SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 10, 2015 – Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Cisco announced new capabilities to enhance its comprehensive SDN strategy. Cisco continues to lead the industry by innovating on open APIs, and industry standards, and now with a newly expanded SDN hardware and software portfolio. Cisco delivers automation and programmability with flexibility across a full range of deployment models.
Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach was recently highlighted in an ExpertROI Spotlight by IDC. Symantec, a Cisco ACI customer and one of the largest software companies in the world, projects a five-year cumulative benefit of 441 percent ROI and reports 87 percent faster application development life cycle as a direct result of deploying ACI.
Portfolio additions will be generally available in 2HCY15 and include:
New Hardware and Software Additions to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Cisco announces a new major version of software for ACI deployments including additional cloud management integration, enhanced multi-site support and improved operations including:
New SDN Capabilities across the Nexus Switch Portfolio
Cisco announces new enhancements to the Nexus portfolio, including a common programmatic approach, standards-based automation, and new Nexus 3000 switches:
New Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS)
Cisco Virtual Topology System, a data center overlay provisioning and management system for stand-alone Nexus fabric, supports overlays across the entire Cisco Nexus switch portfolio (Nexus 2000 through Nexus 9000 switches.) VTS supports the BGP EVPN control plane for managing VXLAN overlays in the programmable fabric. It also integrates with cloud management systems such as OpenStack, using plug-ins for seamless integration and overlay automation.
Cisco SDN Highlights
Cisco’s SDN strategy and solution portfolio enable customers to build flexible and agile networks that support their business needs, while maintaining investment protection and lowering the total cost of ownership with a broad choice of deployment options. Today Cisco offers the most open portfolio and broadest choice of SDN solutions while delivering maximum value through software and hardware differentiation.
Cisco’s SDN deployment models include:
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