Simplify Server Room Rollouts
Deploy a server-room LAN in central and remote locations.
Cisco Validated Designs for data center networking provide best practices for addressing the following challenges you may face as you look to grow your data center infrastructure:
- Supporting rapid application growth
- Managing growing data storage requirements
- Optimizing investments in server-processing resources
- Accessing information reliably
- Securing critical data
- Controlling the cost of deploying a new data center
Cisco Validated Designs provide system designs based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design to help ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
These Cisco Validated Design guides describe the best practices for building an enterprise data center:
- Data Center Technology Design Guide - August 2013 (PDF - 4.7 MB)
- Server Room Technology Design Guide - August 2013 (PDF - 2.8 MB)
- Unified Computing System Technology Design Guide - August 2013 (PDF – 6.9 MB)
- Virtualization with Cisco UCS, Nexus 1000V, and VMware Technology Design Guide - August 2013 (PDF – 5.8 MB)
The Cisco Validated Design guides below have been superseded by newer guides. This archive is maintained as a convenient reference for organizations that have implemented the designs in these older guides. For new implementations, we strongly recommend that you use the most recent guides.
- Implementing Nexus 7000 in the Data Center Aggregation Layer with Services – October 2009
- Data Center Service Integration: Service Chassis Design Guide – September 2008
- Integrating the Virtual Switching System in Cisco Data Center Infrastructure – March 2009
- Data Center Service Patterns – March 2009
- Security and Virtualization in the Data Center – May 2009