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Cisco Elastic Services Controller

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Overview

Business success is increasingly dictated by agility: the ability to respond quickly to change, bring new services to market quickly, and do all of this within an environment that is simple and inexpensive to operate. The Cisco® Elastic Services Controller (ESC) promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments.

Cisco ESC provides a single point of control to manage all aspects of VNF lifecycle for generic Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) in a dynamic environment. ESC brings advanced capabilities like VM and Service monitoring, auto-recovery and dynamic scaling. With standards-based interfaces and well-defined APIs you can control the full lifecycle all of your virtualized resources, whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, allowing you with choice for best of breed industry solutions.

Cisco ESC can help you fully capitalize on the virtualization revolution to deliver services faster and more efficiently, and give you the agility to quickly respond to changing business needs. Cisco ESC in combination with Cisco Network Service Orchestrator enabled by Tail-f, will manage complete VNF virtual machine as well as the network service life-cycle.

Cisco ESC integrates with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) using northbound NetConf-Yang Interface for complete NFV Orchestration. ESC is also core component in the Cisco Virtual Managed Services (VMS) solution.

 

Cisco Elastic Services Controller Architecture

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Cisco Elastic Services Controller - Key Advantages

  • Rapidly deploy new Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Open and Modular Virtual Network Functions Manager (VNFM) Architecture Conforming to ETSI NFV Framework
  • Support Cisco and 3rd party NFV Orchestrators (NETCONF / REST)
  • YANG Model Driven design for Declarative VNF Lifecycle Management
  • Supports Cisco and 3rd party VNFs
  • Abstracts VIM Complexity from Service Orchestration
  • Customizable for Faster Innovations

 

Gain Network Agility

Gain Network Agility

Promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments and offers comprehensive automated lifecycle management capabilities (PDF - 493 KB)

Simplify and Automate the Virtualized Environment

Simplify and Automate the Virtualized Environment

Respond quickly to change, bring new services to market quickly, and do all of this within an environment that is simple and inexpensive to operate (PDF - 645 KB)

High-Performance VNFs on Cisco NFV Infrastructure

High-Performance VNFs on Cisco NFV Infrastructure

Enables service providers network virtualization by making available high-performance virtual network functions (VNFs) PDF - 3.67 MB)

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