Cisco IT Deploys Medianet
In August, Jawahar Sivasankaran blogged about how Cisco IT is using medianet to help them handle the “video avalanche”. Now can learn more details about the medianet deployment at Cisco in the case study “How Cisco IT Is Deploying a Medianet Architecture to Support Pervasive Video Adoption”
The case study discusses the phased approach for medianet deployment at Cisco and some early results. In the phase 1 of the project medianet performance monitor was enabled in approximately 9,000 Cisco Virtual Office Routers to help Cisco IT meet service-level agreements (SLAs) while keeping operational costs down. In subsequent phases, mediatrace and autoconfiguration will be deployed.
According to Plamen Nedeltchev, Distinguished IT Engineer and Principal Architect for Borderless Networks, “For the first time, we can trace every video flow from end to end. The medianet helps us provide a better SLA for employees through real-time monitoring of video performance, improved fault isolation, and proactive rather than reactive troubleshooting.”