Cisco Launched New Architecture Bolstering Software Lineup

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Networking giant Cisco unveiled its Digital Network Architecture (DNA), an open, extensible and software driven architecture for digital business as part of the company’s diversion from hardware. While Cisco entitled its latest architecture, DNA "as the most significant change" in its enterprise networking model since being founded, the company is building out its collection of standalone applications.

By extending the policy driven approach and software strategy throughout the entire network, the DNA complements Cisco’s market leading, data center based Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology. Enabling simplified software-based licensing, and helping with investment protection and flexibility, the architecture is delivered within the Cisco ONE software family. The new Cisco DNA comes with the latest version of Cisco's enterprise controller dubbed APIC-EM Automation Platform, Cisco Plug and Play, intelligent WAN, easy Quality of Service. The DNA also has an upgraded version of Cisco’s network operating system called Cisco IOS XE that includes enterprise network functions virtualization typically used by carriers to offer services. The CMX cloud with DNA provides management of Wi-Fi on boarding, customer data and engagement and analytics as a service.

Founded in December 1984, Cisco Systems is an American multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cisco offers hardware, software, and services as well as advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology.