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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ixia’s Application Performance & Security Resiliency Value Proposition: An ACG HotSeat

Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research and Bethany Mayer, CEO of Ixia, discuss the company’s new business strategy and how it is focused on two key value propositions: application performance and security resiliency. Ixia’s value proposition is targeted to three key segments: network equipment manufacturers, carriers and service providers, both telcos and cloud providers, and enterprises. 

Listen to Bethany discuss Ixia’s value proposition and how it is applied during predeployment or in the operational network across the entire infrastructure and in the devices in the infrastructure so that customers achieve the security that they want and expect in their applications and across their infrastructure.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Time Is Now for NFV

Traditional network architectures based upon purpose-built network appliances and the resulting complex manual and proprietary systems interfaces used to support a rapidly increasing diversity of network appliances have been identified as the root causes of high-cost, poor capacity scaling, and long deployment and innovation cycles. This is affecting the sustainability of network operators’ business models. As a result, network operators have launched their NFV initiatives to overcome the limitations of traditional network architecture. NFV is explicitly designed to reduce cost, and increase network scalability and agility. 

ACG’s whitepaper shows that the common platform approach is uniquely able to support a sustainable business model through implementation of NFV and that appliance-based and NFV custom vertical software stack approaches are likely to fail.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Increasing Business Agility through Layered Orchestration: An ACG HotSeat Video with Gee Rittenhouse, Cisco

Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, interviews Gee Rittenhouse, SVP, Cloud and Virtualization Group at Cisco. They discuss why Cisco has divided orchestration into two layers: one southbound facing layer, focusing on orchestrating physical and virtual network infrastructure and services, and the other northbound facing layer, focusing on customers and around business processes. They discuss how Cisco’s layered approach to orchestration uniquely addresses the top three requirements of the industry and providers: business agility, operational simplification and automation. To achieve and significantly accelerate these requirements, there must be a clear decoupling of the service from the infrastructure, a dramatic change from today’s tight coupling of infrastructure and services.

Listen to how Cisco’s approach drives business agility to new levels.

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