Cisco says it is working on a service that allows businesses to proactively prevent network problems and increase productivity.
The company says it has built a predictable analytics engine that will offer software as a service (SaaS) to help network operators quickly and accurately anticipate network problems and prevent problems before they happen.
“The future of connectivity will rely on self-healing networks that can be learned, anticipated and planned,” said Chuck Robbins, chairman and CEO of Cisco. “Our research on forecasting networks has been tested and developed with customers and early users [including Phillips 66, Schneider Electric and the Adecco Group] they see great benefits, saving them time and money. “
Unplanned outages and disruptions can disrupt employee productivity, customer service and revenue, and expanding networks to keep up with the requirements increases the threat landscape, Cisco said.
“Most businesses may think they survive to some degree, but the truth is that businesses need a comprehensive network controller that can detect hardware problems, bandwidth spikes, and application configuration changes before they happen.” with high accuracy, “said Cisco.
According to Cisco, its AI / ML-based forecasting system works by collecting telemetry data in the organization from routers, switches, servers and more. Once integrated, the engine aggregates data, learns models using different models and anticipates user experience problems, and provides specific troubleshooting options.
The engine looks at connectivity and quality of service when anticipating and planning alternative routes. Customers can decide how widely they want to connect the engine to the network by providing them with flexible expansion options, Cisco said.
The company said it was construction and testing predictive software engines over the last two years and will eventually offer it in its product range.
More details are expected in the upcoming Cisco Live! client event in June.
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