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Cisco has announced new software-delivered solutions designed to simplify IT operations across on-premise data centers and multicloud environments. It would bring advanced levels of efficiency to cloud, application, SecOps, NetOps and DevOps teams.

“For IT to be as agile as their businesses require, they need solutions obsessed with simplicity,” said Todd Nightingale, SVP and GM, 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. Today, Cisco is announcing IT platforms for multicloud operations that provide advanced insights and automation to help organizations transform faster.”

New software-delivered solutions released by Cisco include:

Cisco Intersight – 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 automate the lifecycle management of Kubernetes and containerized applications across any environment. This would represent a major leap forward in the container ecosystem by driving rapid and consistent application innovation. Intersight Workload Optimizer would significantly simplify 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 would provide IT teams with visibility to improve management across infrastructure and applications.

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 would be a simple to use interface to transform operations. According to Cisco, 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 would simplify 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.

Todd Nightingale
“Today, Cisco is announcing IT platforms for multicloud operations that provide advanced insights and automation to help organizations transform faster,” said Todd Nightingale, SVP and GM, Cisco Enterprise Networking and Cloud.

Cisco’s new solutions are part of an overall effort to transform how customers connect people, secure their organization, and automate their processes,” said analyst Will Townsend, Networking Practice Head, Moor Insights & 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 calendar year. Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service will be made available in the first half of 2021. Cisco ISE innovations are available now.