Cisco launches technology to predict network issues

Cisco Systems Inc has unveiled a technology that it says can predict issues on enterprise networks before they happen.

The technology should help prevent problems and increase reliability.

The predictive software engine will gather data from various sources within a company’s network, learn the patterns and help engineers find hardware issues, bandwidth spikes and app configuration changes before they cause difficulties.

Cisco sells a range of networking equipment and software to connect devices to the internet.

Cisco has tested the technology with about 15 customers, including Phillips 66 and Schneider Electric.

The company plans to announce initial integrations and offers of the product at its annual networking conference, Cisco Live, in June.