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December 1, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Heterogeneity as a New Network Normal

If 5G is going to deliver on its promise, it must be accompanied by an organizational transformation, where traditional boundaries are increasingly blurred.

November 3, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The Evolution of IOS XR with Cloud Scale Application Hosting

Developments in Cisco IOS XR, a carrier grade train of IOS, aim to simplify the integration of applications, configuration management tools, and industry-standard zero touch provisioning mechanisms.

October 27, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

DDOS Attacks: Protecting your Network Infrastructure

Following the sophisticated and highly distributed attack involving tens of millions of IP addresses this past week, the concept of DDoS protection is on the forefront of network administrators and operator’s minds alike.  While the nature and source of the attack is under investigation, understanding what can be done to prevent and mitigate future attacks is […]

September 21, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Model Driven Telemetry Straight from the Experts

There continues to be a lot of talk about automation and orchestration for carrier-grade workloads. However, these technologies can’t be fully leveraged until proper telemetry can be implemented. To shed some light on progress we’re making in delivering on network telemetry for we recently hosted a Cisco Knowledge Network webinar on the subject: How to […]

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...

Segment Routing is crossing the chasm with real live deployments!

As stated in my previous blog on Segment Routing, 2016 marks an inflexion point in Segment Routing adoption. I’m not making this claim in a vacuum. This is actually grounded on multiple Service Providers’ feedback expressed during a Tech Field Day event on Segment Routing held last week in San Jose. Tech Field Day brought […]

How changing customer expectations are driving enterprise transitions

New technologies drive new capabilities, new information, and new ways of doing business. Forward-looking companies will demand more from the services and applications they use. This is the digital transformation. This will affect every industry and will impact every human being. “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the […]

Unleash the power of partners – your channel to new cloud revenue

Many service providers have yet to tap into the full business potential of IT-as-a-service. If they’re willing to invest the time developing the relationship with their channel partners, the returns could be considerable. The dramatic growth of cloud services isn’t a new concept to service providers (SP). Recent research from AMI-Partners[1] forecasts global revenues of […]

NAB 2016, Cisco, and “Cloud-Scale Media Experiences:” Are You Ready?

The world’s video content leaders head to Las Vegas in a few weeks for the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, where a sustaining theme is how to get to “cloud scale” – meaning a media optimization weaving all through the content ecosystem, from the camera to the end screen (and whether that screen […]