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Transforming Cable Networks with Remote PHY (R-PHY)

Thursday, June 6th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Cable operators are in the midst of transforming their networks to meet the ever-increasing demands of their customers. By converging existing network infrastructure toward a scalable multiservice IP platform, cable operators are realizing capital savings and operating benefits. To further enhance these benefits and drive convergence, Cisco has developed a standards-based remote PHY (R-PHY) solution that extends DOCSIS over digital fiber.

Register and join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar to learn how Cisco's R-PHY solution can simplify your network's operations, automate service provisioning, and provide a foundation for a cloud-based CMTS architecture.

 

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June 6th, 2017

Transforming Cable Networks with Remote PHY (R-PHY)
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Transforming Cable Networks with Remote PHY (R-PHY)

Thursday, June 6th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Cable operators are in the midst of transforming their networks to meet the ever-increasing demands of their customers. By converging existing network infrastructure toward a scalable multiservice IP platform, cable operators are realizing capital savings and operating benefits. To further enhance these benefits and drive convergence, Cisco has developed a standards-based remote PHY (R-PHY) solution that extends DOCSIS over digital fiber.

Register and join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar to learn how Cisco's R-PHY solution can simplify your network's operations, automate service provisioning, and provide a foundation for a cloud-based CMTS architecture.

 

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May 2nd, 2017

Virtual Topology System
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Virtual Topology System

Thursday, May 2nd, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

The adoption of cloud services is increasing, and multiple platforms continue to coexist, creating a management challenge within data centers. To keep pace with increased demand and ease the challenge, Cisco developed the Virtual Topology System (VTS), an SDN controller designed to help solve the technical and business challenges for building and maintaining cloud services.

Join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar to discover how the VTS can help you build a resilient cloud and easily deployable NFV service chains and make sure of the high availability that all cloud services need.

 

April 20th , 2017

EVPN: A Unifying Overlay Control Plane
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EVPN: A Unifying Overlay Control Plane

Thursday, April 20th , 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

In the era of cloud-scale networking, network simplicity, agility, and scale are essential. Service providers are expanding their data center footprint to offer virtualized network services. By integrating data center functionality throughout their network infrastructures, service providers need a solution to overcome the existing limitations of VPLS. Enter EVPN, a next-generation solution that separates the data plane from the control plane and uses MP-BGP to optimize and scale network services.

Register and join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network event to learn about the benefits and functionality of EVPN with Cisco IOS XR Software.

 

March 7th, 2017

A Practical Approach for Migrating DCI to 100G Transport
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A Practical Approach for Migrating DCI to 100G Transport

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)


Speakers:
Matt Lopoukhine, Partner Optical Architecture, Cisco
Al Kiramoto, Systems Engineer, Cisco
Rich Leahy, Systems Engineer, Cisco

Host:
Dan Crawford, Market Manager, Cisco

Networks are in the midst of a major transition to 100G, an upgrade necessary for handling the exponential growth of network traffic. Migrating to a faster, higher capacity, DWDM transport network, particularly for metro and data center networks, is imperative for data-intensive industries and businesses. Cisco offers end-to-end capability and support for the migration to 100G and beyond.

Join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar and learn about use cases for migrating to 100G networks, the opportunities that 100G offers, and hardware and software innovations for supporting cloud-scale networks.

This session will also include a reintroduction to the NCS 1000 Series, a scalable DWDM transport solution for data center interconnect.

February 7th, 2017

Cloud-Scale Networking with Cisco IOS XR Software
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Cloud-Scale Networking with Cisco IOS XR Software

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:
Frederic Trate, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Host:
Dan Crawford, Market Manager, Cisco

Cloud-scale networking offers providers the tools to rearchitect their networks and transform the way they operate today.

In this live Cisco Knowledge Network webinar, we will go into detail about the software and hardware programmability that enables cloud-scale networking. In December we shared a few examples of how Cisco IOS XR Software and platforms can provide programmability, automation, and agility to your network’s infrastructure. Now we are back with additional insight into how the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system brings significant operational improvements throughout your network infrastructure.

December 15, 2016

Transforming into Cloud-Scale Networks
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Transforming into Cloud-Scale Networks

Thursday, December 15, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:
Frederic Trate, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Host:
Dan Crawford, Market Manager, Cisco

Cloud-scale networking offers providers the tools to rearchitect their networks and transform the way they operate today.  

