Alison Izard

Marketing Manager

Alison is a marketing manager with the Service Provider Cloud, Infrastructure & Business Solutions team. Her area of expertise is network management software, where she has more than 16 years of experience working and consulting for companies including InfoVista, Qovia, Ipswitch, CITTIO and RiverMuse. Prior to joining Cisco, Alison had her own product/digital marketing agency, where she consulted with a broad range of B2B and B2C clients. Although the core of her professional experience is in product/digital marketing, she’s also worked in product management, technical training and instructional systems design.


February 1, 2017


Migrating from Legacy TDM Networks to the Cisco Transport Network Modernization Solution

4 min read

Some of our recent blog posts, A Requirements Checklist for the Next Generation Transport Network and The Next-Generation Transport Network: Solution Options discussed the business requirements you should consider before selecting a modernization solution and the technology options currently available to modernize aging transport networks. In the post, we’ll delve into the Cisco solution and […]

December 9, 2016


The Next-Generation Transport Network: Solution Options

4 min read

There are a number of options for modernizing your transport network, including native TDM switching over the optical transport network (OTN), a complete overlay network with routers and DWDM, and finally migrating to packet optical using circuit emulation (CEM). Each option has value, but the value depends on your end goal. In a previous post, […]

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