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Business Case for Cisco Evolved Services Platform and NFV

 
 

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Executive Summary 
New services are driving strong traffic growth as well as creating demand for 
service  personalization  and  novel  consumption  pricing  models.  Network 
operators  usually  have  built  their  infrastructures  separately  by  service  with 
purpose‐built solutions, creating large, complex networks that can slow service 
innovation  and  add  cost.  This  can  hinder  operators  in  capturing  market 
opportunities  as  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications,  and  services 
decrease  and  as  OTT  and  cloud  service  providers  rapidly  introduce  new 
services and business models. 
 
Network  Function  Virtualization  (NFV),  a  network  operator  driven  initiative, 
aims to control costs and accelerate revenue growth by leveraging standard IT 
virtualization  and  orchestration  technologies  to  consolidate  network 
equipment  functions  onto  industry‐standard  high‐volume  servers,  switches 
and storage. 
 
Cisco  Evolved  Services  Platform  provides  a  comprehensive  multivendor  NFV 
solution that is based upon open standards and APIs. It is extensible by offering 
comprehensive  modular  capabilities  that  span  the  entire  network  operator 
architecture:  cloud,  video,  mobile  and  fixed.  It  is  elastic;  it  seamlessly  and 
dynamically  scales  services  and  resources  whenever  and  wherever  they  are 
needed.  Cisco’s  NFV  portfolio  has  the  most  extensive  set  of  virtual  network 
functions  available  on  the  market.  The  Cisco  solution  is  offered  through  four 
alternative purchasing models that allow operators to fit the NFV solutions to 
their tolerance for implementation, operational and financial risk. 
 
Two use cases illustrate the breadth of the Cisco Evolved Services Platform and 
NFV solution: 1) Virtual premium mobile broadband virtualizes all elements of 
a  secure,  reliable,  and  private  mobile  Internet  system;  2)  multiscreen  cloud 
DVR provides a multiscreen cloud DVR alternative to physical DVRs located in 
the home.  
 
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KEY FINDINGS 
 

Cisco  Evolved  Services 
Platform  provides  a 
comprehensive 
NFV 
solution  that  reduces 
TCO  and  spurs  revenue 
growth.  In  a  study  of 
two  use  cases  Evolved 
Services 
Platform 
compared 
to 
the 
present 
mode 
of 
operations has: 
 
 43% TCO savings for 
EPC  function  and 
44% TCO savings for 
the  Gi‐LAN  function 
for  virtual  premium 
mobile broadband 
 
 15%  TCO  savings 
and  7%  greater 
revenue 
for 
multiscreen  cloud 
DVR 
 
 

Introduction 
 
Demand for cloud, video streaming, social networking, and mobile broadband services is not only driving 
traffic  growth  but  new  expectations  for  service  personalization  and  consumption  pricing  models. 
Network  operators  have  been  employing  a  large  and  increasing  variety  of  purpose‐built  network 
equipment  to  deliver  new  services,  fulfill  personalization  expectations  and  implement  consumption 
pricing models. This approach is pushing up costs to house, power and operate the network equipment 
as  well  as  the  costs  to  design,  integrate  and  deploy  the  large  variety  of  equipment.  Cost  pressure  is 
being  further  compounded  by  shorter  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications  and  services.  Costs, 
consequently,  are  not  scaling  well  with  traffic  growth  and  are  inhibiting  timely  and  profitable  service 
innovation. 
 
Network  operators’  business  models  are  further  threatened  by  slow  revenue  growth  that  is  lagging 
behind  cost  increases.  Long  time  to  market  for  new  services  is  caused  by  the  complexity  to  design, 
integrate  and  deploy  purpose‐built  network  equipment  and  the  difficulty  purpose‐built  network 
equipment  causes  in  developing  innovative  and  differentiated  services.  Revenue  growth  is  further 
retarded by lengthy sell and fulfill cycles because of the complexity of configuring purpose‐built network 
equipment.  Purpose‐built  network  equipment,  therefore,  is  harming  network  operators’  ability  to 
profitably  exploit  strong  demand  growth,  meet  new  customer  expectations  and  respond  to  new 
competitive threats, particularly those of cloud and OTT service providers. 
The Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Initiative 
Major network operators have banded together to lead specification of NFV to address the limitations of 
purpose‐built  network  equipment.  NFV  aims  to  overcome  these  limitations  by  leveraging  standard  IT 
virtualization and orchestration technologies to consolidate network equipment functions onto industry‐ 
standard  high‐volume  servers,  switches  and  storage.  NFV  is  applicable  to  any  data  or  control  plane 
function in fixed or mobile network infrastructures. The benefits of the NFV initiative include: 
 Reduced equipment cost 
 Reduced environmental cost (Power, cooling, and space) 
 Reduced time to market (Increased service velocity) 
 Targeted service introduction with rapid scale up or scale down (Increased elasticity) 
 Enable a large and open ecosystem 
 

