Cisco Hybrid Work

Cisco’s new unified cloud management service aims to simplify hybrid work setup

With the hybrid work setup viewed as the future of work and multi-location collaboration in organizations becoming the norm, Cisco introduced a more simplified cloud management service. At the annual Cisco Live conference held recently, the technology and networking company unifies processes across its suite of services: the Cisco Meraki, Cisco Catalyst, and Cisco Nexus portfolios.

The integration will enable organizations to access a single dashboard for every solution or service wherever they are working from.

“Customers can choose to operate on a cloud-first paradigm or on on-premise, the way is operating it today, or they can operate it through Cisco Meraki,” Cisco executives explained during a virtual media briefing. “We’re essentially marrying the best of both worlds to give unprecedented choice and simplicity to our customers to deliver the experience that they need.”

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With Cloud Management for Cisco Catalyst, customers can now monitor select Catalyst Switches and manage new Catalyst Wireless devices through the Meraki dashboard, bringing increased visibility and flexibility to the customer experience. Campus and branch networking customers can now simplify their IT operations by combining the best in cloud management with the best in networking hardware.

Cloud networking

Announcing Cisco Nexus Cloud, a cloud-managed platform delivered as-a-service that provides the simplest way to deploy, manage and operate cloud networking. Powered by Cisco Intersight for best-in-class switching and multicloud management, Cisco Nexus Cloud will extend customers’ ability to manage across public cloud, private cloud and edge computing environments of any size or scale.

Customers can now take advantage of Cisco’s advancements in predictive networking via Cisco ThousandEyes, the industry’s leading internet, and cloud intelligence platform. ThousandEyes WAN Insights is the first step toward delivering on the Cisco Predictive Networks vision, empowering enterprise IT to move from reactive to preventative-based networking, improving operational efficiency and assurance of application experience. Coming soon, ThousandEyes WAN Insights proactively alerts IT teams to issues before they happen and harm user experience, offering policy recommendations and path optimization guidance. Alongside ThousandEyes’ unmatched view of Internet health and behavior, the addition of ThousandEyes WAN Insights helps to empower customers to maximize their Internet and Cloud-centric environments and deliver flawless digital experiences.

These new offerings and updates are part of Cisco’s efforts to simplify workflows in organizations that adopted the work-from-anywhere setup. By removing silos, the networking company is building open collaboration platforms that will give employees access to processes they need to ensure seamless business operations.

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