In every generation there is a groundbreaking technology that completely changes the way that we view our world. In the IT industry this happened in the past with the introduction of IP-based networks in the early 90s and then again with VMs for virtualization in the early 2000s. I am very excited to be a part of the team that is defining a new era of networking for the next 20 years with the launch of Cisco Software-Defined Access and the new Catalyst 9K family.
Cisco SD-Access represents a fundamental change in the way that we design, provision, and troubleshoot Enterprise Networks and how we make the network “intuitive”.
So what is SD-Access and why will it change everything in Enterprise networking?
For the past 25 years, enterprise networks have been built on the concept of VLANs, IP subnets and ACLs. In the new age of digitization, with the exponential growth of network use, this architecture will no longer be able to scale.
These new digital network requirements need a fundamentally different approach. Cisco SD-Access is the answer.
Cisco SD-Access is an intent-based networking solution that translates business intent into networking configurations. The following are the key capabilities of this solution.
Additionally, SD-Access capabilities are available through programmable APIs at both a controller layer as well as standard-based models on the infrastructure itself offering unprecedented flexibility and customer control.
The biggest benefit of SD-Access is the ability to deliver business policy from network edge to cloud and improve network flexibility. But that’s not all SD-Access offers:
Cisco has also ensured unprecedented investment protection for our customers by supporting this solution on not only our cutting-edge Catalyst 9000 product family of Switches but also our existing portfolio of Enterprise Networking products. Check the list of supported products on the Cisco SD-Access page.
The new era of digitization requires a fresh approach to meet the network requirements for the next 20 years. Cisco SD-Access gives customers the power to redefine networking and brings real business benefits.
For more information, www.cisco.com/go/sdaccess
Want to learn more? Join my colleague, Sehjung Hah, on July 18, 2017 from 8:00-9:30am PT in the Cisco Customer Connection program. He'll be delivering a technical, deep-dive briefing on SD-Access. Register for the Customer Connection program and then sign up for the session. www.cisco.com/go/ccp We look forward to seeing you there!
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