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Data Center and Cloud

Simplify and automate with a unified framework

Cisco IT deploys a unified fabric in the data center. With it we gain architectural flexibility and consistent networking across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Our framework integrates with servers, storage, and orchestration platforms for faster application rollout, greater app performance, and lower operating costs.

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Data center architecture

A unified data center framework supports business goals such as virtualization, cloud computing, and infrastructure as a service. Cisco IT can simplify operations and respond to business demands faster.

Data center networking

Application Centric Infrastructure uses a software-defined networking policy model across data center domains, security, and services to lower TCO, automate IT tasks, and speed application deployments.


A growing trend is to move IT services to private or public clouds. This trend has a dramatic effect on how Cisco IT is designing, building, and operating our data centers.

Meet the IT Experts

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Intersight: One-click UCS C-series configuration

Our rack server configurations were as varied as a bowl of jelly beans. With Intersight we’re limiting them to approved flavors.

How Cisco IT reduces the cost and complexity of server Fleet refresh

With 12,000 Cisco UCS servers installed in 22 company data centers worldwide, Cisco IT had a big challenge tracking when individual UCS units were due for replacement as part of our infrastructure refresh program.

It's time to pull the plug

Several Cisco lab managers around the world are powering down much of their hardware right now. They’ve volunteered to take part in our company’s 11th annual year-end shutdown, during which hundreds of buildings are closed and thousands of employees are given time off.

HyperFlex Edge: how simpler remote office infrastructure will save us 456 man-hours

If you looked around my TV room a few years ago, you might commiserate with me about the number of remote controls: TV, cable box, VCR, sound bar, Roku, and our ancient VHS player.

AI helps Cisco e-commerce team process thousands of manual orders faster

With thousands of orders still coming manually via fax or email, Cisco e-commerce team needed a solution to speed up order processing. They turned to machine learning and deep learning to build a custom solution that they deployed on Cisco UCS.

Data center deconstructed

Signage, cabling, energy efficiency. Learn a Cisco IT insider's view of the data center. 


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