virtualization

Network Slicing in Action

One particular aspect of mobile network evolution that deserves attention is the idea of reducing round-trip time (RTT) between consumers of a service and the service source itself. So much so that in 5G, this concept has acquired its own unique 3GPP term: URLLC which is an acronym for Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications.

August 10, 2017

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

5 SD-WAN Operational Challenges for Service Providers to Consider

Cloud and associated networking technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offer significant benefits. The challenge is that you need to go through complete operational transformation which affects both IT and the business.

July 17, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Automation and Big Networks: The More, The Better

As broadband consumption grows more than 50% every year and service provider margins continue to shrink, Yvette Kanouff explains why automation is crucial in driving the future of the network.

Introducing the Cisco Data Virtualization Knowledgebase

The Cisco Data Virtualization Knowledgebase contains a range of useful content, including business and technical white papers, tutorials, tech tips, and Cisco Information Server product documentation, as well as links to myriad additional resources, Cisco training, Cisco support, and more.

The Solution Capacity Management Has Been Waiting For

Operations Managers are very familiar with all the reasons their appliance-based networking infrastructure needs to be reconsidered—they live the problem constantly, day in and day out.

May 23, 2017

DATA CENTER

Data Center High Availability Redefined

With the rapid adoption of the cloud over the last few years, data centers are expected to be fully functional 24/7, 365 days a year with close to zero downtime.

Transformation and the New Role of Managed Services

Like other well-worn terms such as “Digitization,” “DevOps,” or “Agile,” transformation can mean a lot of different things depending on the perspective of the organization, team, or individual person.

3 Pathways to NFV Success … or How to Tame the NFV / SDN Monster

On your journey to NFV transformation, you may often feel you cannot escape your own personal Hades. We researched how your service provider peers are taming the monstrous challenges.