Automation and orchestration can bring a significant benefits to service providers as they seek to reduce costs and improve revenue.
Network management teams are facing unprecedented change because service providers are under pressure from their enterprise customers to deliver and support more agile service offerings. Traditional network operation processes tend to focus on internal processes rather than directly customer-driven requests. Service providers are looking to update their technology platforms to deliver services in a more efficient manner as well as to improve customer responsiveness.
Traditional network operation processes tend to focus on internal processes rather than directly customer-driven requests. Service providers are looking to update their technology platforms to deliver services in a more efficient manner as well as to improve customer responsiveness. However, efforts to introduce automation and agility in network operations are often limited by the installed base of legacy network management tools and techniques. This can pose a liability in today’s competitive environment, where mobility, IoT, and cloud investments depend on diverse, dynamic, and distributed network architectures.
Applying model-based abstraction technologies to the management of virtualized networks is emerging as the preferred alternative to traditional means of network operations and service provisioning, according to a research survey by IDC sponsored by Cisco Systems.
Network modeling technologies such as NETCONF and YANG offer a new means of tackling primary customer business challenges and delivering improved business outcomes. IDC found that Service Provider innovators are increasingly adopting this new approach toward automation of network management and service provisioning to increase operational agility and scalability and better allow for customer-focused innovation.
Learn how service providers are turning to model-based automation and agility approaches to network management to reduce operational and deliver services more quickly in this special white paper from IDC and webinar. This unique research yields new insights on the level of acceptance and impact of model-based network management approaches, as well, as recommendations for how SPs can position themselves for success by adopting model based automation and agility approaches to network management.
John Malzahn leads product marketing for Cisco’s Cloud and Virtualization Solutions team. He is responsible for driving marketing activities for Cisco’s Cloud, NFV, and Orchestration solutions in the telecommunications service provider and enterprise segments worldwide.