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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
A Network Infrastructure for the Future with 5G

Live webinar, March 6th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Innovations combining network hardware and software are creating the foundation for 5G networks. At Mobile World Congress this year, we will be introducing several new products and features for building and operating massively scalable, intent-based networks, ready to support 5G.

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DATA CENTER
Cisco Intersight: Next-Generation Systems Management for UCS and HyperFlex

Live webinar, March 13th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this session, you will learn about Cisco Intersight, the cloud-based management platform for Cisco Unified Compute System (UCS) and HyperFlex (UCS-based hyperconverged platform for storage, compute, and network). Intersight enables a policy-based approach to automating, orchestrating, and managing compute resources from a feature-rich, cost-effective, and "always on" centralized platform. For service providers, Intersight provides new capabilities for monitizing cloud, data center, and remote office/branch office service offerings.

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MOBILITY
SONFlex - Simplify Custom SON Applications

Live webinar, March 20th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

SONFlex enables service providers to quickly build in-house new SON applications. These applications can ensure KPIs for a specific service, user or network slice. SONFlex Studio is the GUI interface that uses easy “drag-and-drop” technique to quickly introduce custom SON applications.
Attendees to this webinar will see and learn:

  • How new business opportunities are enabled through SONFlex custom capabilities
  • How SONFlex quickly and easily makes these new services a reality – speeding TTM
  • How SONFlex lets you be more responsive and innovative to your customers.
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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
The 3 Stages of Automation and Orchestration: Innovation - Develop Services On-Demand

Live webinar, March 7th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

In this continuing webinar series on the transition towards automation, we will discuss the specific attributes required in today’s highly dynamic operator environments and how Cisco’s automation portfolio with Cisco Network Service Orchestrator fulfills them. This session will cover the third of the three critical stages of Automation and Orchestration: Innovation: Develop new network services on demand. We will demonstrate how Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) provides end-to-end automation to design and deliver services faster. It lets operators easily create and change services using standardized models—without lengthy custom coding or service disruptions.

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SECURITY
Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), Security Online Visibility Assessment (SOVA) and Public Cloud monitoring for GSP Customers

Live webinar, March 14th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

As organizations move workloads to public clouds such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft, visibility is often lost. Compromise can occur in the cloud. Learn how to regain visibility and protect your cloud assets with StealthWatch Cloud.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
How SD-WAN is Improving Business Outcomes

Live webinar, March 27th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

By 2020, more than 50 percent of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers. The reason for moving to Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is that businesses in nearly every sector are seeking gains in productivity, efficiency and cost reduction won from cloud-based applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

In this webinar, we’ll show how companies are benefiting by transforming the network through Cisco SD-WAN

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Cisco Crosswork Network Automation Introduction

Live webinar, April 4th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

This CKN has been constructed to act as an introduction to the newly announced Cisco Crosswork Network Automation solution. The speakers will provide an overview of the new products within Cisco Crosswork and show how they have been built to leverage the foundation of existing products like Cisco NSO and Cisco WAE. This session will also cover some sample use cases that can be used within a journey toward building a closed loop network automation lifecycle.

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MOBILITY
Recap: Cisco at Mobile World Congress – Barcelona 2018

Live webinar, April 17th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

The world is reimagining itself as we enter a 5G enabled world. Faster, more efficient, opening doors to new opportunities. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the largest and most exciting event in the telco industry. Once again, Cisco has shown innovations aimed at addressing real-world business outcomes. These include 5G innovations across the network, new IoT functionality, emerging collaboration tools and more.

Attendees will:

  • Review Cisco’s MWC2018 messaging, announcements, and demonstrations
  • Learn about new capabilities and solutions for 5G, Mobile Cloud, Security, IoT, Automation, and more.
Hear how Service Providers are deploying these solutions to drive new opportunities

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DATA CENTER
Cisco Network Assurance Engine Overview

Live webinar, April 10th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

This session covers the recently announced Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE). NAE is a key enabler of Cisco's intent-based data center. It gathers configurations from a myriad of Cisco and 3rd party devices in the data center network and beyond, mathematically models these, and provides visibility into how closely the intended networking policy matches the actual overall configuration. For service providers, this allows proactive security operations and ensures high-availability before problems occur.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
How Do You Do Multi-services, Multi-tenancy, Multi-vendor AND Still Love Your Job?

