Cisco Active Network Abstraction

Complete Network Management

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Video Data Sheet

Next-Generation Network Management for Carrier-grade IP Networks (4:04 min)

Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA) provides service providers and other carrier-grade network operators with a comprehensive, network management solution for IP next-generation networks. ANA creates and maintains an accurate, "virtual" abstract model of the network in near real-time to:

  • Manage network elements, with support for all major Cisco service provider architectures
  • Manage networks and services with integrated network- and service-wide monitoring
  • Integrate with network management systems (NMSs/OSSs)


  • Single management application for the converged network
  • Virtual Network Elements device drivers both for Cisco and third party devices that provide fast, low-risk hardware support
  • Consistent and complete end-to-end topological view of the network
  • Reduced operating expenses for trouble tickets
  • Flexible and easily adaptable in different deployment scenarios
  • Cisco Network Management Jumpstart is a fast and easy-to-deploy, prepackaged solution that includes everything required for a predictable, low-risk network management implementation.

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Cisco Active Network Abstraction Webinar Series
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Cisco ANA Interactive Brochure
Interactive brochure that describes the benefits of ANA to service providers. (PDF - 1.0 MB) Adobe PDF file

Cisco ANA Developer Network
Learn more about developer resources to integrate and customize Cisco ANA.

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