Cisco today announced that its global ecosystem of customers, developers and partners are embracing the company’s ambitious vision for a new era of networking. Unveiled last week, Cisco’s new network can recognize intent, mitigate threats, and learn over time—representing one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of enterprise networking.
This new network is the result of years of research and development by Cisco to reinvent networking for an age where network engineers managing hundreds of devices today will be expected to manage one million by 2020. Companies that are managing their networks through traditional IT processes will not be able to scale in this new age. Cisco’s approach creates an intuitive system that constantly learns, adapts, and protects, to optimize network operations and defend against today’s evolving threat landscape.
“Cisco is delivering a more intuitive system that automates the edge of the network and embeds machine learning and analytics at a foundational level,” said Scott Harrell, senior vice president of product management for enterprise networking. “Intent-based networking signifies a paradigm shift for our industry and a completely new era of networking. It’s exciting to witness our global ecosystem—spanning three million network engineers, 60,000 partners, and 450,000 developers—embrace the future of networking.”
Anner Kushnir, VP Technology at AlgoSec, commented “The integration of AlgoSec with Cisco SD-Access will enable customers to extend Cisco’s policy-based automation across their entire network security architecture using a business-driven approach for end-to-end security policy visibility and automation.”
Rob Lopez, group executive, Networking, Dimension Data, added “Dimension Data is excited to see Cisco looking to reinvent the network. We have clients all over the world, and we’re confident that by having more intuitive networks we will profoundly change the services that we deliver to our clients as they look to accelerate their digital transformation. Dimension Data is committed to helping our clients navigate their transition to Cisco’s new network. We believe this will change the way we all view the network, and that it will further strengthen the long-standing partnership we have with Cisco.”