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Cisco and Intel have partnered for over a decade not just on constructing products but also working together in open standards and open source. Our true partnership derives from how Cisco products consume Intel innovation and our joint focus/contributions to open source components that push the ultimate value in NFV forward - service creation.

Cisco Open Network Architecture, Elastic, Application-Centric Architecture

Telecommunications are evolving: new opportunities are appearing and becoming concrete. Service Providers today face a challenging but very interesting scenario. To stay competitive, they need to do more than just re-engineer their networks. Service providers need to rethink how they engage with their customers to meet their business needs and the key success factors are:

Agility Velocity Flexibility Innovative Value Proposition Cost Optimization

The Cisco Open Network Architecture can help you achieve these objectives. It uses software-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), open APIs, and advanced orchestration capabilities.

Cisco Open Network Architecture
Cisco Open Network Architecture

Cisco Open Network Architecture is built upon the innovative, open, and programmable capabilities and interactions between these complementary platforms:

Cisco Applications and Services Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP) Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

Applications and Services

The Cisco Open Network Architecture is an industry leading service enablement platform. But Cisco also provides many applications and services that our Service Provider, Enterprise, and Small/Medium business customers use every day to make their businesses more successful.

Examples of these Services include:

Virtualized Managed Services Cisco InterCloud Services Cisco Cloud Collaboration Analytics VoLTE VoWi-Fi CloudVPN …and many more

Cisco’s Evolved Services Platform and Evolved Programmable Network layers provide the Automation, Orchestration and Dynamic capabilities to quickly create and modify services without physically touching the network topology.

Evolved Services Platform (ESP)

ESP is comprehensive, modular, unified virtualization and orchestration software platform. Working in conjunction with the EPN via bi-directional open APIs, it can help you automate and orchestrate both applications and network services in real time.

Accelerate your time to revenue Reduce operational costs Deploy new services at web speed Transform your business, and those of your customers Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

The EPN is the programmable, physical and virtual network infrastructure that includes Compute, Network and Storage. This layer spans the customer premise through the wide area network and into the data center where the services reside. EPN extends new capabilities across multivendor and legacy elements, so you can:

Simplify the network Reduce costs Boost revenues Realize the true value of the underlying network

Part of the EPN designed specifically for data center is the Application Centric infrastructure (ACI).

ACI extends centralized automation and policy-focused application profiles into the data center domain. It improves software flexibility with hardware performance and scalability across an open, multivendor ecosystem of physical and virtual infrastructure elements.

With Cisco ACI you can:

Automate provisioning and resource management with an application-focused policy model Centralize visibility with real-time application health monitoring Improve flexibility for development and operations teams with open software and ecosystem partner integration Scale performance and multi-tenancy in hardware Doing it right for you and your customers

Employing SDN and NFV technologies will improve functionality, flexibility, and business agility. It will support higher-performing applications and better use of your network assets. Combining the complementary Cisco platforms above, you can optimize business value from SDN and NFV in an open multivendor ecosystem. You can reduce risk and complexity, and achieve your primary business outcomes: making money and saving money.


Innovative modules based on the Cisco Evolved Services Platform provide you with prepackaged solutions. You can deploy them in minutes and scale elastically as your business needs dictate. These modules combine the required software, optional hardware, and advanced services to support an open, agile, an application-centric infrastructure.

Collect and derive untapped business value with rich real-time and long-term analytics. Engage with your customers in new ways, allowing them to add network services.

Multiscreen Cloud DVR

With Multiscreen Cloud DVR you can scale and accelerate the delivery of any type of content, over any network to any device, removing the need for a physical DVR in a customer's home.

Premium Mobile Broadband

Premium Mobile Broadband helps you deploy a high-performance private wireless network with consistent low latency. It provides a transparent handoff between licensed and unlicensed small cells at up to 45 percent cost savings.

Virtual Managed Services

Use Virtual Managed Services to rapidly create and automate the self-service, cloud-based delivery of managed network, mobility, and security services. Operating costs are reduced up to 65 percent.