Deliver high-quality services faster and more easily through network automation. Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) is industry-leading software for automating services across traditional and virtualized networks. Use NSO to add, change, and delete services without disrupting overall service, and help ensure that services are delivered in real time.
NSO is now free to download for non-production use! Download NSO to evaluate and learn how to automate your network and orchestrate your services using NETCONF and YANG today.
"Cisco's model-driven approach to network automation and service orchestration is enabling Orange to drastically speed delivery of services across our entire lifecycles."Christian Gacon, VP of Wireline Networks and Infrastructure, OrangeRead news release
"Equinix accelerated its cloud aspirations by using Cisco NSO for self-provisioning of its Cloud Exchange service."Gorken Yigit, Research Analyst, Analysys Mason - Glen Ragoonanan, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason Read case study
"Cisco Open Network architecture has enabled us to dramatically increase our ability to provide a highly responsive customer experience. The flexibility and open nature of the Cisco solution will equip us with the tools to innovate new services at a rapid pace and keep ahead of our competition."Sadahiro Sato, VP of ICT Innovation, SoftBank Read case study
"NSO’s model-driven approach to network automation and service orchestration is enabling Telstra to improve network service outcomes for our customers. Our deployment of NSO is providing our customers with new levels of quality services faster."David Robertson, Director for Network Transport & Routing Engineering, Telstra Read case study Read news release
Cisco® Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) enabled by Tail-f® is a model driven (YANG) platform for automating your network orchestration. It supports multi-vendor networks through a rich variety of Network Element Drivers (NEDs).
NSO supports the process of validating, implementing and abstracting your network config and network services, providing support for the entire transformation into intent based networking.
With the introduction of NSO 5, Service Providers can accelerate revenue-generating services with automated, self-service, and on-demand provisioning in even the largest multi-vendor networks at over 100K+ devices and beyond.
NSO 5 continues the proven history Cisco’s Network Service Orchestrator, the most trusted orchestration solution in the market with over eight years of hardening in over 100 production networks across the globe. Now with an enhanced NED Builder tool which empowers customers to be able to create their own element drivers beyond the existing 1777 existing non-Cisco vendors – ensuring independence Cisco to connect even more effectively across multi-vendor networks.
NSO orchestrates the lifecycle of network related service: development, deployment, and activation. Create, modify, repair, and delete services on-demand. Download White Paper
Orchestrate the lifecycle of a virtual service - create, modify, repair and delete virtualized services on customer demand, within minutes or seconds. Manage and configure the Virtual Network Function (VNF) that makes up the virtual service and how they are chained together. Control a VNF Manager such as Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) and Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIMs) including OpenStack and vSphere with the NFV Orchestrator (NFVO) NSO Package.
Network device turn up, configuration, and capability management is handled by an NSO onboard device manager. This reduces manual efforts to manage network elements and lowers risk of errors. Cisco and third-party physical or virtual devices are managed through the device abstraction layer using NEDs (Network Element Drivers).
NSO ensures the network is correctly configured and device configurations conform to network-wide rules. Utilizing templates matching “golden configs” for various device types and roles, NSO audits a device’s most recent running config against corresponding template – any deviations are flagged for correction.
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Single interface for all network devices
Multi-vendor abstraction through NED (Network Element Drivers)
Network wide device configuration data-store
Network wide CLI (Command Line) interface
Template and compliance reporting
Model-driven service and device definition framework
YANG model-driven architecture
Developers tools (Multi-Vendor Network Simulator) and SDK content, Java or Python for programmatic mapping
Package and versioning management
Central API for network services
Service lifecycle management
Service CRUD (Create, Redeploy, Update and Delete)
Transactional and model-driven approach
Management of physical and virtual applications
Capable of VM orchestration and VM lifecycle management
VM bootstrapping and day-0 bring up capabilities
VM day N configuration management for service orchestration