In this live Cisco Knowledge Network webinar, we will be sharing details around new platforms and capabilities being added to the Cisco routing portfolio, extending the role of software programmability and support for Cisco IOS XR Software throughout the network infrastructure.   

Discover how network architectures can evolve from manual fragmented systems into automated and agile cloud-scale networks. Join us to learn how major providers are already adopting these innovations.  

Nov 01, 2016

DDoS Protection for the Network
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DDoS Protection for the Network

Nov 01, 2016

Speakers:
Tom Bienkowski, Director, Product Marketing Arbor Networks
Greg Smith, Senior Manager, Cisco 

Host: Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Networks are increasingly challenged with their own security while attacks on networks, such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, are growing in frequency and complexity. Every day, network services are affected by these type of attacks, negatively affecting business operations and customer’s services. As a result, the ability to detect and mitigate malicious attacks has become critical for network providers. Cisco has teamed with industry-leading network security developer Arbor Networks to deliver a comprehensive anti-DDoS solution with the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers and Arbor Threat Management System. Adding DDoS protection to your network through new and existing ASR 9000 deployments increases your ROI and enables you to offer customers new revenue-generating services.  

Join us on November 1, 2016, to learn about trends, financial impacts, and solutions for detecting and preventing DDoS attacks.

 

Oct 11, 2016

NFVI for Media Data Center Applications
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NFVI for Media Data Center Applications

Oct 11, 2016

Speakers:
Damian Desai, Manager Business Development, Intel
Roger Sherwood, Manager Business Development, Cisco
Volker Tegtmeyer, Senior Manager Marketing, Cisco

Host:Wayne Cullen, Senior Manager Marketing, Cisco

Providers are in the midst of transforming their businesses, moving to a virtual solution from a physical one to take advantage of faster time to market and lowered costs. As the industry leader in cloud infrastructure and cloud services, Cisco has joined forces with the number 1 data center silicon provider, Intel, to create a fully open platform that will accelerate this transformation for providers. The Cisco NFV Infrastructure Solution is ETSI compliant, preintegrated, and validated and has a single point of ownership that offers carrier-grade high availability, reliability, and predictable performance to deliver on customer SLAs. In this CKN, you will hear about our collaboration to enable the efficient and agile virtualized media data center based on Cisco NFVI with Intel Xeon processors.

Oct 04, 2016

Cloud-Scale Application Hosting
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Cloud-Scale Application Hosting

Oct 04, 2016

Speakers:
Akshat Sharma, Technical Marketing, Engineer, Cisco
Frederic Trate, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Hosts:
Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Thomas Barnett, Marketing Director, Service Provider Thought Leadership

Reduce the challenges for maintaining large scale networks with tools and insights pioneered in the datacenter for simplifying network management. 

With the rapid move to data center virtual environments, there is an increasing need to build reusable, portable, and scalable applications. Application hosting provides administrators with a platform for leveraging their own tools and utilities.  Cisco’s IOS XR support of third party Linux tool chains allows custom applications to be developed for automation, configuration management monitoring, and integration into existing tool chains.  

When network devices can be managed by configuration management applications, such as Chef and Puppet, network admins able to focus on other higher level tasks. 

Join us on this Cisco Knowledge Network event as we demonstrate the power of IT automation using the configuration management application, Ansible for managing Cisco network devices.

Sep 06, 2016

Transform Your Network with Model-Driven Telemetry
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Transform Your Network with Model-Driven Telemetry

Sep 06, 2016

Speakers:
Shelly Cadora, Principal Engineer, Cisco
Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Frederic Trate, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Model-driven telemetry is a first step in transforming how you monitor and operate your network. Take advantage of all the data your networked devices gather and unlock the potential to provide the intelligence your networks need. With the power of telemetry, you can discover efficiencies previously unimaginable.

Register to attend this Cisco Knowledge Network event to learn how Cisco IOS XR Software can help you achieve higher operational efficiency by gaining greater visibility into what’s really happening in your network.

Jun 15, 2016

End-to-End Lifecycle Management in Action with EPN Manager
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End-to-End Lifecycle Management in Action with EPN Manager

Jun 15, 2016

Speaker:
George Rubio, Technical Marketing Manager, Cisco;
Dieter Famula, Product Management, Cisco 

Host:
Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco

Coming up on its one-year anniversary, the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPN Manager) has proven itself to be a flexible, end-to-end solution for managing a programmable network.

