Cisco DNA Center takes intent-based networking to IoT
This week, Cisco made DNA Center a more significant player in the company’s IoT portfolio by adding support for a new line of ruggedized industrial switches, called the Catalyst IE 3×00 Series, and an industrial router, called the Integrated Services Router (ISR) IR1101. Both have features specially designed to support networks of IoT devices. Pricing for the Catalyst series and the IR1101 start at $1,035 and $1,700, respectively.
The new IoT gear runs Cisco’s IOS XE network operating system, which is a core component of Cisco’s emerging intent-based networking (IBN) portfolio. IBN is a developing area of technology that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate administrative tasks across a network.