Service Provider

Transforming Business Through Innovation

Transform your business. Improve the way you create and deliver services. Evolve to a more open, elastic, and application-centric infrastructure.  Using the Cisco strategy for service providers, you can take full advantage of your untapped network value, improve business agility, and simplify operations.  At the same time, you can set the stage for new business models, revenues, and profits.

The Cisco architecture for service providers is designed to help you take advantage of software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), open source software, and more. This architecture is based on integration of and bi-directional interactions across the SDN functional layers:

  • Applications
  • Management, orchestration, automation, and policy
  • Physical and virtual infrastructure

Cisco SDN and NFV offerings for service providers are built upon the innovative, open, and programmable capabilities and interactions between these complementary platforms:

Evolved Services Platform

ESP is comprehensive, modular, unified virtualization and orchestration software platform that can help you:

  • Accelerate your time to revenue
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Deploy new services at web speed
  • Transform your business, and those of your customers
Cisco Open, Elastic, Application-Centric Architecture

Evolved Programmable Network

Working in conjunction with the ESP via bi-directional open APIs, the Evolved Programmable Network can help you automate and orchestrate both applications and network services in real time. It extends new capabilities across multivendor and legacy elements, so you can:

  • Simplify the network
  • Reduce costs
  • Boost revenues
  • Realize the true value of the underlying network

Application Centric infrastructure

ACI extends centralized automation and policy-focused application profiles into the data center domain. It improves software flexibility with hardware performance and scalability across an open, multivendor ecosystem of physical and virtual infrastructure elements.

With Cisco ACI you can:

  • Automate provisioning and resource management with an application-focused policy model
  • Centralize visibility with real-time application health monitoring
  • Improve flexibility for development and operations teams with open software and ecosystem partner integration
  • Scale performance and multi-tenancy in hardware

Done right, employing SDN and NFV technologies will improve functionality, flexibility, and business agility. It will support higher-performing applications and better use of your network assets. Combining the complementary Cisco platforms above, you can optimize business value from SDN and NFV in an open multivendor ecosystem. You can reduce risk and complexity, and achieve your primary business outcomes: making money and saving money.

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Achieve Better Business Outcomes

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