In this Cisco Knowledge Network webcast, we'll highlight and demo some real-world examples of how EPN Manager has been used over the past year to perform key network management tasks across a diverse range of networks.  We'll walk you through how the EPN Manager is simplifying Carrier Ethernet 2.0 provisioning and service delivery for RLECs, how it's been used to consolidate management for large, converged packet and optical transport networks, and finally how EPN Manager is being used to efficiently manager service provider Wi-Fi networks. 

Join us for an exciting hour of EPN Manager in action. 

Jun 07, 2016

Device Programmability Using YANG Development Kit and Python
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Device Programmability Using YANG Development Kit and Python

Jun 07, 2016

Speaker: Santiago Alvarez, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Host: Dan Crawford, Network Infrastructure Marketing Manager, Cisco

Simplify network programmability using APIs generated from YANG data models with the Cisco YANG Development Kit.  

In this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar, we will be demonstrating how the Cisco YANG Development Kit can automate the creation of model-driven APIs based on YANG models, allowing the network programmer to concentrate on the underlying structure of the configuration and operational data associated with the device. Utilizing the Cisco YANG Development Kit, network programmers can focus on abstracting protocols, transports, and encodings, freeing developers from having to master the YANG modeling language.

* The session will include a demonstration and pointers to get started.

 

 

May 03, 2016

Model-Driven Programmability for Cisco IOS XR
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Model-Driven Programmability for Cisco IOS XR

May 03, 2016

Speaker:
Santiago Alvarez, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Host:
Dan Crawford, Network Infrastructure Marketing Manager, Cisco

Software automation and data analytics are changing the way computer networks operate. New software-enabled network infrastructure capabilities are providing operators with great flexibility in terms of models, protocols, encodings, and transports. 

In this Cisco Knowledge Network webcast, we will introduce you to the rich and flexible programmability of Cisco IOS XR 6.0. We will demonstrate how native, IETF, and OpenConfig YANG models can be used to control devices using NETCONF, RESTCONF, and/or Google RPC. Model-driven programmability and Cisco IOS XR combine to help you transform your network operations.
 

Apr 05, 2016

Model-Driven NFV Orchestration: The Complementary Roles of TOSCA and YANG
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Model-Driven NFV Orchestration: The Complementary Roles of TOSCA and YANG

Apr 05, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Vallin, Principle Engineer
Host:  Renee Robinson Stromberg, Head of Tail-f Marketing

Both TOSCA and YANG are can be used to deploy VNFs and the network services they support in an agile model. This webinar will provide an overview of both modelling languages as well as a discussion about how they might fit into the OSS and the ETSI NFV architecture.

Dr. Stefan Vallin contributes more than 20 years of network and service management experience to Tail-f, a Cisco company specializing in OSS and NMS systems, and network management standards. He has presented at a wide variety of international network engineering and management conferences. Before Tail-f, he worked as a OSS solutions architect at DataDuctus. Dr. Vallin also served as a network management specialist at Ericsson and a research engineer at the University of Linköping. He holds an MSc degree in computer science from Linköping University and received his doctorate in network management from Luleå University of Technology.

Mar 29, 2016

Segment-Routing Traffic Engineering
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Segment-Routing Traffic Engineering

Mar 29, 2016

Speaker: Kris Michielsen, Technical Leader
Host: Bertrand Duvivier, Principle Engineer

How does one resolve network policy such as expressing an end-end disjoint path or low-latency path without adding any new state in network devices?

Segment routing does express explicit or direct path within the packet. It allows host or network applications to request for low latency, low cost, or high bandwidth, and to avoid links, nodes, areas, and disjoint paths without compromising simplicity, protection, and scalability.

During this presentation we will go through few use cases, such as an example of multidomain disjoint-path service or on-demand label-switched path and show how these be will be addressed using the latest segment routing features and SDN controller functions.

