Data Center and Virtualization

Unified Data Center Products

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    Unified Computing System

    Scale service delivery and simplify requirements for data center setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling.

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      Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

      • Increase performance, flexibility, and scale for virtualized and non-virtualized applications
      • Deploy applications faster and manage connectivity as needed
      • Get memory and I/O capacity to meet every need
      • Reduce the number of adapters, cables, and access-layer switches needed for LAN and SAN connectivity
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      Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis

      • Accommodate up to 8 half-width or 4 full-width Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
      • Accelerate deployment with unified fabric and fabric-extender technology for data centers
      • Improve density with smaller units of scale with a reduced footprint
      • Reduce physical components, eliminate siloed management, and improve data center efficiency
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      Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

      • Improve total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility
      • Balance simplicity, performance, and density for production-level virtualization, web infrastructure, and data center workloads
      • Extend the benefits of Cisco Unified Computing with Cisco Extended Memory and Virtual Interface Card technologies
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      Cisco UCS Manager

      • Manages Cisco UCS servers across multiple blade chassis and rack servers as one logical, highly available entity
      • Provides UCS visibility and control to management ecosystem partners using a comprehensive XML API
      • Automates and simplifies infrastructure provisioning and maintenance, allowing more time for strategic initiatives
      • Improves IT productivity and agility with an automated programmable infrastructure
      • Policy-driven QoS and security compliance is automated with UCS Manager Service Profiles and templates
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      Cisco UCS Central

      • Simplifies management of multiple Cisco UCS domains across data centers and geographies with global templates and policies
      • Provides a centralized fault summary for faster problem resolution and improved reliability
      • Improves IT productivity with centralized inventory and automated policy-based firmware upgrades
      • Uses the same interface as UCS Manager and maintains role-based access control (RBAC) at both UCS Manager and UCS Central levels
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      Cisco Cloupia

      • Unifies management across computing, networking, storage, and virtualization layers
      • Provides comprehensive management of physical and virtual resources
      • Increases IT efficiency
      • Gives IT the flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements
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      Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects

      • Deliver line-rate, lossless 10 GE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), with native Fibre Channel SAN connectivity
      • Provide more than double the ports of the prior generation with universal port connectivity
      • Lower barriers to deploying a virtualized environment for data centers
      • Provide single-wire connectivity for LAN, SAN, and unified management, including rack servers
      • Support native storage zoning and direct attached storage
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      Cisco UCS Fabric Extenders for UCS Blade Server Chassis

      • Provide converged LAN, SAN, and management connectivity to blade servers with the same hardware
      • Offer flexibility of LAN Ethernet/FCoE 1/10 GE or SAN Native Fibre Channel
      • Improve bandwidth utilization through load balancing with Port Channels
      • Manage chassis power supply, fans, and blades by means of the fabric interconnects
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      Cisco Nexus Fabric Extenders for UCS Rack Servers

      • Seamless inclusion of UCS rack servers into UCS Manager domain with UCS blade servers
      • Connect rack servers to UCS fabric interconnects with a single cable for I/O and management
      • Provide converged LAN, SAN, and management connectivity to blade servers with the same hardware
      • Deploy the right server and keep management simple by integrating with UCS fabric interconnects and UCS Manager
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      Cisco UCS 1200 Series VICs

      • Deliver up to 80 Gbps aggregate server bandwidth
      • Wire-Once Architecture - simplify network infrastructure and reduce cost
      • Enhance Virtual Machine management and visibility using Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)
      • Available for both Cisco blade and rack servers
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      B-Series Blade Server VICs

      • Reduce TCO by consolidating NICs, HBAs, cables, switches, and physical servers
      • Collapse networking infrastructure using Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)
      • Provide I/O policy coherency and visibility to help enable workload mobility
      • Promote hypervisor and Cisco UCS Manager integration
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      C-Series Rack Server VICs

      • Deliver up to 20 Gbps aggregate bandwidth in a rack-server-optimized form factor
      • Reduce TCO by consolidating network interface cards, host bus adapters, and other devices
      • Collapse networking infrastructure using Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)
      • Provide I/O policy coherency and visibility to enable workload mobility
      • Enable integration with UCS Manager domains
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      UCS Storage Accelerators

      • Speed up data access with reduced storage access latency
      • Increase data caching intelligence and reduce complexity
      • Boost application performance of database workloads
      • Improve performance of virtualized desktops and applications
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      Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)

      • Improve performance by offloading compute-intensive portions to a GPU
      • Use the power of parallel processing for applications
      • Improve VDI graphics performance in virtualized environments
      • Enhance user productivity with faster and more flexible business applications
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      UCS E-Series Servers

