virtualization

Making Applications and Network Infrastructure Talk

Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing One may say this is a topic the telecom industry has been working on for many years and that’s somewhat true. Remember the time when routing protocols and QoS (Quality of Service) mechanisms were the only tools at Service Provider’s disposal to arbitrate between sensitive and non-sensitive […]

February 25, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Ready for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015!

In just a couple of days, many of you will be taking planes, trains, and automobiles to sunny Barcelona. I see that...

December 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Why Upgrade to MDS 9700

MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them  through FC speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G and 8G advanced without forklift upgrades. But as we look in the future the MDS 9700 makes more sense for a lot of data center designs.  Top four reasons for customers to upgrade are […]

December 16, 2014

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Deliver Agility with Policy

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks to you about Policy? Chances are, you think of rules and regulations telling you about what you cannot do while on a mobile app or online. You don’t think about Policy as a way to set you free or a way for your Service […]

November 13, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco SPotlight Series – The Year Ahead in Mobility

To address many questions about mobility, I am delighted to share with you our point-of-view through our “Cisco SPotlight Series,” an ongoing course of videos in which we answer questions and provide commentary on many hot topics in the service provider industry. In this latest video, I reveal what mobile operators and their customers, including […]

November 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013 – 2018): Data Center and Cloud Traffic for the Next Five Years

What do our GCI Forecast projections mean for you? Today, Cisco released the fourth annual update of its Global Cloud Index, or GCI (see media release). For most people who follow cloud-computing, it’s no real surprise to learn that global data center traffic will nearly triple over the next five years or that cloud traffic […]

October 16, 2014

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A Cisco Customer Solutions Architecture (CSA) Use Case in How to Manage Threat Defense

This is part 4 of the “Your Business Powered By Cisco Customer Solutions Architecture (CSA)” blog series. Enabling & Delivering Cloud-based Security Services – Managed Threat Defense Many enterprises (30%) have been leveraging cloud services cautiously or only in an internal (private) cloud manner. The reasons for this vary but these are the most common: […]

October 15, 2014

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Cisco Succeeded in Network Functions Virtualization System Trial

I’ve had the opportunity this year to meet with mobile operator leaders from around the globe. Whether they are large or small, focused on consumer services or businesses, or engaged in video or mobility, their ambitions are much in line with our strategy: to help them monetize and optimize their networks, while accelerating their ability […]