Cisco outlines the path to being future ready at Partner Summit Digital
Guest post by: Sean Michael Kerner
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has stood on various stages over the past 20 years talking to the company's partners, but never quite like how he has for the 2020Partner Summit.
"2020 - I don't think any of us are going to look back and wish that this year stays with us any longer than it has to," Robbins quipped during his opening keynote at the Cisco Partner Summit on Oct. 28.
New Innovations Announced at Partner Summit
Todd Nightingale, SVP and GM, Cisco Enterprise Networking and Cloud detailed a series of new innovations at the event including the new Intersight cloud operations platform. Included in the new platform, Intersight Kubernetes Service helps automate the lifecycle of cloud-native workload deployments. Intersight now also has enhanced integration with AppDynamics to help improve user experience, and with Intersight Workload Optimizer, administrators now benefit from improved application resource management.
Cisco also used the Partner Summit as the venue to highlight a pair of new targeted solutions to help legislatures and judicial operations adapt to the new normal of the pandemic era.
During a Q&A session with press and analysts at Partner Summit, Jeetu Patel, SVP and GM of Cisco's Security and Applications Business detailed multiple security enhancements that are coming to the Cisco portfolio. Patel highlighted new XDR (Extended Detection and Response) capabilities coming to the SecureX platform that will help organizations to detect and respond to an intrusion. Patel added that SecureX now also integrates with Cisco's zero trust capabilities to automatically detect suspicious logins.
The future will be about service driven models
During a Q&A with press and analysts, Robbins was asked what the biggest change was likely to be as a result of the pandemic.
Oct 30, 2020 at 09:19