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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.

ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Use Data Science for Effective Network Operations

Live webinar, September 6th, 2017
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Data science has the potential to transform the way service provider (SP) network operations is done. However, the trick is how to do it such that it actually provides clear business value, embedded into the SP operations workflow, and leveraging the expert knowledge combined with the data.

What you will learn:

  • Cloud scale challenges and the impact on SP operations
  • Relevance of data science techniques
  • Use cases including fault management, service health, capacity planning
  • The role of the data scientist with in SP operations
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DATA CENTER
ACI and VXLAN Multi-Site Design

Live webinar, September 19th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

In this session you will learn the following:

  • What business problems does Multi-Site solve?
  • What is Multi-Site?
  • How is Multi-Site designed and deployed?
  • Additional references.
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MOBILITY
Evolving the Mobile Core to Being Cloud Native

Live webinar, September 26, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

The most effective business driver for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and its evolution to 5G, is for service providers to foster new opportunities to scale their businesses while substantially reducing the operational expenses to deploy and manage their network functions.

Come hear from Cisco's Mobile Solutions CTO Ian Campbell as he discusses transitioning from the bespoke mobile core to becoming Cloud Native:

  • Service providers look to cloud-native technologies to fully facilitate new revenue opportunities
  • Realization of OpEx savings
  • True network automation.
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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Segment Routing with IPv6 (SRv6)

Live webinar, September 12th, 2017
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Segment Routing is changing the way we look at designing and engineering our network infrastructures. Early adopters of Segment Routing have welcomed the new efficiencies and possibilities it brings and are now taking the next step into the future of networking with Segment Routing IPv6 (SRv6).

Designed for a native IPv6 environment, SRv6 offers greater efficiencies, protections, and opportunities than ever before seen. SRv6 opens the door to a new paradigm: “Network Programming”.

Join us at this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar to learn how Segment Routing can modernize your network.

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VIDEO
Video Convergence over Remote PHY Networks

Live webinar, September 20th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

A discussion on how video is supported by a Remote Phy network and where networks are going in cable and broadband.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Fast Tracking Network Automation – Leveraging Itential Pronghorn and Cisco NSO for Simplified Automation

Live webinar, October 3rd, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

The session will include a demo of the Pronghorn Application Platform with NSO, including robust workflow and model-drive capabilities focused on Service Lifecycle Management and Maintenance activities. Participants will gain an understanding of the network management and service development challenges posed by automation and virtualization. They will additionally learn why choosing the right orchestration architecture is crucial to accelerating operational and service velocity.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Automating Your Network with Ansible and Cisco NSO – Enable Continuous Integration and Deployment with Zero Downtime

Live webinar, October 12th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

Cisco NSO combined with Ansible from Red Hat offer a new combined proposition for automating your network to enable continuous integration and deployment with zero downtime. These include the ability to finely orchestrate multi-tier, multi-step processes in zero-downtime rolling update workflows. This is made possible by NSO's and Ansible's unique better together architectures. Ansible's provides playbook-driven IT-automation serves as the perfect compliment to Cisco NSO's model-driven service orchestration in hybrid networks.

The days of locking an ops team in a conference room to perform a mix of manual and automated steps are gone. Automation with Ansible and Cisco NSO puts Network deployments on full autopilot

The session will include demo of the Red Hat Ansible with Cisco NSO along with real world use case examples.

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VIDEO
Video Aware Networking at IBC: Discover the Keys to Quality-Assured Experiences

Live webinar, October 18th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

Join us to learn how Cisco's Video Aware Networking automates how the network and applications adjust to real-time data, providing the IP foundation for this new era of video enabling you to:

  • Deliver video quality at scale
  • Cost effectively reach all devices
  • Support existing and new business models to fully monetize IP video services
  • Produce more content in higher resolutions to more deeply engage audiences
  • Confidently capture new opportunities by reducing vulnerabilities
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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
A Network Architecture with Software Programmability

Live webinar, October 4th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

In this Cisco Knowledge Network, we will focus on how the network infrastructure is evolving with software programmability. Beginning with transport networks and working up through service provider metro network architectures, we will show how technologies such as Segment Routing and EVPN can deliver the programmability and simplification your network needs.

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DATA CENTER
Cisco ACI and VXLAN Multi-Site Overview and Update

Live webinar, October 17th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

Topics include the following:

  • ACI quick review
  • ACI Multi-Site use cases and design overview
  • VXLAN quick review
  • VXLAN Multi-Site use cases and design overview

After the session, attendees should come away with a good understanding of what Multi-Site is and how it might fit into a service provider's data centers in both the ACI and VXLAN flavors.

