Cisco has added new, and updated, switches and routers to its portfolio as it eyes greater traction in the enterprise networking market.
The products accommodate the cloud and mobility trends shaking up the enterprise sector. Cisco said the switches and routers accelerate application and service innovation while also lowering IT total cost of ownership. To that point, the portfolio additions address the campus and branch portions of Cisco’s move to bring software programmability to ASICs, operating systems, networking functions, and services across the data center, WAN and LAN. Cisco is calling that strategy the Open Network Environment, or ONE. The idea is to provide the infrastructure that supports the so-called Internet of Everything, or the applications running businesses and even peoples’ lives.
The products in question are:
The Cisco ISR 4451-AX is available now; the ASR 1000-AX and 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E are slated for availability in July. The Catalyst 6800 Switch Series are scheduled for a November release. As part of the ONE strategy tying those products together, Cisco has deployed the onePK API toolkit so developers may create networking applications. Cisco is supporting onePK across its entire enterprise routing and switching portfolio within the next 12 months, beginning with the 4451-AX and 1000-AX routers; those will support onePK as of Cisco’s first 2014 quarter.