If you didn’t catch us in Las Vegas or online at ciscolive.com for this year’s Cisco Live, not to worry. Among a slew of exciting announcements to support our vision for hybrid work, we introduced new platform innovations for network management. One of the most exciting is Cloud Management for Catalyst, which combines the number one platform in cloud networks, Cisco Meraki, with the industry-leading Catalyst access portfolio. Now, Cisco customers have access to a more unified experience for network monitoring and management.

What does this mean?

Simply put, scale, visibility, and control over your own destiny. No two organizations will chart the same journey to the cloud, but we do believe a few things will accelerate that path. In a hybrid world, when employees are moving seamlessly from home to the office (and everywhere in between), IT teams need simpler, more intelligent ways to monitor and optimize their networks.

In order to make hybrid work ‘work,’ the network has to be agile, secure, and consistent to deliver the best experience possible. With two powerful management platforms to choose from — Cisco DNA Center or Cisco Meraki — IT can simplify operations and accelerate the transition to the cloud at their own pace, with freedom of choice of how Catalyst infrastructure is managed and monitored. And we’re just getting started.

With these new capabilities, along with exciting new Wi-Fi 6E access points, customers can eliminate complexity by bridging the boundaries across technologies, locations, and teams. Cisco is uniquely positioned to provide a full spectrum of on-premises and cloud solutions that offer the best of both worlds to customers of any size. Every business is on a journey – we’re here to help uncover the path that’s best for yours.

Embrace the future of work by preparing your network for what’s next:

Combining Cisco Catalyst Network Architecture with Cisco Meraki Cloud Management

Join us on July 21st at 10am PST/1pm EST

as we dive into the details with Cisco and Meraki networking experts.


Raakhee Mistry

Senior Director

EN & Cloud Marketing