Cisco announces Layered Services Architecture (LSA), an enhancement to the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) enabled by Tail-f, for assisting service providers to support devices in their networks.
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Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index Forecast (2016-2021) says there will be more than 10 billion devices and connections by 2020. Service providers look for scalability and performance to manage devices in their networks.
Service providers can utilize Cisco NSO with LSA to manage over one million devices in their networks. Cisco NFV solutions are already supporting service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises.
NSO allows customers to create and change services using standardized service models without the need for custom coding or service disruption.
Cisco’s NSO automates more than 50 to 70 percent of customers’ operations workflow.
“Since its inception, NSO has helped our customers meet their customers’ changing demands, while driving revenue growth and reducing operational concerns when deploying and managing new services,” said Charles Stucki, vice president and general manager of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Business Unit, Cisco.
NSO’s partner ecosystem is backed by engagement of 45 trained Advanced Technology Provider Program (ATP) channel partners and multi-vendor support with over 100 Network Element Drivers (NEDs).
“We have progressed to a more virtualized and automated environment to efficiently deliver more services to our customers,” said Jared A. Martin, vice president, ITx Managed Services, TelePacific. “Cisco’s NSO has allowed us to develop, deploy and manage services to run smoothly in our virtual and physical environments.”
“Cisco NSO has been a critical enabler for Telstra on our path to building the next generation of network technologies on a purely SDN/NFV architecture,” said David Robertson, director Transport & Routing Engineering, Telstra.