Mar 23, 2016

Network Security for Service Providers
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Network Security for Service Providers

Mar 23, 2016

Speakers:
Sam Rastogi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Cisco
Scott Hammond, Sr. Optical Product Sales Specialist, Cisco

Today’s world runs on complex global networks. With all that information being transmitted, securing your network from breaches is crucial to your reputation, your customers, and your overall profits. Determining how to secure your network can be overwhelming. In this Cisco Knowledge Network event, we aim to simplify this challenge by providing a comprehensive and prescriptive approach for securing both your physical and virtual network before, during, and after an attack.

In this webcast, we will: 

 

  • Identify the application and importance of security solutions by layer
  • Provide real use cases 
  • Explain how we can help you secure your network across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms 

 

Mar 08, 2016

Protecting Service Provider Mobile Infrastructure with Cisco\'s Threat-Centric Security Solutions
Brief   |   Presentation   |  Video

Protecting Service Provider Mobile Infrastructure with Cisco\'s Threat-Centric Security Solutions

Mar 08, 2016

Speakers:
Jean-Pierre Muzard, GSSO Global Service Provider Business Development
Jason Longley, GSSO Global Service Provider Sales Engineering

Recent advancements such as the all-IP evolved packet core have opened mobile networks, devices, and customers to a host of sophisticated threats. In comparison, 2G and 3G networks were easier to secure. However, recent innovations, including small cells, voLTE, and voWi-Fi, combined with the business imperative to deliver services rapidly, necessitate securing critical interfaces such as: 

  • Gi/SGi: threats from subscribers and the public Internet 
  • S1: LTE backhaul traffic and access networks
  • SWu: VoWi-Fi over ePDG 
  • S8: Other networks 

In this session you will learn about:

  • Service provider trends and security challenges
  • Mobile security requirements
  • Threat-centric security solutions and architecture
  • Use cases

Feb 02, 2016

Cloud-Scale Networking: Deep Dive into Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Trends
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Cloud-Scale Networking: Deep Dive into Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Trends

Feb 02, 2016

Host:
Gina Nienaber, Market Manager, Cisco Systems

Speakers:
Eve Griliches, Product Line Manager, Multi-Layer Optimization Solutions, Cisco Systems
Sushin Adackaconam, Product Line Manager, Optical Solutions, Cisco Systems

Digitization across business, residential, and mobile environments is having a profound effect on network traffic and data center architectures. While much of the cloud-scale functionality is focused on software and automation, there are some powerful new hardware solutions delivered through Cisco's recent optical DCI product portfolio announcements.

Register to attend this Cisco Knowledge Network event to learn how Cisco IOS-XR Software and optical DCI solutions can provide an open networking solution for connecting the WAN to the data center to deliver applications real time in a physical, virtual, or hybrid environment.  

Jan 12, 2016

Transport Network Modernization
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Transport Network Modernization

Jan 12, 2016

Speakers: 
Eve Griliches:  Product Line Manager, Multi-Layer Optimization Solutions 
Christian Schmutzer: Principle Engineer, Service Provider Solutions
Eric Ortheau: EPN–M Product Manager

Host:
Leonard Luna: Marketing Manager, Packet Optical Convergence  

In Part 2 of our Transport Network Modernization session, we take a deep dive into Cisco's innovative circuit emulation technology and we'll explore how it can be used to modernize transport networks. We'll also review our Packet-Optical Transport Solutions (P-OTS), and touchless ROADM technology. Finally, we'll show you how the Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPN-M) can be used to perform critical A-Z provisioning across a converged network.

About Part 1 of our Transport Network Modernization session

The network based application ecosystem has arrived and it’s delivering agility, programmability, and automation to modern transport networks. Your peers are already deploying these innovative technologies and reaping the benefits of reduced OPEX, business agility and a faster time to market for new services. 

In this webinar recording we covered how EPN Manager, a simplified, converged, and multilayer management solution is to be used for promoting business agility and operational efficiencies through automated device operations, fast provisioning, and proactive assurance across today's converged optical and Carrier Ethernet networks.  

Dec 01, 2015

Meeting the Requirements for Cloud-Scale Networking
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Meeting the Requirements for Cloud-Scale Networking

Dec 01, 2015

Speakers:
Frederic Trate, Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems
Kevin Wollenweber, Director Product Management, Cisco Systems 

Digitization across business, residential, and mobile environments is having a profound effect on network traffic and data center architectures. To address the opportunities and challenges associated with digitization, service providers need routing and software solutions optimized for cloud scale: requirements defined by large web-scale providers. This means delivering superior operational efficiencies, optimized utilization, and service agility coupled with new economics. 

