Trends such as the Internet of Things, cloud, and hyperconverged infrastructure are driving the need for more IP storage networking. A next-generation Cisco network provides the switching foundation and delivers optimal buffers and quality-of-service (QoS) mechanisms to support evolving Ethernet and IP storage networking requirements, including the need for greater bandwidth.
Our agile storage infrastructure is easy to manage, affordable, and flexible to meet the needs of resource-constrained IT storage professionals.
IP storage is the use of IP-based technology to access storage devices using TCP/IP networks.
Storage protocols can be classified as file, block, and object storage. No matter which protocol you choose, Cisco IP Storage Networks can transport them efficiently.
Cisco Nexus technology, along with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, provide innovative storage networking solutions to support next-generation requirments, including file, block, and object storage. The new IP Storage Networking solution further provides automation, rapid deployment, pervasive security, and policy-based architecture to scale IP storage envoirments.
Key features of the Cisco solution:
Cisco Nexus 2000 to 9000 Series Switches and Cisco ACI provide flexibility to design and build IP, Ethernet, ROCE storage networking for small businesses to enterprise customers. The following three uses cases exhibit the unique ability of ACI and the Nexus 9000 family to provide innovative storage networking functionality.