We wrote recently how Cisco’s innovation machine is moving faster than ever – with the “x-speed” project that delivered several new platforms last year, including the NCS1000, NCS 5500, and enhancements to IOS XR, such as streaming telemetry, application hosting, and segment routing.

The Cisco NCS 5500 series is proving to be a big hit, for several reasons.

First of all, the IOS XR operating system has been running the backbone networks of many carriers for over a decade. It’s resilient, feature-rich with a full suite of both layer 2 and layer 3 protocols, and well operationalized.

Second, many carriers are trying to align with a software-centric, DevOps model of operations. New data-driven capabilities such as streaming telemetry enable service providers to optimize their network operations in ways that were impossible before.  Network programmability using native YANG models allows for unprecedented automation and efficiency.

And lastly, it’s proving to be remarkably adaptable to many applications. We’re seeing a number of customers seeking to transform their central offices to virtualized data centers, and NCS 5500 provides the scale, low power consumption, and software features they require. One recent design win has uncovered 16 different applications for the platform.

Hear from Kevin Wollenweber, Senior Director of Product Management about the NCS 5500.

To learn more about the Cisco NCS 55000 click here or contact your Cisco account team or authorized partner.


Greg Smith

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Cisco Solutions Marketing