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Prepare for the Future
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution provides a single common infrastructure that lets you cut costs, optimize resource use, and deliver a secure virtual experience across your entire service portfolio.
This solution lets you meet growing demand for services that are more collaborative, more personal, and more visual. You will also meet customers’ expectations for agile services that provide greater value in a globalized environment.
See our interactive tool, Cisco Unified Service Delivery - A Visual Overview to find out about service provider data center virtualization and intelligent networks and how to apply them to your service portfolio.
Provide More Services at Lower Cost
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution lets you provide many new services that deliver unique, high-quality customer experiences. At the same time, this solution also improves capital and operational efficiencies.
Unify Service Delivery
The Cisco service provider architecture, Cisco IP NGN outlines and provides a vision to address significant industry transitions:
To help service providers be successful in such transitions, the Cisco Unified Service Delivery provides a new approach that transforms service delivery. It combines the power of an intelligent network with the power of service provider data center virtualization and unified computing to link users with applications in optimal ways. It provides service delivery infrastructure for central offices, video head offices, video serving offices, and data centers.
The Unified Service Delivery solution lets you unify service delivery across these areas:
Data Center Elements: Overlays on a Baseline
The data center in Cisco Unified Service Delivery consists of one or more overlays on a generic baseline architecture. Each overlay is specific to a service that a provider deploys.
As a provider, you can combine any number of overlays to create “personalities” for Cisco Unified Service Delivery. For instance, you can combine overlays for streaming video, broadcast video, and video on demand (VoD) to create a media data center. Or you can combine overlays consisting of templates for hosting service and cloud computing to create an enterprise IT services data center. You can combine overlays spanning both consumer and residential services to create a true multiservice data center.
To learn more about the baseline architecture and service overlays for the Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution, see the Cisco Unified Service Delivery At-a-Glance document.
Infrastructure as a Service
Many service providers now place top priority on entering the market for cloud computing services. Some providers start with “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) offerings (also called “virtual infrastructure hosting” services) that enable customers to run workloads on the provider’s infrastructure.
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution lets you quickly deploy a technology foundation for creating and delivering IaaS services. This foundation not only helps you bring cloud computing services to market quickly, it also provides a foundation for other services or for new services that emerge as the cloud computing market evolves.
To learn more about how to use the Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution to create a flexible, secure, and economical platform for delivering cloud computing services, see the Solution Overview on Cisco Unified Service Delivery and Cloud Computing Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
Integration of Video and Other Media
The past decade of innovation in networking has generated both business and residential demand for media-rich services. To meet that demand, service providers must integrate video and other media into increasingly robust service portfolios.
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution provides an infrastructure for delivering video and other media in new and unique ways. It also provides a common technology platform that you can use to deliver video and other media, simplifying the integration of media into existing services.
Collaboration and Communication Services
Communications infrastructure continues to grow worldwide. That growth generates demand for services that facilitate communication and collaboration over greater and greater distances. Delivering such services transparently can require complicated integration of multiple platforms.
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution offers a flexible, virtualized infrastructure that reduces deployment costs and integrates the many elements of collaboration and communication services.
Cisco Unified Service Delivery Products
These data center virtualization and intelligent network products form the foundation for an expanded array of services that transform service delivery.
Unified Networking Fabric Products
Application Services and Security Products
Unified Computing Products
Interconnect, Peering, and Internet Edge Products