Cisco Delivers New Platform Solutions to Drive Workload Agility Across Public and Private Clouds

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

Cisco announced new software-delivered solutions designed to simplify IT operations across on-premise data centers and multicloud environments. With this announcement, Cisco is enabling greater business agility for its customers and empowering developers to deliver and scale innovative application experiences faster. 

Cisco is bringing a level of efficiency to cloud, application, SecOps, NetOps and DevOps teams.  As a cloud-neutral vendor, Cisco allows customers to maintain choice and control across their full IT stack with simplified and consistent operations.  Cisco provides visibility from the application to the infrastructure, allowing customers to deliver the best application experiences.  New solutions include: 

  • Cisco Intersight: Building on its foundation as a systems management platform, ​Cisco Intersight’s​ ​mission is to become the world’s simplest hybrid cloud platform that connects private data centers to private clouds.  With the new ​Intersight Kubernetes Service​, infrastructure teams can now automate the lifecycle management of Kubernetes and containerized applications across any environment.  This represents a forward momentum 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. ​Intersight 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 center networks spanning on-premise, virtual edge and cloud sites. ​Bringing together Cisco’s orchestration, insights and assurance services together with critical 3rd party services, Nexus Dashboard an interface to transform operations.  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 ​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 organizations. 

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


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