Get To Know: Cisco

Get To Know: Cisco

Cisco is a world-leading, multinational IT company that is renowned for selling high-quality IT hardware and software. Cisco’s products are some of the most highly recommended by Infrastar, and for good reason. Their hardware and software are of the highest quality, making it a favourite among businesses and individual users alike.

In the latest addition to our blog, we provide a brief overview of Cisco’s long-standing importance within the IT-industry, what helps make them such a reliable provider of quality technology products and Infrastar’s most highly recommended pieces of tech in 2022.

Cisco: A Brief History

Cisco’s history began in 1984, when two employees of Stanford University, Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, developed the first Cisco router. The Cisco company went public in 1990. Cisco has been a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ ever since.

Since that time Cisco has grown exponentially and is now regarded as one of the primary IT companies within the world with over 72 thousand employees globally. Cisco also achieved revenues worth almost $49 billion dollars last year which is expected to grow further.

Cisco’s products and services focus on three market segments: the enterprise market, the service provider market, and the midsize/small business market.

They provide products in a wide range of categories including:

  • Networking
  • Software
  • Mobility & Wireless
  • Data Centres
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

And so much more.

For IT vendors, such as Infrastar, they really are something of a one-stop-shop for all our client’s needs.

Put simply, without Cisco, the internet and IT industry would look very different to how it does today.

Cisco’s routers and other network infrastructures have enabled the industry to deliver highly resilient, secure and scalable services to its customers.

Infrastar and Cisco: A long-standing history

At Infrastar, we have over 35 years of experience within the IT industry.

Over that time, we have come to know the people at Cisco and their products quite well and we are often recommending their products to our customers because of their reliability and scalability, meaning they’re a great fit for a wide range of businesses and a wide range of usages.

Cisco is always innovating ad predicting the future needs of its customers, regardless of whether they are a huge multinational or a small business.

However, despite being a massive multinational corporation themselves, they have retained an innate ability to listen to and understand the concerns and needs of their customers.

As a provider of IT solutions, this is an invaluable trait for Infrastar and why we are so happy to work so closely with the Cisco teams locally and abroad.

They have the ability and resources to rapidly develop new solutions to worldwide problems, and they actively incorporate the feedback from their vendors and customers into the process of innovating and delivering those solutions.

What’s New at Cisco in 2022?

At Infrastar, we are increasingly observing that remote working is set to be the new normal in 2022.

With hybrid staffing set-ups, where workers spend some time at home and some time in the office, or even completely remote staffing coming into play at a larger and larger number of organisations, it’s no surprise that Cisco is innovating heavily in this space.

Cisco is continuing to develop their hardware and software solutions to support this.

From large scale cloud VPN deployments down to small business routers with key functionalities built-in, Cisco continues to develop the common set of secure access servers edge and this allows users to access corporate resources securely, all through singular products.

Cisco does a great job of keeping the more technically minded up to date with what they are doing in this space on their Products and Innovations page.

Of course, if you need help understanding what it all means and how these innovations might work within your business, you can always speak to the friendly team at Infrastar.

Why does Infrastar recommend Cisco products?

When Infrastar recommends a Cisco product to a customer, it’s because we know that the product will do what it promises to do, and the customer’s needs will be met.

Most importantly, if there are any technical issues, we can always rely on Cisco to assist.

In that way, Cisco is very much a big extension of the Infrastar family.

As one of Infrastar’s preferred vendors they really are something of a one-stop shop for all our client’s needs from Cisco routers to Cisco data centres we can always rely on them to meet the customer need no matter how big or small it may be.

With Cisco continuously innovating and predicting future needs, this article has given you insight into what Cisco does, as well as why Infrastar recommend their products that will help grow your business.