Showing posts with label #CiscoCloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #CiscoCloud. Show all posts

Monday, March 16, 2015

Verizon Expands Unified Communications & Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS)

Verizon announced an expansion of its Unified Communications & Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS) solution, including the availability of Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms. Verizon UCCaaS is a Cisco Powered solution built on Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) that allows enterprises and government agencies to integrate Unified Communications (UC) capabilities into fixed or mobile environments with predictable per-seat pricing.  UCCaaS is built with layered security and natively integrates into Verizon's Conferencing, global MPLS network (Verizon Private IP) and Verizon IP Trunking services.

The new capabilities include:

  • Global expansion of UCCaaS to Europe and Asia Pacific - including in-country support for major commercial hubs such as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Verizon provides in-region geographic redundancy of its UCCaaS services via its data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong. (Editor's Note:  See below for complete list of countries.)
  • Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms Cloud - allows attendees to collaborate using voice, video, content share, white boarding. Attendees can join a collaboration room from virtually any video device — laptop, tablet, smartphone, desktop, video room system or Telepresence room system. Commercially availability is expected in July.
  • Integrated global contact centers - cloud-based contact center capabilities for improving the customer experience and can be integrated with UCCaaS. Availability is expected to be available in the second half of 2015.
  • Mobile integration - allowing customers to leverage Verizon UCCaaS over wireless networks with no VPN connections required. U.S. customers can leverage Verizon's expansive 4G LTE network, while global customers can use their local mobile broadband network.
  • Self-service management portals - allowing customers to quickly and easily implement provisioning changes to their service, including service moves, adds and changes, helping control management costs, increase business agility and improve customer responsiveness.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cisco Forecasts 2018 Global Data Center Traffic Trends

By 2018, global data center traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes per year with 76% of all data center traffic originating in the cloud, according to the newly published Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI). Globally, cloud data center traffic will grow 3.9-fold by 2018, at a CAGR of 32% from 2013 to 2018.

The Cisco report assesses regional and country-level cloud-readiness by comparing average network speeds and latencies (fixed and mobile).

"When people discuss cloud, they often focus on public cloud services or public cloud storage services. However, a very significant majority of today's cloud workloads are actually processed in private cloud environments. Even with public cloud workloads having significant growth, by 2018, almost 70% of cloud workloads will still be private cloud-related, requiring the ability of workloads to bridge across a hybrid private/public cloud environment," said Kelly Ahuja, Cisco, Senior Vice President, Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions.

Some highlights of the Cisco Global Cloud Index:

  • By 2018, 53% of all residential Internet users globally will use personal cloud storage, and the average consumer cloud storage traffic per user will be 811 megabytes per month by 2018, compared to 186 megabytes per month in 2013.
  • By 2018, 69% (113.5 million) of the cloud workloads will be in private cloud data centers, down from 78% (44.2 million) in 2013, and 31% (52 million) of the cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers, up from 22% (12.7 million) in 2013.
  • By 2018, traffic between data centers and end users will reach 1.5 ZB annually (17% of total data center tra ffic). 0.7 ZB (8%) will come from traffic between data centers, such as replication and interdatabase links. But the vast majority of data center traffic, 6.4 ZB (75%), will still be coming from within the data center, such as storage, production, development, and authentication traffic.
  • The countries with the leading fixed network performance in 2014 are (in alphabetical order) Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.
  • The countries with the leading mobile network performance in 2014 are (in alphabetical order) Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Korea, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar and Uruguay.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Interview: Cisco Builds its Intercloud

Six month after unveiling its Intercloud strategy, Cisco announced 30 new partners, including Deutsche Telekom, BT, Equinix and NTT Data.

In this interview, Fabio Gori, Director, WW Cloud Marketing at Cisco, discusses:

00:04 - What is the Intercloud?
01:12 - Is the Intercloud really gaining market traction?
02:54 - Whats the real business value for Cisco Intercloud partners?
04:05 - What is Cisco doing to accelerate adoption of Intercloud?
05:21 - What does Intercloud mean for the industry? Will this be standards driven?

See video