Cisco’s new innovations to power hybrid work

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Bengaluru: While the hybrid work model has become the new norm for businesses globally in the post-pandemic era it still has scope and opportunities for innovations. And Cisco’s new innovations aim to address the hybrid work whether working from home, in the office or anywhere.

Cisco’s new innovations targeted at businesses of all sizes aims not only to support their remote workforce but enable them to adapt to changes with reliable, mission-critical connectivity driven by the network.

To help businesses power the hybrid work, the company has introduced new innovations including the Wi-Fi 6E access points, Private 5G managed service and new Catalyst 9000X series switches with Cisco Silicon One – a unified silicon architecture for web-scale, enterprise and service network providers.

The network is the essential driver of productivity in a hybrid world, helping businesses, schools, and governments work better. As more people require the flexibility to work on their terms, organisations must rapidly scale their digital operations to enable the connections needed for the work-from-anywhere approach.

Hybrid work doesn’t work without the network,” said Todd Nightingale, EVP and GM – Enterprise Networking and Cloud, Cisco.

“The capabilities of the network empower the capabilities of the workforce. These launches, powered by Silicon One, make hybrid work possible with unprecedented power, reliability, and most importantly, the agility needed to continue to adapt and change with our teams,” added Nightingale.

Cisco’s new innovations are focused on wireless networking and access around the hybrid work model. These includes:

· Wi-Fi 6E (Catalyst 9136 and Meraki MR57): Wi-Fi 6E technology expands capacity to exceed gigabit performance. The new Cisco Wi-Fi 6E products from Catalyst and Meraki are the industry’s first high-end 6E access points that address the most demanding hybrid business environments.

· Cisco Private 5G: The Private 5G managed service from Cisco is delivered together with global service providers and technology partners. It offers a wireless experience that is simple to start, intuitive to operate, and trusted for digital transitions to hybrid work and IoT.

· Catalyst 9000X Switches: New Catalyst 9000X models deliver the backbone that provides the speed, bandwidth capacity, and scale needed to support 100G/400G network access for transitions to hybrid work in the campus and extending the branch with zero trust security and power efficiency.

· Introduction of Cisco Silicon One to the Catalyst Switching Portfolio: Cisco Silicon One offers unified silicon architecture for web-scale, enterprise and service network providers. Its capabilities and programming flexibility support networking innovation across enterprise networks. The new Catalyst 9500X and 9600X Series switches are powered by the Cisco Silicon One Q200.

“Organisations in recent years have accelerated their plans for supporting hybrid work models. A fundamental component of these plans is a secure and powerful network that’s able to connect any user at any time,” said Brandon Butler, Research Manager, Enterprise Networks, IDC.

“IDC believes that the network of the future will need to address the increasing demands of network performance and reliability to ultimately deliver greater business agility and productivity,” added Butler.

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