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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.

MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Inside Cisco IOS XR

Live webinar, October 2nd, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco IOS XR is the market‑leading Network Operating System (NOS) powering some of the largest Service Providers’ network infrastructures and running on routers, access devices, optical systems and whiteboxes. Service Providers value IOS XR for its feature richness, scale and performance. Interestingly, many industry best practices in network operating system design had their origins in IOS XR. For the first time ever, we will reveal how IOS XR is built, how it functions and how it continues to evolve to remain on the cutting edge of software engineering.

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DATA CENTER
Cisco Virtual Topology System Update and Demo

Live webinar, October 9th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco VTS is an add‑in to Data Center Network Manager which allows configuration and visibility of the EVPN VXLAN protocol deployed on a Nexus switch fabric. VTS is not a full‑fledged SDN controller such as the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabrics, This is by design. It’s an alternative to ACI for customers who need automation and consistent policy configuration but who don’t want to opt into the object‑based policy model of ACI,, which requires a potentially challenging change to how network teams interact with service development, server, storage, and security teams. Also unlike ACI, VTS also can control supported data center edge routers/switches to provide completely integrated and automated management of the underlay (physical network), which is the sole focus of the network team.

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MOBILITY
High Performance Virtualized Packet Core – Cisco Ultra Packet Core

Live webinar, October 18th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Virtualized packet cores have come of age. No longer science experiments for trials, but commercially ready. This includes the recently completed world’s largest commercial‑use fully virtualized packet core network supporting over 150 million subscribers – using Cisco Ultra Packet Core. But can a virtualized packet core match purpose built version in performance without sacrificing features and reliability?

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BUSINESS SERVICES
Meraki‑Powered Managed WiFi for Small Businesses and Enterprises

Live webinar, October 23rd, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco Meraki cloud‑managed technology allows SPs to create, deploy, and maintain managed services at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional technology – across their entire customer base: from the small business segment through to the largest enterprise organizations.

This session will provide new insights on the small and medium business security market opportunity plays for cloud managed WiFi service and we’ll show how Service Providers can address leveraging Cisco’s Cisco Meraki. Our session will also include a demo of the solutions along with some real world use case examples.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Fastmap Templates in Cisco NSO

Live webinar, October 3rd, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

This session will demonstrate the use of template‑based fastmap in Cisco NSO. It’s easy to underestimate how quickly and simply a new service can be configured based on a synced configuration and templates. Rapid service velocity can be a major competitive differentiator. The presentation will include an introduction to the templating functionality and a demo focused on creating a service from scratch using template‑based fastmap in Cisco NSO.

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SECURITY
Cloud‑based security tailored for managed security service providers

Live webinar, October 10th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Join us in this special webinar session to hear more about Cisco Umbrella our managed cloud security solution that is built to help MSSPs grow their business. The solution provides end users with on‑network and off‑network protection by blocking malware, phishing, and command and control callbacks. Learn how Umbrella protects at the DNS‑layer, stopping threats before they ever reach a client’s network or endpoints. Our session will also include a demo of the solution along with some real world use case examples.

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VIDEO
The Media Industrialization Era is Accelerating: Broadcast, Film and Sports

Live webinar, October 16th, 2018
Session has been cancelled

What you will learn about:

  • Customer‑driven use cases for film and sports, transforming post‑production and real‑time sporting
  • Data center innovations with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology that are changing content creation and curation
  • Global IP training programs to transform today’s broadcast engineers into Broadcast/IT experts
  • Enhancements to our IP Fabric for Media solution driving flexibility @scale
  • Cloud and IT security approaches to protect your infrastructure and workloads from cyber threats
  • Virtualized media production to enable advanced media use cases that accelerate your business across multi‑cloud environments

Discover how Cisco is helping content and media providers increase audience engagement with content to drive revenue and profitability.


MOBILITY
Mobile World Congress—Americas Review

Live webinar, October 25th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/15:00 GMT

Cisco was very active at Mobile World Congress – Americas 2018. Join us for a recap of what we did, what we heard and customer interactions at the show. We’ll review the Solution Leadership Showcase demonstrations that we ran with our Open vRAN eco‑system partners. We’ll share with you the strategies and messages that Cisco executives made in their panel sessions. And review the activities we sponsored for our customers and partners and highlight the social media and Cisco TV coverage.

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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
NCS 5500 Overview

Live webinar, November 6th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Cisco NCS 5500 Series portfolio offers a wide range of systems for a growing number of applications. In this session, learn about latest portfolio additions and solutions, including Segment Routing, EVPN and IP+ optical (Digital Coherent Optics), and how they apply to metro, cable and 5G architectures.

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DATA CENTER
Cisco Secure Data Center

Live webinar, November 13th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Today’s data center is incredibly complex, and service providers must rethink their approach to security. Thanks to virtualization, cloud, and software-defined networking, as well as an increasingly mobile user base, workloads, applications, and data are now everywhere across on-premise, service-provider, and multi-cloud environments. To address the security concerns inherent in this climate, the Cisco Secure Data Center architecture provides visibility, segmentation, and threat protection in the data center. Four solutions form the pillars of Cisco Secure Data Center: Application Centric Infrastructure, Firepower Next Generation Firewall, Stealthwatch, and Tetration. This session will introduce how these solutions work together to give service providers an entirely new approach to data center security.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
Going Beyond the WAN

Live webinar, November 15th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

The modern workforce is increasingly mobile and the applications they consume are becoming more distributed moving from the data center to the cloud, and increasingly multiple different clouds. The wide area network is the backbone of the modern enterprise, connecting users to applications, and it needs to transform in this multi-cloud world to deliver the best user experience at scale without compromising on security.

