In speaking with Service Providers, the conversation around cloud often moves
away from the technical challenges of delivering a large-scale multi-tenant
on-demand offering, and into business considerations such as the readiness of
customers to consume cloud services and the prioritization of cloud services
to be offered.
Cisco is working with SPs and SP customers to assist in delivering successful
offerings and advancing the cloud market.
For SPs, it’s important to understand who the offering is being built for,
what revenue opportunity is enabled, and what ultimately needs to be
delivered in order to meet the demands of the customer.
Customers of cloud need to understand how the cloud will impact their
business. Concerns including policy compliance, end-to-end security, quality
of service, and transitioning to (and from) the cloud will be need to be
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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)
Portugal Telecom’s work to offer its customers an economical triple-play
service, without having to worry about technological choices, and with the
convenience of a single bill, has catapulted the provider toward significant
subscriber and services growth over the past 18 months. Specifically, it now
reaches 20% of all pay TV subscribers in the country; 50% of all ADSL
consumers take TV services from Portugal Telecom.
In this video, Cisco SVP European Markets, Chris Dedicoat, and Portugal
Telecom CEO, Zeinal Bava, discuss the growth of telecom and video in
Portugal, including th... (more)
Well it seems like yesterday since my participation at TM Forum Management
World 2010 in Nice, France, during May 17 2010 week. Specifically, I
participated in a wonderful session, Opportunities, Business Models &
Requirements for Cloud Providers.
Having just returned from Paris, France where I had presented at the Cloud
Telco 2010 Conference, I could not help but pick up on common themes of Cloud
Management and Security and will state that management and security are
absolute table stakes when developing a sustainable Cloud-based service
architecture blueprint. Further, another... (more)
By Stuart Taylor - Wi-Fi has truly come of age as a viable means to connect
mobile devices to the Internet. The past four blogs in this series have
highlighted some of the key findings of a recent survey of U.S. mobile users
by Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Our survey uncovered
some startling revelations about what consumers are doing on their mobile
devices, how and where they are using them, and how they are connecting them
to the Internet.
The majority of devices are now Wi-Fi-enabled, and the fastest-growing
category is “nomadic” devices such as tablets a... (more)