SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technologies are expected to help Service Providers gain new efficiencies and previously unimagined speed and agility in cloud services delivery so they can seize new business opportunities and achieve continued growth. Specifically, SDN in the data center helps you abstract services and applications from the complexities of the underlying network, making services operations drastically simpler. However, this abstraction layer, referred to as the SDN overlay, must meet very specific requirements to support today’s dynamic cloud environments.
I’d like to briefly discuss a recently released product, the Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a high performance SDN overlay system designed to meet these requirements.
VTS is an important component of Cisco’s services management and orchestration software portfolio, aligned with Cisco’s Open Network Architecture and the Cisco Evolved Services Platform, a flexible and agile SP cloud service delivery platform. There are a number of capabilities of VTS Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, data center, IOS XR, nexus, NFV, orchestration, SDN, service management, Service Provider, service providers, solution, virtual managed services, virtual services, Virtual Topology, Virtual Topology Forwarder, VTS
By JT Taylor, Senior Marketing Manager, Service Provider Solutions Marketing, Cisco
It goes without saying … Securing your prized assets is paramount. There is no upside to being King of the Kingdom if someone else has the keys. As our market evolves and RDK (Reference Design Kit) evolves with it, keeping your content, and your network, secure is at the forefront.
Certainly we all recognize that there is now a large population of Internet connected devices that access the Service Provider’s network. And each day that population is growing. Globally, there will be 24.4 billion networked devices in 2019, up from 14.2 billion in 2014, according to Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index Forecast 2014-2019. Read More »
Tags: 4k, CA, Cisco, Cisco VNI, drm, HDCP, IBC 2015, rdk, RDK European Summit, reference design kit, Service Provider, Solutions, video
Guest Blog by Ian Ross, SP Business Development Manager
As businesses globally begin to recognize the potential of the Internet of Everything (IoE) in terms of how they structure, manage and improve their operations, it’s leading waves of network-led transformations. Whether in resources, energy, transport or utility verticals, the network is adopting an instrumental role in supporting the production systems that can improve productivity, safety, cost efficiency, visibility and control. With many of these environments being dynamic, distributed and highly mobile, the need for mission-critical, high-performance wireless networks has become obvious, and with it the demand for solutions that offer more throughput, better access and reduced complexity.
While a range of wireless technologies are available, LTE has been gradually seizing mindshare of OT network managers and strategists as a platform for the future. Enjoying global standardisation Read More »
Tags: Cisco, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, mobility, MPC, packet core, PMB, Premium Mobile Broadband, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC
By JT Taylor, Senior Manager, Service Provider Video Solutions Marketing, Cisco
There comes a point in every industry where the evolution of how things get done changes. First there was manual cotton picking, then there was the cotton gin. First there were custom builds, then there were assembly lines. No matter the deliverable, we ultimately get things done better, and more efficiently.
Today’s industrialization chapter, especially as it relates to getting things done better, faster, and more efficiently in video delivery, is equal parts automation, and DevOps — the blending of the people who do development, and the people who keep the machines running, in operations.
For lots of us, DevOps is a relatively new ideology, even though Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud powered tools, devops, IBC 2015, Infinite Home, infinite solutions, Infinite Video, Service Provider, video
By Adam Davies, product marketing manager for Infinite Video, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco
By now it’s very clear that TV and entertainment viewing habits are changing. More people are accessing more content on more devices than ever before. Revenue from subscription OTT services is expected to almost double — to $50 billion by 2020 (!) — a shift that represents a huge opportunity for service providers.
To meet this opportunity, service providers – and their partners, like us – need to think differently about how services are delivered. We need to give customers what they want – fast and easy access to the shows they love, when they want them on all the screens they want to use. Plus we need to move fast Read More »
Tags: cDVR, Cisco, cloud, cloud powered solutions, dvr, infinite family, infinite suite, on-demand, Service Provider, service providers, tv, video, VOD, web speed