Register to attend this Cisco Knowledge Network event to learn how Cisco hardware and software solutions provide increased modularity, automation, visibility, and control of your cloud-scale requirements.

Nov 18, 2015

Software-Centric Network Operations: Operationalizing NFV/SDN
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Software-Centric Network Operations: Operationalizing NFV/SDN

Nov 18, 2015

Speaker:
Kiran Inampudi, GSP Solutions – Automation Lead
Greg Page, GSP solutions- Operations Lead
Mark Ghattas, GSP solutions, DevOps Lead

Service provider (telco) networks are migrating from traditional hardware/appliance-centric deployments to cloud-based deployments, with software as the critical component of all network functionality(that is, software-defined networking [SDN] and network function virtualization [NFV]). For the past few years, most telcos have been doing some trials; most of these efforts have been focused on defining the architecture and technology with little emphasis on routine operations. 

As service providers begin to transform their networks to embrace virtualization in the form of SDN and NFV, their network operations teams need to adopt IT’s DevOps practices to maximize the potential benefits of the evolving software-defined infrastructure. This includes adopting new tools that enhance agility, implementation of agile operational and organizational models and procedures, and in some cases adopting a new culture.

In this presentation, we present some of the leading practices for software-centric network operations, based on some early stage implementations,  that can help service providers effectively manage their services and end-user experience with SDN/NFV deployments.

What Will You Learn?

 

  • Challenges and effects on operations 
  • Role of automation in operations 
  • DevOps principles and relevance for SDN/NFV
  • Leading software practices for ops functions: fulfillment, operations, support, and so on 

 

Nov 17, 2015

Securing Todays Dynamic Data Center Environments for Service Providers
Brief   |   Video

Securing Todays Dynamic Data Center Environments for Service Providers

Nov 17, 2015

Speaker:
Bill McGee, Sr. Manager & Christina Hausman, Manager Data Center Security Solutions

Host: 
Sam Rastogi, Sr. Manager, Service Provider Security

Part of the tension between the production network, corporate IT, and security has been the all-too-often correct perception that many security solutions can interrupt and slow down business-critical applications and services. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the data center, where complex traffic, customized applications, virtualization, and dynamic resource scalability are essential to the health and success for service providers to push forward with their business outcomes. And yet, based on data center surveys, most administrators feel that many of the security solutions available to them are simply not designed for these challenges.

In this presentation we will look at:

  • Why sophisticated cybercriminals are directly targeting service provider data centers
  • Why many service provider data centers are still not adequately protected in spite of high-profile attacks
  • Why traditional security solutions don’t work in the service provider data center
  • Why the answer to securing increasingly complex service provider data centers—traditional, virtualized, next-generation, cloud, big data/IoT, and managed environments—is not more complicated security solutions, but simplification
  • How Cisco’s integrated approach allows you to transparently blend security into your complex and evolving data center environments, providing you with the protection you need without compromising your data center’s performance, agility, or control  

 

Oct 06, 2015

Transport Network Modernization
Brief   |   Presentation   |  Video

Transport Network Modernization

Oct 06, 2015

Speakers:
Kyle Hollasch, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems
Domenico Zini, Product Manager, Cisco Systems

The network-based application ecosystem has arrived, and it’s delivering agility, programmability, and automation to modern transport networks. Your peers are already deploying these innovative technologies and reaping the benefits of reduced OpEx, business agility, and a faster time to market for new services. 

In this webinar we will review the innovative technologies and solutions designed by Cisco to modernize transport networks. These innovations include circuit emulation, Packet-Optical Transport Solutions (P-OTS), and touchless ROADM technology, all glued together by EPN Manager, a simplified, converged, and multilayer management solution that promotes business agility and operational efficiencies through automated device operations, fast provisioning, and proactive assurance. 

