Virtualization is not a new concept but it is now being applied to network functions such as those in switches, routers, and the myriad network appliances deployed. So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
Read this whitepaper to learn how access to granular context-based information from the transport to the application layer, layer 4-7 networking devices enable operators to take advantage of richer, more relevant information.
This white paper introduces the Wo Cloud concept and describes its architecture, implementation and the lessons learned. Furthermore, this paper introduces the NFV (Network Function Virtualization) concept and presents the SCiON (Service Centric Open Network) and SUPA (Shared Unified Policy Automation) concepts, which are applied and used in Wo Cloud.
The promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining more and more attention as traffic growth increases the costs and complexity of network operations. This white paper explores how SDN-based solutions can transform today's rigid transport infrastructure into a highly programmable network, one that is just as flexible, efficient and seamlessly scalable as data-center computing and storage resources.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) enables open, programmable, and application-aware networks that bring many benefits to network operators, including generation of new revenue from new services, more efficient network utilization, and streamlined operations.
Service providers around the globe are moving toward NFV (network function virtualization) and SDNs (software defined networks), as shown by this survey of worldwide service providers that control over 51% of global telecom capex and 47% of revenue.
Computing and datacenter architectures are being recast by advances in virtualization, cloud, mobility, big data (analytics), and social computing.
Imagine if you could have a platform that helped you transform your business and those of your customers, accelerate your time to revenue while reducing operational costs and deploy new services at web speed. The Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP) can help you achieve these dreams. It uses software-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), open APIs, and advanced orchestration capabilities.
Beginning in 2010, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises can realize by investing in and leveraging Cisco SMARTnet(R) Service.
Welcome to the second edition of Cisco's Services Perspectives magazine, which is all about pulling more business value out of existing systems, processes, and assets.
You're trying to find a solution that allows you to invest in new technology trends such as cloud, mobility, data, security, social, even the "Internet of Everything," without increasing the complexity of your IT environment and operations costs. It seems like an impossible task.
Malware has changed considerably since the early PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Today, it evolves so quickly that many customers find staying ahead of the latest threat nearly impossible.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has come to a splendid end, with Germany winning the championship and Shakira's singing still lingering in the Maracana stadium. The breathtaking 64 matches captured the eyes of the entire world. The rise of 4G and the popularization of SNS (Social Networking Services) apps presented football fans with an amazing World Cup. People could share their thoughts on the game anytime anywhere. The 2014 World Cup was truly a digital sports feast.
Operators globally are embracing network sharing as a viable option to reduce their operating expense and capital spending, improve and/or expand coverage, reduce time to market, and to focus more on network and technology refresh. With networks mature in most regions of the world and service quality becoming the prime differentiator among the operators, network sharing is inevitable.
China Unicom Beijing has reconstructed its two unused warehouses in Huangcun, Beijing, with a total area of 5600 square meters, into an Internet data center (IDC) using a warehouse micro-modular IDC solution.
At the MWC 2014, Huawei announced that it would provide customers with its commercial OSS solution, an act widely interpreted by industry analysts as Huawei Carrier BG's shifting focus to software and service. Faced with fierce competition, what differentiated solution can Huawei offer to telcos? And what unique value can Huawei bring for them?
The deployment of LTE improves the bandwidth of wireless air interfaces. However, the traditional mobile backhaul network has become a bottleneck for LTE deployment. The bandwidth of LTE networks is dozens of times higher than that of 3G networks, so the LTE backhaul network must be able to continuously evolve to higher bandwidth, meet the dynamic requirements of wireless technology, and flexibly interoperate with hybrid networks.
In recent years, with the large-scale deployment of Mobile Broadband (MBB) globally, especially LTE deployment, more and more users are accessing high-speed data services and are demanding superior service experience. Surveys conducted by Huawei at the 2013 Huawei User Congress reflect the same sentiments from the operators and the results of which are captured in this whitepaper.
With the popularization of advanced network and ICT technology, all industries including transportation, medicine, education, payment, and business operations are being digitized. People's consumption patterns are also evolving.
The time of LTE has come, leading to rapid data service growth. Network quality in hotspot areas is essential to customer perception. China Unicom had to think about the construction of hotspot areas such as airports, subways, and stadiums in the early stage of LTE deployment.
The world is going mobile. With explosive growth in smartphones, combined with new machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable devices, Cisco projects there will be 10 billion personalized mobile network connections by 2018, with mobile traffic growing at a 61 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).