virtualization

March 7, 2016

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

What Is Cisco Enterprise NFV? (Enterprise #NFV)

A simple and easy way to design, provision and manage the services you trust on any platform Recall a situation where you were stuck in a traffic jam. While waiting, you see on your GPS another road paralleled to your existing one, empty with no cars at all. Didn’t you wish you could cross over […]

February 26, 2016

DATA CENTER

Changes, Part 2 – So, What Do We Do With That?

Last week, in part 1 of this 3 part series, we discussed how Digitization* is driving change. We also covered how Changes (cue** David Bowie) are manifesting themselves in...

February 21, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Transforming into a Mobile Cloud Services Provider

Mobile network operators face interesting challenges today. Their customers have fully embraced the digital world, and that digital world keeps expanding. Most individuals have multiple devices, and more “things” are getting connected each day. However, for the most part, revenues for the Mobile operator remain flat. Many of the applications and services used are provided […]

February 19, 2016

DATA CENTER

Changes, Part 1 – David Bowie, Containers and Cisco Live Berlin

On January 10, David Bowie passed away. He was an icon in the music world, with a career spanning 5 decades, and selling 140 million albums, with many going to...

February 18, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

More On What’s Powering Shaw’s “Free Range TV” Offering

We call it our Virtualized Video Processor, or “V2P”. Shaw Communications gave it a much more consumer-friendly name — “Free Range TV,” which launched during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In this video interview, Cisco VP of Product Management, Jeff Seebeck discusses the over-arching design elements that made our V2P a core building block at […]

February 18, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack ASR1000 Plugin: New Features

In my previous February 2015 blog post, I reviewed a new plugin for the OpenStack Neutron service plugin environment enabling customers to leverage the hardware platform ASR 1000. At that point the plugin was based on the Icehouse OpenStack version with limited feature support. Over the last several months we have been continuing the work on later OpenStack […]

February 15, 2016

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

NFV Is Not Just For Service Providers

What comes to mind when you hear the term Network Functions Virtualization(NFV)?  Until recently, at least in my mind, the answers were ‘Service Providers’, ‘vCPE’, ‘Cloud’. If you don’t know what NFV is, read this blog post first and come back. But why does NFV have to be exclusively for service providers?  At the end of […]

January 29, 2016

DATA CENTER

From desktop to Data Center…changing the game with graphics

What if you were able to give everyone in your organization the flexibility and freedom to securely work anywhere in the world and on any device? What types of productivity gains would your company see as a result? What efficiencies or cost savings might your IT department receive from moving desktops to your datacenter and […]

January 12, 2016

DATA CENTER

Your New Year’s Resolution for 2016: Start with a Cisco Domain Ten Workshop

A few years ago, I wrote a series of blogs on Cisco’s Domain Ten(SM)  framework.  Since then, we’ve used this simple yet powerful analysis tool to help guide many customers on data center and IT transformation projects.  I personally found it quite notable that leading market analyst firm IDC, recognizing Cisco as the worldwide leader […]