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The holiday season is always a time of excitement, anticipation, and good will. 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 to enable the mobile Internet transformation, Starent Networks is now a part of Cisco. As the new Cisco Mobile Internet Technology Group, under the leadership of Ashraf Dahod, former Starent CEO, Starent’s employees will continue their innovative work to develop and support industry-leading m... (more)

Conversations in Social Media Marketing for Service Providers

The Social Media Guide Increasingly, the topic of social media and digital marketing are surfacing in discussions with my marketing counterparts at our service provider customers around-the-world. In large part because of highly visible “virtual, viral, visual” launch effort we’ve done in the past with such products as ASR 9000 and continuing discussion efforts we have around such efforts as this SP360 blog and our mobility community, we’re being asked on our lessons learned and guidance we can give to others looking to adopt similar approaches. To be honest, while we’ve made so... (more)

Social Media Marketing, Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Social Media at Cloud Expo David Meerman Scott gives insight into understanding buyer personas. This is the fourth 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 looks into profiling buyers and how buyer personas help companies understand their customers. ... (more)

Savvis Symphony VPDC is Music to the Ears

Savvis Session at Cloud Expo At VMWorld in August, Savvis unveiled its not-so-secret Project Spirit, the company’s platform for enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual computing services. In December, they announced Cisco’s UCS (Unified Computing System)  as the platform for Spirit, and introduced Symphony – the range of Cloud offerings including Project Spriit. Savvis calls the Spirit portion of this portfolio a Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC). Effectively the service offers infrastructure as a service (compute, storage and more) as a service to a large number ... (more)

Cisco’s Long Tradition of Routing & Switching Innovation

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 Internet. In Anticipation of Forecast Demand When you set out to find a lasting solution to service provider’s core networking need... (more)