With the explosion of devices and richer data streams, emergence of cloud, and rise of mobility and Internet of Things (IoT), Cisco’s new strategy of delivering more intuitive networks for digital business aligns with our approach at Intel. Today, companies require enormous flexibility in adapting network strategies to respond to rapidly changing customer requirements. Cisco’s intent-based networking approach is significant because it acknowledges that business outcomes and increased speed are pivotal in today’s exponentially expanding network environment.
As a long-standing partner, Cisco’s launch marks a shift towards workload convergence where multiple workloads and applications can run on a single architecture in both virtualized and physical network environments. This partnership also represents a breakthrough of ‘what’s possible’ with the ecosystem for containers and application hosting on a common platform.
Cisco’s Catalyst 9000 Series Switches combined with Xeon® SoC technology are both ‘cloud and IoT ready’ and constructed for extensibility and open programmability allowing for hosting of third-party applications. One of the benefits is that applications can now run in containers or virtual machines, giving a range of deployment options for achieving end customer needs.
Because of its smaller footprint, the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 is a System on a Chip (SoC) that delivers increased performance and board space efficiency. With the compact form factor, there is unprecedented opportunity to push the limits of what is possible on the edge of the network allowing IT professionals to meet high performance requirements while lowering costs and getting the benefits of high performance density and industry-leading energy efficiency. The reduced footprint processors also help IT support more applications and users per switch, so businesses can continue to expand within existing infrastructure space.
For cloud computing, the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 allows for greater flexibility and performance maximizing network agility and uptime. And, for mission-critical and demanding applications, the higher performance and advanced memory bandwidth, RAS advanced power management and virtualization features of the Xeon® processor, all help to enhance efficiency and dramatically reduce operating costs in the cloud.
Cisco’s approach to building a new era of open, programmable networks is impressive. Our partnership to drive new industry standards with the latest in processor and switch technologies is setting the pace for the new era of networking.
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