      • Single and double- width form factors housed inside the Cisco ISR G2 chassis
      • Compact data-center-class servers with Intel® Xeon® E3 and E5-2400 series processors
      • Dedicated blade management with Integrated Management Controller; consistent management with standalone Cisco UCS C-Series
      • Virtualization-ready hardware with support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen Server
      • Ability to host applications locally, either bare-metal or virtualized, depending on business needs
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      Cisco R Series Racks

      • Ideal for mission-critical data center environments that require reliability, structural integrity, and security
      • Deliver exceptional power, cooling, and cable management
      • Optimized and certified for use with the Cisco Unified Computing System
      • Part of a complete infrastructure solution, including computing, network, rack, power, and services
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      Cisco RP Series Power Distribution Units

      • Offer flexible, reliable, easy-to-deploy power distribution with branch circuit protection
      • Cost-effectively and efficiently distribute power to up to 24 outlets
      • Protect against overload conditions and simplify cabling from the rack
      • Optimized and certified for use with the Cisco Unified Computing System
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    Data Center Security

    Strengthen security for your critical applications, infrastructure, and data while helping to ensure data privacy and regulatory compliance.

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      Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance

      • Provides intelligent threat defense and highly secure communications services
      • Protects multimedia, highly transactional, and latency-sensitive applications
      • Integrates firewalls, unified communications security, and VPN technology
      • Implements capacity for scalability and investment protection
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      Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)

      • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V switches and hypervisors
      • Enforces security policy at the virtual-machine level
      • Isolates applications in virtual data centers and multitenant environments
      • Enforces separation of duties between security and server administrators
      • Improves visibility and compliance
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      ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

      • Provides multitenant edge security and default gateway functionality
      • Protects against network-based attacks using proven ASA security platform
      • Complements VSG to help secure private and public cloud infrastructure
      • Uses Cisco Nexus 1000V for increased flexibility and operational efficiency
      • Is managed by multitenant, dynamic Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC)
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    Data Center Switching

    Increase business agility, simplify operations, and protect your investment with the architectural flexibility provided by data center switching.

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      Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

      • Provides the switching foundation for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
      • Supports up to 1.92 terabits switching capacity per slot
      • Delivers high-density 1,10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet today, and is 100 GE-ready
      • Operates in standard Cisco NX-OS as well as in ACI mode
      • Offers full virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) bridging, routing, and gateway support
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      Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

      • Offers highest switching capacity; up to 1.3 terabits per slot, 83+ terabits per chassis
      • Provides high 1,10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet scalability
      • Offers the industry's most comprehensive data center feature set
      • Delivers advanced services; high availability; hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
      • Is ideal for data center access, aggregation, and core deployments
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      Cisco Nexus 6000 Series

      • Provides high density 10 GE and 40 GE solution in a small four-rack-unit (RU) form factor
      • Delivers rich integrated Layer 2 and 3 functionality at line rate and low latency
      • Offers operational efficiency with Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) architecture support and robust analytics tool kit
      • Supports 40 GE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for LAN and SAN convergence
      • Is ideal for high density access and space constrained aggregation deployments
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      Cisco Nexus 5000 Series

      • Consolidate data center while protecting investments with unified I/O
      • Decrease total cost of ownership (TCO)
      • Simplify data center infrastructure
      • Increase business agility through pervasive data center virtualization
      • Enhance business resiliency with greater operational continuity
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      Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

      • Delivers flexibility and performance for top-of-rack deployments
      • Offers Cisco Algo Boost capabilities with superior low latency, visibility, and control
      • Simplifies management with Python scripting, Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and XML management tools
      • Increases business agility with a comprehensive software-defined networking (SDN) solution, including OpenFlow and Cisco OnePK
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      Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

      • Provides 100 MB, 1 GE to 10 GE server connectivity with 10 and 40 GE uplinks
      • Optimizes space for top-of-rack (ToR) topologies
      • Reduces data center cabling costs and footprint with optimized inter-rack cabling
      • Extends support to partner blade servers like HP and Fujitsu
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      Cisco NX-OS for Nexus Switches

      • Builds on proven LAN and SAN deployments
      • Supported across Cisco Nexus and MDS switching families
      • Offers high availability, virtualization services, and convergence
      • Provides flexibility for integrating new innovations and evolving industry standards
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    Data Center Management and Automation

    Increase efficiency with IT automation products that save time, provide clear visibility, and strengthen control over operations.

