8 Ways to
Enable the Cloud Edge
Use cases for the Cisco Catalyst 8000
Edge Platforms Family
For Manufacturers today, the cloud edge requires a new approach
As manufacturers embrace resiliency to secure and enable continuity in their operations and supply chains, their legacy WAN architectures are often slowing them down because they're too complex to manage and lack automation.
As network speeds increase, higher levels of agility can be achieved by manufacturers, who can benefit through new services or cloud apps. However, they may also suffer increased costs, compromised security, and greater downtime.
Add the lack of visibility when consuming applications over the Internet and worker productivity can suffer. Now, more than ever, manufacturers are needing to enable remote experts, remote operations, and dispersed teams to drive workforce continuity.
60% of organizations
expect the majority of apps
to be SaaS by 2021
43% of network teams identified
improving embedded network
security capabilities as a priority
Over 70% of the global population will have mobile connectivity by 2023. The total number of global mobile subscribers will grow from 5.1 billion (66% of population) in 2018 to 5.7 billion (71% of population) by 2023.
As your manufacturing operations expand in order to securely enable dispersed workers, remote experts, and remote operations, you'll need greater agility and automation to manage the load. That's why the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms offer flexibility, pervasive security, and deeper visibility. Plus, it's all in an easy to use cloud-based, as-a-service solution to bridge your WAN edge to the cloud edge.
Discover 8 possibilities at the new cloud edge with
the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family
Deliver an exceptional
multi cloud experience
for your operation
Secure your DIA
Get your operations
Embed resilience, agility,
and self-healing capabilities
at the cloud edge
Host applications to your edge for lower latency
Consolidate services with a software-defined branch
Deliver an exceptional multi cloud experience for your operation
As manufacturers transition to a newly digitized workforce and provide increased connectivity and improved interaction between field and plant workers as well as remote experts, user experience is critical. Applications as a service, application optimization, and SD-WAN connectivity can reduce costs and improve productivity. End-to-end visibility through analytics with access policies across the WAN provides the agility IT needs with the best user experience.
Prepare for SD-WAN
Enable your workers and technicians with secure, optimized connectivity to cloud applications with segmentation, application optimization, and Cloud OnRamp connectivity. Cisco SD-WAN for Manufacturing delivers predictable application experience, with one user interface for security and connectivity across the plant, warehouses and supply chain.
Secure your DIA connections
Deploy cloud-delivered multilayered security to give your workers direct internet access (DIA) and enhanced segmentation. The full SD-WAN security stack provides secure, direct cloud access from the plant to the cloud.1
1The accessible security features vary with the Cisco DNA Software subscription tier.
Enable a SASE architecture
With the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms, the WAN edge and cloud-based security are combined to create a robust secure access service edge (SASE) architecture. A full security stack is built into this "trustworthy solution," providing your security by design.
Get your operations 5G ready
Enable a resilient hybrid workforce with the latest wireless WAN and cellular technology via 5G-ready platforms for uninterrupted access to cloud applications. When reliable connectivity from remote locations is not an option, deploy 5G-based edge services on the Catalyst 8000 Series.
Embed resilience, agility, and self-healing capabilities at the cloud edge
The Catalyst 8000 Series empowers your IT organization with a distributed analytics architecture with embedded, end-to-end analytics for AI/ML.
Host application to your edge for lower latency
Place mission-critical workloads, such as Internet of Things (IoT), and latency critical applications at the edge. Powered by a Cisco application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip and with an SD-WAN industry first - integrated 40G and 100G Ethernet ports - the 8000 Series let's you experience three times the encrypted traffic performance. Its compact design shrinks your rack space requirements, enabling data center and colocation deployments to reduce footprint and cooling costs.
Consolidate services with a software-defined branch
Get "purpose built" cloud networking and also enjoy voice and compute capabilities at the edge. The Catalyst 8000 Series empowers the business with a robust third-party technology ecosystem featuring security, cloud, and network management options, and is open and programmable.
Gain the agility, security, and visibility manufacturers'
need with the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms family
3x the encrypted traffic performance
3x to 4x the performance – higher processing through a customized high-speed port connection to the main processing engine
Up to 5x greater IPsec performance than current alternatives on the market