October 19, 2016


New Iraqi National IP and Optical Network

The nation of Iraq is frequently in the news, but up until now not because of its ultra-modern IP and optical network. This week we announced that Cisco is playing a key role to restore and rebuild the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical project that both spans a long-haul terrestrial route from […]

October 17, 2016


Why Care About Cloud Managed Services?

Here in Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services, or CMS, we think a lot about the value proposition for the managed services offerings we bring to market. Obviously, we try to create managed services that help augment Cisco’s networking, collaboration, and data center products and that allow us to be successful in the product market. Much […]

October 12, 2016


SoftBank Cuts Cloud Service Deployment Times by Nearly 90 Percent With Network Virtualization, Automation, and Orchestra …

In the competitive market for network services, it’s getting harder for operators to stand out from the crowd. SoftBank, a Tier-1 service provider in Asia, is changing the game with automation, virtualization, and orchestration. Today, enterprise customers can select and tailor network service offerings for precisely what they need from SoftBank’s SmartVPN Web portal. With […]

Any good reasons to visit The Hague this month?

Of course, there are plenty of good reasons to visit The Hague! For those who’ve never been there before, The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) is a city located in the western coast of the Netherlands. It is actually the seat of the Dutch government, but the city is not the capital of the Netherlands, […]

September 28, 2016


If Video Monitoring & the CCAP Transition Are On Your Cable-Tec Expo Shopping List…

By Daniel Etman, Director of Product Management, Cable Access Business, Cisco We go into this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo with considerable momentum in the industrial transition to CCAP (or, the Converged Cable Access Platform) — and as trials and deployments get underway, we continue to build-in the features our customers tell us they want. Chief […]

September 19, 2016


Cisco @ SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016: Get Your Philly of Gigabit Broadband, Cloud Video, Virtual Video Distribution, And Mor …

By Daniel Etman It’s that time of the year where pundits from the cable and broadband industry gather at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016. This year we will be in the historic and largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. While many of us are looking forward Philly Cheesesteaks, we are also looking forward to […]

September 8, 2016


Give enterprise customers what they want: Bridging the network services innovation gap

Written by Cisco Senior Marketing Manager Wayne Cullen and Cisco Marketing Manager Melissa Zelyez Enterprise demands for fast, adaptable networks are at an all-time high. Some service providers are struggling to keep pace. So how can you ensure you’re not one of them? The answer is simple: virtual managed services. Consumer tools and behavior have […]

Lift and Shift Is Necessary but Not Sufficient

Originally published in the book: Gray, Ken & Nadeau, Thomas. Network Function Virtualization, 1st Edition. (2016). Morgan Kaufman, also available here. This book by Ken and Tom on NFV is perhaps the first time they’ve laid out both a fantastic review of the vast landscape of technologies related to virtualized networking and woven in a subtle […]

August 10, 2016


Cisco DNA Skills Evolution

Enterprises are looking to design and deploy network infrastructure that responds faster to change. Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) can help organizations get in front of this market movement by providing a flexible, programmable and open architecture, delivering the foundation for transitioning your business, operations, and technology strategies to achieve digitization. With Cisco DNA, The […]