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July 30, 2014

NETWORKING

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 […]

Good News Keep Coming on the Mobility Front

Recently I shared with you an ACG Research report which shows Cisco leading in Mobile IP Infrastructure and gaining market share. Now step with me into the future for a moment and picture this. 2018 – nearly 21 billion globally networked devices and connections are live, 7.3 billion M2M are online, four billion global Internet […]

May 20, 2014

NETWORKING

Deliver High Performance Cloud Services with the new ASR 1001-X

At CiscoLive this week, I am proud to announce the launch of the new Aggregation Services Router, the ASR 1001-X. The ASR 1001-X is the latest addition to the ASR 1000 family of routers that packs 20Gbps forwarding capacity and 8G of Layer 3 Crypto  throughput in a compact 1RU form factor! In my earlier […]

May 12, 2014

NETWORKING

How are Cloud Services Challenging the Network?

The seemingly endless demand for Cloud Services is driving the need for more data center capacity. This trend is also driving the need for greater bandwidth and intelligent networks for users to access these Cloud services. It is not just Enterprises driving demand for data center capacity from companies like Salesforce.com or Amazon Web Services […]

January 28, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Annual Security Report Live Broadcast – Recap

Last week, following the release of the 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report, my colleague Levi Gundert and I took questions from you, our partners and customers, about the report and its most interesting findings. This year’s report highlighted a number of new trends and found unprecedented growth of threat alerts, which reached the highest level […]

December 20, 2013

SECURITY

2014: A Look Ahead

It’s December and the 2013 cyber security news cycle has just about run its course. We’ve seen more and increasingly virulent attacks, continued “innovation” by adversaries, and a minor revival of distributed denial of services (DDOS) actions perpetrated by hacktivists and other socio-politically motived actors. Against this, Cisco stood up tall in recognizing the importance […]

February 21, 2013

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

SoftBank Breaks the Backhaul Bottleneck

As shown in the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index, Japan is one of the fastest growing countries when it comes to mobile data traffic. Like many service providers, SoftBank, one of Japan’s leading mobile operators, has wrestled with how to manage this vast amount of traffic in an efficient and effective manner. To address […]