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The Cisco Catalyst 8000 family router includes three types – advanced 8500 for data or customers, 8300 for branch users, as well as 8000 software-based environment and planning support for advanced routing, SD-WAN, service access and access (SASE) – according to customer requirements.
The new family is also an upgrade path for some Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) developers. For example, the 8000 is an upgrade over the ISR 4400/4300 and the 8500 is an upgrade path for the Router 1001-HX / 1002-HX Router, the company said.
“Cisco has a strong traditional base, as well as these new WAN hardware on top of the Cataller 8500/8300 / 8000V product that will allow upgrades to existing ISR / ASR clients, and bring the family up to date Team-based Catalyst, which allows customers to run vManage SD-WANs in a robust new way, ”said Brandon Butler, research analyst at IDC.
“Cisco’s news of a new family of Catalyst heart and branch guards is an evolution of ISR / ASR’s pathways into the Catalyst family. Enterprise networks are a dynamic environment today with a strong business focus on cloud, security and SD-WAN capability, “Butler said.” The new Catalyst 8300/8500 routers and the 8000V virtual outputs address these needs. “
The three models, now available, also extend and complete the Cisco Catalyst family from branch to campus to data center, including wireless and business boxes, all with IOS XE operating system and a number of common features, such as support for Cisco resolution. network technology based on analytics and security.
According to Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant report for WAN Edge infrastructure, “The market for WAN branch office peripheral activity continues to move rapidly from the use of WAN-specific channels, security and full feature SD-WAN optimization. SD-WAN replaces traditional branch office routers with application-sensitive route selection between multichannel, centralized orchestration and native security, as well as application performance optimization features. “
Cisco positions the 8500 as a central data center, assembly or router that features integrated 40G and 100G Ethernet ports. It is powered by a Cisco third generation quantum streaming processor, a Cisco has stated that the patented application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) has been designed to provide comprehensive, comprehensive security, and high-performance network services.
The Cat 8300 is aimed at offices, supports various network modules, such as server blades, and provides voice support compatible with the Cisco ISR 4000 family.
The platform allows you to create a branch completely defined by the software, which includes connectivity, edge computing and storage. Calculation and switching functions can be added using UCS-E series blades and UADP-powered switching modules. Application hosting supports containers running on the Catalyst 8300’s high-performance x86 multi-core processor, according to JL Valente, vice president of product management for Cisco’s intention-based networking group in a blog about new equipment.
Cisco said Catalyst 8000V Edge software is a virtual routing platform that can run on any x86 platform or on a Cisco enterprise network device or computer system in a public or private cloud.
It depends on the features that customers need. The new family supports Cisco SD-WAN software, including Umbrella and Cisco Cloud On-Ramp security software that enables customers to connect distributed cloud applications from AWS, Microsoft and Google to a branch or private data center. The platforms produce telecommunications that can be used in Cisco vAnalytics to provide information on device and material performance, detect network anomalies, and perform performance.
Configuration flexibility was one of the reasons Adventist Health chose Cisco 8000, according to Ed Vanderpool, Adventist Health’s Chief Technology Officer. The International Health Organization is looking to add SD-WAN technology to the network, which supports 24 hospitals, 390 clinics and more than 37,000 employees spread across California, Oregon and Hawaii.
“The 8000 fit perfectly as we had a lot of 4300 ISRs that were getting a bit long and we are looking to fully support SD-WAN in the future,” said Vanderpool.
The Vanderpool company also adopted Cisco’s strategic network architecture, Application Centric Infrastructure, which the 8000 will also connect to make the company the ultimate end of security and governance management.
“We are moving to a zero-trust security mode and the 8000 allows us to do what we want – its flexibility is important,” said Vanderpool.
As part of the launch, Cisco has expanded the Catalyst Cellular Gateway which allows customers to extend wireless WAN backup as their first SD-WAN connection option with gigabit connectivity for any year or location. The first version supports Advanced 4G LTE CAT 18 running, with 5G versions guaranteed.