Cisco's data center strategy moves to apps

Staff Writer
09 Jul 2013

Cisco unveiled a ground-breaking data center networking architecture aimed at transforming data centers to better address the demands of new and current applications in the cloud era.

Accelerated to market by Cisco’s investment in Insieme Networks, this fundamental shift to application-centric infrastructure will provide IT with the ability to quickly deliver business applications to end-users with a simpler operational model, scalable secure infrastructure, and at optimized cost.

Cisco also announced two key innovative enhancements to its Unified Fabric portfolio. First, Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA), which automates network provisioning, simplifies fabric management and optimizes fabric for greater efficiency and scale.

Second, extensions to the Nexus 7000 portfolio with new Nexus 7700 Series switches and new F3 Series I/O Modules that deliver industry leading 40G/100G scalability, with the most comprehensive set of data center switching features.

The architecture will provide complete integration across physical and virtual applications normalizing endpoint access while delivering flexibility of software and performance, scale and visibility of hardware across multi-vendor virtualized, bare metal, distributed scale out and cloud applications.

Cisco is delivering new updates to its current Nexus portfolio, evolving the Unified Fabric that ensures greater networking scale, agility, and management. These include simplified provisioning, better management, and new switches.

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