Live webinar, April 24th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Join us in this session where we will describe and demonstrate a bold new approach to service creation and delivery. We will share some industry insights and delve into the details of a platform that is truly unique in simplifying new services delivery no matter what scale you need. This platform works for physical, virtual and hybrid environments. It is multi-vendor friendly. It can support what you have already begun to deploy. It can cut your costs to deploy and to operate. It can give you that edge over your competitors.

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MASS SCALE NETWORKING
Innovation never stops with ASR 9K

Live webinar, May 8th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

ASR 9000 is the No.1 Edge router in the world. The Swiss Army Knife of routing! But we are not satisfied with that! We are making it even denser and faster while making it easier to deploy and manage at the same time! This session will introduce new innovations including the compact ASR 9901, evolution of industry favorite's networking operating system with IOS-XR 64 Bit and the many benefits it brings to you, and discuss new ways customers want to deploy the ASR9000!

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SECURITY
Securing Your 5G Network

Live webinar, May 16th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

5G will touch almost every aspect of our lives. It’s not just about faster, bigger or better, it’s about utilizing 5G as an enabler to a series of services that we all will consume. The time is now to consider the security implications and cyber risk profiles that come with 5G. The time is now to evaluate the cyber risk posture and apply innovative thoughts to how we can approach these challenges today and build for what’s to come tomorrow.

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VIDEO
Scale Video Distribution at the Network Edge

Live webinar, May 23rd, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Demand for online video continues to grow dramatically. NBC Olympics delivered over 1.85 billion minutes of live content online during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games – 4 times more than the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

This incredible growth of online video consumption presents major challenges to service providers who need to scale the delivery of unprecedented amounts of live video to serve both in-home primary screens as well as the growing number of IP-connected mobile devices. Service providers today are struggling with the costs and complexity of having redundant distribution infrastructure for MPEG2-TS formatted video for TV set-top-boxes and HTTP-adaptive bit rate (ABR) formatted video for mobile devices.

Join us to hear from Cisco experts who will present case studies and approaches for cost reduction through the convergence of video distribution to all ABR headends and clients, and efficient distribution of ABR video to millions of homes and devices.

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TECHAD
Ligato - an open-source platform for cloud-native network functions

Live webinar, May 30th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Ligato is an open-source platform for cloud-native network functions.   It leverages the fd.io VPP (Vector Packet Processing) open-source packet processing stack, is implemented in the Go programming language and relies on cloud-native tools such as the etcd distributed data-store.   Use-cases for Ligato include implementation of a high-performance Kubernetes networking stack, as well as NFV applications such as virtual firewalls.  In this presentation we will provide an overview of the Ligato project, its architecture and implementation, and our future plans.

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ORCHESTRATION & AUTOMATION
Introduction and Demonstration of Cisco Crosswork Change Automation and Health Insights

Live webinar, May 9th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

This CKN will provide insight into two new products, Cisco Crosswork Change Automation and Health Insights.  The session will include a slide introduction of the two solutions and a demonstration of each product.  This is a follow-on to the February 20 Cisco Crosswork Network Automation product launch and subsequent MWC 2018 product debut in Barcelona.

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MOBILITY
Real-world use cases that customer want now

Live webinar, May 22nd, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

The industry is in a transition to digitization and service providers want to know which use cases are in demand by their customers. In this CKN, we will go into detail about those solutions (B2B and B2B2C) that are highly sought out by businesses today. These include Premium services (like video) and IoT. These solutions have either been implemented by service providers or are currently being reviewed and/or trialed.

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BUSINESS SERVICES
Expand Your SMB Security Service Offerings and Revenue

Live webinar, May 29th, 2018
8AM PT/ 11AM ET/ 16PM GMT

Service Provider managed security services targeting for small and medium business (SMB) can present a large new source of value-added services revenue. SMBs have the same security challenges as large enterprises but far fewer resources to address. Over 60% of SMBs have experience a cyber-attack in past 12 months with 54% suffering a data breach. This under-served market presents a key opportunity for Managed Service Providers. New research shows overwhelming SMB Preference to purchase network-related services from MSPs. This session will provide new insights on the small and medium business security market opportunity plays for managed security service and we’ll show how Service Providers can address leveraging Cisco’s Simple IT for SMB solution powered by Cisco Meraki, Umbrella, Cloud E-mail Security, Advanced Malware Protection for End Point bundles. Our session will also include a demo of the solutions along with some real world use case examples.

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