Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Distributed Data Centers and Edge Services
The future SP network should include a highly distributed DC and interconnect architecture in order to deliver optimized network performance and, thereby, superior digital experiences for customers.
Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Mass Network Simplification
Traditional service provider networks have become very complex, creating significant operational overhead and costs. Mass network simplification takes a holistic approach to modern technologies, network design, and operational practices - simplifying networks across every domain while automating everything.
Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: 5G and the future of enterprise wireless networks
Many enterprises are embarking on an Industry 4.0 journey, and evaluating the possibility of using 5G to achieve their goals. But so far cellular networks have predominantly been operated by communication service providers (CSPs). So how can 5G be introduced into an enterprise setting with minimal risk and disruption to existing business processes?
Perspectives on the Future of SP Networking: Intent and Outcome Based Transport Service Automation
Cisco envisions a future where transport network services are requested based on outcomes and intents. A simplified, on-demand implementation would allow more consumable and user-oriented service structures. Intent-based next-gen transport orchestrators will be driven by industry requirements for "5G Network Slicing," Mobile Transport Services and "Network as a Service" (NaaS).
Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Software Defined Access Networks
Worldwide we are seeing initiatives to expand connectivity to tens of millions of homes and millions of businesses for wireless services, satellite broadband, and most notably fiber network infrastructure. Software-Defined Networks are being expanded to include the access domain and will enable new applications to be monetized by Service Providers
Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: The Role of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
A high level exploration of the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence systems to impact future service provider networking. The blog outlines a path to that future and recommends getting started by simplifying existing network infrastructures and moving toward a common end-to-end forwarding architecture.
Perspectives on the Future of Service Provider Networking: Evolved Connectivity
The digital transformation in this decade is demanding more from the network. The world of north-south, east-west traffic flows is quickly disappearing. The evolved connectivity demand is for more connections from more locations, to and from more applications, with tighter Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and involving many, many more endpoints.