Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller, Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) has a new carrier use case to show off. Italian service provider Italtel says it’s using APIC-EM to develop its own dynamic admission control (DAC).
APIC-EM extends the policy-based model of Cisco’s Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) — the company’s software defined networking (SDN) offering — to older lines of Cisco gear. APIC-EM is available for free to customers and developers.
Italtel is in the process of refactoring its network products including a session border controller, a routing and policy server, and an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core. Italtel uses virtual network functions (VNFs), operating on both the control and user plane, to get performance equivalent to physical network functions.
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Earlier this year, Italtel supported Vodafone’s NFV and SDN strategy, called Telco over Cloud, and its implementation in Vodafone Germany via a partnership with Cisco.