Cisco IOS XR Flexible Consumption Model (FCM)

Pay-as-You-Grow model lowers upfront investment, simplifies network planning and accelerates ROI.

Flexible consumption model benefits

Reduce CapEx

Reduce upfront costs with the ability to add capacity on demand. Gain a predictable cost structure with feature upgrades as a software subscription.

Simplify operations

The Essentials Software and Advantage Software suites simplify license management while providing the carrier grade Cisco IOS XR Software feature set.

Maximize resource utilization

Share licenses network-wide with license pooling. This eliminates stranded capacity by using any available capacity to service demand spikes in the network.

Protect investment

Software portability provides investment protection by enabling porting of licenses to next-generation hardware.

FCM outcomes