Watch Bertrand Duvivier from Cisco Systems talk about Application Engineered Routing at the Big Telecom Event (BTE 2015) as part of the lightreading report:
Excerpt: Interaction between applications and network infrastructure is increasingly important to service providers and enterprises. Greater interaction will help service providers optimize their network infrastructure, and more importantly, offer new services that can generate incremental revenues. The Cisco® Application Engineered Routing solution can raise this interaction to a previously unachievable level. This simple and scalable architecture uses customer network assets and augments them with network programmability capabilities that allow applications to program the network, delivering end-to-end, per-flow policy from the data center through the WAN to end users.