NSO provides a robust bridge linking network automation and orchestration tools with the underlying physical and virtual infrastructure. It includes a rich set of northbound software interfaces and APIs that allow straightforward northbound integration. An extensible southbound device abstraction layer means NSO works with multiple vendors and multiple technology domains.
NSO is trusted technology in production at large enterprises and service providers. In fact, the world's top 10 service providers use NSO.
Sophisticated device abstraction capabilities enable you to automate a wide variety of Cisco and third-party devices, tools, and services.
Your workflows and processes span technology boundaries and your automation tooling should do the same. NSO can automate across technology domains and coordinate domain-specific controllers.
A wide array of APIs and software interfaces help to simplify integration with OSS/BSS, DevOps toolchains, CI/CD pipelines, and other tools and scripting.
NSO is the anchor for a collection of technologies, partners, and solutions that you can draw from to meet your unique needs.
The core NSO product is a powerful, flexible, extensible toolbox for network automation and orchestration needs.
Core Function Packs extend the functionality of NSO to address specific needs such as VNF orchestration, SD-WAN networking, or cloud collaboration.
Third-party solutions build upon and augment NSO capabilities in areas like workflow and assurance.
Standalone automation and orchestration solutions take advantage of NSO technologies.
- Gorken Yigit, Research Analyst, Analysys Mason
- Glen Ragoonanan, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason
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- Sadahiro Sato, VP of ICT Innovation, SoftBank
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Dive into developer resources organized by topic and watch this year’s Developer Days sessions.
Tune in for a discussion on reasons why automation isn’t more pervasive and additional related topics.
Learn how to map out your organization’s automation journey along with what tools and technologies are needed for a comprehensive strategy.
Learn about 5G network slicing plus related architecture options and industry standards from new research by Analysis Mason.
Discover how your IT organization can drive a successful automation pipeline by establishing a network source of truth plus key attributes it should have.
Discover the findings of a new ACG Research study on ROI and TCO benefits of network automation and orchestration for service providers.
Cisco NSO serves an important role in your DevOps strategy by acting as a bridge between your toolchain and the underling infrastructure you need to control. This white paper explores how NSO ingrates into and strengthens your DevOps toolchain.
NSO is an integral component of the Cisco Crosswork Network Automation solution for service providers. Crosswork enables service providers to proactively manage their end-to-end networks, with a suite of machine-learning, intent-based and closed-loop solutions to ensure faster innovation, extraordinary customer experiences, and operational excellence.
Services made simple. Built on NSO, Cisco Managed Services Accelerator (MSX) is a multi-tenant, multi-service, multi-vendor, service creation and delivery platform that helps managed service providers quickly, easily, and cost-effectively develop and deliver managed services to business customers.