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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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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Mediasuite streamlined the processes and workflows required throughout the various Videoscape tests
Multi-Format Video Delivery
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
Multiple video formats were successfully delivered to multiple emulated users through a single infrastructure
Comprehensive Video Transcoding
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
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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2/5/2012  |  Post a comment
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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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
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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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco Network Services Manager automatically configured multiple tenants throughout the data center
Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
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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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
We test the network performance of the Cisco UCS's Virtual Machine Fabric Extender
Unified Fabric (UF) – UCS Manager
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
The UCS Manager successfully brought up new cards and replaced failed cards automatically through the unified fabric
Tiered Cloud Services
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
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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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Testing data center resiliency under heavy loads of network traffic
Multi-Tenancy Isolation
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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
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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1/29/2012  |  Post a comment
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


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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
Wagner’s Ring
Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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