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Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Hello again – I thought it’s a good time for another post on the SP data-center. 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 costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. We define a private cloud as a virtual IT infrastructure that is securely controlled and operated solely for one organization. Private clouds can be managed either by that organization or by a... (more)

Social Media Marketing for Telcos - Part 3

Social CRM on Ulitzer David Meerman Scott explains the New Rules of Marketing and specific actions service providers and companies can take to better connect with their customers. This is the third in a series of videos conducted by Stacy Spognardi of Cisco focused on opening up a discussion about social media within the service provider community (and beyond). David examines the benefits of buyer personas and how companies are using social media marketing. ... (more)

Cisco ASR 9000 Passes the Test at NTT America

The Cisco ASR 9000 series is showing great momentum - and that’s no laughing matter to our esteemed competitors in the industry (we agree wholeheartedly with Craig Matsumoto of Lightreading.com - it would make for a very bland April Fool’s joke.) But when it comes to the world’s most powerful edge router, we are very serious. Today, we announced with NTT America their deployment of  the ASR 9000. They intend to boost the capacity of their aggregation network, in part because of the increasing demand for high-definition video transit and the impending shortage of IPv4 addresses.... (more)

Social Media Marketing for Telcos

The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer David Meerman Scott speaks with Cisco’s Stacy Spognardi about “New Rules of Marketing” and specific actions that companies can take to connect with their customers. This is the first of multiple-part series of interviews with David where we’ll look into buyer personnas, marketing tools-to-use and ask the question of whether social media is simply a fad. (Part 2 of this session follows after the jump.) ... (more)

The Need for Network Visibility and Management

As Bob Dylan once sang, “The Times They Are a-Changin.” Change, however, comes with new challenges, and with something the size of the global telephone network, change takes time. Many think the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Internet are separate things, yet the Internet was built upon PSTN infrastructure for its transmission. Decades ago, experts could see that data over voice networks would transition to voice over data networks once voice/data volumes inverted. That inversion occurred in 2000 and foretold Internet dominance as the fundamental network approach. ... (more)