Cisco ANA Carrier Ethernet for Service Activation
Source: Cisco Systems
As converged networks become more complex, fulfillment requirements become more complex, resulting in networks that can have hundreds of routers supporting many customers with unique configurations, growing, with customer identities that are constantly changing. Service providers cannot build a silo infrastructure dedicated just to mobile, VPN, or business customers. Next-generation networks must support a converged and multiservice infrastructure with a service fulfillment system that can support business VPN, data services, video, mobile backhaul, and messaging services. The Cisco Carrier Ethernet management solution includes a framework that allows separating key layers such as resource management and service creation with an eye to optimizing service provider business processes, enabling flexibility to support the acceleration of new services, and reducing costs when performing network changes or upgrades.