Network controller

Hello Networker,

Wanted to get a general feedback, if you are considering having a controller on your network. Let’s say it will be on your core network to handle your mpls network or core network or to provide Traffic Engineering (TE) feedback/decisions

What would you need from a controller and its software
What we would like to have in a controller and its software
what we can live without it ( The answer isnot the controller here)



We are looking for something that could manage our commts with our providers from keeping us from having to pay overages. and possibly something similar to noction which would optimize BGP to improve traffic to our clients.

Thanks Dylan, so bgp route-policy controller and optimizer.
Any thoughts to go more granular than ips and look into the ports as well.