SP360: Service Provider

Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Mass Network Simplification

Traditional service provider networks have become very complex, creating significant operational overhead and costs. Mass network simplification takes a holistic approach to modern technologies, network design, and operational practices - simplifying networks across every domain while automating everything.

Optics for hyperscale data centers (Part 1 of 4): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 25 notes

Join us for Episode 25 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we begin a second conversation with Ron Horan, who runs Product Management for the Cisco Client Optics Group.

Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: 5G and the future of enterprise wireless networks

Many enterprises are embarking on an Industry 4.0 journey, and evaluating the possibility of using 5G to achieve their goals. But so far cellular networks have predominantly been operated by communication service providers (CSPs). So how can 5G be introduced into an enterprise setting with minimal risk and disruption to existing business processes?

Automated Service Assurance at Microsecond Speed

Increasingly competitive enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) will require service providers to find and fix problems before customers notice.

Perspectives on the Future of SP Networking: Intent and Outcome Based Transport Service Automation

Cisco envisions a future where transport network services are requested based on outcomes and intents. A simplified, on-demand implementation would allow more consumable and user-oriented service structures. Intent-based next-gen transport orchestrators will be driven by industry requirements for "5G Network Slicing," Mobile Transport Services and "Network as a Service" (NaaS).

Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Software Defined Access Networks

Worldwide we are seeing initiatives to expand connectivity to tens of millions of homes and millions of businesses for wireless services, satellite broadband, and most notably fiber network infrastructure. Software-Defined Networks are being expanded to include the access domain and will enable new applications to be monetized by Service Providers

How to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable (Part 5 of 5): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 24 notes

Join us for Episode 24 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue our conversation with Tom Williams, Director of Technical Marketing in the Cisco group that came to us through the Acacia acquisition.

Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: The Role of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

A high level exploration of the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence systems to impact future service provider networking. The blog outlines a path to that future and recommends getting started by simplifying existing network infrastructures and moving toward a common end-to-end forwarding architecture.

Wholesale Carriers Benefit from the Cisco/Qwilt Solution

The Cisco Qwilt open caching solution is a CDN use case that can be taken full advantage of by both Communication Service Providers as well as Wholesale Carriers.

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