Data Center and Cloud


Simplify and automate with a unified framework

Cisco IT deploys a unified fabric in the data center. With it we gain architectural flexibility and consistent networking across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Our framework integrates with servers, storage, and orchestration platforms for faster application rollout, greater app performance, and lower operating costs.

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Data center architecture

Data center architecture

A unified data center framework supports business goals such as virtualization, cloud computing, and infrastructure as a service. Cisco IT can simplify operations and respond to business demands faster.

Software-defined networking

Data center networking

Application Centric Infrastructure uses a software-defined networking policy model across data center domains, security, and services to lower TCO, automate IT tasks, and speed application deployments.



A growing trend is to move IT services to private or public clouds. This trend has a dramatic effect on how Cisco IT is designing, building, and operating our data centers.

Data center deconstructed

Data center deconstructed

Signage, cabling, energy efficiency. Learn a Cisco IT insider's view of the data center. 

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