Cisco Knowledge Network

Service Provider Webinar Series


Simplify network operations of complex multilayer and multivendor infrastructure with Cisco Crosswork Hierarchical Controller

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Service provider networks consist of multiple layers, such as optical and packet networks, stitched through many domains and vendors. Provisioning services in such complex environments requires intricate coordination between different management systems and organizations; assuring these services’ SLAs is virtually impossible.

Cisco’s Hierarchical Controller brings the opportunity to unify the IP and Optical layers within the service providers transport network. This enables operations, engineering, and planning teams to view, analyze and interact with the network from a single unified abstracted point, enabling E2E network automation and control.

These unique capabilities enable not only a simplified E2E automation journey, but also facilitates the introduction of transformational technologies such as Cisco's Routed Optical Networking over the existing multi-vendor IP & Optics network.

The session will also include demos of Cisco Crosswork to show how you can simplify network operations of complex multilayer and multivendor infrastructure. In this session you will learn how Crosswork Hierarchical Controller empowers operations with speed to orchestrate services and automate assurance across a converged network with:

  • Multivendor support and control
  • Multidomain and multilayer abstraction and control
  • Single view for operations for complete real-time visualization of the transport network, services, and associated SLAs

Event Lead by:
John Malzahn, Senior Manager, Service Provider Marketing,
Steve Payne, Director, Global Service Providers,
Moty Cohen, Engineering Product Manager, Crosswork Hierarchical Controller,

Originally Recorded: April 13, 2022