Cisco has announced software innovations designed to make it easier to manage and protect networks. As today's businesses invest more in digital technologies, IT teams are struggling due to the increased workload. To ease this burden and allow IT to focus on innovation, Cisco is delivering new AI and machine learning capabilities that enable IT teams to operate at machine speed and scale with personalized network insights. Cisco is developing innovations that enable it to more effectively manage users and applications across the entire business network – from campus networks to wide area networks, data centers to the Internet of Things.
IT teams face a daunting challenge today. According to 451 Research, nearly two-thirds of organizations say the workload of IT teams is increasing; however, only a third of companies are considering growing their IT team next year. At the same time, in an extremely competitive environment, IT is being asked to deliver more excellent digital experiences than ever before. To close the gap between a business's needs and resources at hand, innovative network automation and analytics tools powered by data-driven, AI, and machine learning are needed.
Cisco is leveraging new software capabilities designed to use anonymized and clustered data; Combined with cisco's enterprise knowledge, which has been building the world's networks for 35 years, smarter solutions emerge that enable IT teams to work more effectively.
These new capabilities will provide IT teams with the following capabilities:
- Increase in Visibility: All networks are different from each other. Environments change all the time. Cisco continuously collects relevant data from local networks and associates them with an anonymized and clustered data set, creating highly personalized network baselines. These baselines; the device constantly learns and adapts to the number of users and applications as they evolve and environments change.
- More Insights: To uncover problems that will have the greatest impact on the network, Cisco uses machine learning to associate an amazing amount of data from the network with personalized network baselines. Thus, it clarifies whether the problems are significant and warns IT about the most incendiary problems. It also discovers trends and patterns; thus, it enables IT to effectively detect problems before they become problems.
- Hit Actions: Cisco performs logical troubleshooting steps that an engineer will use to solve a problem, using machine reasoning algorithms and automated workflows to solve a problem. This allows IT to identify problems and vulnerabilities, analyze the underlying cause, and take compensation measures extremely quickly.
"Ciscois committed to continuously simplifying its solutions as the pace and diversity of the environment continues to evolve rapidly. AI and machine learning can enable companies to effectively distinguish which topics to prioritize, making them more agile and proactive. This will have a strong impact on network operations and the IT teams that manage them."