Delivers Key Innovations across the Data Center Portfolio:
September 16, 2010 - Cisco announced it has expanded its data center product and services portfolio and evolved its data center architecture to accelerate IT innovation, increase business value, and support new business models such as desktop virtualization and public or private 'clouds'.
Cisco introduced Unified Network Services, which are designed to deliver any network service in any environment and in any form factor, and Unified Fabric and Unified Computing enhancements to deliver increased deployment flexibility, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Cisco also unveiled new professional services that help partners and customers realize the full value of their Cisco Data Center Business Advantage investments.
Together, Unified Network Services, Unified Computing and Unified Fabric form the foundation of an integrated architecture, the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage, designed to improve the efficiency and agility of both traditional and virtualized data center environments. The Cisco Data Center Business Advantage helps customers link their IT investments to increased business return by accelerating the delivery of new services and revenue streams, improving profitability, and enabling transformative new business and IT models.
Introducing Cisco Unified Network Services. Cisco Unified Network Services provide rich services in physical or virtual form factors, and offer flexibility and choice while delivering consistent policy-based provisioning, operational simplicity and workload portability across network, compute and cloud environments.
New Nexus 5548 Switch Increases Unified Fabric Performance and Scale. Cisco Unified Fabric is a key building block for both traditional and virtualized data centers, unifying storage, data networking, and a data center class operating system to deliver seamless convergence, scalability and intelligence with reduced total cost of ownership and faster return on investment.
New Unified Computing System Compact High Memory Blade Expands Unified Computing Portfolio. Cisco Unified Computing unites compute, network, virtualization and storage access with integrated management to deliver fluid workload mobility, optimized resource scaling, and operational simplicity. In concert with Unified Fabric and Unified Network Services, Unified Computing is a foundational pillar for Cisco's Data Center Business Advantage framework.
New Professional and Technical Services. Cisco unveiled a suite of new services and capabilities that help customers realize the full value of their Cisco Data Center Business Advantage investments by accelerating time to deployment and reducing risk. New Cisco Desktop Virtualization Services enable customers to build and support a highly secure, scalable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The Cisco Unified Computing Services have been enhanced to improve application performance and operational management for new Cisco technologies. Cisco's Nexus, WAAS and Optimization Services have been enhanced to include Performance and Validation Testing.