Cisco on Wednesday unveiled a series of products and services as part of what it calls the “network of the future” — one that can learn, adapt and evolve.
Dubbing it a significant breakthrough in enterprise networking, the new offerings represent the IT giant’s vision to “create an intuitive system that anticipates actions, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to evolve and learn.”
“The network has never been more critical to business success, but it’s also never been under more pressure,” said Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO. Case in point: Network engineers managing hundreds of devices today will be expected to manage 1 million by 2020.
Cisco says its approach to networking is a system that learns, adapts, automates and protects, to optimize network operations and defend against evolving threats. This involved a shift from hardware-centric to software-driven networking that Cisco says will enable customers to experience a “quantum leap” in agility, performance and productivity.
“By building a more intuitive network,” Robbins added, “we are creating an intelligent platform with unmatched security for today and for the future that propels businesses forward and creates new opportunities for people and organizations everywhere.”
Cisco’s intuitive-network approach consists of three key tenets: intent (allowing IT to move away from tedious traditional processes, making it possible to manage millions of devices in minutes); context (interpreting data in new ways to provide new insights); and intuition (built-in machine learning that helps interpret data more quickly and more thoroughly).
Part of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), new products and services include:
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October 19 2018 @ 21:53:25 UTC