Bandwidth and scale. These are two of the biggest challenges facing data center customers today. How can they support data-hungry apps like streaming video, or apps that use artificial intelligence and machine learning? And how can they keep growing their networks, without having to replace them every time? To meet the need for bandwidth and scale, Cisco is launching new 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) switches that will give customers an edge.
Firewalls are a key aspect of network security. Firewall solutions are implemented to dictate incoming and outgoing network traffic using a mix of security rules created by the network administration team. By setting restrictions like access authorization and allowed/blocked websites, businesses create a barrier between their own protected network and untrusted external servers and sites
With 55 percent of all enterprise on-premises applications deployed on private clouds and expectations this number will increase to 60 percent in two years (Source: IDC's Cloud Pulse Q120, March 2020, n=2000), organizations are transitioning to new innovations in systems and management platforms to meet dynamic performance, security, and scale requirements for hybrid cloud infrastructure.
New technology—such as AI, IoT, 5G, and bioengineering—is changing every facet of human society. It is driving sustainable development, economic growth, digital transformation, and product innovation. People are improving their lives with increasingly sensitive, connected, and intelligent applications for smart homes, smart energy, autonomous driving, and immersive reality (AR/VR).
The wide-spread adoption of the Internet is simply phenomenal. 2018 marks the year where the number of Internet users has surpassed half of the world’s population with 3.6B users. And, according to Cisco VNI, IP traffic will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 2016 to 2021.
With this rapid change, networks, and network operators, are faced with numerous challenges: explosive traffic growth, changing traffic patterns, content and compute requirements shifting to the edge, and unprecedented surge in connected devices to name a few.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are opening up new ways for enterprises to solve complex problems. But they will also have a profound effect on the underlying infrastructure and processes of IT. According to Gartner, "only 4% of CIOs worldwide report that they have AI projects in production." That number will grow dramatically over the next few years.
Cisco has a wide variety of routers that are suitable for small and large environments. Two of Cisco’s major router lines are the Aggregation Services Routers (ASR) and Integrated Services Routers (ISR), which are designed for two distinct purposes, but sometimes it is confusing when it comes to deciding which one to buy for your network.
While the names might sound similar, Cisco’s ASR and ISR router series were created to address the distinct routing needs of different customers. Learn more about each router series so you can be confident that you’re choosing the right router for your organization.
ASR stands for Aggregation Services Router. Routers in this series are used primarily for edge routing. They are ideal for high bandwidth applications, such