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Conclusion: Long-Haul Optical Transport
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2/20/2012  |  2 comments
Cisco shows it is still swinging for the fences in optical networking
Super Channel Demo
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2/20/2012  |  2 comments
Cisco exhibited its Super Channels development, demonstrating 1Tbit/s and 400Gbit/s super channels in coexistence with 100Gbit/s channels on a single fiber
FEC & 100Gbit/s Ultra Long-Haul
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2/20/2012  |  Post a comment
With 3,000kms of fiber and some Cisco ONS 15454s, we test Cisco's proprietary approach to forward-error correction in long-haul optical networks
Intro: Long-Haul Optical Transport
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2/20/2012  |  Post a comment
We set the stage for a test of Cisco's 100G long-haul optical transport capabilities, and some optical networking research efforts it has underway
Conclusion: Cloud Applications & Services
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Our cloud applications section should serve as a good starting point for understanding and testing Cisco's Videoscape architecture
Mobile Video
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco shows how it can help mobile operators reduce video quality when they need to in order to save network capacity and bandwidth
VoD Transcoder Redundancy
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Cisco's virtual machine based Transcode Manager recovered transcoding jobs from a virtual machine failure
Live Streaming Redundancy
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Cisco's Media Processor transcoded a live IPTV feed to HLS and SSF formats and provided multiple encoders for users to switch to when one failed
Adaptive Bit Rate Video Scalability
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Content Delivery System scales to 12,002 concurrent video streams, delivering a maximum of 39.497Gbit/s of HLS formatted video traffic
Cisco Mediasuite
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Cisco's Mediasuite streamlined the processes and workflows required throughout the various Videoscape tests
Multi-Format Video Delivery
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Multiple video formats were successfully delivered to multiple emulated users through a single infrastructure
Comprehensive Video Transcoding
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Cisco's Transcode Manager was able to convert seven popular video formats to Apple's HTTP Live Streaming format without operator involvement
Intro: Cloud Applications & Services
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Here is what to expect as we put to the test some of the most in-demand cloud applications across Cisco's Videoscape and data center architecture
Conclusion: Cloud Intelligent Networks
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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
We recap our tests related to IPv6 readiness and performance
PCRF in the Cloud
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Our tests show Cisco's ASR 5000 was able to successfully retrieve policies from the PCRF in the cloud and throttle customer traffic accordingly
DHCPv6 in the Cloud
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Cisco's Prime Network Registrar successfully provided IPv6 addresses to up to 18,036 users per second – all from the cloud
Network Positioning System
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When provided access to multiple data centers with the identical service, Cisco’s NPS correctly chose the best performing option for user traffic
IPv6 Dual Stack Performance
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Cisco's core and data center infrastructure successfully forwarded 96Gbit/s of bidirectional dual stack traffic of 50% IPv4 and 50% IPv6
IPv6 Rapid Deployment (RD) Performance
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We emulated 10M users behind 1M residential gateways to show off Cisco's rapid IPv6 deployment capabilities
Stateful NAT64 Performance
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2/5/2012  |  1 comment
Cisco’s CRS-1 loaded with four service modules successfully translated IPv6 traffic to IPv4 at 4M translations per second
Intro: Cloud Intelligent Networks
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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
EANTC validates Cisco's solution for migrating service providers to IPv6
Conclusion: Unified Data Center Test
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1/31/2012  |  Post a comment
What we've observed from testing components of Cisco's unified data center
Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Hosted Collaboration Solution call center application successfully enabled phone calls and instant messages in the cloud
Enterprise Applications: Siebel CRM
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Cisco's Siebel-based call center application was successfully installed and run by multiple users within the UCS-based cloud infrastructure
Provisioning: Cisco Network Services Manager
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Cisco Network Services Manager automatically configured multiple tenants throughout the data center
Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
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Using Nexus 7010 and ASR 1002, Virtual Machines were successfully migrated seamlessly from one data center to another
Virtual Security Gateway
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
We check to see how Cisco's Virtual Security Gateway successfully applies policies between virtual machines
Virtual Machine Fabric Extender Performance
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We test the network performance of the Cisco UCS's Virtual Machine Fabric Extender
Unified Fabric (UF) – UCS Manager
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The UCS Manager successfully brought up new cards and replaced failed cards automatically through the unified fabric
Tiered Cloud Services
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In this test, we check application-specific quality-of-service prioritization across the network – a crucial capability for cloud services
FabricPath
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Testing data center resiliency under heavy loads of network traffic
Multi-Tenancy Isolation
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Making sure all tenants are completely isolated from each other on virtual servers in the data center
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Integration
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1/29/2012  |  4 comments
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management successfully provisions new tenants and much more from a single user interface
Test Methodology
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Testing in the cloud is more complex than regular network testing. Here's how we configured this particular group of tests
Cisco's Unified Data Center
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EANTC introduces its test of Cisco's cloud capabilities
Introduction
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1/29/2012  |  1 comment
Cloud computing matters, and as we introduce this expansive testing effort, we review Cisco's offering and what analysts say vendors should bring to the cloud
Test Series Prologue
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Joe Braue enumerates the scale and scope of our latest test of Cisco gear


From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
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