Cisco Rolls Out Its Data Center Containers


Citing growing interest in modular designs, Cisco Systems is making a major push into the market for data center containers. After months of quietly selling custom solutions, the networking giant today launched the Cisco Containerized Data Center. Read More

Convergence of Networks in the Data Center

According to a recent study from Forrester Research, most North American data center operators believe that in the next 5 years there will be a convergence of the Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs). Although obstacles are coming down, there will be challenges along the way. Yet, as this white paper points out, these will be significant benefits to this transition. Read More

Cisco Opens Doors on New Texas Data Center


Cisco Systems (CSCO) officially opened the doors at its new data center in Allen, Texas, which showcases a number of energy efficiency features and is outfitted with Cisco’s latest technologies for building unified infrastructures for cloud computing applications. Read More

Strategies to Cut Data Center Costs

A recent IDC research report estimates data center operators can save 34 percent annually with Cisco Unified Fabric. Historically companies have been running separate, parallel networks in their data center: an Ethernet-based LAN to connect servers, clients, and the broader Internet and a storage area network (SAN) to connect servers to the storage pool. Read More

Cisco Expands Data Center Switch, Fabric Offerings

The Cisco 7000, 5000 and 2000 series switches. Cisco unveiled new additions to its data center product line today.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) today announced technology innovations across its entire Data Center Business Advantage portfolio, including new products to manage and extend next-generation fabrics, and a new switch targeting the low-latency trading market. Read More

Innovations in Data Center Architecture

Recent IDC research shows that the datacenter has been a key area for investments in new technologies and these investments need to support consolidation efforts, and foundational investments to support automation. The key requirement for IT today is to gain greater utilization from the IT assets it has already deployed as well as position the datacenter for the future. Read More

Architectural Flexibility for the Data Center

In a recent survey of the Data Center Knowledge (DCK) audience the number one topic of interest was “data center design.” That makes a lot of sense when you consider that 63% of the DCK audience plans to expand their current data center or build an entirely new data center in 2011. That is why you will want to attend this live webcast from Cisco on innovations in architectural flexibility for the data center. Read More

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