Cisco Multilayer Director Switch improves manageability, speeds deployment, and reduces costs in smaller data center.

Article Summary:

Direct-attached storage costs were growing out of control in the Cisco Amsterdam site, which hosts all Cisco IT production applications and some development and staging environments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Storage utilization was poor, and management information scarce and hard to come by at the Amsterdam location.

This storage networking case study describes Cisco ITís migration from direct-attached storage to a storage-area network (SAN) environment using the Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director Switch. Business benefits from this deployment include:

  • Greater protection and lower risks through use of virtual SANs (VSANs)
  • Increased productivity and more efficient storage management
  • Enhanced troubleshooting
  • Improved business agility

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Amsterdam SAN Case Study - Executive Summary PDF (PDF - 120 KB)

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Amsterdam SAN Case Study PDF (PDF - 115 KB)

Amsterdam SAN Case Study - Chinese Version PDF (PDF - 487 KB) Chinese Version

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