Cisco emerged as the one of the biggest winner at the Telecom Asia’s 11th Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards, winning three categories – Cloud Innovation of the Year, for Cisco Managed Services Accelerator; Data Center Innovation of the Year, for Cisco Network Assurance Engine; and NFV Innovation of the Year, for Cisco Network Services Orchestrator. The annual awards ceremony held at The Mira Hong Kong on 28 November 2018, recognized the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from the Asia-Pacific region. These wins are testament to Cisco’s industry-leading innovation for our Service Provider customers, as voted by them.
Cisco was recognized by Telecom Asia as a leader in innovation in three key business growth areas – Cloud, Data Center and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Cisco’s Managed Services Accelerator (MSX), formerly known as Cisco Virtual Managed Services, was awarded Cloud Innovation of the Year. Cisco MSX is a service creation platform that helps managed service providers quickly and easily create and deliver managed network, security, and business services to enterprise customers. Using Cisco MSX, service providers have created entirely new services from scratch and leveraged pre-built service packs like SD-WAN and SD-Branch from us. Cisco MSX gets up and running with minimal integration time and costs, offering an unlimited range of services based on both virtual and physical network functions from both Cisco and our third-party vendors.
The Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) was awarded Data Center Innovation of the Year for transforming operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model. Built on our patented network verification technology, Cisco NAE is the most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness. This gives operators the confidence that their network is always operating consistent with intent.
For the second consecutive year, we won the NFV Innovation of the Year award for the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO). As one of our customers in the region has recently experienced, our NFV portfolio enables the automation and integration of component functions. This optimized their operations and enabled greater business agility for the development of new services such as helping small and medium enterprises with ICT Cloud Computing.
We look forward to driving more innovation and growth for our customers through partnerships like this. By helping service providers to embrace virtualization, choose automation, simplify and employ programmability, we are here to transform their business into a fast, nimble organization that is able to address their digital future. These wins are a testament to Cisco’s leadership in 5G technologies that will help service providers address their most pressing priorities of service providers: speed, efficiency, growth, and security.