Public Reports

EANTC Validates Cisco’s Service Provider Virtualization and Cloud Portfolio

March 2015

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, EANTC published the results of an independent evaluation of Cisco’s Service Provider Cloud and Virtualization solution commissioned by Light Reading. Our extensive report is the first tangible, complete, end-to-end validation of Cisco’s NFV architecture.

In a deep-dive into the guts of Cisco's solution, we explored the use of open source software and standardized interfaces to orchestrate and manage devices and services.

We verified that Cisco's NFV solution provides multi-vendor support, complete service life-cycle automation as well as a palette of cloud-based, deployment-ready applications.

In collaboration with Light Reading, EANTC published a detailed, 24-page report covering Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), Evolved Services Platform (ESP), and selected cloud applications such as Mobility IQ and WebEx Squared.

John Chambers, Cisco CEO commented in a video interview with Light Reading at Mobile World Congress: "I'd much rather Light Reading do the testing and give us very candid feedback what works and what's not rather than our customers have to do it. We do try the best of our ability always to be very transparent with our customers and partners and candid on what works and what does not.  [..] It is the right thing to do; it's who we are, it's transparent, it's all about the Internet."