Cisco Evolved Services Platform 
 
Cisco  provides  the  broadest  and  deepest  NFV  portfolio  via  its  Evolved  Services  Platform  to  address 
network operators’ cost control and revenue generation issues. Figure 1 provides an overview. 

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Figure 1 – Cisco Evolved Services Platform 
 
The Evolved Services Platform provides automated, optimized and personalized services via virtualized 
network  functions  running  on  industry‐standard  cloud  data  center  technology.  Evolved  Services 
Platform elements include: 
 
 Service  Broker:  A  self‐service  active  catalog  and  workflow  system  that  links  services 
orchestration with business logic that enables easy and efficient service delivery. 
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Orchestration Engine: An automated provisioning and service chaining system that links physical 
and  virtual  network  functions  to  enable  elastic  scaling  of  personalized  services  that  are 
programed  via  open  APIs  and  interfaces.  The  role  of  each  service  profile  is  to  provide  a 
comprehensive  set  of  service  attributes  and  policies  linked  through  the  orchestration  engine 
that allows the operators to dynamically deliver personalized services. 

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Catalog  of  Virtual  Functions:  An  extensible  and  modular  set  of  virtualized  network  and 
applications functions that are linked to the service profiles that define each service available to 
customers.  Table  1  shows  the  breadth  and  depth  of  Cisco’s  NFV  portfolio.  However,  an  even 
wider range  of virtual functions can be used because an open architecture using OpenStack is 
employed. This makes it easy to add third‐party network functions to the virtual function catalog 
and for other NFV solutions to add Cisco virtual network functions to their catalogs. 

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Switch (Nexus 1000v) 
Mobile Packet Core (QvPC) 
o MME, SGW, PGW, SGSN and 
GGSN 
Gi‐LAN for Mobility (OpenWave, vASA, 
vPEF, vSCE) 
Edge Services Router (CSR 1000v) 
Policy Engine 
Streamer 
Quantum Service Bus (QSB) 
Security Appliance ASAv 
Self Optimizing Network for Mobility 
(Quantum SON) 
IOS‐XR (vIOS‐XR) 

Deep Packet Inspection (vSCE) 
Wide Area Application Services 
(vWAAS) 
 Access network discovery and selection 
function (vANDSF) 
 Analytics 
 Transcoder 
 Wireless LAN controller (vWLC) 
 Video Recorder 
 Network Analysis Module (vNAM) 
 Web Security Appliance (vWSA) 
 E‐Mail Security & DLP Appliance (vESA) 
 Intrusion Prevention System (vNG‐IPS) 
 Identity Services Engine (vISE) 
 
Table 1 – Cisco Virtual Network Functions 

 
Comprehensive NFV Solution 
Cisco provides all components of the NFV solution. It includes: 
 
 Broad  and  deep  virtual  network  function  catalog,  the  most  extensive  set  of  virtual  network 
functions now offered. See Table 1. 
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Orchestration  and  automation:  Compute  and  storage  services  management  is  built  on  Cisco 
software  offerings  and  leverages  the  OpenStack  framework.  Provisioning  services  provide  NFV 
automation  and  management  and  are  built  on  multivendor  tools  such  as  Cisco  Prime  Suite. 
Network  services,  including  security,  policy  and  WAN,  are  controlled  by  open  SDN  controllers 
such as OpenDaylight along with Cisco APIC where applicable. 

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Cloud  data  center  technology:  Cisco  Unified  Computing  System  and  servers  that  provide  an 
industry‐standard solution. They unify computing, networking, management, virtualization and 
storage access into a single, integrated architecture. 

