Cisco: 'Significant' Data Center News Coming

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There have been several stories in recent weeks noting that Cisco (CSCO) will be sharpening its focus on the data center sector in 2008. The networking giant unveiled its Data Center 3.0 initiative last July, which focused on orchestration technology for virtualized data center assets. The next phase in Cisco’s data center push will be coming shortly, according to Doug Gourlay, Cisco’s Senior Director for Data Center Solutions. Here’s an excerpt from Doug’s blog post last night:

Over the next several weeks and months there are going to be significant announcements in the data center from Cisco. Not just new boxes or features, but technologies that will transform the way networks are built, change the way IT operates, and set a new bar for availability, security, and manageability. That’s why I am so excited right now… the race is about to start.

The race has actually been underway for some time, and is populated with some pretty strong and fast competitors with sharp elbows. But it’s fair to say that the industry will be watching closely for the details of Cisco’s next steps in its data center initiative.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Don LeClair

    CA couldn't agree more that race to transform the data center is well underway. Leading IT organizations have been investing in data center automation for a while, implementing solutions such as dynamic and virtual systems management, workload automation and change and configuration management to help them meet key business and IT needs, including the ability to improve performance and availability of key business services, lower costs of delivering services and meet compliance requirements. In general, data center automation is a key initiative towards the goal of dynamic business service management; delivering automation that leverages real time insight enables IT organizations to manage change better and faster than their competitors