Cisco announced "three significant enhancements to the Cisco® Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) portfolio, an open, elastic, and application-centric network infrastructure framework that enables service providers to accelerate time to revenue while reducing the costs of deploying new services. The new technologies include:
Application Engineered Routing (here)
- Cisco Application Engineered Routing - By enabling applications to communicate directly with the network, service providers can improve the quality of the customer experience and simplify network operations.
With the introduction of Cisco Application Engineered Routing, Cisco is the first in the industry to build an agile service-creation environment, combining the capabilities of open, standards-based Segment Routing with software-defined-networking (SDN). This end-to-end solution drives new levels of programmability, allowing service providers to reduce operational costs and drive incremental revenue with on-demand latency, bandwidth and availability capabilities.
John Leddy, VP of Network Strategy, Comcast said: “Comcast’s Converged Network is the strategic platform for delivering our Internet, Video, Voice, and Business products. As new advanced services are developed leveraging technologies like; Cloud and NFV, our network needs to simplify, scale and become extensible. We see IPv6 and Segment Routing as major elements in the evolution of the network. The ability of the network to support, not impede the innovation occurring in software and services, will be a major step forward.”
- Cisco IOS XRv 9000 Virtual Router
- High-density 100GE line cards for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series
See "Cisco Adds New Application-Centric Capabilities to Service Provider Networking Portfolio" - here.