New Perspectives on Software-Defined WAN
The integration of SD-WAN with cloud management functionality into the Cisco family of routers in 2018 excited many of our customers. So what can we look forward to as this technology enters its next phase?
Revolutionizing WANs with Cisco IOS XE Software-Defined Architecture
Cisco is expanding our Viptela SD-WAN capabilities across the ISR/ASR router family with Cisco IOS® XE software. #SDWAN #Cisco
Slow and Steady Doesn’t Win This Digital Business Race
When I talk to network professionals, I routinely ask them about the one part of their job that keeps them up at night. The thing that consistently comes up is their network speed required for delivering a consistent reliable user experience: or specifically, the lack of it. They usually follow up this admission by saying […]
Making sense of Service Provider Virtualization
Guest blog by Greg Nehib, SP Product and Solutions Marketing I like to think of virtualization as an expanded networking toolkit, providing us with additional options to get the job done. It’s almost like when cordless tools entered the consumer tool market. You could take the cordless tools anywhere and use them in new and exciting applications. […]
How Important are Physical Routers in the move toward Virtualization?
Guest blog by Greg Nehib, SP Product and Solutions Marketing How important are physical routers in the move toward virtualization? My one word response would be “very”. But the longer version would start with “it depends”. Here’s the longer version: It depends on your perspective. I remember when the Cisco 12000 Series GSR was introduced in the […]
Making Applications and Network Infrastructure Talk
Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing One may say this is a topic the telecom industry has been working on for many years and that’s somewhat true. Remember the time when routing protocols and QoS (Quality of Service) mechanisms were the only tools at Service Provider’s disposal to arbitrate between sensitive and non-sensitive […]
Hope for Securing the Internet of Things
I talk and write a lot about the benefits of connecting more things to enterprise networks, and the most frequent concern that I hear is the worry that deploying an industrial IoT will open up thousands more security holes to the network. With an understanding of the new threats and important defenses that come with […]
The Foundation for a Business Relevant Network
With the growing influx of new mobile devices, connected things, bandwidth intensive applications and more data, the network is more relevant to business success than ever before. Back in June...
Scaling NFV – The Performance Challenge
In the second part of my blog series I want to cover one of the main concerns that Services Providers are facing as they explore moving to NFV and that is performance and scalability. Common concerns I hear center around latency, throughput, queuing capabilities and security. These are valid concerns since SP’s have service level […]