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Net­work­ing gi­ant Cisco, is ex­pand­ing its iconic Cat­a­lyst port­fo­lio, giv­ing ac­cess to all or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing their branches in the Mid­dle East, across wired and wire­less.

For over two decades, the

Cat­a­lyst fam­ily of switches have been known for push­ing the lim­its of what the net­work could do.

Last year, Cisco’s Cat­a­lyst 9000 switches pushed those lim­its even fur­ther by in­tro­duc­ing the world to in­tent-based net­work­ing, help­ing big net­works learn, adapt and evolve.

“We’re ex­cited to bring the full power of Cisco’s in­tent-based ca­pa­bil­i­ties to ev­ery­one in this re­gion,” said Osama Al-Zoubi, chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer, Cisco Mid­dle

East and Africa. “We want to give IT the tools they need to au­to­mate and see the net­work end-to-end. Our ex­panded Cat­a­lyst 9000 port­fo­lio lets cus­tomers do this not only for large wired net­works, but for wire­less and sim­ple branch de­ploy­ments too.”

In­tent-based net­work­ing rep­re­sents a fun­da­men­tal shift in the way that net­works are built and man­aged. One that does away with the old man­ual, time-in­ten­sive, er­ror-prone way of do­ing things. In­stead, these mod­ern net­works cap­ture busi­ness in­tent and trans­late it into net­work poli­cies. This al­lows the net­work to be au­to­mat­i­cally con­fig­ured in min­utes, with the as­sur­ance that it has hap­pened cor­rectly.

Al-Zoubi says Cisco is ex­cited to bring the full power of its in­tent-based ca­pa­bil­i­ties to the re­gion.

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