On August 25th Cisco hosted an Investor Relations Conference and issued
several press releases related to the ASR 9000 platform. I was able to
interview Praveen Akkiraju, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s
Core Router Business Unit, to discuss some of what was shared and announced.
Cisco just announced a 16x10GE line card for the ASR 9000 - why is this
For our customers, this is very significant. The use of video and mobile
Internet is growing at a staggering rate. By 2013, the sum of all forms of
video such as TV, video-on-demand, Internet video, and peer-to-peer will
exceed 90 percent of global consumer traffic, according to the Cisco Visual
Networking Index. The introduction of this new Ethernet line card unlocks
massive capacity from the 400Gbps/slot Cisco ASR 9000.
As you can see in this video, this new card demonstrates that we can go wel... (more)
The holiday season is always a time of excitement, anticipation, and good
Clearly, mobile is at the heart of all three! I just spent $300 on new
smartphones for my family and upgraded our plans to 1200+ minutes, 500+ text
messages, and tens of mega bytes per month.
That does not even include everything I do with my business phone!
If this is any indication, the mobile data traffic will far exceed the
projections from the Cisco Visual Networking Index in many markets!
With this backdrop, the Cisco Mobility team is doubly excited because today,
as part of our ongoing efforts ... (more)
The Cisco name has long been synonymous with attaining the highest degree of
proven expertise in the realm of Routing and Switching technology. From quite
literally the first router to the 7200 and 12000 to the more recent ASR 1000
and ASR 9000 platforms, Cisco focused on and delivered ground-breaking
innovation. And I believe we did it again this week with the introduction of
the CRS-3 – what we believe will be the foundation of the Next-Generation
In Anticipation of Forecast Demand
When you set out to find a lasting solution to service provider’s core
networking need... (more)
Reading some Cloud-related news, I found an interesting quote in a new piece
from IDC on Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Steps Forward: Lessons Learned
and Key Takeaways (subscription required):
“Ironically, it appears that the most critical factors to the success of
cloud computing projects in the enterprise hinge on human factors, not
technical ones. That’s because cloud computing is all about connecting IT
technologies to business processes, in a way that reflects the business
imperatives and organizational structure of those who are leveraging
This struck a chord... (more)
They are not just for IT any more. They are playing a critical role for
service providers worldwide, making the devices that we all love actually do
the functionality that we love. With so much of the growth in networks being
caused by video, why should a provider service those same requirements using
a data center that was developed primarily for Information Technology use?
They shouldn’t, of course, which is why Cisco is highlighting its media
data center, as the name implies, is optimized for video and rich media.
George Tupy, who heads the broadcaster marketing for Cisco, giv... (more)