mpls

A BIGGER HELPING OF INTERNET PLEASE!

Co-written with Maciek Konstantynowicz, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office “Holy Sh*t, that’s fast and feature rich” is the most common response we’ve heard from folks that have looked at some new code made available in OpenSource. A few weeks back, the Linux Foundation launched a Collaborative Project called FD.io (“fido”). One of the […]

February 29, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Lights Up Paris with Transformational Innovations

Cisco is proud to be a triple diamond sponsor of MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2016, which runs from March 8-11 at the Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center in Paris, France. (For the uninitiated, that’s quite a jumble of acronyms — spelled out, it stands for “Multi-Protocol Label Switching + Software Defined Networks + […]

European Utility Week Showcases Cisco Leadership

Guest blog by Philippe Couturaud, Cisco Business Development Manager, EMEAR Utilities: This week you have the opportunity of meeting up with Cisco at the European Utility Week event in Austria. Cisco has become synonymous with providing advanced critical infrastructure for our utility customers enabling higher availability, greater reliability, and stronger security. At stand A.k35 in the exhibition area […]

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 […]

November 10, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Developing Products and Solutions in the 21st Century

On November 3rd, 2014 at the Software Defined Network-Multiprotocol label Switching SDN-MPLS (Software Defined Networking-Multiprotocol Label Switching) Conference in Washington D.C: I moderated a stellar panel titled, “Developing Products...

Cisco helps Norway Utility Modernize Power Grid

You may not have heard about BKK AS. They are actually the second largest power grid owner in Norway with over 180,000 customers. Like many power and energy companies, some of their equipment has been around a long time. It works, but it’s getting old and it’s time to move on to something more cost […]

June 18, 2014

NETWORKING

IWAN Wed: Is FIFA supported on the ISR?

Food for thought The other day, I went to the café to grab my lunch and notice something that got me thinking of an IT problem we’re going to see more and more. I’m not a soccer sport fan but of course I am aware of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ event that is happening. […]