Guest blog by Alison O’Brien, Marketing Manager
Following-up on the recent successful announcement of the Evolved Programmable Network Manager application (EPN Manager), we caught up with JL Valente, Vice President of Product Management for Cisco’s Cloud and Virtualization Group. He shared his thoughts on how EPN Manager can be used to manage converged, packet optimized optical transport and Carrier Ethernet networks, as well as enable organizations to address key business initiatives, including:
- Improving business agility (and responsiveness) to market changes and transitions such as explosive traffic growth, packet optical network convergence and new business models prompted by over-the-top (OTT) entrants
- Simplifying the overall approach to business operations by eliminating complex management systems and error-prone manual processes
- More efficiently managing the time and manpower required to support daily network management tasks such as network provisioning, troubleshooting, and proactive network assurance.
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Tags: agility, cloud, EPN Manager, esp, evolved programmable network, evolved services platform, JL Valente, management, Service Provider, simplicity
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