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Cisco Knowledge Network (CKN) Webcast Schedule: April 2014


April 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 Economic Benefits of Virtualized Customer Premises Equipment

Service providers are faced with the challenge of evolving their networks to be more agile, simple, and profitable. They are presented with extraordinary opportunities for transforming how they do business using software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV).

NFV offers the promise of reducing operational expenses, improving time to service delivery, and adding new sources of revenue. In this webcast we will focus on the financial and operational implications for service providers using virtualized customer premises equipment technology.

Join us at 8 a.m. Pacific Time/11 a.m. Eastern Time, April 1, 2014, to learn about the economic benefits of virtualization in an evolved programmable network.

April 1, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Introduction to Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud unifies cloud management by providing a flexible platform and self-service portal for automated cloud services orchestration. This framework enables service providers to scale from a single cloud to complex multicloud deployments and deliver richer application sets such as platform as a service (PaaS) to customers on demand.

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud architecture overview, features and benefits
  • What is new in 4.0
  • Sample Service Provider use cases and deployment architectures
  • Technical demonstrations

April 2, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Videoscape Cloud DVR Solution

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • Cisco’s cloud strategy for virtualization and cloud orchestration technology allows you to automatically provision and elastically scale critical media functions for content recording, storage, and playback, offering greater deployment flexibility and agility than legacy systems.
  • You can transition from a device- or account-centric account management approach to one that enables authorization and personalization for multiple users under the same account. With Videoscape Control Suite, you will be able to adjust policies to upsell your subscribers with additional recording capabilities and service tiers, create personalized offers based on recording-driven recommendations, authenticate additional devices for recording playback, enable new functionality such as content download, and more.
  • Videoscape’s flexible media storage options enable you to optimize content storage and archiving using local recorder-based storage and object-based storage across public, private, and hybrid infrastructures.

April 9, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Cisco UCS Invicta Series

Cisco is evolving the Cisco Unified Computing System architecture. Solid-state memory is now integrated into the fabric computing domain to significantly accelerate application performance.

The holistic solution also means a simplified data center: Customers can provision computing, I/O, and solid-state memory capacity from a single management interface.

In this session, you will learn how your business can benefit from data acceleration. You will gain insight into the technology that underlies data acceleration and understand how the Cisco UCS architecture incorporates the unique Cisco UCS Invicta series products.

April 15, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Dynamic Advertising Management

TV advertising is evolving. With the move to TV everywhere and new technologies coming to market, service providers have an opportunity to increase their advertising revenues.

In this session we will present Cisco Videoscape Advertising Suite, which gives service providers the ability to better monetize multiscreen video services. It provides new tools to increase ad revenues, deliver more relevant ads over more channels, and increase the value of content and advertising inventory.

April 16, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Delivering on the Heterogeneous Network Promise

In this session, you will hear the latest information about the Cisco Small Cell solution, with a focus on best practices for deploying small cells in an enterprise. With more than 2 million small cells deployed around the world, Cisco will delve into the best practices it has learned from these deployments. Topics will include:

  • Business enablers of universal small cells for new revenue streams
  • The intelligent use of modular 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi radio technology to lower CapEx
  • Using both distributed and centralized SON to optimize network performance and lower OpEx
  • Utilizing flexible and secure mobile backhaul options that meet varying deployment needs

April 22, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time

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Building Layer 2 VPNs with Provider Backbone Bridging Ethernet VPN: Implementation and Use Cases

After a brief technical overview of PBB-EVPN, this session will focus on Cisco’s PBB-EVPN implementation. Through theory and live demonstrations, the session guides the audience on how to implement the technology, from design to configuration to troubleshooting. Lastly, the presentation examines current and planned functionality to facilitate migration strategies from existing VPLS brownfield deployments.


In this session you will learn the following concepts related to Cisco’s PBB-EVPN implementation:

  • Implementation highlights on Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco IOS-XR Software
  • Use cases and supported multihoming device/network access topologies
  • Control and data-plane handling
  • Main configuration tasks
  • EoMPLS/VPLS migration strategies

April 23, 2014

8-9am Pacific Time


Register for the April 23 Webcast


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