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PLUG-N-PLAY PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR NETWORK SERVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000216396D
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-03
Document File: 6 page(s) / 307K

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Related People

Deepak Khanorkar: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Customers often request to view network service performance before purchasing network service appliances. Typically, it may take several days to set up the necessary equipment and to configure the network services for such customer demonstration. The set up may take several weeks for lab testing and pilot devices. Long delays in set up time may impact the sales cycle for customer purchases of network service appliances. A plug-n-play proof of concept for network services leverages virtualization technology to speed up set up time for network service appliance demonstrations.

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PLUG-N-PLAY PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR NETWORK SERVICES

AUTHORS:

Deepak Khanorkar

Swaminathan Sankar

Chaitanya Hazarey

Sundar Subramaniam

Aaron Edwards

James Ko

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Customers often request to view network service performance before purchasing network service appliances. Typically, it may take several days to set up the necessary equipment and to configure the network services for such customer demonstration. The set up may take several weeks for lab testing and pilot devices. Long delays in set up time may impact the sales cycle for customer purchases of network service appliances. A plug-n-play proof of concept for network services leverages virtualization technology to speed up set up time for network service appliance demonstrations.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    In general, the plug-n-play proof of concept provides server and management ports to a user for demonstration of associated network service appliances. The solution utilizes intelligent stitching of packet flows to achieve the proof of concept "in a box." For example, a user may only have to power-on a plug-n-play box and connect appropriate client, server and management stations to the ports. FIG. 1 shows the plug-n- play proof of concept configured to interface with client work stations and servers through one or more ports located on the plug-n-play proof of concept box. These ports are shown in FIG. 2, where a client work station may connect with a first port on the

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plug-n-play proof of concept box, a management station may connect with a second port, and a remote network port may connect to a third port. The plug-n-play proof of concept is a simple solution that requires minimal set up time and minimal configuration without requiring changes in a customer environment. In ad...