Written by Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Principal Engineer
Service providers around the world are seeing an unprecedented explosion of data in their networks. This explosion is characterized by the “Three Vs” (volume, variety and velocity) that are the typical hallmarks of challenging data problems. The service providers that embrace these problems creatively stand to unlock enormous monetization opportunities. The good news is that service providers are uniquely positioned to correlate and analyze data from across the ecosystem (client, network and cloud).
This blog post will describe some of these analytics opportunities. In my next post, I’ll discuss Cisco’s strategic plans to help service providers in this process with Cisco Prime Analytics.
The data explosion in service provider networks is extremely diverse (“Variety”) and comes from various sources including:
- Mobile Data. Location, presence, devices and customers.
- Video Growth. Projected to be 65% of mobile and 90% of fixed traffic by 2015.
- Machine-2-Machine (M2M): 225 M2M connections by 2014— from vending machines and ATMs to connected vehicles.
- Commerce. Mobile payment platforms and local offers.
- Smart Networks. Capable of bandwidth optimization, content placement, SDN, and more.
- Social Media. Consumer behavior, targeted advertisements.
- Cloud (XaaS). All data moving to the cloud leading to more app-cloud interactions.
Unlike other players (manufacturers, content/service/app providers), service providers are Read More »
Tags: analytics, data explosion, Service Provider
With the explosion of movies and TV programs available to consumers on any device, traditionally siloed content management systems are straining to keep up. Complicating things further is auxiliary content around each title such as poster artwork, chapter thumbnails, supplementary videos. Throw in to the mix music, e-books and digital comics and the content management challenges become near impossible. Unifying the content management systems is key to solving these challenges, and Cisco Videoscape Media Suite is the unified CMS leading the way.
Learn more about digital media content management by joining our webinar this week.
Title: Unifying Digital Media Content Management – Handling the Complexity Of All Media
Date: Thursday, July 18 Read More »
Tags: Service Provider, video, videoscape, webcast
This is my third blog under the series of Internet of Everything (IoE) Security having written the Introduction, and having proposed proposed an architectural view.
To address the highly diverse IoE environment and the related security challenges, a flexible security framework is required.
Our framework is comprised of three generalized components:
- Authorization and Access Control
- Network Enforced Policy
Surrounding all three components, we specify a fourth, Secure Intelligence Operations including Visibility and Control.
The components are summarized below: Read More »
Tags: Internet of Everything, IoE, Service Provider
Cisco ONS 15454 M6 DWDM Platform
It’s been a busy year (and by year, we mean fiscal year, which ends in a few weeks) for Cisco’s optical solutions team. We’ve had a number of customer announcements for our 100G nLight DWDM technology and most recently scooped up an award for our CPAK-based 100G transponder card. Service providers across the globe have responded positively to Cisco’s ability to extend 100G services across network that were engineered for 10G wavelengths, and with CPAK we’re reducing the space and power and increasing the density of 100G services in routers (CRS-X), data center switches (Nexus 7000), and optical transport equipment (ONS15454 MSTP).
The news for today centers on our latest customer announcement for our DWDM solution, Vectra S.A., one of the largest cable operators in Poland has deployed Cisco for their new national fiber optic backbone. The network is a nationwide ring, connecting nearly thirty
cities around Poland, including Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan, Radom, Bydgoszcz, Torun, and Gdynia. Read More »
Tags: 100G, Cisco, coherent, CPAK, DWDM, nLight, ONS15454, Poland, Service Provider, Vectra
This week at CiscoLive Orlando, Cisco made two announcements around Enterprise Routing – Open EIGRP and EIGRP OTP. Originally announced at CiscoLive London, EIGRP has been opened to the community as an IETF Informational Draft “Open EIGRP”, Open EIGRP provides vendors with technical information on EIGRP and the accumulation of 20 years of development and enhancements. With the publishing of this IETF Draft, vendors can now integrate EIGRP into their appliances and interop with Cisco.
On Tuesday, Cisco also announced a new innovation in Enterprise Routing; “EIGRP Over the Top” (or simply OTP).
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Tags: cisco live, Cisco ONE, EIGRP, EIGRP OTP, Enterprise Routing, IP networks, IP WAN, IP/MPLS, IPv6, IPv6 MPLS, OTP, over-the-top, Service Provider