Hello, from Geneva where I’ve been attending the ITU Telecom World
Conference for the last few days. It’s been three years since the last
show, and it’s energizing to see the ever increasing recognition as to the
increased role that the network can play in improving business and change
lives. While different sections of the show tend to focus on different
topics, much of the discussion at the “Internet Pavilion” (hosted by
ICANN, ISOC and NRO) by global leaders and attendees has been on the future
One of the key concerns that surfaces when discussing the future of IT is the
imminent depletion of IPv4 addresses and the need to accelerate deployment of
IPv6 in the wake of massive growth of IP-enabled devices. I know, I
know…IPv6 discussions have been around for awhile. But here are some real
eye-openers gained this week that really show that th... (more)
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
Hello again – I thought it’s a good time for another post on the SP
You might have already seen the announcement regarding the Virtual Computing
Environment (VCE). We believe this is wonderful news for our customers and
partners; and represents an unprecedented collaboration between three highly
regarded leaders in the IT industry: Cisco, EMC with VMware.
This coalition was created to increase customers’ business agility –
specifically, through greater enterprise IT infrastructure flexibility, and
lower IT, energy and real estate c... (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)
With the proliferation of applications across the enterprise - LAN, WAN, and
data center – the need to optimize applications across wide area networks
is greater than ever, and performance becomes the new vanguard in network and
As the borderless enterprise takes hold, with distributed workers and
branches collaborating over video, mobile, and other multimedia applications,
enterprises are looking for service providers that can help improve the user
experience with quality of service (QoS) guarantees.
This means service providers need to have the ability to de... (more)
Three years ago I wrote a paper “Top Ten Considerations for a Successful
Evolved Packet Core Deployment” (if you want [...]