virtualization

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 […]

You can enjoy 5G benefits today

5G is closer than you might realize. It seems like a not a week goes by where you read about another development, test, or government agency helping to pave the way to this next generation of mobility. (Don’t get me wrong – I love this stuff.)  So how can all this be happening before we […]

Top 5 mobility trends

This year’s Mobile World Congress was a hive of all things… well, mobile. There was much to ponder for service providers looking to stay at the cutting edge with the latest tech and solutions. Here are the five hottest topics from the event. 5G Ready or not, 5G’s one of the key themes around all […]

Cisco Live 2016: 5 top trends in video

Cisco Live Las Vegas saw thousands of people come together to talk tech and get the inside track on the industry. Here’s a look at the top five video trends to emerge from this year’s event. But what does it all mean for Service Providers. Now is the time for cloud TV Cloud TV was […]

Service Providers: Win with Cisco Innovation

The mobile revolution has only just begun… The number of terminals is growing exponentially and the use of video is an ever-increasing trend. A growth of 53% of the yearly mobile data traffic is forecast by 2020. In a context of deeply changing consumer habits, half of the service providers we know today will have […]

July 14, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Service Providers, There’s Never Been a Better Time

I have been privileged throughout my career to work with and for service providers. And these days, it’s particularly exciting to be a service provider.   Nearly every aspect of our lives is being impacted by the explosion of IP devices, apps and services. We believe this creates a $2 trillion opportunity for service providers over […]

RAN Virtualization: On the Road to 5G

This week we saw an important milestone in the digital transformation of the Radio Access Network (RAN) with the publication of the Small Cell Forum’s nFAPI specification. Cisco has been instrumental in driving the small cell industry by championing the virtualization work stream within the Small Cell Forum that resulted in the nFAPI specification. nFAPI […]

July 1, 2016

CLOUD

Abstract Away NFV Complexity – Collaboration with Intel and Radware to simplify NFV deployments for Service Providers …

We got together with Intel and Radware over 6 months ago with the idea of not only simplifying NFV deployments, but also pushing the envelope on NFV performance and cloud computing.  The end result was spinning-up a 225 Gbps Radware Alteon ADC within minutes using a GUI, CLI, or REST API. Cisco’s Data Center NFV […]

Upskill U on Designing Dynamic Video Delivery

Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading. As more OTT players emerge and consumers demand for mobile video increases, service providers are tasked with rethinking their content delivery infrastructure strategies to ensure quality of experience, performance and reduce latency. The emergence of 5G promises to increase network capacity to […]