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Cisco Unified Fabric

Cisco Unified Fabric serves as a primary building block for cloud-based, virtualized, and general purpose data centers. It provides the foundational connectivity and unifies physical, virtual networking, storage, and network services. It offers architectural flexibility and consistent networking across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Cisco Unified Fabric, a pillar of the Cisco Unified Data Center, delivers:

  • Transparent convergence for LAN and SAN environments
  • Industry-leading, multidimensional scalability, including system, fabric, and geographic span
  • Sophisticated intelligence
  • Transparent data center convergence

New Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation

Cisco is continuing to evolve its Unified Fabric portfolio, with the introduction of Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation innovations. These simplify fabric management, optimize fabric infrastructure, and automate provisioning across physical and virtual environments. It significantly improves operational simplicity through superior integration.

Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation delivers:

  • Optimized fabric infrastructure for enhanced efficiency and scale
  • Simplified fabric management with Open APIs for ease of operations
  • Automated provisioning for greater agility

Application Centric Infrastructure

Cisco introduces Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to radically simplify the data center. It provides a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles that delivers the benefits of software flexibility while retaining hardware performance.

Advantage Benefits
Simplified Improve efficiency and simplify mobility for physical and virtual machines and services. Provide end-to-end visibility for any topology.

Significantly speed up both physical and virtual machine rollout with network automation and provisioning, and better integration with orchestration, automation tools, and cloud platforms.

Make troubleshooting easier with centralized fabric management across physical and virtual workloads.
Converged Deliver high-performance, highly available networks to meet several diverse data center and service provider needs, including the integration of private and public clouds.

Benefit from tight integration between the UCS and Cisco Nexus portfolios, bringing together the network and computing elements of the data center fabric.

Incorporate flexible, reliable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), available on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, Cisco Nexus 6000 Series, and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, and Cisco MDS 9700 platforms.
Scalable Provide resilient and scalable fabric with predictable performance and reduced complexity across larger shared resource pools.

Accommodate large, multi-tenant data center and cloud environments with automation, security, and control.

Support efficient access and use of resources, regardless of size or location.
Intelligent Make services available consistently, with predictable performance and policies, across applications and workloads, independent of location.

Automate network provisioning and service delivery.

Deploy applications faster, with policy-based compliance instead of physical infrastructure changes.

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