Cisco Elastic Services
Controller (ESC) is a Virtual Network Functions Manager (VNFM), which performs
lifecycle management of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).
The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC)
promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in Network Function Virtualization
(NFV) environments - and offers comprehensive automated lifecycle management
capabilities. By design, Cisco ESC is built as an open and a modular system. It provides
a single point of control to manage all aspects of VNF lifecycle for generic virtual
network functions (VNFs) in a dynamic environment. Drawing on industry standards and
open APIs, you can control the full lifecycle of all of your virtualized resources,
whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, allowing you to choose best-of-breed industry
As part of the Cisco Orchestration Suite, ESC is packaged with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), and available within Cisco Solutions such as Virtual Managed Services (vMS).
As a standalone product, ESC is available as a Virtual Network Function Manager bundled with several Cisco VNFs such as VPN, vRouter and many others.
Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM)
ESC supports lifecycle management of VNF on OpenStack and VMware vCenter. For more details, see the Installation Scenarios chapter in the Cisco Elastic Services Controller Install and Upgrade Guide.
Features in Cisco ESC
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