Inside the DreamWorks: A look at the animation studio's powerful network

Inside the DreamWorks: A look at the animation studio
If you don’t know what DreamWorks is, you probably haven’t been to the movies for a couple decades. It’s a digital film studio that turns out critically acclaimed CGI animated movies like Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda, averaging about two a year since the turn of the century, and a major contributor to the cause of keeping kids occupied for a couple of hours.The creation of CGI movies is enormously demanding from a network standpoint. Animation and rendering require very low input latenc…
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What Cisco’s new programmable switches mean for you

What Cisco’s new programmable switches mean for you
To help ring in the 2017 New Year, CNN wanted to do a live shot from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, but had an issue: “They were concerned about being out at sea, would they have the ability to live-stream?” says Royal Caribbean’s CIO Mike Giresi.The answer was yes, and the live-shot went off without a hitch, in part because the ship’s Cisco network gear was programmable to prioritize the video trafficAs an early implementer, Royal Caribbean has found benefits from regarding Cisco’s programmabl…
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What is software-defined networking (SDN)?

What is software-defined networking (SDN)?
Network World | Jun 25, 2017 A graphical look at the technology behind software-defined networking. …
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State of the SDN market

State of the SDN market
Network World | Jun 25, 2017 A graphical look at the technology behind software-defined networking as well as the current SDN market. …
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What is intent-based networking?

What is intent-based networking?
Cisco this week jumped head first into the intent-based networking market, saying the technology that uses machine learning and advanced automation to control networks could be a “paradigm” shift in how networks are managed.But what exactly is intent based networking?+MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal +Gartner Research Vice President Andrew Lerner says intent-based networking systems (IBNS) are not new, and in fact the ideas behind IBNS have been…
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Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal
Scentsy, a $500 million manufacturer and seller of wickless candles, got an early look at what Cisco and some analysts are saying could be the next big thing in the network industry: Intent-based networking.“I think this could be a pretty big shift in terms of the paradigm of network management,” says Kevin Tompkins, network architect at the company. “We’re getting away from managing individual devices and into having a central, globally managed policy, all controlled from one place that pervad…
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Cisco's New Network Management

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Network World | Jun 20, 2017 Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking …
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Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market

Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market
For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster bandwidth 40 and 100 GbE switches, according to data from research firm IDC.IDC estimates that last year 10 GbE revenues stood at $6.15 billion, up from $5.44 billion in 2015. This year, IDC predicts 10 GbE switching revenues will fall to $5.94 billion.+MORE AT NETWORK W…
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10 GbE switches set to lose share this year as 40, 100 GbE switches gain traction

10 GbE switches set to lose share this year as 40, 100 GbE switches gain traction
For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster bandwidth 40 and 100 GbE switches, according to data from research firm IDC.IDC estimates that last year 10 GbE revenues stood at $6.15 billion, up from $5.44 billion in 2015. This year, IDC predicts 10 GbE switching revenues will fall to $5.94 billion.+MORE AT NETWORK W…
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Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

Nokia rolls out its first
With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six -- and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.Nokia predicts that by 2022, total internet traffic will reach 330 exabytes per month. (That's 330 million terabytes). For its part, Cisco forecasts it will grow at 24 percent per year from a ba…
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