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Data Center Designs: Data Center Networking

Simplify Server Room Rollouts

Deploy a server-room LAN in central and remote locations.

Simplify Server Room Rollouts

Supersize Your Data Center

Build data centers that support Internet-sized audiences.

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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:

The Cisco Validated Design guides below have been superseded by newer guides.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.