The ongoing trend towards consolidating branch infrastructure started with consolidating services like firewall and VPN into your branch router. Next came server consolidation and virtualization using modules like the UCS E-Series for the ISR G2. All bring the benefits of lowering total cost of ownership, maintenance costs and reducing network complexity in the branch.
One of the great things about working for Cisco is that we get to see the full spectrum of customer requirements. The next trend that I am seeing is customers asking about how to integrate standalone switches into a branch router without compromising on security or performance. Read More »