In his keynote address at this year’s CiscoLive Conference in early June, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers described bold opportunities and stark challenges facing enterprises in every industry.
“Are we ready to run the fastest race that’s ever been run?” he asked. We’ve reached a critical inflection point in the development of IT and society, and the pace is technical and business transformation is about to increase exponentially. The number of networked devices is projected to reach 50 billion by 2020. Every organization must become a digital organization, and those that are slow or clumsy in this transformation will be left behind. As many as 40% of today’s enterprises won’t exist in a decade, Chambers predicted, citing a study from the Babson Olin School of Business. The winners will be fast, hyper-connected, agile, and secure, able to rapidly develop and deliver solutions. And these new fast companies will all depend on fast IT.
At the Savvius booth in the CiscoLive exhibit hall, we had the opportunity to show off our solutions for helping today’s leading enterprises monitor, manage and secure that fast IT.
Our Omnipliances provide the fastest, loss-less data capture and analysis in the industry. Our Omnipliance Wi-Fi brings network recording and analysis to multi-Gigabit-speed 802.11ac networks. And Savvius Vigil is the first network appliance able to intelligently store months of packet-level data associated with SIEM events to aid in security investigations.
The Savvius name is gaining ground, and we’re finding that the hard work we put into our products under the name WildPackets is carrying over to our new Savvius brand. Bob Chapman, our Enterprise Sales Manager for the Nortwest Region, met many visitors at the booth who talked about how much they relied on and appreciated WildPackets products, not realizing that they were talking to the company that created those same products. They were pleasantly surprised to learn that the company they have long trusted has a new name and a broader mission, namely, to apply network intelligence not only to network management but also to network security.
A few lucky visitors walked away with their choice of an Apple Watch, Galaxy X Tablet or Surface 3 Pro after competing in our CiscoLive twitter campaign. The team had a fun time using the giveaway as an icebreaker to discuss our new technology. The experience and connections are always priceless at CiscoLive.
We can’t wait until 2016.