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SDN for Service Providers

A more adaptable network at your command

With software-defined networking (SDN), you can more easily make your network automatically adjust to application needs. No more changing configurations across an endless number of devices. You gain an end-to-end network services view and can control your core assets more effectively. Build a network today for what your business needs tomorrow.

Gain more control over your network

Go faster

Improve applications and network interactions. Enforce policies in real time and respond faster to market demands.

Connect systems

Allow direct network control and support automation across multivendor systems. Automate your services delivery.

Extend management

Manage end-to-end services independent of the data-forwarding gear you use.

Make changes easily

Upgrade, replace, and scale products independently. Match business models to how you buy with flexible purchasing options.

What’s inside SDN for Service Providers

Cisco Evolved Services Platform

Automate your services delivery with this software suite.

Cisco Evolved Programmable Network

Deploy a highly secure infrastructure for network, computing, and storage.

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

This infrastructure offers policy-based automation across data center networks.


Transform you network architecture and operations.

Open Source

Free your technical talent to innovate and build on the innovation of others.

Featured content

SDN and network services

Discover more about our services automation and orchestration.

SDN and network infrastructure

Learn the details about our Evolved Programmable Network.

SDN and the data center

Learn about our policy-based automation across your data centers and cloud services.