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Cisco unveils new cloud initiative in San Diego

Cisco Systems Inc. yesterday announced the Cisco Cloud Connected Solution, a product offering that the company says delivers cloud-enabled routing and wide area network (WAN) optimization platforms along with Cloud Connector software and...


June 13, 2012  


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Cisco Systems Inc. yesterday announced the Cisco Cloud Connected Solution, a product offering that the company says delivers cloud-enabled routing and wide area network (WAN) optimization platforms along with Cloud Connector software and services.

“As businesses are driving the rapid adoption of cloud based services, routing platforms and the WAN have become a strategic control point to provide an optimal user experience across the cloud,” said Praveen Akkiraju, senior vice president and general manager of the firm’s routing technology group.

The launch, which took place at Cisco Live, the company’s annual user and developer’s conference held this year in San Diego, consists of:

* New software embedded into the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 platform along with services that the company says improve the performance, security and availability of cloud applications.

* The new Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR), a virtual router that enables customers to extend their virtual private networks (VPNs) into the cloud.

* New capabilities added to existing routing and WAN optimization platforms to better support cloud computing

“Network infrastructure must rapidly adapt to fully support future enterprise communications systems, which will be highly virtualized, intelligent and application-aware,” said Bjarne Munch, principal research analyst at Gartner. “The impact of new infrastructure and application strategies on the network cannot be overstated. To prepare for these changes, the enterprise network must be modernized, and enterprises must plan for the retirement of legacy technologies.”

Full coverage of the conference will appear in the next issue of CNS.