Cisco delivers new platform solutions to drive workload agility

10:08 | 01/11/2020
Cisco, a global tech leader, has just announced new software-delivered solutions designed to simplify IT operations across on-premise data centres and multi-cloud environments.
cisco delivers new platform solutions to drive workload agility
Cisco unveils agile IT platforms to help technology groups respond to these market transitions

With this milestone, Cisco is enabling greater business agility for its customers and empowering developers to deliver and scale innovative application experiences faster.

To keep abreast with current fast-changing business environment, IT teams need greater insights and automation to deliver true technology agility. Cisco is unveiling agile IT platforms to help technology groups respond to these market transitions.

“Complexity can paralyse our teams. Our systems can no longer be powerful, but brittle. For IT to be as agile as their businesses require, they need solutions obsessed with simplicity,” said Todd Nightingale, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Enterprise Networking and Cloud.

“This year, technology groups around the globe were tested by unprecedented change. This fundamental shift in how businesses, schools, and governments operate requires IT teams to transform how they function. Cisco is announcing IT platforms for multi-cloud operations that provide advanced insights and automation to help organisations transform faster.”

As a cloud-neutral vendor, Cisco allows customers to maintain choice and control across their full IT stack with simplified and consistent operations.

As a cloud-neutral vendor, Cisco allows customers to maintain choice and control across their full IT stack with simplified and consistent operations. The company provides unrivaled visibility from the application to the infrastructure, allowing customers to deliver the best application experiences.

New solutions include

Cisco Intersight: As a leading systems management platform, Cisco Intersight’s mission is to become the world’s simplest hybrid cloud platform that connects private data centres to private clouds.

With the new Intersight Kubernetes Service, infrastructure teams can now automate the lifecycle management of Kubernetes and containerised applications across any environment. This represents a major leap forward in the container ecosystem by driving rapid and consistent application innovation.

Intersight Workload Optimizer significantly simplifies application resources management. With a single tool that provides real-time, full-stack visibility and insights, customers can balance application performance and cost.

Intersignt integration with AppDynamics provides IT teams with visibility to improve management across infrastructure and applications and stay ahead of problems that can impact user experience.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard:The Cisco Nexus Dashboard is a single insights and automation platform to operate multicloud data centre networks spanning on-premise, virtual edge and cloud sites. Consolidating Cisco's industry-leading portfolio of operational services and critical third-party services, Nexus Dashboard provides one simple interface to manage application lifecycles from set-up to maintenance and optimisation. The Nexus Dashboard drives the adoption of cloud-native application practices leading to a faster path to return on infrastructure investment.

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE): Cisco ISE now simplifies secure network access across all domains, extending the zero-trust workplace to anywhere and on anything.

With the latest innovations, customers can use ISE to intelligently identify a variety of IoT endpoints to enforce consistent policies from the cloud to give teams the agility and flexibility they need to secure their organisations.

“Cisco’s new solutions are part of an overall effort to transform how customers connect people, secure their organisation, and automate their processes,” said analyst Will Townsend, Networking Practice head, Moor Insights and Strategy. “It is designed to bring together platforms and portfolios to help customers respond and adapt to business disruptions, accelerate cloud adoption and transform IT operating models.”

The new Cisco Intersight innovations and the Cisco Nexus Dashboard will be available by the end of the year. Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service will be made available in the first half of 2021. Cisco ISE innovations are available now.

By Anh Duc

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