Reports & Whitepapers

Routing & Switching

In this syndication we analyze use cases, deployment environments, technology developments, product offerings and uptake by service providers of products in multiple categories of the global market for IP/MPLS/Ethernet-based routing and switching products. ...

Jan. 30, 2020, 7:42 p.m.

Lenovo: Data Center Switch Solutions for Enterprise Data Centers
WHITEPAPER

ACG Research conducted an economic analysis of several leading vendors of DC switches for private datacenters. The analysis included the total cost of ownership for different DC switches over five yea ...

Jan. 31, 2020, 11:46 a.m.

Segment Routing: An ACG Research Whitepaper
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Service providers and large enterprises face stiff challenges: the network infrastructure and their operations are growing at tremendous pace and becoming complex. IP/MPLS networks have become operati ...

Jan. 31, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

Business Case Analysis: Ericsson Router 8801 Distributed Subscriber Management
WHITEPAPER

OTT traffic places huge demands on the backbone network. Three major trends are contributing to this: 1. Content moving towards 4K media streaming and requiring seven-times the bandwidth for each indi ...

Feb. 3, 2020, 5:21 p.m.

Disruption Propelling Massive Changes in Video Market
WHITEPAPER

Providers are responding to consumers’ demands by updating their networks, migrating to new technology and changing business modelsVideo distribution and consumption are going through a profound trans ...

March 28, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

Tunnel-Based versus Tunnel-Free SD-WAN
WHITEPAPER

With the emerging need to connect users to clouds, traditional WAN connectivity using leased lines and MPLS is falling short. Today, the services are everywhere, not just in enterprises’ data ce ...

April 2, 2020, 2:14 p.m.

Transforming the Service Provider Network
WHITEPAPER

Service providers have unique challenges  as they work to transform their networks and why choosing the right partner is critical to success. Read Lilian Offredo's white paper on this topic and l ...

April 2, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

Juniper Analyst Day Report: An ACG Market Impact
WHITEPAPER

Juniper Networks’ full commitment to virtualization of the network was clear at the NXTWORK 2015. Juniper introduced Cloud CPE, a fully automated end-to-end NFV solution to enable its customers to imp ...

April 2, 2020, 7:23 p.m.

CISCO NETWORK CONVERGENCE SYSTEM: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING
WHITEPAPER

Cisco Network Convergence System is a family of integrated packet routing and transport systems designed to help service providers capture their share of the Internet of Everything Value at Stake. NCS ...

April 2, 2020, 7:25 p.m.

Cisco’s Network Convergence System: Building the Foundation for the Internet of Everything
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Cisco Network Convergence System is a family of integrated packet routing and transport systems designed to help service providers capture their share of the Internet of Everything Value at Stake ...

April 2, 2020, 7:39 p.m.

BUSINESS CASE FOR JUNIPER NETWORKS VIRTUALIZED MOBILE CONTROL GATEWAY
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Mobile traffic growth is exploding in response to the worldwide uptake in smartphone sales. At the same time new types of smartphone applications, cloud computing, and machine to machine (M2M) communi ...

April 2, 2020, 7:55 p.m.

Business Cases for Brocade: Software-Defined Networking Use Cases
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Brocade has developed three SDN use cases built around an SDN controller and Brocade’s MLXe series routers that are compliant with the recommendations of the Open Networking Foundation. A ...

April 2, 2020, 7:57 p.m.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF CISCO’S ELASTIC CORE
WHITEPAPER

High traffic growth, service diversity, cloud services, escalation of service threats and low core utilization are creating challenges for service providers’ core networks. Although Cisco leads in mar ...

April 2, 2020, 8:09 p.m.

MX is the Future: Juniper’s Response to Service Providers' Economics
WHITEPAPER

Today’s networks are all about optimizing performance and realizing maximum revenue. Service providers need products and services that decrease complexity and integrate services on one platform. Junip ...

April 2, 2020, 8:13 p.m.

Cisco’s Vision for the Elastic Core
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High traffic growth, service diversity, cloud services, escalation of service threats and low core utilization are creating challenges for service providers’ core networks. Although Cisco leads in mar ...

April 2, 2020, 8:19 p.m.

DRIVING SCALE AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IN THE IP CORE
WHITEPAPER

The Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS core router provides an integrated P-Router and Label Switched Router solution with high port and slot density per chassis to deliver increased scale and higher efficiency ...

April 2, 2020, 8:28 p.m.

