Cisco enterprise networks announcement at cisco live june 24, 2013 (5pm et)
NEWS RELEASECisco Press Contact: Industry Analyst Contact: Investor Relations:Ben Stricker Malee Dharmasena John ChoiCisco Cisco Cisco(408) 527-3199 +44 20 8824 6931 (408) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comCisco Refreshes Its Enterprise Networking Franchise to Empower Businessand IT InnovationNew Catalyst Switches and Integrated Services Routers Create Enterprise Networks Architecture ThatExpands Cisco ONE’s Programmable Networking Model to Enable New Services for End UsersCisco Live!, ORLANDO, Fla. – June 24, 2013 – As cloud and mobile trends continue to heighten thedemand for more sophisticated applications and services, Cisco is evolving its networking portfolio toprovide greater network intelligence, performance and simplicity that will accelerate application andservice innovation while lowering IT total cost of ownership.Today the company took another significant step in the evolution of its networking portfolio, introducingnew and updated Cisco Catalyst® switching and Integrated Services Router products that provide high-performing, fully programmable enterprise networking solutions. The products are part of the newCisco® Enterprise Networks Architecture, which enables applications to get the networking informationthey need to offer more innovative services to end users with less hands-on administration from ITprofessionals.The architecture expands the scope of Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE), a portfoliowidestrategy that applies software programmability to ASICs, operating systems, networking functions, andservices across the data center, WAN and LAN. Cisco is updating its entire service provider andenterprise networking portfolio to become open and programmable, and today’s news addresses thecampus and branch portion of that transition.The Enterprise Network Architecture positions Cisco’s enormous routing and switching franchise andmuch of the company’s customer base for the future of networking – a future that features increasingsynergy between applications and network services software, and hardware networking functions. It helpsprepare Cisco’s customers to capture the vision of the Internet of Everything, providing the networkinfrastructure for an ever-diversifying set of applications that run businesses and people’s lives.The new and updated products include new platforms for the campus and the branch portions of corporatenetworks. For example, the Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are the highest-performing Catalyst®switches to date, and are built for campus backbone 10/40/100 Gbps services. They feature networkprogrammability and investment protection through compatibility with the widely deployed Catalyst 6500Series Switches. For branch deployments, Cisco is growing the most widely deployed routing family onthe planet with the new Cisco ISR 4451-AX, the most significant performance breakthrough with serviceavailability in integrated branch services since the introduction of the Cisco ISR in 2004.With these innovations, Cisco is helping IT organizations make an impact on the business by quicklyenabling new business models and accelerating service deployment. Cisco is also helping ITorganizations better take advantage of technology transitions like mobility, cloud and the Internet of
NEWS RELEASEThings, while accelerating the rollout of applications by providing a services-rich, open andprogrammable architecture.Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks ArchitectureCisco ONE is Cisco’s portfolio that addresses SDN and, more broadly, incorporates programmabilityacross the network infrastructure to enable innovation, investment protection and lower operatingexpenses. Within the enterprise, the Cisco ONE Enterprise Network Architecture brings openness andprogrammability to the campus and branch, making them more agile, high-performance, and application-savvy, all while adding value to existing network resources.A key element of the Cisco ONE strategy is the onePK API toolkit, which allows developers to createnetworking applications that help business applications. Cisco will support onePK across its entireenterprise routing and switching portfolio within the next 12 months, beginning with the ISR 4451-AXand ASR 1000-AX routers announced today, which will support onePK in Q1 CY14.This open API combined with the control services layer, allow application developers to view the networkas a single entity, so they can write applications once and run them across multiple network environmentswhether wired or wireless, with consistent application performance. This means a consistent andinnovative user experience, positioning organizations to more quickly capture new business opportunities.Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture is a foundational element in enabling the “Internet ofEverything,” intelligently connecting people, clouds and things. It ultimately allows organizations tointroduce user services that are enabled by network wide visibility, intelligence and scale.Cisco Enterprise Networks campus and branch innovations include the following: Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL modular switch for the next-generation campus backbone, optimizedfor 10/40/100 Gbps, sharing the DNA of the Catalyst 6500 for investment protection andoperational consistency. The Catalyst 6807-XL is a 7-slot, 10-rack-unit modular chassis with upto 880 Gbps per slot capacity and 11.4TB per port switching capacity. Cisco Catalyst 6880-X semi-fixed switch enhances Cisco’s midmarket portfolio with 10 Gbpsadvanced services for smaller and mid-size campus deployments. The Catalyst 6880-X is a 3-slot,4RU switch with 16 fixed 10 Gbps port Supervisor engine and four half slots for optional 10Gbps or 40 Gbps line cards, supporting up to eighty 10 Gbps ports or twenty 40 Gbps ports. Cisco Catalyst 6800ia Instant Access switch provides programmable, one-touch deploymentsfor simplified Catalyst 6000 campus operations. The Cisco Catalyst 6800ia simplifies campusnetwork IT by virtually consolidating access switches across multiple locations into one extendedswitch, and includes all the feature richness of the Catalyst 6800 and 6500 switches for accessnetworks. Cisco 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E brings Cisco Unified Access™ to the most widely deployedmodular access switch, allowing customers to preserve their wired infrastructure investments byextending common features, resiliency and granular QoS to wireless. The fully programmableCisco UADP ASIC, introduced in January with the Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch, will be featuredin the new Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E, extending wired and wirelessconvergence to chassis-based switches.
NEWS RELEASE Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4451-AX addresses the needs of the largest, mostdemanding branch offices, extending the branch router portfolio up to 2 gigabit forwardperformance with native services and pay-as-you-grow purchase model. ISR 4451-AX enables ITprofessionals to deploy application services in minutes and includes native WAN optimizationwith a services aware data plane for LAN-like experience at the branch. Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000-AX provides application services for WANaggregation by integrating Application Visibility and Control and AppNav with Virtual WideArea Application Services (vWAAS) into the most popular customer configurations.Product AvailabilityThe Cisco ISR 4451-AX is available now; the ASR 1000-AX and 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E arescheduled to be available in July; and the Catalyst 6800 Switch Series are scheduled to be available inNovember 2013.Supporting Quotes“The network is more important than ever before in enabling the user experience in today’s applications.Network intelligence, simplicity and innovation will be the key factor in unlocking new businessopportunities and competitive differentiation for our customers.” said Rob Soderbery, senior vicepresident and general manager, Cisco Enterprise Networking Group. “Today’s launch of the Catalyst6800, Catalyst 4500 Supervisor 8E, ISR 4451-AX and ASR1000-AX demonstrate how Cisco’s EnterpriseNetwork Architecture is delivering against these promises.”“Regardless of your organization size, as an organization leader, you must align your network strategywith your top business initiatives so that poor technology planning doesn’t delay project execution,” saidindustry analyst Nick Lippis, President & CEO, Lippis Enterprises, Inc. “The most successful IT andbusiness professionals are those who acknowledge that fast decision-making within the enterprise isdirectly tied to the readiness of the network. Cisco’s announcements today will help IT leaders ensure thattheir network is ready for whatever their business needs from them.”Supporting Resources Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Cisco Catalyst Instant Access Cisco 4500E Supervisor Engine 8-E Cisco ISR 4451-AX Router Cisco ASR 1000-AX Router Read more on the Cisco Global IT Impact Survey Follow Cisco Enterprise and Cisco_Mobility on Twitter Cisco’s view of the “Internet of Everything” Cisco Identity Services Engine Cisco Prime InfrastructureTags/keywords: Cisco, routing, WAN Optimization, Application Visibility and Control, switching,security, wireless, mobility, cloud, IT Impact Survey, Borderless Networks, Cisco Global CloudNetworking Survey, cloud computing, cloud services, cloud migration, virtual desktop, Interop, Interop
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