Cisco Multilayer Director Switch improves storage usage, system management, and provisioning speed for ERP data storage.

Article Summary:

In the mid-1990s, Cisco IT maintained a growing data storage infrastructure, consisting of about 90 percent direct-attached storage (DAS) and 10 percent network-attached storage (NAS). But one of the largest and most critical business applications, ERP, was reaching the limits of this architecture. Since that time, Cisco IT has migrated ERP along with most of its 1500 terabytes of storage to a storage-area network (SAN) environment using the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Director Switch.

This storage networking case study describes Cisco ITís SAN architecture and business benefits of the deployment, including:

  • Improved storage utilization
  • Improved system management and reliability
  • Reduced costs
  • Faster provisioning

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