Cisco

Cisco Knowledge Network Sessions

Cisco Knowledge Network Webinars provide technical overviews on Cisco products and solutions so that you can get the most from your existing, planned and future network investments. See the full list below of our upcoming webcasts.


DATA CENTER
Cisco HyperFlex Storage Integration for Kubernetes

Live webinar, April 9th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Kubernetes is the most popular open-source containers orchestrator in the industry, and it's even better with Cisco's HyperFlex hyperconverged compute platform. This presentation introduces the HyperFlex FlexVolume plug-in and Kubernetes Storage Provisioner to show how easy it is for customers to provide persistent storage for containerized applications.

What you will learn:

  • Brief review of HyperFlex architecture and functionality
  • Brief introduction to Kubernetes and containers
  • Overview of FlexVolume plug-in and Kubernetes Storage Provisioner
  • Key Use Cases
View Recording

MEDIA
Innovation in Media and NAB Wrap up

Live webinar, April 16th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Join Cisco and learn how we are partnering with media companies and broadcasters to help transform entertainment with Cisco media solutions. We’ll share more about Cisco IP Fabric for Media, Cisco cloud storage solutions for media, and security architecture for media.

View Recording

DATA CENTER
Three Steps You Can Take Now to Start Your Edge Computing Journey

Live webinar, April 17th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Today, more applications are moving to the cloud, and multiple clouds are being deployed. With the explosion of end-points, mobility, and nomadic computing, the volumes of data used for analytics, machine learning and automation can result in high costs to transport to central locations for processing. Traditional service provider architectures can no longer meet modern needs.

At the same time, the connecting network has become critical in delivering high-quality experiences, application performance, and security across data, services, and applications. To solve these issues, a new services edge architecture is emerging that is based on distributing computing capacity to the edge of the network. This architecture results in lower latency with respect to subscribers. Edge computing is emerging as a general architectural shift, which most standards developing organizations (SDOs) such as ETSI refer to as multi-access edge computing or MEC.

Fundamental to implementing a successful edge computing model, is having the right components to support the necessary infrastructure use cases as well as the many revenue generating use cases. In this session we will explore such fundamental components, the requirements on them, and a solution architecture. We will also examine various use cases and share information on successful deployments.

We will close the session with a live demonstration of an increasingly popular platform, the Cisco Virtual Infrastructure Manager and associated use cases.

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand more about Cisco’s approach to NFV, cloud native infrastructure, and the emerging edge computing model
  • Understand how Cisco Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) is a proven platform for NFV, cloud native deployments, and edge computing
  • Have insight into edge computing use cases that have been deployed successfully around the world.
View Recording

SECURITY
Unleash the full power of your security architecture with Cisco Threat Response

Live webinar, April 10th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cybersecurity threats seems to come from everywhere today. And with each threat, new tools emerge to combat them which you repeated layer into your system as a safeguard. However, layering systems in this way creates complexity. Each product lacks consistency, interfaces are complicated, and your security analysts have to swivel back and forth among all of them trying to understand what these systems are saying.

This has been the situation in cybersecurity for far too long. That’s why security must work together, but too often it doesn’t. At Cisco, we’re changing all of that. Cisco Threat Response automates integrations across the Cisco Security portfolio, and aggregates threat intelligence not only from Cisco Talos, but from third party sources as well. It enables security operations teams to detect, investigate, and remediate much faster and easier—a necessity in today’s cyber landscape. Get more value from your Cisco Security investment when the products work together to save you time and manual effort—especially when you are under attack and time matters most.

Join us in this special webinar session to learn how Cisco Threat Response can help you get more value from your Cisco Security investments. Our session will also include a demo of the solution along with some real-world use case examples.

View Recording

BUSINESSS SERVICES
Deliver Market-leading Collaboration and Connected Workspace Solutions as a Managed Service

Live webinar, April 23th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

With the addition of BroadSoft into the Cisco collaboration portfolio, it’s easier than ever for service providers to deliver the perfect solution for customers of any size, using any consumption model. Across the full spectrum of communication and collaboration options, service providers can position market-leading Cisco solutions. Join us during this webinar to find out about the latest product and feature releases that can help you grow revenue and expand into new markets. We will provide updates on Broadworks, the SP Flex program and share how these new features will help our partners to:

  • Easily provide customers with the latest and greatest technologies
  • Move up-market and expand into meetings and collaboration
  • Tap into Cisco’s huge installed base and offer customers a smooth transition to the cloud
View Recording

TECH ADVANTAGE
Global engineering: Enabling a Connected Transport future

Live webinar, April 24th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

There is a lot of hype about a near-future in which Connected and Automated Vehicles are on our streets.

How will communications network support the often-mentioned ‘4TB of data a day’ from each vehicle?

The reality is a ‘complicated'.

This talk will consider some of the challenges and opportunities including security, computing and communication requirements. It will also introduce a network architecture designed to support the needs of Connected and Automated transportation systems.

