We introduced a ground breaking “megatest” back in March 2015, validating Cisco’s service provider Virtualization and Cloud portfolio. During that test, conducted independently by LightReading and EANTC, they showed how carriers could start the journey to offer virtualized services in a multi-vendor environment. A key point was that no matter where operators are in the process – design, implement, or monetize – the technology is mature enough to deploy today.
Some of you may want to check out the solution in person – and if you’re going to San Diego or Chicago next week then you’re in luck. Here’s what we’ve got going on: Read More »
Tags: Big Telecom, BTE, Cisco, ciscolive, EANTC, wae
Last week at Mobile World Congress was incredibly busy and there were many compelling announcements. In case you missed it one that we’re especially excited about was about how Light Reading commissioned the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) as an independent party to validate Cisco’s Cloud Managed Business Solutions.
This study is truly groundbreaking as it’s the first effort of its kind to evaluate Read More »
Tags: Cisco, EANTC, epn, esp, evolved programmable network, Megatest, mobility iq, NFV, SDN, Service Provider
By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
It’s not too late to meet us in Paris for arguably one of the most important technology innovation shows in all of Europe during 2015. If you’re delivering or planning to offer cloud services from an Evolved Programmable Network, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Industry technology leaders from every customer segment (enterprise, service provider, and web) and from leading technology vendors, including Cisco, a Platinum Sponsor this year, will participate and share information on MPLS, SDN, NFV and IPv6. Amazingly – this will all happen under one roof at the Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche. I’ll highlight some activities you don’t want to miss: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cloud VPN, EANTC, MAP-T, MPLS SDN World Congress, NFV, NFV SDN Summit, SDN, segment routing, Tail-F, v6 world congress, WAN Automation Engine
Cisco validates new performance benchmarks: linear scale-out to 250K transactions-per-second with 75M concurrent sessions
Earlier this week Cisco introduced a number of new mobile internet innovations to help service providers deliver new and more personalized connected experiences. The mobile Internet is predicted to grow 13-fold between 2012 and 2017 with the addition of billions of connections between people, devices and objects. It is essential that service providers monetize these connections more effectively. To that end, Cisco unveiled a closed-loop strategy to show operators how to leverage their network as a business model enabler.
The first step in the strategy is to help operators unlock the data in their network – their entire portfolio of network infrastructure holds valuable information, or “data in motion.” The second step is to take that data in motion, analyze it and correlate it to extract meaning and insight. Once you have all this insight, you’ve got to do something with it. The third step in the loop is to link that intelligence to policy and business rules which can program the network to do what operators want it to do: deliver value through personalized connected experiences.
An exciting part of this strategy is Cisco® Quantum™, the result of more than $1.5 billion in recent acquisitions and in-house innovation. Cisco Quantum delivers unparalleled mobile network intelligence and programmability to service providers through a suite of software solutions. One of these solutions, the Cisco® Quantum™ Policy Suite, is of particular note because it recently set new industry benchmarks for scale and performance as validated by independent test agency lab EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Read More »
Tags: cisco quantum, EANTC, mobile, mobility, Service Provider, software, Test results
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