Nice Wins for Cisco in CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards 2023


All of us really feel the client calls for fueling a excessive tempo of change in innovation. Cisco and our companions are delivering to those wants, to satisfy these shifts driving a brand new market scape. Know-how migration is occurring in networking {hardware}, information storage programs, and sustainability round energy administration programs. This leads to revolutionary merchandise areas similar to automation, edge computing, IoT, hybrid work, and cloud. The CRN Tech Innovation Awards honor merchandise that supply ingenuity and technological differentiation which can be of worth to world companions and prospects.

CRN has saved a pulse on these adjustments with the annual Tech Innovation awards, and Cisco is well-represented with next-generation resolution management. Whilst you can see the in-depth evaluations on-line, I wished to evaluate Cisco’s successful improvements.


I had an opportunity to achieve out to my colleague Kristyn Hogan, VP of Collaboration Associate Gross sales. Right here’s her perspective on the 2 successful collaboration merchandise.

UC & Collaboration {Hardware} – Cisco Collaboration Units for Microsoft Groups Rooms

Interoperability has all the time been on the forefront of our hybrid work technique, understanding that our companions and their prospects need collaboration to occur on their phrases – no matter machine or assembly platform. Our partnership with Microsoft brings collectively two collaboration leaders to fully reimagine the hybrid work expertise whereas unlocking the chance for our companions to promote the world’s greatest video units right into a broader buyer base.

UC & Collaboration Software program – Webex Join

We stay in a multi-channel, digital world. When our companions promote Webex Join, they’re able to ship seamless, always-on, and related buyer experiences, enabling enterprises to have interaction with their prospects on their phrases throughout any communications channel. Webex Join reinforces our place as one of many main enterprise CPaaS options available in the market and unlocks a wholly new alternative for our companions to speed up their worth whereas driving buyer transformation.


Business Customary Servers Cisco UCS X-Cloth with PCIe node for GPU workloads

Cisco UCS X-Cloth Know-how permits prospects to standardize on a single system supporting a extra complete vary of workloads—together with these usually supported on rack servers—with the advantages of shared energy, cooling, networking, and Cisco Intersight administration.

With Cisco, companions can supply prospects’ the pliability of assigning GPUs as wanted to server nodes to satisfy the evolving wants of  workloads. This provides companions impartial administration for the totally different lifecycles of CPU and GPU parts, driving extra worth for his or her prospects to ship extra AI/ML, VDI, and visualization functions.


IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Administration ThousandEyes WAN Insights

The web is your new enterprise community and with ThousandEyes you’ll be able to ship higher digital experiences with unequalled visibility into the web, cloud, and networks that your online business depends on for predictable, steady efficiency.

Particularly, Cisco ThousandEyes Web and Cloud Intelligence, mixed with Cisco SD-WAN, delivers optimum digital experiences with end-to-end visibility from the WAN edge to each consumer of any utility, over any community.

Cisco additionally obtained finalist recognition for innovation within the following areas

  • Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure – Brilliant ZR+
    • Coherent Optics improve fiber transmission capability by 80X as in comparison with typical on-off keying (OOK) strategies, retaining tempo with 400G and 800G Ethernet generally used for cloud and hyperscale information middle interconnects.
    • Extra generally referred to as Brilliant ZR+ or BRZR+ (the precise product identify is 400G Brilliant QDDZR+) is the newest addition to the Coherent Optics 400G product household. BRZR+ fundamental use case are Transport Centric Networks requiring +120Km Excessive Energy Connectivity, ideally suited to assist a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure interconnecting on-prem and cloud-based information facilities. We’ve a brand new 400G QDD Brilliant ZR+ 15x promo, orderable now on CCW with 34% checklist worth bundle financial savings!
  • E-mail Safety – Cisco Safe E-mail Risk Protection
    • This innovation gives expansive e mail safety safety in your staff and group whereas empowering your safety response. Threats can come from quite a few sources: phishing, enterprise e mail compromise, malware, and ransomware. Defend in opposition to all of them with industry-leading menace intelligence that empowers you to behave rapidly.
  • Cloud Instruments / Administration – Cisco Safe Tools Entry (SEA) Plus
    • Use the Safe Tools Entry Plus (SEA Plus) characteristic to ascertain a safe clear channel between your laptop and a distant system by IoT Operations Director. When utilizing the SEA Plus App to entry distant programs, you’ll be able to make use of TCP, UDP, and ICMP protocols for information switch to configure any port for enhanced safety.

Congratulations to our Cisco winners and finalists for persevering with to steer the {industry} with innovation that delivers productiveness and advances the worth of expertise for our world companions and prospects!



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