The convergence of video, mobile services, and cloud technologies is impacting IP next-generation networks in unprecedented ways. The result is a significant shift in network traffic patterns and tremendous strains on providers’ networks.
Traffic no longer moves simply from the subscriber into the network and then out again. New and emerging services are causing substantial traffic between data centers within the network in addition to flows to and from the subscriber – multidirectional traffic.
Network operators need to recognize and respond to these changing dynamics, and optimize their networks to best support these new traffic patterns.
This white paper outlines Cisco’s Data Center Services System (DCSS), which can help service providers address these needs. It describes how DCSS delivers a set of technologies that combines the strengths of both the next generation IP network and the virtualized data center.