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Cross‐domain capabilities: Cisco provides complete solutions for cloud, video, mobile and fixed 
domains. 

 
Evolved Services Platform Embodies Openness 
The  orchestration  engine  of  the  Evolved  Services  Platform  leverages  open‐stand  platforms,  such  as 
OpenStack  and  Cisco’s  innovations,  to  manage  and  configure  virtual  machines  and  to  seamlessly  and 
dynamically scale services and resources whenever and wherever needed (elastic services). 
 

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The Evolved Services Platform also leverages open SDN controller, such as OpenDaylight Project along 
with other Cisco innovations, to orchestrate network services. This includes providing software‐defined 
network controller functions and support for the OpenFlow, Netconf Yang and other standard protocols. 
The open approach enables a large ecosystem of virtual function developers. 
 
Cisco is a founder and platinum member of the OpenDaylight Project and is one of only three members 
that have contributed code to the OpenDaylight source code repository. The company is committed to 
contributing 10 source code developers to the project. 
 
Cisco actively contributes and participates in several ETSI NFV working groups, contributes to technical 
papers and leads subgroups, such as the technical steering committee. Cisco also participates in various 
proof‐of‐concept projects, including the service chaining for network function selection project. 
 

Cisco NFV Purchasing Models 
 
Cisco provides the NFV solution to network operators through four alternative purchasing models. The 
models allow the operator to fit the NFV solution to its tolerance for implementation, operational and 
financial risk. They are: 
 
 Virtual  Functions:  Each  software,  hardware  or  advanced  services  component  is  available 
separately. The network operator selects and integrates only the ones it needs to complement 
existing software and infrastructure used in its service deployment. 
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Orchestrated: Selected virtualized functions and orchestration software modules are purchased 
together.  This  provides  a  solution  that  uses  standards‐based  service  chaining  to  deliver 
personalized and integrated service offerings. 

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POD1:  Complete  turn‐key  service‐based  preintegrated  solution  PODs,  including  all  of  the 
software,  hardware  and  associated  advanced  services  required  to  deploy  a  particular  service 
offering. 

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As a Service: A pay‐as‐you‐go model, Cisco integrates and operates a turn‐key solution POD as a 
cloud‐based  offer  that  delivers  specific  services  offered  by  network  operators  to  their 
customers. 

 
Virtual Premium Mobile Broadband Use Case 
 
Wireless broadband  technologies, such as LTE, WLAN and small cells, are delivering rich,  collaborative 
connected experiences to anyone with a smartphone or a tablet. Many enterprises have adopted new 
                                                            

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  Performance  Optimized  Data  Center:  A  purpose‐built  module  of  standard  shipping  container  form‐factor  is 
shipped preconfigured with racks, cabling and equipment for power and cooling. 
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devices  and  technologies  to  enable  business‐changing  processes.  Yet  some  industries,  such  as  public 
safety, maritime, oil and gas, mining, transportation and defense, cannot rely on commercial networks 
to  support  their  own  services  concurrently  with  other  consumer  services.  It  is  feasible  to  construct  a 
private LTE network using purpose‐built hardware that serves a single enterprise and provides functions 
such  as  Evolved  Packet  Core  (EPC),  policy,  mobile  data  offload  (ANDSF)  and  Self‐Organizing  Network 
(SON). However, this approach suffers from the same high cost and long time to market cycles discussed 
previously,  and  they  are  compounded  by  lack  of  scale  by  a  single  customer  network  and  the  need  to 
share  radio  heads  with  public  networks.  Cisco’s  virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  solution  resolves 
these issues by virtualizing the required mobile networking functions and providing a vehicle for reliable 
and secure interworking with public mobile and WiFi networks. Figure 2 illustrates the solution. 
 

 
Figure 2 – Virtual Premium Mobile Broadband 
 
The EPC functions (Cisco QvPC), SON, policy and mobile data offload functions are provided virtually in 
an industry‐standard cloud data center. The Evolved Services Platform provides service broker, service 
profile and orchestration processes that make the premium mobile broadband services scale seamlessly 
and dynamically. 
 
The  virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  solution  makes  targeted  deployments  feasible  for  industries 
such as oil and gas, and mining. It provides the highly reliable and secure communications environment 
required of all premium mobile broadband use cases, and it provides secure interoperability with other 
commercial networks. Compared to a purpose‐built premium mobile broadband the virtualized solution 
has 43 percent total cost of ownership (TCO) savings over five years for the EPC function and 44 percent 
savings for the Gi‐LAN (Interface between the private mobile network and the public Internet), derived 
mainly through lower operational costs. 
 

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Multiscreen Cloud DVR Use Case 
 
Video operators’ subscription video services are being threatened by OTT services and the proliferation 
of devices. Consumers want the freedom and flexibility to arrange their video content viewing around 
their  own  schedules,  inside  or  outside  the  home.  Currently,  customers  must  program  a  physical  DVR 
that  is  located  in  their  homes  to  record  premium  live  video  content  and  may  only  view  it  on  their 
directly connected home televisions. 
 
The  physical  DVR  installed  base  consists  of  many  different  types,  ages  and  versions  of  software  and 
hardware, making it difficult and costly to upgrade or change. Purpose‐built hardware is deployed in the 
video  operator’s  network  to  provide  content  management,  scheduler,  transcoder,  cache  and  video 
streaming  functions.  This  makes  it  difficult,  slow  and  costly  to  add  new  services  such  as  multiscreen 
video or “Try it you will like it” service promotions. 
 
The  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  solution  provides  a  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  alternative  to  physical  DVRs 
located in the home. Figure 3 illustrates the multiscreen cloud DVR solution. 
 

 
Figure 3 – Multiscreen Cloud DVR  
 
The physical DVR is replaced by a solution that is hosted in an industry‐standard cloud data center. Any 
video  device,  including  smart  TV,  set  top  box,  smartphone,  tablet,  laptop,  connected  gaming,  home 
media server, OTT device (for example, Roku) or Internet DVD player, can access and control the same 
content. Viewers can restart live shows, catch up on past programs, schedule and play back recordings 
from any device anywhere. In addition, subscribers can add (or drop) DVR services instantly through a 
portal.  This  eliminates  navigating  voice  response  menus,  scheduling  home  service  calls  and  service 
contract lock‐ins that act as barriers to service adoption. This ease of use and flexibility contributes at 
least seven percent revenue uptake. 
 
Video  operators’  TCO  also  is  reduced  through  the  Evolved  Services  Platform  orchestration  and 
automation capabilities and replacement of the complex and costly physical DVR operating environment 
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with  the  simpler  and  thus  lower  cost  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  environment.  This  delivers  at  least  15 
percent TCO savings. 
 

Conclusion 
 
As  cloud‐based  services  influence  customer  expectations  for  service  personalization  and  novel 
consumption pricing models, network operators need greater agility to innovate and respond to market 
opportunities.  Market  dynamics  require  shorter  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications  and  services; 
and network operators need to capture new revenue streams to compete profitably. 
 
NFV  aims  to  control  costs  and  accelerate  revenue  growth  by  leveraging  standard  IT  virtualization  and 
orchestration  technologies  to  consolidate  network  equipment  functions  onto  industry‐standard  high‐
volume servers, switches and storage. 
 
Cisco Evolved Services Platform combined with Cisco’s broad and deep portfolio of virtualized network 
functions provides a comprehensive NFV solution.  It includes: 
 Broad and deep virtual network function catalog 
 Orchestration and automation 
 Industry standard cloud data center technology 
 Cross‐domain capabilities 
 
The Cisco solution is offered through four alternative purchasing models that allow operators to fit the 
NFV solutions to their tolerance for implementation, operational and financial risk. 
 
Cisco’s  NFV  solution  employs  a  multivendor  approach  based  upon  open  standards  and  APIs.  It  is 
extensible  by  offering  comprehensive  modular  capabilities  that  span  the  entire  network  operator 
architecture: cloud, video, mobile and fixed. It is elastic; it seamlessly and dynamically scales service and 
resources whenever and wherever they are needed. 
 
Two NFV use cases illustrate the breadth of the Evolved Services Platform and NFV solution: 
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Virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  virtualizes  all  elements  of  a  secure,  reliable,  and  private 
mobile  Internet  system.  Compared  to  a  purpose‐built  premium  mobile  broadband  the 
virtualized  solution  has  43  percent  TCO  savings  over  five  years  for  the  EPC  function  and  44 
percent  savings  for  the  Gi‐LAN  (Interface  between  the  private  mobile  network  and  the  public 
Internet). 

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Multiscreen cloud DVR provides a multiscreen cloud DVR alternative to physical DVRs located in 
the home. Its ease of use and flexibility compared to the present mode of operations provides at 
least seven percent revenue uptake and reduces TCO by at least 15 percent. 

 
 
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  • 1. Business Case for Cisco Evolved Services Platform and NFV     s Executive Summary  New services are driving strong traffic growth as well as creating demand for  service  personalization  and  novel  consumption  pricing  models.  Network  operators  usually  have  built  their  infrastructures  separately  by  service  with  purpose‐built solutions, creating large, complex networks that can slow service  innovation  and  add  cost.  This  can  hinder  operators  in  capturing  market  opportunities  as  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications,  and  services  decrease  and  as  OTT  and  cloud  service  providers  rapidly  introduce  new  services and business models.    Network  Function  Virtualization  (NFV),  a  network  operator  driven  initiative,  aims to control costs and accelerate revenue growth by leveraging standard IT  virtualization  and  orchestration  technologies  to  consolidate  network  equipment  functions  onto  industry‐standard  high‐volume  servers,  switches  and storage.    Cisco  Evolved  Services  Platform  provides  a  comprehensive  multivendor  NFV  solution that is based upon open standards and APIs. It is extensible by offering  comprehensive  modular  capabilities  that  span  the  entire  network  operator  architecture:  cloud,  video,  mobile  and  fixed.  It  is  elastic;  it  seamlessly  and  dynamically  scales  services  and  resources  whenever  and  wherever  they  are  needed.  Cisco’s  NFV  portfolio  has  the  most  extensive  set  of  virtual  network  functions  available  on  the  market.  The  Cisco  solution  is  offered  through  four  alternative purchasing models that allow operators to fit the NFV solutions to  their tolerance for implementation, operational and financial risk.    Two use cases illustrate the breadth of the Cisco Evolved Services Platform and  NFV solution: 1) Virtual premium mobile broadband virtualizes all elements of  a  secure,  reliable,  and  private  mobile  Internet  system;  2)  multiscreen  cloud  DVR provides a multiscreen cloud DVR alternative to physical DVRs located in  the home.     1  KEY FINDINGS    Cisco  Evolved  Services  Platform  provides  a  comprehensive  NFV  solution  that  reduces  TCO  and  spurs  revenue  growth.  In  a  study  of  two  use  cases  Evolved  Services  Platform  compared  to  the  present  mode  of  operations has:     43% TCO savings for  EPC  function  and  44% TCO savings for  the  Gi‐LAN  function  for  virtual  premium  mobile broadband     15%  TCO  savings  and  7%  greater  revenue  for  multiscreen  cloud  DVR   
  • 2.   Introduction    Demand for cloud, video streaming, social networking, and mobile broadband services is not only driving  traffic  growth  but  new  expectations  for  service  personalization  and  consumption  pricing  models.  Network  operators  have  been  employing  a  large  and  increasing  variety  of  purpose‐built  network  equipment  to  deliver  new  services,  fulfill  personalization  expectations  and  implement  consumption  pricing models. This approach is pushing up costs to house, power and operate the network equipment  as  well  as  the  costs  to  design,  integrate  and  deploy  the  large  variety  of  equipment.  Cost  pressure  is  being  further  compounded  by  shorter  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications  and  services.  Costs,  consequently,  are  not  scaling  well  with  traffic  growth  and  are  inhibiting  timely  and  profitable  service  innovation.    Network  operators’  business  models  are  further  threatened  by  slow  revenue  growth  that  is  lagging  behind  cost  increases.  Long  time  to  market  for  new  services  is  caused  by  the  complexity  to  design,  integrate  and  deploy  purpose‐built  network  equipment  and  the  difficulty  purpose‐built  network  equipment  causes  in  developing  innovative  and  differentiated  services.  Revenue  growth  is  further  retarded by lengthy sell and fulfill cycles because of the complexity of configuring purpose‐built network  equipment.  Purpose‐built  network  equipment,  therefore,  is  harming  network  operators’  ability  to  profitably  exploit  strong  demand  growth,  meet  new  customer  expectations  and  respond  to  new  competitive threats, particularly those of cloud and OTT service providers.  The Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Initiative  Major network operators have banded together to lead specification of NFV to address the limitations of  purpose‐built  network  equipment.  NFV  aims  to  overcome  these  limitations  by  leveraging  standard  IT  virtualization and orchestration technologies to consolidate network equipment functions onto industry‐  standard  high‐volume  servers,  switches  and  storage.  NFV  is  applicable  to  any  data  or  control  plane  function in fixed or mobile network infrastructures. The benefits of the NFV initiative include:   Reduced equipment cost   Reduced environmental cost (Power, cooling, and space)   Reduced time to market (Increased service velocity)   Targeted service introduction with rapid scale up or scale down (Increased elasticity)   Enable a large and open ecosystem    Cisco Evolved Services Platform    Cisco  provides  the  broadest  and  deepest  NFV  portfolio  via  its  Evolved  Services  Platform  to  address  network operators’ cost control and revenue generation issues. Figure 1 provides an overview.  2   
  • 3.     Figure 1 – Cisco Evolved Services Platform    The Evolved Services Platform provides automated, optimized and personalized services via virtualized  network  functions  running  on  industry‐standard  cloud  data  center  technology.  Evolved  Services  Platform elements include:     Service  Broker:  A  self‐service  active  catalog  and  workflow  system  that  links  services  orchestration with business logic that enables easy and efficient service delivery.   Orchestration Engine: An automated provisioning and service chaining system that links physical  and  virtual  network  functions  to  enable  elastic  scaling  of  personalized  services  that  are  programed  via  open  APIs  and  interfaces.  The  role  of  each  service  profile  is  to  provide  a  comprehensive  set  of  service  attributes  and  policies  linked  through  the  orchestration  engine  that allows the operators to dynamically deliver personalized services.   Catalog  of  Virtual  Functions:  An  extensible  and  modular  set  of  virtualized  network  and  applications functions that are linked to the service profiles that define each service available to  customers.  Table  1  shows  the  breadth  and  depth  of  Cisco’s  NFV  portfolio.  However,  an  even  wider range  of virtual functions can be used because an open architecture using OpenStack is  employed. This makes it easy to add third‐party network functions to the virtual function catalog  and for other NFV solutions to add Cisco virtual network functions to their catalogs.  3   
  • 4.               Switch (Nexus 1000v)  Mobile Packet Core (QvPC)  o MME, SGW, PGW, SGSN and  GGSN  Gi‐LAN for Mobility (OpenWave, vASA,  vPEF, vSCE)  Edge Services Router (CSR 1000v)  Policy Engine  Streamer  Quantum Service Bus (QSB)  Security Appliance ASAv  Self Optimizing Network for Mobility  (Quantum SON)  IOS‐XR (vIOS‐XR)  Deep Packet Inspection (vSCE)  Wide Area Application Services  (vWAAS)   Access network discovery and selection  function (vANDSF)   Analytics   Transcoder   Wireless LAN controller (vWLC)   Video Recorder   Network Analysis Module (vNAM)   Web Security Appliance (vWSA)   E‐Mail Security & DLP Appliance (vESA)   Intrusion Prevention System (vNG‐IPS)   Identity Services Engine (vISE)    Table 1 – Cisco Virtual Network Functions    Comprehensive NFV Solution  Cisco provides all components of the NFV solution. It includes:     Broad  and  deep  virtual  network  function  catalog,  the  most  extensive  set  of  virtual  network  functions now offered. See Table 1.   Orchestration  and  automation:  Compute  and  storage  services  management  is  built  on  Cisco  software  offerings  and  leverages  the  OpenStack  framework.  Provisioning  services  provide  NFV  automation  and  management  and  are  built  on  multivendor  tools  such  as  Cisco  Prime  Suite.  Network  services,  including  security,  policy  and  WAN,  are  controlled  by  open  SDN  controllers  such as OpenDaylight along with Cisco APIC where applicable.   Cloud  data  center  technology:  Cisco  Unified  Computing  System  and  servers  that  provide  an  industry‐standard solution. They unify computing, networking, management, virtualization and  storage access into a single, integrated architecture.   Cross‐domain capabilities: Cisco provides complete solutions for cloud, video, mobile and fixed  domains.    Evolved Services Platform Embodies Openness  The  orchestration  engine  of  the  Evolved  Services  Platform  leverages  open‐stand  platforms,  such  as  OpenStack  and  Cisco’s  innovations,  to  manage  and  configure  virtual  machines  and  to  seamlessly  and  dynamically scale services and resources whenever and wherever needed (elastic services).    4   
  • 5.   The Evolved Services Platform also leverages open SDN controller, such as OpenDaylight Project along  with other Cisco innovations, to orchestrate network services. This includes providing software‐defined  network controller functions and support for the OpenFlow, Netconf Yang and other standard protocols.  The open approach enables a large ecosystem of virtual function developers.    Cisco is a founder and platinum member of the OpenDaylight Project and is one of only three members  that have contributed code to the OpenDaylight source code repository. The company is committed to  contributing 10 source code developers to the project.    Cisco actively contributes and participates in several ETSI NFV working groups, contributes to technical  papers and leads subgroups, such as the technical steering committee. Cisco also participates in various  proof‐of‐concept projects, including the service chaining for network function selection project.    Cisco NFV Purchasing Models    Cisco provides the NFV solution to network operators through four alternative purchasing models. The  models allow the operator to fit the NFV solution to its tolerance for implementation, operational and  financial risk. They are:     Virtual  Functions:  Each  software,  hardware  or  advanced  services  component  is  available  separately. The network operator selects and integrates only the ones it needs to complement  existing software and infrastructure used in its service deployment.   Orchestrated: Selected virtualized functions and orchestration software modules are purchased  together.  This  provides  a  solution  that  uses  standards‐based  service  chaining  to  deliver  personalized and integrated service offerings.   POD1:  Complete  turn‐key  service‐based  preintegrated  solution  PODs,  including  all  of  the  software,  hardware  and  associated  advanced  services  required  to  deploy  a  particular  service  offering.   As a Service: A pay‐as‐you‐go model, Cisco integrates and operates a turn‐key solution POD as a  cloud‐based  offer  that  delivers  specific  services  offered  by  network  operators  to  their  customers.    Virtual Premium Mobile Broadband Use Case    Wireless broadband  technologies, such as LTE, WLAN and small cells, are delivering rich,  collaborative  connected experiences to anyone with a smartphone or a tablet. Many enterprises have adopted new                                                               1   Performance  Optimized  Data  Center:  A  purpose‐built  module  of  standard  shipping  container  form‐factor  is  shipped preconfigured with racks, cabling and equipment for power and cooling.  5   
  • 6.   devices  and  technologies  to  enable  business‐changing  processes.  Yet  some  industries,  such  as  public  safety, maritime, oil and gas, mining, transportation and defense, cannot rely on commercial networks  to  support  their  own  services  concurrently  with  other  consumer  services.  It  is  feasible  to  construct  a  private LTE network using purpose‐built hardware that serves a single enterprise and provides functions  such  as  Evolved  Packet  Core  (EPC),  policy,  mobile  data  offload  (ANDSF)  and  Self‐Organizing  Network  (SON). However, this approach suffers from the same high cost and long time to market cycles discussed  previously,  and  they  are  compounded  by  lack  of  scale  by  a  single  customer  network  and  the  need  to  share  radio  heads  with  public  networks.  Cisco’s  virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  solution  resolves  these issues by virtualizing the required mobile networking functions and providing a vehicle for reliable  and secure interworking with public mobile and WiFi networks. Figure 2 illustrates the solution.      Figure 2 – Virtual Premium Mobile Broadband    The EPC functions (Cisco QvPC), SON, policy and mobile data offload functions are provided virtually in  an industry‐standard cloud data center. The Evolved Services Platform provides service broker, service  profile and orchestration processes that make the premium mobile broadband services scale seamlessly  and dynamically.    The  virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  solution  makes  targeted  deployments  feasible  for  industries  such as oil and gas, and mining. It provides the highly reliable and secure communications environment  required of all premium mobile broadband use cases, and it provides secure interoperability with other  commercial networks. Compared to a purpose‐built premium mobile broadband the virtualized solution  has 43 percent total cost of ownership (TCO) savings over five years for the EPC function and 44 percent  savings for the Gi‐LAN (Interface between the private mobile network and the public Internet), derived  mainly through lower operational costs.    6   
