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Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: Virtualized Services in an EPN World

By Greg Nehib, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Part 2 – Virtualized Services in an EPN World? In part one of this series Gina covered the basic definition of an Evolved Programmable Network or EPN and its linkage to the Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP).   Figure 1 offers a quick visual recap. Figure 1:  Cisco’s Open […]

Cisco Joins China Mobile at Mobile Asia Expo (MAE)

Mobile is a fast-changing industry! Every year there are new devices, new technologies, and trends. China is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world with: 1.2 billion mobile connections and growing. The number of 3G mobile telephone users reached 386 million in November 2013, a growth of 154 million over the same […]

Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: The Beginning of a New Era in SP Networking

Written By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing This is the first blog out of a series of three covering  “What is the Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Era and Why Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Now?” Those of us who have been around in the industry for a few decades will remember the […]

Lighting up Cisco’s Packet Optical Network Conference

By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions Timing is everything.  Faced with the ever-increasing challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Everything (IoE), the timing of Cisco’s Spring Packet Optical Networking Conference, May 13-15 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, couldn’t be better. Fondly referred to as the PONC (‘pon-see’), […]

April 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep6: Transactions, Apps, and the Network

In this week’s episode, Nathan Sowatskey and Jacoby Thwaites discuss transactions, applications, and the network: how to reduce complexity and increase compliance by changing the transaction process. “Be careful of the unicorn.” **The next Engineers Unplugged shoot is at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 2014! Contact me now to become internet famous.**

February 17, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Network Programmability Is Real: Five Use Cases for Our Disaster Recovery Cloud Services

SunGard AS has more than 9000 enterprise customers who count on our cloud services and managed services when disaster strikes. Lately, we’ve seen that the “Internet of Everything” is changing customer expectations. Our customers want new types of cloud services—and they want them sooner. They’re also asking to provision and control the services on their […]

August 2, 2013

OPEN AT CISCO

Why I Chose the Open Source Model I did for OpenDaylight

Now that OpenDaylight has arrived, it’s time to explain why I made the Open Source choices eventually embraced by its Founders and the community at large.  One doesn’t often see such leaders as Cisco, IBM, Intel, HP, Juniper, RedHat, VMWare, NEC, Microsoft and others agree, share and collaborate on such key technologies, let alone the latter engaging in a […]

VIRL Saves the Day!

One of the themes of my posts is that the overall ONE strategy, including virtualisation, would create an environment for network systems development that would meet the expectations of systems developers accustomed to the “enterprise” style of software development. An enterprise systems developer expects the required systems resources for software development to be readily available […]

The “Business” of Software Defined Networking

I admit it. I’ve grown weary of the debate about whether SDN includes network programmability or whether or not SDN can only be accomplished through NfV, or the relative merits of control plane / dataplane separation. I will leave those debates to others more focused on the technology itself.  Personally, I have been more fascinated […]