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With a rapidly increasing number of people, devices, machines and sensors coming online across the Internet of Everything (IoE), service providers require new capabilities to lead in the delivery of value-added, cloud-based services and applications. Open, elastic and extensible, the Cisco ESP is result of several years of engineering development oriented around the three main tenets of the
The network is increasingly becoming virtualized and virtualization is increasingly becoming networked;
Virtualization needs to work as an integrated extension of the physical infrastructure; and
Virtualization shouldn't be limited to a function but rather placed throughout the whole architecture.
The Cisco ESP works with the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) and is designed to enable service providers to accelerate the delivery of innovative new services, increase revenues by offering consistent and differentiated experiences, and decrease operational expenses by optimizing existing network infrastructures.
'Service providers success is dependent on providing a consistent experience, agility to roll out new services and the ease at which these services can be ordered, automated, managed and delivered,' said
Introducing the Cisco Evolved Services Platform
The Cisco ESP is a comprehensive unified virtualization and orchestration software platform that creates, automates and provisions services in real time, across compute, storage and network functions, to deliver desired business outcomes for applications running across multiple domains. Residing between the application and Cisco EPN layers of the architecture, the Cisco ESP enables service providers to deliver the right type of experience for each customer need, regardless of how they are connected to the network (e.g., fixed, mobile, Wi-Fi).
The primary characteristics of the Cisco ESP virtualization and orchestration software platform are:
Open: Cisco ESP is multi-vendor and based on open standards and incorporating Openstack and Open Daylight (SDN) protocol suite, it is fully compliant with ETSI NfV MANO, 3GPP and more. With interoperation of third-party software, Cisco ESP works with
Extensible: Cisco ESP offers the most comprehensive broad set of capabilities with more on the way and spanning across the entire service provider architecture - cloud, video, mobile and fixed - to provide service providers greater means to optimize their networks or create, automate the creation of new services as the business needs dictate.
Elastic: Cisco ESP allows service providers to seamlessly and dynamically scale their existing services while also dramatically accelerating deployment of new services and network functions. Resources are harnessed in an automated way when and where they are needed to enable providers deliver 'On Demand' offerings at web speed.
Two Service Modules
While there are many residential, business, and mobile solutions that can be created from
Video: Cisco Videoscape Cloud DVR Solution - cloud-driven video recording with capture and storage in the cloud instead of the end device. Consumers can restart shows, catch up on past programs, and play back digital video recorder-captured content from anywhere, on any screen. For the service provider, it enables new multi-screen offers. It is currently deployed in a major North American video operator.
Mobility: Cisco Virtualized Mobile Internet - New virtualized mobile services, such as sponsored data, where the content provider pays to deliver data to the user, provide new revenue opportunities for service providers. Such capabilities are now possible in an even broader use case with the introduction of the Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core (vPC), the Cisco Virtual Gi-LAN capabilities and the Cisco Quantum Services Bus. It is currently in trials at
Simplifying How Service Providers Do Business with
Continuing its customer-centric approach,
Virtual Functions: Individual virtual functions may be purchased independently as a separate module and run in a network over general computing (e.g., hardware independent and hypervisor independent).
Orchestrated: Virtualized functions and orchestration, which enables the benefits of the all the different capabilities to work in a 'networked' or 'service chaining' approach to deliver expanded functionality and address even wider market opportunities.
Pod: Virtualized service functions combined with orchestration and a hardware package-implementation in a Pod approach-
'As a Service': A model where complete service offers that include virtualized service functions combined with orchestration and delivered through a hosted or third-party cloud for faster time-to-market, using a pay-as-you-go model.
Service Providers Are Moving Forward
Global service providers are recognizing the importance of using intelligent, virtualized networks that efficiently deliver new experiences and expand revenue opportunities.
'Virtualization is a key area of interest for
'Virtualization is important to DT as we look into the evolution of our network and IT infrastructure, and we are glad to see
'We are using Cisco MATE's capacity planning in our multivendor network to great benefit in guaranteeing customer satisfaction while building our network at the right pace. At the same time, we are working with
'Increasing our ability to innovate and reducing operating expenditure were key factors driving our decision to investigate the real world benefits of software defined networking. We selected
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