Cisco, Intersec Jointly Trigger Big Data Analytics to a New Level

By CIOReview | Friday, December 18, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: The enterprise that can apply the power of Big Data pervasively throughout its organization can create multiple sources of ongoing innovation, generating a perpetual and powerful competitive edge. Cisco’s innovations deliver infrastructure and analytics solutions to help unlock the intelligence in their data, providing a sustainable competitive advantage to their business.

To benefit from Cisco’s commercial clout and highly professional approach in improving client’s operational efficiency and new revenue streams in analytics, Intersec, a provider of  Big Data analytics software to Telco networks, partners with Cisco. Both the companies have agreed on a two-level strategic partnership including an equity investment from Cisco to finance the creation of a joint business and a commercial partnership to enrich cellular data with Wi-Fi for data monetization and Analytics as well as a reselling agreement for Cisco to distribute and integrate Intersec’s solutions with their own, reports Sheetal Kumbhar for Vanilla.

The fabric-based infrastructure of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) uniquely integrates server, network, and storage resources to let businesses manage large data cluster of up to 10,000 Cisco UCS servers. Cisco’s broad portfolio of Cisco UCS solutions provides the flexibility to process data where it makes the most sense. Its UCS C240 M4 Rack Server system is designed for Hadoop-based Big Data deployments at the data center core. While the Cisco UCS Mini is an all-in-one solution for processing data at the network edge, delivering servers, storage, and networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor.

Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data delivers an integrated, policy-based Hadoop infrastructure across a distributed to provide performance at scale. It is integrated with products from major Hadoop vendors to provide centralized visibility across the entire Hadoop infrastructure including provision for on-demand Hadoop clusters to IT teams and management of both physical and software infrastructure from a single management pane.

As enterprises’ Big Data workloads increase, the network plays a more important role in helping ensure that workloads are completed and insights are delivered on time, securely, and cost effectively. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) provides a common policy-based programming approach across the entire Big Data infrastructure, beginning with the network and extending to all its connected endpoints.

With 50 billion devices coming online by 2020, the topic of security has never been more important or challenging. Cisco’s Big Data infrastructure is supported by an extensive security architecture which is designed to address the specific challenges of the Internet of Everything (IoE) era.

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) products provide continuous analysis that enables retrospective security capabilities to allow users to detect advanced malware in their systems if it evaded other defenses; track threats and alert security teams to attack activity, scope, and root causes of a threat which was later identified; and precisely remediate to eliminate the threat.

Cisco Consulting Services possesses the analytics industry background and deep technology expertise to work with an enterprise to develop a customized big data and analytics strategy. It can help implement various strategies flawlessly, reduce minimize deployment risk and expedite delivery of analytics offerings across wide-range of industries.

“This initiative is a first for Intersec. We are thrilled to start working with Cisco’s business lines to enrich their offerings with our solutions. We believe that such an agreement will be a tremendous opportunity for both companies to better serve our customers. Intersec will benefit from Cisco’s commercial clout and highly professional approach to accelerate our development in some regions,” says Yann Chevalier, CEO, Intersec.