dawoodWritten By Sultan Dawood, Marketing Manager

Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, SDN, NFV, Next generation Data Centers and Wireless Broadband are all technology themes that were discussed at the annual Interop 2014 show in Tokyo, Japan this week.

The week-long event which was co-located with IMC Tokyo 2014, DSJ 2014, Apps Japan and Location Business Japan 2014 saw over 140,000 attendees. With participation from 100+ vendors, Cisco led the event as one of three Global Partner Sponsors and provided one of the keynotes presented by David Ward, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

NCS 6000 Interop Japan 2014One of the key highlights of the Interop event was the “ShowNet” network which involves a multi-vendor interoperability showcase based on constructing one of the world’s largest live, next-generation network demonstration with advanced technologies and cutting-edge equipment. Cisco participated in this interoperability showcase with several products including the Aggregation Services Router 9000 series, Network Convergence System NCS 6000 series and the Nexus 9000 series data center switch. Cisco was awarded three “Best-Of-Show” Grand Prize awards and four Special awards.

One of the “Best-of-Show” awards was awarded to the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 6008 model for its industry leading Terabit per slot scale with leading edge 100G port densities and performance, innovation leveraging Cisco’s nPower family of network processors and programmability supporting virtualized services with the industry leading Cisco IOS-XR operating system.

The Cisco NCS 6000 series provide the network fabric for Evolved Programmable Networks delivering superior network agility and packet optical convergence at the lowest total cost of ownership while delivering high bandwidth cloud, mobile and video services to end users.  With its next generation architecture, the NCS 6000 delivers new levels of programmability and virtualization that have never before and can enhance application service offerings, increase provisioning speed, and optimize your network economics.

To learn more about the NCS6000, talk with your Cisco account manager or authorized partner.


Greg Smith

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Cisco Solutions Marketing