For those of you familiar with the movie “This is Spinal Tap” the volume on SDN has been turned up to 11 for some time. However, too much of the sound is around the technology and not on the benefits to network operators. In fact, Cisco views SDN technology and our Open Network Environment (ONE) as an opportunity for service providers to monetize and optimize their existing assets. In other words – leverage existing investments as much as possible and build SDN and programmatic Cisco ONE capabilities on top of them.
Some of the many benefits are the big decrease in time it takes to deploy new services – from months down to minutes -- and significant optimization will be enabled through the use of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), which operators may use to deploy interoperable network services solutions based on high volume industry standard servers.
Hear more about this from Cisco’s Sanjeev Mervana, Senior Director who shares his insights on SDN technology and our adaptable Cisco ONE frameworks from the recent MPLS and Ethernet World Congress in Paris: