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Infovista Announces Cisco ENCS Interoperability
Nintendo’s Gameboy was revolutionary. This pocket-sized edition of all my favorite games went virtually wherever I went. Tetris was one of my top games, strategically flipping, placing and plopping shapes to clear the board. Being a service provider in the digital age can be a lot like playing Tetris, combining components in a way to deliver next generation services to an eager customer base.
This week, InfoVista successfully completed interoperability testing between Ipanema virtual network function (VNF) and Cisco’s (News - Alert) Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) platform. This is good news for service providers, as it means enhanced NFV vision for SD-WAN, faster deployments, and simpler support and integration of multi-vendor NFV environments.
Sylvain Quartier, SVP Product Strategy Enterprise, InfoVista (News - Alert) exclaimed, “InfoVista is proud to be among the first SD-WAN vendors to certify on Cisco’s ENCS platform. This speaks of our commitment to NFV and our eagerness to offer enterprises our application-aware SD-WAN modules over network hardware platforms of their choice. This will allow service providers to offer their customers best-of-breed solutions without complex integration, helping them reduce their costs and maximize the true value of NFV.”
These kinds of interoperability programs make it possible to maintain interoperability though product cycle, with this relationship boasting a means to support mutual Cisco and InfoVista customers. The interoperability with Cisco refers directly VNF on-boarding, VNF scaling, VNF intilization, and lifecycle management – all reducing the heavy lifting for operators to offer NFV-based SD-WAN products.
Software is the bedrock of the future of technology – from UC applications to SD-WAN – this is undeniable, and this game of Tetris will determine more than we know.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle