The Ethernet switch market has seen uneven activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, as stronger buying by cloud platforms and service providers was offset by a drop in orders from enterprise customers, according to IDC.
Artificial intelligence will have a dramatic impact on network operations, according to data from Cisco Systems, augmenting human decision-making and reducing the time spent on repetitive or manual tasks
By 2022 there will be 14.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices, many using wireless connections. That growth has major traffic management and security ramifications for IT network management.
Cisco sees an opportunity in the crowded market for data center management tools, and has introduced Tetration, a solution that combines hardware, software, analytics and machine learning to provide better visibility into the data center.