Event led by: Joel Obstfeld, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems

View Recording

ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Optimize the Network: Crosswork Optimization Engine

Live webinar, May 1st, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco Crosswork Optimization Engine provides real-time network optimization capabilities that allow operators to effectively maximize network utility as well as increase service velocity. Through Crosswork Optimization Engine, the operator would be able to define the optimization intent, implement the intent, and continuously monitor, track, and react to maintain the original intent. In this session, we’ll learn the features around Crosswork Optimization Engine and its use cases.

View Recording

MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Evolve your IP MPLS Transport Network with SDN Principles

Live webinar, May 7th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

As a network operator, it would be more efficient if you had a single, converged transport network supporting your entire customer base. By enhancing the transport network from Unified MPLS, you can

  • Simplify operations by reducing control plane protocols,
  • Improve clients’ satisfaction with IP based SLA’s,
  • Operate one robust, flexible transport network for mobile and wireline services that is well suited to service low latency services like voice and video, while simultaneously supporting Enterprise, SMB, & consumer data needs.
View Recording

MOBILITY
Recipe for 5G success – for Service Provider and Enterprise

Live webinar, May 15th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

It is generally agreed that 5G will need Enterprise solutions enabled via the MNO to complete the revenue picture. To provide outstanding services for enterprise customers, the MNO needs to make the WAN look and feel like an extension of their LAN. Today, MNO business customers lack the visibility and control of their IT services across the MNO network. The Cisco Unified Domain Center (UDC) creates a mobile cloud portal for the enterprise. It extends the enterprise intent-based networking domain to include connected bandwidth via MNO networks (this can include network slices, mobile SD-WAN, VPN, etc.).

What you will learn:

  • How UDC works
  • How UDC enables Enterprise IT to manage their network via the service provider like their own LAN
  • How the Mobile operator leverages UDC to become a valuable partner to their enterprise customers
View Recording


MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Trusted Intelligent Peering

Live webinar, May 2nd, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Service Providers are challenged to grow and operate complex networks of peering connections that can keep up with demand and provide a paramount client experience. With internet traffic growing at 26% CAGR through 2022, and with 82% of the internet traffic predicted to be low-latency video packets, augmenting backhaul network capacity is no longer economical nor efficient for this demand. Learn how increasing your local port and bandwidth capacity and segmenting traffic into discrete network functions to shape the ingress or egress traffic flows can help eliminate needless backhaul and costs.

View Recording

SECURITY
Grow Revenue with Cloud-based security tailored for managed security service providers

Live webinar, May 14th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Security teams know their environments are being targeted by advanced threats, but often lack the bandwidth, tools, and budget to adequately respond. As a result, organizations of all sizes are choosing to augment their in-house IT security with managed security services.
As a managed security service providers (MSSP), you have the unique opportunity to alleviate many of the burdens your customers face when it comes to security. When you partner with the right security vendor, security services become a profitable way to differentiate yourself from the competition and strengthen existing customer relationships.
Cisco makes it easier and more profitable for MSSPs to deliver differentiated managed security services to their customers. It starts with a comprehensive and integrated security portfolio to protect customer data and brand reputations. With accelerated managed service creation and delivery, MSSPs can speed their time to market, increase agility across deployment scenarios, and scale with service experts.
In this webinar you will learn insights on the cloud managed security opportunity for Service Providers. We’ll also share our latest offerings in the managed security space and demonstrate how with Cisco as a strong partner for service profitability, MSSPs can reduce time to monetization, grow their security business, and drive recurring revenue.

View Recording

BUSINESS SERVICES
Capitalize on the Intent Based Networking Opportunity with Cisco Software-Defined Access

Live webinar, May 21st, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) provides intent-based networking, enabling businesses to provide network access in minutes-for any user or device to any application-without redesigning the network or compromising security.

It's been over a year and a half since we introduced SDA to the market. Whether you are an expert on the solution, or still learning about it, join us for an hour long webcast where we will catch you up on the advancements that Cisco has made on our Intent-Based Networking journey and how the progress impacts the managed services market.

In this session, we'll have a short recap on Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) and also share how MSP's are partnering with Cisco and selling SDA to end customers.

View Recording

MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Cisco participation to EANTC Multi-Vendor Interoperability Tests 2019

Live webinar, June 4th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco lately participated to public multi-vendor interoperability tests organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). Results of these tests have been disclosed at the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2019 in Paris back in April.

The scope of the tests to which Cisco took part to was:

Segment Routing: Segment Routing over MPLS and over IPv6 (SRv6), LDP Interworking, Resiliency and Monitoring
Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN): EVPN with MPLS and Segment Routing Transport, EVPN Enhancements, IGMP Proxy, EVPN Routing, EVPN Interworking
Software Defined Networking (SDN): Path Computation Element Protocol, NETCONF/YANG

View Recording

DATA CENTER
Prepare for the 5G Era with 5G Ready Data Centers

Live webinar, June 18th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Recently at Cisco Live US in San Diego, we demonstrated several capabilities of our data center solutions that help you prepare your services infrastructure for 5G and that will serve to support compelling services that you can offer to your business customers. If you could not attend Cisco Live 2019 or have follow up questions, then this session is for you.
Service Providers globally need 5G ready data centers that come with full multi-site automation, segmentation, and security that can scale in size and speed while incorporating simplified operations and service assurance.

