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Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the internet work since 1984. Their people, products and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today. They aim to create long-lasting partnerships with their customers by working closely together to solve challenges and improve long-term success.

Use Case 1:
Cisco created a custom DevOps monitoring solution with InfluxDB as the core component to monitor their e-commerce application that tracks all Cisco Service Renewals.

Cisco created a custom DevOps monitoring solution with InfluxDB as the core component to monitor their e-commerce application that tracks all Cisco Service Renewals.

Cisco created an application that monitors their internal SaaS solution providing real-time monitoring and alerting to their end users. They can now inform their users on the uptime, load, and availability of their SaaS solution. The solution is based on their metric stack, which comprises StatsD, InfluxDB and Grafana.

Cisco are the creators of Cisco NX-OS which is the industry’s most extensible, open, and programmable network operating system for data centers. Together, Cisco and InfluxData developed a new integration between Cisco NX-OS, InfluxDB and Telegraf. InfluxDB is the purpose-built time series platform with 300+ plugins. By integrating the entire TICK stack, network operators now have a single pane of glass to monitor their entire network, compute and storage infrastructure. Try out the Cisco gNMI Telemetry Monitoring integration for free.

“Telegraf is a really nice product because its design is modular and you can design whatever the plugin you want and accept any data from any source.”
– Shangxin Du, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Systems

Use Case 2:
Cisco uses InfluxDB to monitor their network infrastructure used for their annual Cisco Live conference. There is a team dedicated to ensuring that all 26,000+ attendees, speakers, and event staff have internet access via 2,200 wireless access points and 800 switches across 2 million square feet of conference space.

Over 9 days (4 days of setup and 5 conference days), event staff and attendees push over 84 terabytes of data from the conference to the internet. The infrastructure required for this event also includes servers, VMs, and containerized workloads. With the growing need for hybrid events, Cisco’s team also ensures 100% video streaming uptime. Cisco uses InfluxDB to store key performance metrics across many IT domains alongside their commercial management solutions.

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Use Case 3:
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking technology. Their hardware, software, and services are used to help provide easy access to information anywhere and anytime. Nearly every internet connection in the UK uses Cisco technology and they are investing in projects to support innovation – including smart cities, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, and cybersecurity. There is a team dedicated to improving sustainability and renewable energy practices within the organization.

Cisco aims to help customers reduce their carbon footprint, improving operational efficiency, addressing health and safety within roadways construction sites. Cisco’s solutions are being used to collect metrics about the environment, construction activities, GPS, and machine vibration. Cisco is using the purpose-built time series platform to aggregate sensor, telematic, and network data to measure and reduce noise pollution generated by excavators and large machinery. Their solutions are being used to help collect air pollution, air pressure, CO2, NO2, O2, PM, O3, SO2, humidity, barometric pressure, and temperature data. Cisco’s goals include improving air quality, health, and safety at construction sites.

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Custom DevOps Monitoring

Achieved greater observability by leveraging the InfluxDB platform

Better customer experience

Improved alerting and real-time insights for end users

Achieved SLA’s

Superior service uptimes and availability

Technologies Used

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“InfluxDB and Telegraf fit our need to capture time series data; it is important when thinking about performance management data. InfluxDB was the right choice as we need to be able to deploy and configure quickly.”

- Jason Davis, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

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