Are you looking to deliver an intelligent, dynamic and highly optimized programmable network where applications have control in how they explicitly traverse the end-to-end network?
If so, you have probably been watching the Application Engineered Routing story unfold since it was launched in March 2015. For those of you following this developing chapter in the end-to-end application control play book, you might have read the past few blogs by my colleague, Frederic Trate (here and here) or even watched Dave Ward, Cisco CTO and Chief Architect, present on engineering the network for applications on the main stage at MPLS World Congress 2015 earlier this year (see Featured Content). Read More »
Tags: AER, Agile, agility, Application Engineered Routing, automation, Cisco, Cisco Evolved Programmable Network, control, epn, esp, opex, ott, SDN, segment routing, SP, sr, wae, WAN Automation Engine, web
Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
For those, who read my previous blog, you surely want to know more about Application Engineered Routing. As Segment Routing sits at the very heart of Application Engineered Routing, let me start explaining how the former works.
I’m going to draw an analogy between how IP networks route data traffic and how the airline companies transport luggage. The point here is not to get into technical details; for those interested in the nitty-gritty of Segment Routing, I recommend reading the following white paper:
Let’s take the example of a piece of luggage, Read More »
Tags: AER, Application Engineered Routing, Cisco, Mike Thompson, SDN, segment routing, Service Provider, Tail-F, wae, WAN Automation Engine
By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
It’s not too late to meet us in Paris for arguably one of the most important technology innovation shows in all of Europe during 2015. If you’re delivering or planning to offer cloud services from an Evolved Programmable Network, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Industry technology leaders from every customer segment (enterprise, service provider, and web) and from leading technology vendors, including Cisco, a Platinum Sponsor this year, will participate and share information on MPLS, SDN, NFV and IPv6. Amazingly – this will all happen under one roof at the Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche. I’ll highlight some activities you don’t want to miss: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cloud VPN, EANTC, MAP-T, MPLS SDN World Congress, NFV, NFV SDN Summit, SDN, segment routing, Tail-F, v6 world congress, WAN Automation Engine
Project Illustrates How Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Work in Concert to Enhance How Networks are Designed, Operated, and Monetized
Last week, I blogged about some joint research with Cox Communications related to our Evolved Services Platform (ESP) and NFV efforts. Another collaborative took place at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) at their Cable-Tec Expo 14 event in Denver.
Loukas Paraschis, a Technology Solutions Architect at Cisco, co-wrote a paper (entitled SDN and NFV in Business Services) with Mazen Khaddam, Principal Lead Network Architect at Cox Atlanta.
The paper provides a comprehensive summary of Cisco’s SDN, NFV, and open source vision with the Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP). It specifically validates the service provider’s need for solutions that provide desired business outcomes for applications running across multiple domains (such as WAN and data center), and provides detailed use cases for the WAN Automation Engine (WAE).
The paper Read More »
Tags: cable-tec, cox communications, monetization, network functions virtualization, NFV, optimization, scte, SDN, softweare defined network, wae, WAN Automation Engine
In February we announced the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) as part of our Service Provider Cisco Open Networking Environment. The ESP consists of a service broker (a storefront for SP applications), a catalog of virtual functions (components of the offerings) and an orchestration engine, which is essentially the factory the produces the applications themselves.
One of the key functions of ESP’s orchestration engine is to automate, in real time, the operations of today’s complex multivendor physical and virtual infrastructure. This week we announced the WAN Automation Engine (WAE), which helps deliver this function for the wide area networks of our carrier operators, and enables them to deliver positive business outcomes for their end customers. Using WAE’s sophisticated predictive analytics and path computation, operators can now rapidly create new revenue generating services such as bandwidth calendaring for their end customers; this is not possible in many of their present modes of operation.
Those responsible for the “bottom line” in service providers will Read More »
Tags: esp, evolved services platform, Service Provider, WAN, WAN Automation Engine