Bringing Segment Routing and IPv6 together
You may be pretty familiar with Segment Routing and I bet you’re likely tying it to MPLS as the industry at large has been mainly focused on driving awareness and adoption of MPLS Segment Routing. But did you know Segment Routing could work in a native IPv6 environment? Sounds interesting to you? Let’s first go […]
Segment Routing is crossing the chasm with real live deployments!
As stated in my previous blog on Segment Routing, 2016 marks an inflexion point in Segment Routing adoption. I’m not making this claim in a vacuum. This is actually grounded on multiple Service Providers’ feedback expressed during a Tech Field Day event on Segment Routing held last week in San Jose. Tech Field Day brought […]
Government’s Journey to IPv6
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2015 North American IPv6 Summit. Several hundred IPv6 experts and networking professionals attended from across the country to discuss the IPv6 adoption, hear about the latest IPv6 research and learn what others are doing to prepare for the transition to IPv6. To refresh, […]
The Secure Way to IPv6 – Use Your Proxy!
When asked about IPv6, many companies are aware that they must do something, but are not sure what is the best way to approach IPv6. In my talks with customers, I found that the unfamiliarity with IPv6 is one of the biggest obstacles. So, to gain experience with IPv6, there are several paths to go […]
Our Ecosystem Begins Here @Ciscocloud
As Cisco prepares for Cisco Live Melbourne #clmel, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight our @Ciscocloud Intercloud partnership with Telstra The following Q&A session between executives of our partnered companies identifies the unique challenges of our current business environment and the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Interviewed by Stuart Robbins, the participants […]
SDN and NFV Use Cases in EPN
My last post reviewed some of the building blocks of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and positioned the protocols and APIs (Application Programming Interface) into categories so that the multitude of technologies associated with SDN can be positioned in a coherent framework. This month I’d like to start looking at some use cases where some of […]
RST Fiber’s High-speed Network powered by Cisco’s Evolved Programmable Network
By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager We’ve been discussing the Evolved Programmable Network for some time now, knowing the transition from an IP NGN to an EPN is not something that will happen overnight (See EPN Blogs 1 , 2, 3). The Cisco® Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), represents an idea, an end-to-end unification of network, storage, […]
Cisco and OpenStack: Juno Release – Part 2
The tenth OpenStack release codenamed Juno was released on October 16, 2014. This press release provides a good summary of what to expect in Juno. It also discusses...
Transform Service Provider Architectures to Support Virtualized Managed Business Services
By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing Cisco estimates over 50 billion new devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020. To support the Internet of Everything, service providers must undergo an infrastructure transformation. The network needs to become more open, programmable, automated, adaptive, and agile. To guide this transformation, the […]