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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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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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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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