Level 3 Taps Cisco Network Services Orchestrator to Deliver Automated Network-as-a-Service

Level 3 Taps Cisco Network Services Orchestrator to Deliver Automated Network-as-a-Service Image Credit: Cisco

Level 3 Communications has selected Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), enabled by Tail-f to deliver on-demand Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions for enterprises and video providers.

With the support of Cisco NSO, Level 3 developed a programmable wide area network (WAN) to automate the full range of data services and multi-vendor devices in its markets around the world. The company can also orchestrate the entire service lifecycle - including activation, testing and ongoing service-level assurance - through a single data model. 

It also enables agile Hybrid Cloud Connectivity where customers can order Ethernet services such as E-Line, E-Access and E-Lynk, Level 3’s public cloud connection service, with flexible bandwidth options.

Level 3 said that it now manages more than 75,000 different network devices around the world. It is offering the same automated services, with the same scalability, high availability and redundancy across geographies, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.

Travis Ewert, SVP of network software development at Level 3
Global businesses need network resources that are flexible enough to be leveraged as a service, with the reliability and security they can rely on to deliver critical business applications. With Cisco NSO, Level 3 is making the once-distant dream of full lifecycle service automation a reality for enterprises around the world.

Yvette Kanouff, SVP, GM, service provider business, Cisco
Network resources on-demand represents a huge opportunity for service providers like Level 3 to remain innovative for their customers and competitive in the market.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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