Cisco adds to the hardware, software and services making its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) approach, all designed to extend virtualisation and bolster security across campuses, branch offices and the cloud.
“DNA offers IT leaders a blueprint for building digital ready networks," the company says. "In just under 18 months we have seen over 1,900 organizations deploy our SDN controller, APIC-EM, in their networks and start laying a foundation capable of enabling their digital transformation."
On the hardware side Cisco offers the Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) 5400 series-- a 1RU Intel Xeon server with an 8-port GE switch and support for LTE, T1 and DSL connectivity, as well as Dual-Phy gigabit ethernet WAN and 64GB of memory. It is designed to help customers extend routing, security, WAN optimisation and other network services to branch environments, and promises deployment to be quick while covering security, QoS and management capabilities.