Increasing Business Agility through Layered Orchestration: An ACG HotSeat Video with Gee Rittenhouse, Cisco
Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, interviews Gee Rittenhouse, SVP, Cloud and Virtualization Group at Cisco. They discuss why Cisco has divided orchestration into two layers: one southbound facing layer, focusing on orchestrating physical and virtual network infrastructure and services, and the other northbound facing layer, focusing on customers and around business processes. They discuss how Cisco’s layered approach to orchestration uniquely addresses the top three requirements of the industry and providers: business agility, operational simplification and automation. To achieve and significantly accelerate these requirements, there must be a clear decoupling of the service from the infrastructure, a dramatic change from today’s tight coupling of infrastructure and services.