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      Cisco UCS Director

      • Delivers IT efficiency to better support business strategy
      • Shared infrastructure policies and resource pools speed deployment time
      • Transparent physical, virtual and bare metal infrastructure support
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      Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

      • Enable hybrid cloud computing with VM workload mobility between enterprise data centers and public clouds
      • Rapid and scalable network services management with dynamic, template-driven policies and security profiles
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      Cisco UCS Manager

      • Manages Cisco UCS servers as one entity across multiple blade chassis and rack servers
      • Provides granular UCS visibility and control to higher-level systems tools
      • Simplifies infrastructure provisioning, and shifts focus from maintenance to strategy
      • Helps improve IT productivity and business agility through a programmable infrastructure
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      Cisco Data Center Network Manager

      • Simplifies operations of virtualized and unified next-generation networks
      • Provides single-pane-of-glass visibility across SAN and LAN technologies
      • Deploys innovative NX-OS and SAN technologies quickly and efficiently
      • Provides visibility into performance and capacity
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      Cisco Network Services Manager

      • Offers ability to create different levels of service tiers
      • Defines the capabilities and resources available in each tier
      • Specifies how VLANs, service capabilities, and virtual machines are defined and deployed
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      Cisco Prime Service Catalog

      • Deploy an end-user service catalog for both cloud computing and workplace IT use cases
      • Improve efficiency, ensure governance, and increase end-user satisfaction with IT service delivery
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      Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

      • Software stack that provides efficient IT management in cloud environments
      • Supports all cloud models, as well as virtual and physical infrastructure
      • Helps meet business demands for speed and adaptability
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      Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler

      • Eliminates errors and delays caused by multiple job scheduling tools
      • Establishes single job scheduling standard for the enterprise
      • Provides broad platform application coverage
      • Automatically executes and tracks scheduled processes
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      Cisco Process Orchestrator

      • Provides a single platform for automating IT processes
      • Supports best practices for many popular technologies
      • Makes automation easier through a visual workflow development environment
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      Cisco Tidal Intelligent Automation for SAP

      • Automates SAP incident response, task management, and corrective actions
      • Orchestrates complex operational processes
      • Expedites automation through preconfigured SAP content
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    Storage Networking

    Cisco MDS solutions establish new benchmarks for storage networks with superior performance, reliability, and architectural flexibility.

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      Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors

      • Switching capacity to accommodate future physical, virtual, and cloud environments
      • Up to 384 line rate 16-Gbps Fibre Channel or 10-Gbps FCoE ports
      • Fully redundant components and fault tolerant design
      • Multi-protocol innovations for architectural flexibility
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      Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors

      • Designed for large virtualized data center environments
      • Up to 528 1/2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
      • Intelligent network services
      • Platform for intelligent storage applications
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      Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches

      • State-of-the-art multiprotocol and multiservice convergence
      • High-performance SAN extension
      • Intelligent storage services
      • Compact form-factor
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      Cisco MDS 9100 Multilayer Fabric Switches

      • Enterprise-level capabilities, such as virtualization and security
      • Highly reliable and available performance
      • Cost-effective incremental scalability
      • Optimized storage for virtual server environments
      • Simple configuration and management
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      Cisco NX-OS Software for MDS 9000

      • Enterprise-class operating software based on SAN-OS
      • Unified operating environments for SAN and LAN
      • VM-aware SAN can be enabled
      • Support for advanced storage services within the fabric
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    Virtual Networking

    Get highly secure multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence technology from Cisco to your data center network.

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      Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

      • Includes an advanced NX-OS feature set and associated partner ecosystem
      • Innovative network services architecture supports scalable multitenant environments
      • Offers a consistent operational experience across physical and virtual environments and hypervisors
      • Tightly integrates with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (SCVMM)
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      Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere

      • Integrates directly with VMware vSphere hypervisors
      • Delivers virtual machine-aware network services such as VM mobility in cloud environments
      • Accelerates server virtualization deployments and simplifies management
      • Reduces total cost of ownership; provides consistency and network visibility
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      Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud

      • Extends the enterprise private cloud to the public cloud
      • Provides consistent network policies and services across private and public clouds
      • Offers application transparency with Layer 2 extension
      • Uses a simple single pane of management
      • Virtual form factor helps enable easy deployment
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      Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform

      • Dedicated hardware platform supports critical virtualization infrastructure
      • Offloads application servers from running virtual service nodes
      • Improves scalability and performance of virtualized data center
      • Separates security policy management from VMware virtualization administration
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      Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Switch

      • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V vPath technology and is hypervisor-agnostic as Cisco Nexus 1000V is available on multiple hypervisors
      • Offers best-in-class, efficient, fast, and scale-out, zone-based security architecture
      • Delivers security policy enforcement and visibility at a virtual machine level that follows VM mobility
      • Logically isolates applications in virtual data centers and multitenant environments
      • Provides ease of deployment and consistent operational experience (separation of duties between security and server administrators)
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