Real-World Proof:

Snapshots of service provider transformation 


Service providers transforming their infrastructure with Open Network Architecture are experiencing incredible results. Check out not only the benefits but also the diversity of providers Open Network Architecture works for.



It wasn’t economically feasible for small and medium-sized businesses to have the critical IT technologies that larger companies were enjoying. Deutsche Telekom wanted to offer new services that were easy to deploy, highly secure, and compliant—and most of all, affordable.


In collaboration with Cisco, Deutsche Telekom launched a self-service, cloud-based VPN for small and medium-sized businesses. The online portal lets customers select and activate highly secure and scalable Internet services. All are cloud-managed IT solutions available on a monthly subscription basis.


A management dashboard lets customers monitor the status and performance of their services, and they can upgrade the number of users or the bandwidth with a click of a mouse. Provisioning is automatic and done in real time from the provider’s data center. The service was built on Cisco virtual security appliances, OpenStack solutions, and the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator. It’s based on the Netconf/YANG standards for virtual services utilizing software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), multivendor orchestration, and automated provisioning.




As a leading Canadian provider of advanced telecommunications, TELUS was seeing huge demand for cloud services from its customers. Its customers were facing growing complexity in their IT environments, plus unprecedented data demands driven by new mobile, social, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data applications. But while they saw cloud as a key tool, these customers were facing tough compromises when it came to their cloud solutions. Public cloud put limitations on customization and localized control, while on-premises solutions were complex, expensive, and resource-intensive. TELUS wanted to offer better options.



TELUS now offers Canadian businesses a full suite of managed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions, including public and private cloud options and Canada’s first hybrid cloud built on Cisco and Microsoft solutions.


The public cloud service offers cost-effective shared compute and storage infrastructure for elastic, noncritical workloads. The private cloud service offers dedicated infrastructure for mission-critical applications with heightened security or compliance requirements. The hybrid cloud service combines public and private cloud delivered from the company’s Canadian data centers and Microsoft Azure into one integrated solution with a single management portal. That gives IT departments quick access to on-demand compute capacity and the ability to seamlessly provision or move workloads between their cloud deployments.



Telstra, a leading Australian mobile operator, had both its domestic and global customers looking to adapt quickly to the new digital, app-driven world. In order to help both small and large businesses capture new opportunities, Telstra had to be able to scale IT resources quickly and securely. Yet that speed, agility, and security was proving difficult to achieve.


Telstra partnered with Cisco and deployed a unified, on-demand suite of cloud and managed network services based on Cisco’s advanced SDN and NFV solutions. The services allow Telstra to rapidly launch new services and transform customer experiences.

The Cisco Open Network Architecture isn’t standing still, either. It’s built using the industry's most comprehensive virtualization and orchestration software platform. New services will be rapidly deployed through a single self-service portal, allowing customers to connect private and public clouds and managed network services in ways that have not previously been possible.

It’s transforming network services so they become instantaneous, purchased and provisioned in the same manner as cloud. And it’s reducing operational complexity; rigid processes; lengthy delays; and long provisioning, installation, and repair cycles for customers.

The Cisco Open Network Architecture helps you transform and retool to take greater advantage of digital opportunities today.