for network operators today. These priorities are in part driven by the need to generate more revenue per user. But competitive pressures and increasing demand from consumers are also pushing them to experiment with new and innovative services. These services may require unique capabilities that are specific to a given network operator and in addition may require the ability to tailor service characteristics on a per-consumer basis. This evolved service delivery paradigm mandates that the network operator have the ability to integrate policy enforcement alongside the deployment of services, applications, and content, while maintaining optimal use of available network capacity and resources. Read More »
Tags: architect, capacity planning, Cisco, decoupling, delivery of services, deployment, engineers, extensibility, infrastructure, innovative services, Linux Containers, network topology, onePK, resource pooling, Servers, service appliances, service delivery, services, technology