During this session, we will describe and demonstrate capabilities that improve control agility, security, operational insight and assurance scalable to service provider & 5G requirements.

Use cases covered during the session include:

Centralized administration, orchestration, and automation for all datacenters (Central, CO, and Edge) with Multi-pod, Multi-site, remote leaf and cloud extension
Rapid fabric instantiation with Zero-touch, auto-discovery.
ACI availability and fast convergence to support SP VNF workloads such as VoLTE and VoWiFI
VNF scale, automation, and load balancing for vEPC, CUPS, and Gi-LAN scenarios
Any workload, any platform—VMs, containers on Openstack, CVIM, baremetal, Hyper-V, vSphere.
Fabric scale and speed with 400G
VNF workload and fabric assurance/insight End-to-end Datacenter and transport orchestration/automation

After this session, you will have a better understanding of our data center solutions for service providers’ services infrastructures. You will have witnessed simplicity and unmatched control, segmentation, security, speed and automation for networking of containerized, virtualized, and bare-metal application and infrastructure workloads.

Register now at www.ciscoknowledgenetwork.com
Also on this site, you can prepare ahead for this session by reviewing the January 15, 2019 webinar entitled “5G-Ready Data Centers the Cisco Way.

View Recording

SECURITY
Let the experts secure the network with Cisco Security Services

Live webinar, June 20th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

In a world with more data, more users, and more services, there's more to protect. Meanwhile, cyber threats are constantly evolving, getting smarter and more sophisticated.
What's the answer? The traditional approach has been to bolt on the latest threat protection product in the hope that adding to the patchwork of security solutions does the trick. It's time to put cybersecurity above everything.
Cisco has a solution here. Cisco Security Services help you get the most from your technology investments. Service Providers organizations that use Cisco Services for Security get access to consultants and technical experts to support their staff with the latest knowledge and capabilities. They also help improve time to threat detection and response. And, by reducing complexity, you’ll improve your ability to adapt to changing business priorities.
In this webinar you will learn insights on the cybersecurity threat landscape and how service providers can better protect their networks and customers. We’ll also share how you can leverages Cisco Security Services and our team of industry leading cyber security experts to improve your breach readiness, network visibility, and compliance while also growing and remaining agile to new opportunities.

View Recording

TECH ADVANTAGE
Leveraging Blockchain to secure IoT solutions

Live webinar, June 26th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

There has been a lot of high level talks about how blockchain could be leveraged to complement IoT solutions. In this talk, we are offering you a deep dive into a generic solution which can be applied to many IoT use cases.

You will learn about Fog networks, how IoT takes advantage of it and how a distributed ledger can secure IoT data.

Register Now

ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Cisco NSO 5 Update

Live webinar, June 5th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco NSO continues to be the premier infrastructure automation platform. In April, we are releasing some of biggest updates to date with a focus on scale, sophistication and scope of automaton capabilities. This session will discuss the key features being released in NSO 5 along with other updates in the NSO ecosystem including new function pack capabilities and new standards work.

View Recording

MOBILITY
Machine-learning optimization to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction

Live webinar, June 19th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Service providers must be able to support ever increasing users (people and “things”), faster speeds, more mobile connections, more mobile services, and more video. Keeping users connected and happy is particularly difficult because networking has its own version of the Pareto Principle with a slightly different ratio. On a network, a mere 4 percent of data interactions can account for as much as 70 percent of data traffic volume. This situation will be exasperated as 5G gets “turned-on” and new applications are added.
Throttling traffic negatively impacts customer experience and can actually increase the congestion issues.

In this webinar you will see how a unique machine-learning solution optimizes large traffic flows (like video) into surplus capacity. This approach mitigates contention with nonvideo flows, which leads to increased speed and cell site capacity.

Attendees will learn:

How Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization works
See results from actual implementations and trials
See actual cost savings and user satisfaction increases

View Recording

BUSINESS SERVICES
Expand Your Managed Services and Revenue with Cloud-Based Collaboration Offerings for SMBs

Live webinar, June 25th, 2019
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Service Providers are challenged with a complex and costly environment where multiple venders are providing WAN, switching, calling/phones services. Typically, SPs do not bundle WAN, switching, calling/phones services and require multiple vendor solutions. This often results in lackluster deployments, IT management, security/SDWAN functionality, support and overall customer experience.

Join our special webinar on June 25th to hear Cisco’s latest innovations here to simplify deployment, IT management, lowers operating costs, and provides a better overall user experience for end-customers and SPs alike. Cisco is bringing together the best of breads in the networking, security and collaboration sectors.

Register Now