NFV

July 14, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Service Providers, There’s Never Been a Better Time

I have been privileged throughout my career to work with and for service providers. And these days, it’s particularly exciting to be a service provider.   Nearly every aspect of our lives is being impacted by the explosion of IP devices, apps and services. We believe this creates a $2 trillion opportunity for service providers over […]

July 11, 2016

CLOUD

CSP 2100 and Avi Networks – The power of Data Center NFV with agile, next-generation application services

Until recently, the promise of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) was largely confined to service providers who were looking to improve efficiencies by leveraging Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) running on x86 machines. Not anymore. With the Cisco Cloud Services Platform (CSP) 2100, mainstream enterprises now have an opportunity to take advantage of NFV quickly and easily.  […]

Double Down on the Service Provider Technology at Cisco Live 2016 Las Vegas

Cisco Live has never been the same since this event was first launched. One of the key recent accomplishments has been adding the service provider booth to the main campus...

July 1, 2016

CLOUD

Abstract Away NFV Complexity – Collaboration with Intel and Radware to simplify NFV deployments for Service Providers …

We got together with Intel and Radware over 6 months ago with the idea of not only simplifying NFV deployments, but also pushing the envelope on NFV performance and cloud computing.  The end result was spinning-up a 225 Gbps Radware Alteon ADC within minutes using a GUI, CLI, or REST API. Cisco’s Data Center NFV […]

June 23, 2016

CLOUD

Making NFV Insanely Simple for Hybrid Cloud

Looking to move away from purpose-built physical network appliances and take advantage of the benefits of NFV?  NFV is about much more than cost savings, it is about moving at the pace of software. But how do you get started? If you look at ETSI, you need a ton of hardware and software just to […]

Virtual Packet Core Launch First

We are seeing more and more Mobile Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) being deployed in commercial networks around the world. The recent case with XL Axiata in Indonesia (XL Axiata teams up with Cisco to launch Indonesia’s first 4G LTE network with Virtualized Packet Core), is one of the first to support what I would call […]

June 17, 2016

CLOUD

Policy-based Cloud with Cisco ACI and OpenStack, Project Contiv and the Open Source Community

Just a month ago, I was at OpenStack summit Austin presenting Cisco technologies to our valuable customers. To me it was quite obvious that OpenStack has hit mainstream, particularly after...

BCE Parting Shots

May was a busy month for trade shows and industry events. So much so, that keynote after keynote, session after session began to blur together. Given the event filled month, I find myself thinking about some events more than others. In particular, I want to take the opportunity to take another look at the Big […]

Simplify your managed services and grow your market

Delivering Managed network services now costs less than ever. Whole new markets are ready and waiting for the benefits they bring. It took years for alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power, to become affordable to consumers and profitable for providers. The same is true of managed network services. For years, network service […]