Enterprise networks are now dealing with massive volumes of data, with a critical need to collect and analyze this data to respond faster and deliver insightful context. Traditional approaches, in which data is processed in remote servers, will no longer work. Data can burden the network unless some context is known. Edge computing can greatly reduce the data sent to the cloud or a remote server. Collecting and analyzing the data at the edge and making decisions locally rather than in centralized servers significantly reduces the latency and bandwidth of the network.
Powered by an x86 CPU, the application hosting solution on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family provides the intelligence required at the edge. Native Docker engine support on the switches will enable users to build and bring their own applications without additional packaging. Cisco DNA Center will provide consistent workflows to manage the entire application lifecycle across multiple Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches through the App Hosting dashboard.