March 2014, we will be holding four Service Provider related webcasts as part of the Cisco Knowledge Network (CKN). Below is a schedule of our upcoming webcasts and all the information you need to know to register.

 

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The Evolution of Optical Pluggables

Meeting the bandwidth needs of tomorrow lies in a new generation of IP and optical interconnect technologies. New advances in photonics development and manufacturing led by Cisco have provided 100-Gbps optical solutions that are smaller, faster, and more power efficient than any available before.


 

In this webcast you will learn how, uniting optical technologies with CMOS processes and tools in a portfolio of standards-based 100-Gbps platforms, Cisco can help service providers and data center operators reduce capital and operational expenses today and meet the data traffic demands of tomorrow.

March 4, 2014


8-9am Pacific Time

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Introduction to Cloud Orchestration

A well-planned and carefully thought-out strategy for cloud orchestration will yield enormous dividends in terms of business agility and architectural simplicity.


Attend this webcast to learn:

  • What is cloud orchestration?
  • Why is orchestration critical to successful cloud deployment?
  • How can cloud orchestration integrate and use business processes?
  • How can orchestration help address hybrid and multicloud deployment?
  • What are primary cloud orchestration planning and deployment best practices?

 

This will be an interactive technical session with time for Q&A with Cisco cloud orchestration experts.

March 5, 2014

 

8-9am Pacific Time

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Cisco UCS Manager 2.2 Overview and Cisco UCS Diagnostics Tool

This is an overview of primary features of a significant release of Cisco UCS Manager. The Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(1) release delivers several important features and major enhancements in the fabric, compute, and operational areas.


Second, we will present an overview of the new Cisco UCS Diagnostics Tool. The Cisco UCS Blade Server Diagnostics Tool is a standalone offline diagnostics solution to verify the health of hardware components on Cisco UCS blade servers. The tool provides a variety of tests to exercise and stress the different hardware subsystems on the servers, including memory and CPU. It provides the option to run quick test checks after a hardware fix or a replacement. It also provides the option to run comprehensive tests for deeper stress tests and burn-in of new server hardware before deploying into production. The Cisco UCS Blade Server Diagnostics Tool is available free of charge.


In this session you will learn about:

  • Primary features of Cisco UCS Manager 2.2 and benefits of deploying it
  • Features and benefits of the Cisco UCS Diagnostics Tool for testing Cisco UCS hardware components prior to deploying into production

March 18, 2014

 

8-9am Pacific Time

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Cisco VideoGuard Digital Rights Management

The Cisco VideoGuard Security Suite enables service providers to deliver pay TV services to any device, while maintaining consistent control over the service offering and reducing TCO.


VideoGuard technology has been securing the world’s largest pay TV deployments for more than two decades and is deployed to more than 250 million devices worldwide. In the last five years the VideoGuard portfolio was extended to include digital rights management (DRM), securing content on the most popular customer edge devices along with channel associated signaling (CAS)–protected set-top box (STB), digital video recording (DVR), and gateway devices.


In this session you will learn:

  • How VideoGuard digital rights management (DRM) protects content across different devices, operating systems, and content formats
  • The importance of selecting an open DRM solution based on industry standards
  • How VideoGuard DRM help reduce overall service deployment costs

March 19, 2014

 

8-9am Pacific Time

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