Wireless/Mobility, Switching & Routing…The Year of Network Innovations

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CRN.com listed the top 10 significant and impactful Cisco stories of 2016. And the Cisco DNA was included. What the 10 Biggest Cisco Events of 2016

Besides DNA, Cisco has released a number of truly revolutionary products in 2016–all of which form the infrastructure foundation on which the DNA solutions run on.

The Year of Network Innovations–Cisco DNA Ushers a New Era

The year saw the extension of the 802.11ac Wave 2 access point family into a cohesive, all-purpose solution that covers the needs of your organization—no matter the size—and your outdoor network. Read all about the release of the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series and 3800 Series Access Points, the Cisco Aironet 1810 Series Office Extend and Aironet 1810w Series Access Points and the Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Outdoor Access Points.

Included in those access points are cutting edge features such as CMX Virtual Beacon, Flexible Radio Assignment and CMX Cloud.


Switching saw a release of products that will future proof your network for the next decade and more. Designed to provide higher performance, better scalability and enhanced hardware-enabled features, these switches are ready to take advantage of the 802.11ac Wave 2 revolution.

If you missed any of these launches, check out Cisco Catalyst Supervisor 6T for Catalyst 6K Series, Catalyst Supervisor 8L-E for Catalyst 4K Series, Cisco Catalyst 3650-Mini or the Cisco Catalyst 2960L.


It was a big year for enterprise routers as a multitude of new products, including branch virtualization and OS container innovation made their way to the field. From a price- and performance-optimized branch router to DC-class WAN aggregator, each platform offers a digital-ready and application-centric foundation for your enterprise network.

Here’s a year worth of new products distilled into a few links: ISR 4221, Multi-carrier LTE 2.5, WAAS 6.2R, UCS-E 6-core blade server, ASR 1000 RP3, ASR 1001-X, ASR 1001-HX, ASR 1002-HX, ASR 1006-X and ASR 1009-X. On the virtualization front, we introduced industry’s first Enterprise NFVsolution for the branch followed by App Hosting on IOS XE for Cisco, homegrown, or 3rd party lightweight applications.

“What’s in store for 2017? I can’t say anything right now, but I invite you all to stay tuned and see what surprises we have in store for you in the next 12 months.”

Reference from https://blogs.cisco.com/enterprise/year-of-network-innovations-cisco-dna

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