Normally I don’t post new equipment PR, but this is significantly new due to the hybrid wireless network functionality.
Cisco is fortifying its ISR branch routers to give users more options when accessing cloud services and backing up primary links.
Cisco is expanding its ISR 4000 series devices with four more modular platforms that support hybrid WAN capabilities - the ability to turn up Internet and wireless 3G/4G links as backups or ancillary connections to primary MPLS circuits. The company is working with Vodafone to enable that European carrier to offer a 4G plus wired managed service bundle based on the ISR 4000s, Cisco officials said at the Interop New York exhibition here this week.
As companies move more of their IT operations to the cloud, the need for branch offices to backhaul traffic to the corporate data center is decreasing. Instead, direct Internet access to the cloud would be sufficient.
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And as more traffic is sent over diverse WAN links, it becomes imperative to establish policies for which links particular applications use, and at what rate and priority. So Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module becomes key in this regard, Cisco officials say, as well as a new intelligent WAN application for automation that will be available in the first half of 2015.