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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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