Sep 09, 2015

Identifying Opportunities for Service Providers to Grow Revenue: Monetization & Optimization Index
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Identifying Opportunities for Service Providers to Grow Revenue: Monetization & Optimization Index

Sep 09, 2015

Host: 
Sidney Kriger -  Service Provider Marketing, Business & Technology Architecture

Speakers:
Ben Bekele – Service Provider Marketing, Business & Technology Architecture, Manfred Illenberger - Service Provider Marketing, Business & Technology Architecture  

Jeff Meek- Service Provider Marketing, Business & Technology Architecture,  Ola Embadeje- Service Provider Marketing, Business & Technology Architecture

2109 forecasts point to over $800 billion in new revenue from connected mobile, video and cloud services.  These new services will target an expected 24 billion connected devices, coming to your networks.  Is your network ready?  Our Monetization & Optimization Index delivers easy access to global and regional forecasts for new Service Provider opportunities by synthesizing multiple sources into a consolidated view.  We identify what services are expected to grow and by how much.  We also analyze how making your network easier to program, access, operate and manage can impact your bottom line.

Top things you will learn:

• Understand specific new market opportunities within cloud, mobile, and video services 

• See emerging business models for these services

• Learn what revenue per customer these services can generate

• Quantify how much can new solution architectures save you by transforming your networks and operations 

Sep 01, 2015

Threat-Centric Security for Service Providers
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Threat-Centric Security for Service Providers

Sep 01, 2015

Host:
Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems

Speaker:
Sam Rastogi, Senior Product/Solutions Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems

Bill Mabon, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems 

Until now, Service Providers have had to deploy network security solutions in silos with limited integration.  Installing, maintaining and operating such legacy network-security architectures are costly and inhibit the full realization of an Evolved Programmable Network.  Cisco has developed a new approach for delivering highly integrated, scalable, and threat-centric security to protect service providers and their customers—the Firepower 9300.  Register and attend this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar to learn how Cisco Threat-Centric Security solutions offer simpler, scalable, and comprehensive security across the entire attack continuum.  

Jun 16, 2015

Model-Driven Network Service Orchestration
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

Model-Driven Network Service Orchestration

Jun 16, 2015

Host:
Wayne Cullen, Senior Manager, Service Provider Architectures

Speaker:
Carl Moberg, Director Technology
Ian Hood, Senior Manager, Service Provider Architectures

Technology now allows the delivery of truly delightful experiences to customers, enabling businesses to transform and strengthen their brands in ways never before possible. We are all optimizing products and services in highly personal ways. No surprise, then, that we want similar flexibility to personalize the various services and products consumed in our businesses. More so if such personalization delivers efficiency, improves business processes, provides business agility, and lowers service costs. 

However, the current model deployed by service providers worldwide is challenged in being able to address the new demands of their customers, both business and personal. Two reasons are that services delivery costs are too high, and operations are too inflexible. Network transformation is essential for survival, not just to seize the opportunity ahead.

Fortunately, technologies such as software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are emerging that have the potential to help the necessary transformation, but only if implemented correctly. One essential aspect is the automated orchestration of services delivery over their lifecycles from service creation, customer initial order, modifications to final deactivation. All while accompanied by an economically efficient means to make sure SLAs are kept and customer experience is maintained at high quality.

Given the current hype around SDN and NFV, it is important to understand the principles necessary behind a successful orchestration approach and to evaluate how well it and any contenders meet three “extreme” requirements: extreme flexibility, extreme automation, and extreme reliability. 

In this session, you will:

• Discover how to meet the three extreme requirements

• Learn about a model-driven approach to services orchestration

• See how it is used as a critical component in a deployed solution example

Jun 02, 2015

Stopping Distributed-Denial-of-Service Attacks at Your Network Edge
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Stopping Distributed-Denial-of-Service Attacks at Your Network Edge

Jun 02, 2015

Host: Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, CiscoSpeaker: Vikash Sharma, Product Manager, CiscoJorge Escobar, Product Manager, ArborNetworks are increasingly challenged with their own security, while attacks on networks such as distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are growing in frequency and complexity. Every day, network services are affected by such attacks, negatively affecting business operations and service customers. As a result, the ability to detect and mitigate malicious attacks has become critical for network providers. Cisco has teamed with industry-leading network security developer Arbor Networks to deliver a comprehensive anti-DDoS solution with the Cisco ASR 9000 and Arbor Threat Management System. Join us on June 2, 2015 to learn about the detection and prevention of DDoS attacks on your network infrastructure and services. Primary takeaways: Discover the financial cost and risk associated with DDoS Learn how DDoS attacks can be detected, reported, and mitigated Learn about threat mitigation techniques for both volumetric and application attacks