Cisco Blends Viptela SD-WAN Into Router Stack
@Cisco is integrating the SD-WAN technology it acquired with Viptela a year ago into its router portfolio, to let network operators get more from their existing router hardware, the company said Tuesday.
In addition to integrating SD-WAN capabilities into hardware, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) will bring Viptela vManage SD-WAN management to its DNA Center network management software, the company said.
“We’re simplifying the WAN, centralizing your management, getting a little bit better visibility into what’s going on in the WAN, and giving you the tools to deploy and expand your WAN quickly,” Kiran Ghodgaonkar, Cisco senior manager, enterprise marketing, tells Light Reading.
On the hardware side of the news, Cisco is bringing Viptela SD-WAN capabilities to its ISR/ASR router line with Cisco IOS XE Software, the company said in a post on the company blog Tuesday.
“Over a million of our ISR/ASR family of edge routers are in use by organizations worldwide,” according to the blog post, signed by Anand Oswal, Cisco SVP network engineering. “The release of Cisco IOS/XE provides an instant upgrade path for creating cloud-controlled SD-WAN fabrics to connect distributed offices, people, devices and applications operating on the installed base.”