What if it decides that WE are the problem with the network. Article needs a Rise of the Machines tag/icon
Wish your network could predict its own problems and fix them automatically? Cisco believes it has the technology you need. The networking tech giant announced today what it said is the culmination of two years of work: an analytics engine that can predict network issues before they happen, and with enough integration and …
Wednesday 4th May 2022 20:19 GMT Anonymous Coward
Classic late era Cisco
Releasing a buzzword complaint product after the buzz is almost gone.
Where did they get their training data, and where was the opt out for it this whole time? Or did they try to "train" it with fake/generic data? Or with the data from their own networks, which may leak some interesting information if that turns out to be true.
At least the press release tap danced around the likely reason that it can't trigger many actions on it's own. It's probably a false positive factory.
I don't need layers of crappy ML, I need a cleaner feed of events that make actual sense so I can feed the SIEM I have been required to operate for years thanks to PCI compliance. Cisco is almost as bad as M$ in that regard. Firing nuisance hundreds of times, unnecessarily garbled phrasing for key events that requires special handling, and head scratching decisions about was is and is not logged/audited by default. Also an ongoing lack of consistency on how events are logged across platforms and versions.
ML probably wasn't the way to fix that.
Thursday 5th May 2022 05:38 GMT Pascal Monett
Thursday 5th May 2022 11:56 GMT Howard Sway
an analytics engine that can predict network issues before they happen
I'm interested to learn how it's going to predict the outages caused by the office cleaner accidentally pulling out ethernet cables in the server room when hoovering too enthusiastically, a regular occurence at one place I worked.