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MOBILITY
Service Provider Opportunities in Smart Cities

Live webinar, October 24th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

In this webinar we will discuss a number the opportunities that Service Providers (SPs) have in the growing Smart City segment including:

  • Use cases/solutions most appealing for SPs
  • Value Added Services for SPs to achieve additional revenue streams
  • How will SPs Monetize their infrastructure
  • What role do SPs play in ecosystem partner development
  • Smart City Platform integration
  • Public Private Partnership Models for smart city engagement Key challenges to growing
  • Grow from connectivity revenues to more value-centric business models
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BUSINESS SERVICES
Create ongoing Economic Benefits with your Managed Services, such as SD-WAN, using Automation and Virtualization.

Live webinar, October 31st, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

Come and learn how Cisco's Virtual Managed Services (VMS) platform can help you boost your gross margins and ROI from managed network services. By taking advantage of the end-to-end automation capabilities of Cisco VMS, you can significantly lower the cost to serve each of your customers' branches as more services are offered.

In this session, we will look at an example of a service provider that we collaborated with to build a VMS business case. We will also demonstrate how your own benefits can be estimated using our VMS ROI calculator.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Assuring and Troubleshooting Business VPNs with Cisco Orchestrated Assurance powered by Netrounds

Live webinar, November 1, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 15PM GMT

In this session, we’ll cover a real-life use case example involving assuring and troubleshooting business VPNs. We’ll address the customer challenges, how to deploy Orchestrated Assurance within the customer network to successfully deliver a new, assured business VPN and then troubleshoot that service once a network issue arises, which test and monitors should be created and utilized to assure the VPN, which key metrics will be collected and reported using these, and the outcomes and Orchestrated Assurance solution ROI for this business case. A live demo will also accompany the presented material

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Automating Your Network - What to Look for in an NFV Deployment and Orchestration Solution

Live webinar, November 9th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this webinar, we’ll present Cisco’s NFV Orchestrator solution is built on Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), enabled by Tail-f and Cisco’s Elastic Services Controller (ESC). Continuing the tradition of Cisco NSO as a multi-vendor orchestration technology, the Cisco NFV Orchestrator solution has been proven to on-board simple and complex (multi-VM, multi-virtual deployment units) VNFs from over 20 vendors, supporting a broad range of VNF functions, including routing, vEPC, vPCRF, vIMS, load balancer, firewall, session border control and other security functions.
The days of locking an ops team in a conference room to perform a mix of manual and automated steps are gone. Automation with Ansible and Cisco NSO puts Network deployments on full autopilot.
The session will include demo of the Red hat Ansible with Cisco NSO along with real world use case examples.

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VIDEO
Mobile Video – Delivering scale and quality, for now, and for 5G

Live webinar, November 16th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this webinar we will look at how Mobile Operators can scale their networks and prepare themselves for the next wave of consumers who will be demanding high quality video content, all the time. We’ll look at how Operators will need to build their video services now in preparation for 5G rollout, and how Automation will help them scale their operations without increasing their Opex.

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TECHAD
PNDA.io: A simple, scalable open platform for Big Data Analytics

Live webinar, November 29th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Open source big data analytics technologies are now being widely applied outside of big web companies and innovation in the big data space is extremely rapid, but combining multiple technologies into an end-to-end solution can be extremely complex and time-consuming. PNDA.io removes this complexity, bringing together a number of open source technologies to provide a simple, scalable open platform for big data analytics. PNDA.io is a Linux Foundation Collaboration project which aims to accelerate the adoption of big data analytics within the ecosystem. In this presentation, we explain the PNDA.io architecture and show how it can be used to develop analytics applications in conjunction with other ecosystem projects including OpenDaylight, FD.io and OPNFV.

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MOBILITY
Automating Services with a chance of Clouds

Live webinar, November 8th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this session you will learn:

  • How to take advantage of business opportunities today through advanced automation
  • Learn from actual use case how service orchestration and automation enables an agile and flexible service platform
  • Next-Gen Automation – Cloud-Native and the 5G World

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DATA CENTER
Cisco Container Networking Overview and Roadmap

Live webinar, November 14th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

This session provides an overview of Cisco's strategy and current and future solution offerings for container networking. It's geared toward service provider networking and compute architects and engineers who are considering containers for developing and monetizing cloud applications.

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SECURITY
Build Your Service Provider Data Center Right with Security & Analytics

Live webinar, November 15th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this session you will:

  • Understand the dynamics of building next generation data centers and associated security concerns
  • See how network and application-level visibility and analytics are core to securing your data center, allowing you to detect and prevent more malicious behavioral patterns and threats faster
  • Learn how Cisco can help you protect your data center with analytics & security solutions
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BUSINESS SERVICES
Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016 – 2021

Live webinar, November 28th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In November, the updated Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), 2016 – 2021 will be publicly released. The GCI annual report is an ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic. This study also examines trends associated with data center virtualization and cloud computing services/applications for consumers and businesses.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
How SDN Automation simplifies multi-vendor, multi-domain mass scale network operations

Live webinar, November 30th, 2017
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Automation is the new mantra. The big question always is: What can we do today? In this session, Cisco experts demonstrates how operators use automation tools today to simplify the optimization and deployment of a complex cross domain VPN service in a multi domain network across a multiple vendor infrastructure landscape.

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