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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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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


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From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
LRTV Custom TV
Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
LRTV Custom TV
The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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