Did I tell you that we have a contest currently underway? In case you missed it, you still have till midnight PST today to answer 5 easy questions with multiple choices. One correct answer makes you eligible to win an iPAD.
Questions this week are about Cisco ONE (Open Networking Environment ) -- Perfect timing as you are maybe preparing your participation to Openstack Summit (we do!) in San Diego. But even if you don’t plan to go, I am sure that you heard about SDN -- Haven’t you?
OK, here are the questions:
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When Cisco announced the CRS (Carrier Routing System) in 2004, many analysts and other observers thought it overkill. Some said that Cisco would not sell more than 50.
To date, the number is greater than 8000.
That would seem to fall into the category of “Exceeding Expectations”.
And just how did Cisco do this? In part, by continually staying ahead of the game with enhancements – never waiting for traffic loads, customer demands or other circumstances to force it into catch-up mode.
Today, Cisco continued that practice with further enhancements to the industry-leading CRS platform.
Cisco announced that GTS Central Europe (GTS CE), a leading provider of integrated telecommunications solutions and data center services in Central and Eastern Europe, has deployed the CRS for its Next-Generation Internet core. Cisco new elastic core networking capabilities enable service providers such as GTS CE to cost-effectively launch and scale revenue-generating services within minutes instead of months. The solution includes the industry’s first integrated coherent 100 Gbps IP over DWDM and Cisco’s nLight™ technology for the CRS.
Cisco’s nLight technology converges IP and optical transport networks by introducing programmability to minimize network complexity while maximizing service intelligence and monetization opportunities. This capability significantly reduces network total cost of ownership and is a key element of the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) framework.
Also, in recent related news, Cisco and BT recently conducted a landmark 100G DWDM trial
Tags: Carrier_Routing_System, Cisco, core_routing, CRS, DWDM, ip, ONE, Optical, service_provider, SP, tco, total_cost_of_ownership
Programmability, application aware environments, and software defined networks are popular topics in the industry right now. Network operators see the revenue opportunities to deliver services which can dynamically utilize network infrastructure while meeting application specific requirements. This thought process dominated at this year’s Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona, and Cisco was helping lead the way.
It was a pleasure to watch some of our thought leaders share their unique and innovative ideas and direction with the larger service provider, vendor and analyst community – starting with Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN wasn’t the only topic, we shared ideas around mobile trends such as 4G/LTE and small cells and the resulting network impact, the increasing need to marry the IP layer with the underlying transport layers, and strategies around moving legacy TDM services onto a packet infrastructure. I love watching the cross-industry creativity flow as we collectively solve today’s challenges posed by the growth of new user trends.
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Tags: Carrier Ethernet World Congress, Cisco, NPS, ONE, onePK, Open Network Environment, SDN, Service Provider, software defined network