Muscat: Cisco, along with the International Information Technology Co. (IITC), made a presentation on the adoption of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for IT officials at leading companies of the Sultanate on Tuesday.
The benefits, as well as how ACI can influence cost effectiveness and help converge emerging technologies to facilitate the growth of the firm or the business were also discussed. This was the first time Cisco’s ACI solution was presented in the Sultanate.
ACI reduces total cost of ownership (TCO), automates IT tasks, and accelerates data centre application deployments.
It achieves this by using a business-relevant software defined networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services.
Ahmed Chehime, strategic product sales specialist at Cisco led the presentation for the IT officials of the companies in the Sultanate.
“Software Defined Networking (SDN) is coming out much faster than the other transition in the networking field,” he stated.
According to networking experts, SDN is an approach to computer networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through the concept of higher-level functionality.
This is done by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems that forward traffic to the selected destination, that is the data plane.
According to many of the attendees the session was an informative one.
“It was a good event and helped us know more about the changing trends in the networking,” an attendee told the Times of Oman.
“We were planning to change our data centre and this evening helped us to know more on that and how to adopt latest technologies,” another official of a leading company in Oman said.
Cisco Systems is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. It is considered to be the biggest networking company in the world.