2017 was a pivotal year for enterprise networking. In 2016, the internet crossed a milestone threshold when it reached an annual run rate of one Zettabytes, with the majority on mobile devices. As the Zettabyte era dawned, networking needed to be brought up to speed. And this year, I am proud to say our enterprise engineering team launched a new era of networking, with a network that understands and automates your business intentions, from edge to cloud. Let’s take a look back on the milestones of the year that brought networking into the future.
Besides our landmark Network. Inutitive. launch in June, the engineering team was at its innovative best in building the Catalyst 9400 programmable switch, fast enough we needed the same designers as Ferrari. And it continues to receive amazing press! That same month, we launched SD Access to help customers prepare for and adapt to IoT and the growth in mobile traffic. I’m also proud of the pioneering work we’ve done in meshing security together with networking, accelerating our vision with Viptela, and extending our cloud-first solutions like Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX).
I’m proud of what our Enterprise Networking engineering team accomplished in 2017. We are on a strong trajectory, and this is a great time to be in the networking industry. At Cisco, we truly have a chance to disrupt the industry, as well as ourselves. I look forward to seeing where the future takes us.