New Alcatel-Lucent Core Router Intensifies Competition
WHITEPAPER

Alcatel-Lucent announced a new family of core routers, the 7950 XRS. They provide an integrated P-Router and Label Switched Router (LSR) solution with high port and slot density per chassis to deliver ...

April 2, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

Business Case for the Cisco ASR 5500 Solution
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ACG analyzed the total cost of ownership of meeting requirements for scale and flexibility in the mobile multimedia core for the Cisco ASR 5500 and a leading competitor’s solution. The analysis found ...

April 2, 2020, 8:42 p.m.

JUNIPER NETWORKS QFABRIC: SCALING FOR THE MODERN DATA CENTER
WHITEPAPER

Data center traffic scale and volatility are growing in response to these data center changes. Traffic flow patterns are changing as well. In addition to the traditional flow of traffic from servers t ...

April 2, 2020, 8:46 p.m.

BUSINESS CASE FOR AUGMENTING A CORE IP/MPLS NETWORK WITH BROCADE ROUTERS: TCO ANALYSIS
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New services including video streaming, cloud services and mobile broadband are driving IP/MPLS core network traffic demand at annual rates of 35% to 85%.  At the same time service providers’ bus ...

April 2, 2020, 8:52 p.m.

Juniper Networks Universal Edge: Scaling for the New Network
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Bandwidth-intensive media content is dramatically increasing pressure on service providers’ and enterprises’ networks. Although demand is climbing, it is not generating increases in revenue; consequen ...

April 2, 2020, 8:54 p.m.

Ericsson Smart Services Router: Scaling the Control Plane
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Network bandwidth usage is growing at annual rates of 60 percent or more because of the rapid adoption of video and cloud services. Control plane traffic is increasing even more quickly as the Inter ...

April 2, 2020, 8:57 p.m.

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF JUNOSPHERE
WHITEPAPER

Service providers and large enterprises struggle to implement lab environments that emulate their operational networks. Reproducing the scale of the network is not feasible in a lab. Acquiring and mai ...

April 2, 2020, 9 p.m.

ASR9000 WITH CONVERGED SERVICES
WHITEPAPER

In a previous ASR9000 whitepaper ACG Research described the business case for scaling the next-generation network with the Cisco ASR 9000 System. This paper describes the extension of networ ...

April 2, 2020, 9:02 p.m.

Hyperconnectivity and the Mobile Data Challenge: Can Cisco’s MOVE Help Wireless Operators
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Data traffic is exploding on mobile networks, approximately doubling every year. Mobile operators must plan to profitably meet the ravenous appetites of their customers for data. Video now accounts fo ...

April 2, 2020, 9:05 p.m.

A Business Case for Scaling the Next-Generation Network with the Cisco ASR 9000 System
WHITEPAPER

That video makes up the majority (90%) of total consumer IP traffic and is quickly overtaking mobile data traffic is not new information, but the type of equipment that vendors are developing and how ...

April 2, 2020, 9:08 p.m.

A Business Case for Scaling the Next-Generation Network with the Cisco ASR 9000 System: Now with Converged Services
WHITEPAPER

Extending nV from the edge to access reduces total cost of ownership as compared to a leading competitor’s converged services solution. Integrated traffic analytics offer traffic generation and report ...

April 9, 2020, 4:12 p.m.

Total Cost of Ownership Study: Network Packet Brokers
WHITEPAPER

This study compares the total cost of ownership of hardware-based first-generation network visibility solutions with Brocade’s next generation network visibility architecture. Click here to view. Cli ...

April 9, 2020, 4:22 p.m.

Business Case for Open Data Center Architecture in Enterprise Private Cloud
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The Juniper Networks’ open data center infrastructure architecture was compared to a proprietary programmable architecture that requires simultaneous investment in a centralized controller and applica ...

April 9, 2020, 4:28 p.m.

Making the Business Case: Network Analytics for the New IP
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An analytics offloading use case conducted by ACG Research compares the total cost of ownership of Brocade’s architecture with two PMO alternative architectures. The Brocade architectur ...

April 9, 2020, 6:04 p.m.

NFV, KEY IOT ENABLER
WHITEPAPER

The proliferation of Internet of Things  end-points and the connectivity required for various verticals and solutions is exacerbating the profitability challenge for service providers and will co ...

March 28, 2020, 12:35 a.m.

Economic Comparison of a DriveNets Network with Traditional Router Networks
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Growth will primarily be driven by 4K/8K video, gaming services, and 5G mobile networks. In order to maintain or improve profit margins, service providers need a new approach to IP networking that wil ...