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Cisco networking software, including Cisco IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR Software, comprise one of the industry's broadest portfolios of progressive technology innovations. The Cisco TechAdvantage Webinars bring these topics to a lively, one-hour, in-depth technical discussion forum that includes configuration recommendations, deployment scenarios, and case studies. Live events also feature a Q&A.

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Cisconomics - Economic View from Cisco Treasury

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)


This session will cover market trends, events, and activities from a Cisco financial expert view. Customer financial leaders will gain insights from this interactive event as current economic aspects of the global market are put under a technology lens

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March 28th, 2018

Cisconomics
Economic View from Cisco Treasury

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Cisconomics

Economic View from Cisco Treasury

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

This session will cover market trends, events, and activities from a Cisco financial expert view. Customer financial leaders will gain insights from this interactive event as current economic aspects of the global market are put under a technology lens.

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January 25, 2017

Securing the network with a Distributed Machine Learning Architecture (Self Learning Networks)
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Securing the network with a Distributed Machine Learning Architecture (Self Learning Networks)

January 25, 2017

Without a doubt, next-generation networks will combine advanced networking technologies with network analytics (for example, machine learning), a true paradigm shift called self-learning networks (SLNs). SLNs make use of a massively distributed analytics architecture that allows the network to dynamically learn from a variety of data feeds, one of the primary use cases being related to security. With the fast emergence of advanced malware, distributed learning allows for sophisticated anomaly detection across the network and thus detection of abnormal behaviors. In this session, we will review the overall architecture, with a deeper dive into several disruptive technology components, and we will also provide a demo of the product.

Sep 28, 2016

fd.io VPP and Containers: A Full-Featured, Highly Performing Solution
Brief   |   Presentation   |   Video

fd.io VPP and Containers: A Full-Featured, Highly Performing Solution

Sep 28, 2016

Speakers: Keith Burns, Technical Leader, Engineering

VPP is a rapid packet-processing development platform for highly performing network applications. It is currently validated at:

 

  • 0.5 Tbps forwarding performance 
  • Concurrently with more than 2  million IPv4/IPv6 FIB entries

 

We are bringing this performance and full L2/L3 feature set to the world of container networking.

Having recently integrated with control planes such as Calico and Contiv, we are demonstrating the following compared to other data planes:

  • Higher performance
  • Greater scale
  • Simpler configuration
  • More features that operators need

Also included are counters for every interface, every packet, and every feature.

VPP runs as a Linux user-space application on commodity CPUs.

It is a full-featured L3 and L2 data plane, in active development since 2002. It ships as part of both embedded and server products, in volume.

It was open-sourced under the Linux Foundation Fast Data (fd.io) project in February 2016.

Jun 29, 2016

Information-Centric Networking: A New Networking Model for Mobile Networks and Beyond
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Information-Centric Networking: A New Networking Model for Mobile Networks and Beyond

Jun 29, 2016

Speaker: Paul Polakos, Cisco Fellow  CTAO

Internet usage has evolved significantly over the past decades since the dominance of IP emerged. Today it is mostly centered around information dissemination and retrieval. Users search for information over Google, watch videos on YouTube, and share information on Facebook. The information-centric nature of current Internet usage has turned the network into a medium to connect people with content, a distribution network, as opposed to the communication network originally envisioned by the founding host-to-host IP architecture principles. With this in mind, we envision that the Internet architecture in the future will transition from today’s host-centric model to a data-centric model. Central to this new model is the generalization of packet labels such that they reference the object of interest directly rather than the object location (that is, IP address). The belief is that the conceptually simple shift will have far-reaching implications for how people design, develop, deploy, and use networks and applications.

This webinar will describe the motivation and vision of the information-centric networking (ICN) architecture, specifically the named-data networking (NDN) design, its fundamental design elements, and the reasoning supporting them. It will also present a snapshot of the ICN program in Cisco, including forward-looking research work in progress, applied proof-of-concept work in progress with customers, the connection to 5G and the evolution of mobile networking, and the status of work in standardization.  

May 25, 2016

fd.io is the future of software data paths
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fd.io is the future of software data paths

May 25, 2016

Speaker: Ed Warnicke, Cisco Principal Engineer

The fd.io (fast data) open-source project enables next-generation software data path applications by enabling fast data, fast innovation, and fast validation. Learn about the basic structure of fd.io, how its underlying VPP technology enables ultrafast packet forwarding at scale, how its modular architecture enables rapid innovation, and how the fd.io Continuous Performance Lab enables rapid and continuous validation of both features and performance.

Jan 27, 2016

Creating New Network Cloud Services with SDN and NFV Technologies
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Creating New Network Cloud Services with SDN and NFV Technologies

Jan 27, 2016

Speaker: Maciek Konstantynowicz, Cisco Distinguished Engineer

This talk shows how integrated Cisco and open-source SDN and NFV technologies enable creation and delivery of cloud-based virtual network services. Aspects covered include lifecycle management of network cloud services and devices using event-driven model-based orchestration, performance benchmarking for deterministic network SLAs, and critical design aspects of the end-to-end Network Cloud Services system.

Nov 11, 2015

Virtual Branch Overview
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Virtual Branch Overview

Nov 11, 2015

Speaker: 
Simon Spraggs, Distinguished Consulting Engineer

Virtual branch, or vBranch, is a solution that brings network function virtualization to the enterprise branch environment. The solution supports the full lifecycle of the branch environment, including:

 

  • Zero-touch onboarding of new sites 
  • Rapid initial service provisioning 
  • Swift ongoing service adaption, with no truck rolls, no onsite expertise, and no physical rewiring 
  • End-of-life takedown of the site

 

The solution utilizes a central orchestration component, consisting of a portal and Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO). This entity controls x86 platforms at the branch, running virtual network functions, interconnected using virtual networking techniques. 

Jun 24, 2015

Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Enabled by Tail-f
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Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Enabled by Tail-f

Jun 24, 2015

Speaker: Carl Moberg – Technology Director

This session will discuss Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) enabled by Tail-f and the development process used when defining new network services and modifying existing services. The main difference in approach with Cisco NSO is that services are defined in data models, rather than hard-coded in software. Cisco NSO then uses these data models to automatically generate the corresponding user interfaces, northbound APIs, database schemas, and southbound command sequences. The model-driven approach used with Cisco NSO is compared to that of traditional provisioning and orchestration systems. We will provide a demo to illustrate Cisco NSO capabilities. 

In this session you will learn about:

 

  • Model-based network orchestration using Cisco NSO
  • The YANG data modeling language