Cisco Visual Networking Index
Effective Network Traffic Control in the Age of Always-On Video
We’ve rolled out a solution that’s already proving its worth to mobile service providers. Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization (CUTO) is an enticing alternative to deploying costly spectrum and adding cellular radio gear.
Intuitive Networks Drive Digital Success
The Cisco Visual Networking Index counts 17B devices connected to the network today. Without a strong network foundation, businesses won’t have the agility required to compete in today’s business environment.
Global Data Center Growth: Supporting the Next Data Deluge
Data centers house servers, physical or virtual, that provide storage, communications, and networking to the growing number of networked devices, users, and business processes in general. The growing importance of data analytics—the result of big data coming from ubiquitously networked end-user devices and IoT alike—has added to the value and growth of data centers. We […]
Summertime and the viewin’ is easy (depending on your broadband connection)
Summer is my time to play catch up with TV. There is a huge list of TV shows and movies that will be streamed on Netflix and Hulu from the past year. Netflix may even allow you to download its videos, according to recent news. Over a gigabyte of data is consumed to watch an […]
Improve Your Backbone, Improve Your Business
Cisco recently announced the Cisco Catalyst 6840-X backbone switch to address new network backbone needs, especially in space constrained deployments. According to the Visual Networking Index, Network traffic has grown exponentially over the last several years, and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. By 2018, there will be over 20 billion […]
The Evolution of Networking Software
As a long time networking veteran, I’ve watched our industry change and respond to a wide variety of disruptive changes. I remember PictureTel ISDN videoconferences on the IBM PC. Then came IP video conferencing in the early ’90s. Things picked up 1991, when Microsoft launched Windows Media Player 1.0. Though Windows Media Player and Microsoft […]
Mobile Data Traffic Is Exploding—but Who Is Profiting? How Mobile Service Providers Can Monetize Mobile Data
By Marc Latouche, Vertical Manager, IBSG Service Provider The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update projects a 13-fold increase in global mobile data traffic between 2012 and 2017 — two thirds of it video. To move all that data traffic with speed and quality, mobile network connection speeds will increase […]