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TECH ADVANTAGE
Network Service Mesh: An Introduction

Live webinar, November 28th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a novel approach solving L2/L3 network use cases in Kubernetes that are tricky to address with the existing Kubernetes Network Model. Inspired by Istio, Network Service Mesh maps the concept of a service mesh to L2/L3 payloads.

Network Service Mesh enables a variety of types of Use Cases such as:

  • Connecting Pods to:
    • VPN Gateways
    • Non-Kubernetes virtual bridge domains
    • The *right* physical NIC or SR-IOV VF for their needs
    • Multiple-interfaces
  • Cloud-native NFV use cases
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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Customer Success: Network Optimization with Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE)

Live webinar, November 7th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

This CKN will detail one customer’s experience with Cisco WAE. We will cover the use of WAE in the customer’s day-to-day engineering and operations tasks. Using WAE to better understand network utilization in the planning process can lead to efficiencies in network operations.

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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
5G xHaul Transport

Live webinar, November 14th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Worldwide, the promise of 5G services looks to be simultaneously an evolutionary and revolutionary opportunity. Massively scalable, low-latency enabled applications will open up new ecosystems, business models, and creativity across the enterprise and residential markets in every industry. It nevertheless requires a major network transformation.This webinar will outline how a converged xHaul transport network can be realized, starting with new requirements it must meet; the new technologies it needs to deploy 5G-capable services; and finally, the design features necessary to cost-effectively build and operate it.

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MOBILITY
Cisco Cloud Core – Going beyond virtual

Live webinar, November 27th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Moving from purpose built to virtualized and distributed virtualized packet cores has been show to save 20%–40% over 3–5 years. The next phase of this evolution positions this functionality in the cloud (Private, Hybrid, and Public). One of the use cases for public cloud deployment is Network as a Service (NaaS) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS). These use cases enable a service provider and enterprise to limit economic exposure as they introduce new services and new geographies. In this webinar you will learn how Cisco Ultra Packet Core can be run in any cloud. We will also show how we work with our web provider partners to deliver a Network as a Service and Mobility as a Service that is also carrier‑grade.

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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Evolved DDoS protection solutions for todays distributed peering environments

Live webinar, December 4th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Peering is evolving: more video, more CDN, more high‑performance cloud interconnect. DDoS threats are evolving: now terabit‑scale volumetric attacks are a reality, and advanced application layer attacks are growing in complexity and capability. Now DDoS is an attack on the infrastructure itself, not just customer applications. Find out how you can deploy a flexible and scalable DDoS mitigation solution for new distributed peering environments.

Cisco and Arbor discuss new flexible DDoS mitigation solutions designed around standards based protocols, and distributed peering environments.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
Cisco Stealthwatch for MSSPs: Security Analytics Services without upfront cost or risk

Live webinar, December 6th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Threat detection that is effective, easy to use, easy to deploy, and most importantly, requires little or no upfront capital expenditures. As cloud based managed security solution Stealthwatch is also designed to help MSSPs grow their business.

Join us in this special webinar session to learn how Cisco Stealthwatch can help you detects cyber threats on your customers network before they turn into a full‑scale breach costing millions of dollars.

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DATA CENTER
UCS 4.0 Update and Roadmap

Live webinar, December 12th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

The latest release for UCS is now available for download on cisco.com. In this session, we’ll be covering the following:

  • An overview of Cisco UCS differentiators
  • New features in 4.0, including the new UCS 4200 high density server (8 servers in 2 RU), the 10- and 25 Gbps 4th generation VIC cards and fabric interconnect, and Cisco Intersight.

Roadmap, including End‑of‑Life plans, the new 10- and 25 Gbps I/O module, 14 and 16 TB drives, Intel Optane SSDs, and 3D Xpoint memory.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Reducing Mean Time to Remediate Broad Networks with Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager

Live webinar, December 5th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

This session will demonstrate how to utilize Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPNM) to reduce your Mean Time to Remediate (MTTR) across various network domains and technologies. Cisco EPNM allows your organization to use a single pane‑of‑glass to quickly diagnose and remediate disruptions across various multi‑vendor converged access infrastructures.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
2018 Cisco Complete VNI Forecast and Trends Update

Live webinar, December 11th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

The Cisco VNI team will share the new findings from the updated studies and answer your IP traffic and service trend questions. You will also learn where and how you can access Cisco VNI content for your own business and technical planning and analysis.

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CABLE
Transforming the Cable Access Network with Remote PHY

Live webinar, December 18th, 2018
8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET/16:00 GMT

Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a novel approach solving L2/L3 network use cases in Remote PHY (RPHY) offers cable operators unprecedented capacity improvements and operational cost savings. Join us in this special webinar session to hear more about the state of the RPHY market, Cisco’s first‑to‑market, end‑to‑end Remote PHY solution, and the need for automation in the network.

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