  • 7.   Multiscreen Cloud DVR Use Case    Video operators’ subscription video services are being threatened by OTT services and the proliferation  of devices. Consumers want the freedom and flexibility to arrange their video content viewing around  their  own  schedules,  inside  or  outside  the  home.  Currently,  customers  must  program  a  physical  DVR  that  is  located  in  their  homes  to  record  premium  live  video  content  and  may  only  view  it  on  their  directly connected home televisions.    The  physical  DVR  installed  base  consists  of  many  different  types,  ages  and  versions  of  software  and  hardware, making it difficult and costly to upgrade or change. Purpose‐built hardware is deployed in the  video  operator’s  network  to  provide  content  management,  scheduler,  transcoder,  cache  and  video  streaming  functions.  This  makes  it  difficult,  slow  and  costly  to  add  new  services  such  as  multiscreen  video or “Try it you will like it” service promotions.    The  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  solution  provides  a  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  alternative  to  physical  DVRs  located in the home. Figure 3 illustrates the multiscreen cloud DVR solution.      Figure 3 – Multiscreen Cloud DVR     The physical DVR is replaced by a solution that is hosted in an industry‐standard cloud data center. Any  video  device,  including  smart  TV,  set  top  box,  smartphone,  tablet,  laptop,  connected  gaming,  home  media server, OTT device (for example, Roku) or Internet DVD player, can access and control the same  content. Viewers can restart live shows, catch up on past programs, schedule and play back recordings  from any device anywhere. In addition, subscribers can add (or drop) DVR services instantly through a  portal.  This  eliminates  navigating  voice  response  menus,  scheduling  home  service  calls  and  service  contract lock‐ins that act as barriers to service adoption. This ease of use and flexibility contributes at  least seven percent revenue uptake.    Video  operators’  TCO  also  is  reduced  through  the  Evolved  Services  Platform  orchestration  and  automation capabilities and replacement of the complex and costly physical DVR operating environment  7   
  • 8.   with  the  simpler  and  thus  lower  cost  multiscreen  cloud  DVR  environment.  This  delivers  at  least  15  percent TCO savings.    Conclusion    As  cloud‐based  services  influence  customer  expectations  for  service  personalization  and  novel  consumption pricing models, network operators need greater agility to innovate and respond to market  opportunities.  Market  dynamics  require  shorter  life  cycles  for  technologies,  applications  and  services;  and network operators need to capture new revenue streams to compete profitably.    NFV  aims  to  control  costs  and  accelerate  revenue  growth  by  leveraging  standard  IT  virtualization  and  orchestration  technologies  to  consolidate  network  equipment  functions  onto  industry‐standard  high‐ volume servers, switches and storage.    Cisco Evolved Services Platform combined with Cisco’s broad and deep portfolio of virtualized network  functions provides a comprehensive NFV solution.  It includes:   Broad and deep virtual network function catalog   Orchestration and automation   Industry standard cloud data center technology   Cross‐domain capabilities    The Cisco solution is offered through four alternative purchasing models that allow operators to fit the  NFV solutions to their tolerance for implementation, operational and financial risk.    Cisco’s  NFV  solution  employs  a  multivendor  approach  based  upon  open  standards  and  APIs.  It  is  extensible  by  offering  comprehensive  modular  capabilities  that  span  the  entire  network  operator  architecture: cloud, video, mobile and fixed. It is elastic; it seamlessly and dynamically scales service and  resources whenever and wherever they are needed.    Two NFV use cases illustrate the breadth of the Evolved Services Platform and NFV solution:   Virtual  premium  mobile  broadband  virtualizes  all  elements  of  a  secure,  reliable,  and  private  mobile  Internet  system.  Compared  to  a  purpose‐built  premium  mobile  broadband  the  virtualized  solution  has  43  percent  TCO  savings  over  five  years  for  the  EPC  function  and  44  percent  savings  for  the  Gi‐LAN  (Interface  between  the  private  mobile  network  and  the  public  Internet).   Multiscreen cloud DVR provides a multiscreen cloud DVR alternative to physical DVRs located in  the home. Its ease of use and flexibility compared to the present mode of operations provides at  least seven percent revenue uptake and reduces TCO by at least 15 percent.      8   
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