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Unified Computing System

Scale service delivery and simplify requirements for data center setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling.

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Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

  • Increase performance, flexibility, and scale for virtualized and non-virtualized applications
  • Deploy applications faster and manage connectivity as needed
  • Get memory and I/O capacity to meet every need
  • Reduce the number of adapters, cables, and access-layer switches needed for LAN and SAN connectivity
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Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis

  • Accommodate up to 8 half-width or 4 full-width Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Accelerate deployment with unified fabric and fabric-extender technology for data centers
  • Improve density with smaller units of scale with a reduced footprint
  • Reduce physical components, eliminate siloed management, and improve data center efficiency
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Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

  • Improve total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility
  • Balance simplicity, performance, and density for production-level virtualization, web infrastructure, and data center workloads
  • Extend the benefits of Cisco Unified Computing with Cisco Extended Memory and Virtual Interface Card technologies
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Cisco UCS Manager

  • Manages Cisco UCS servers across multiple blade chassis and rack servers as one logical, highly available entity
  • Provides UCS visibility and control to management ecosystem partners using a comprehensive XML API
  • Automates and simplifies infrastructure provisioning and maintenance, allowing more time for strategic initiatives
  • Improves IT productivity and agility with an automated programmable infrastructure
  • Policy-driven QoS and security compliance is automated with UCS Manager Service Profiles and templates
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Cisco UCS Central

  • Simplifies management of multiple Cisco UCS domains across data centers and geographies with global templates and policies
  • Provides a centralized fault summary for faster problem resolution and improved reliability
  • Improves IT productivity with centralized inventory and automated policy-based firmware upgrades
  • Uses the same interface as UCS Manager and maintain RBAC at both UCS Manager and UCS Central levels
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Cisco Cloupia

  • Unifies management across computing, networking, storage, and virtualization layers
  • Provides comprehensive management of physical and virtual resources
  • Increases IT efficiency
  • Gives IT the flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements
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Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects

  • Deliver line-rate, lossless 10 GE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), with native Fibre Channel SAN connectivity
  • Provide more than double the ports of the prior generation with universal port connectivity
  • Lower barriers to deploying a virtualized environment for data centers
  • Provide single-wire connectivity for LAN, SAN, and unified management, including rack servers
  • Support native storage zoning and direct attached storage
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Cisco UCS Fabric Extenders for UCS Blade Server Chassis

  • Provide converged LAN, SAN, and management connectivity to blade servers with the same hardware
  • Offer flexibility of LAN Ethernet/FCoE 1/10 GE or SAN Native Fibre Channel
  • Improve bandwidth utilization via load balancing with Port Channels
  • Manage chassis power supply, fans, and blades via the fabric interconnects
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Cisco Nexus Fabric Extenders for UCS Rack Servers

  • Seamless inclusion of UCS rack servers into UCS Manager domain with UCS blade servers
  • Connect rack servers to UCS fabric interconnects with a single cable for I/O and management
  • Provide converged LAN, SAN, and management connectivity to blade servers with the same hardware
  • Deploy the right server and keep management simple by integrating with UCS fabric interconnects and UCS Manager
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B-Series Blade Server VICs

  • Reduce TCO by consolidating NICs, HBAs, cables, switches, and physical servers
  • Collapse networking infrastructure using Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)
  • Provide I/O policy coherency and visibility to help enable workload mobility
  • Promote hypervisor and Cisco UCS Manager integration
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C-Series Rack Server VICs

  • Deliver up to 20 Gbps aggregate bandwidth in a rack-server-optimized form factor
  • Reduce TCO by consolidating network interface cards, host bus adapters, and other devices
  • Collapse networking infrastructure using Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX)
  • Provide I/O policy coherency and visibility to enable workload mobility
  • Enable integration with UCS Manager domains
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UCS Storage Accelerators

  • Speed up data access with reduced storage access latency
  • Increase data caching intelligence and reduce complexity
  • Boost application performance of database workloads
  • Improve performance of virtualized desktops and applications
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Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)

  • Improve performance by offloading compute-intensive portions to a GPU
  • Use the power of parallel processing for applications
  • Improve VDI graphics performance in virtualized environments
  • Enhance user productivity with faster and more flexible business applications
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UCS E-Series Servers

  • Single and double- width form factors housed inside the Cisco ISR G2 chassis
  • Compact data-center-class servers with Intel® Xeon® E3 and E5-2400 series processors
  • Dedicated blade management with Integrated Management Controller; consistent management with standalone Cisco UCS C-Series
  • Virtualization-ready hardware with support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen Server
  • Ability to host applications locally, either bare-metal or virtualized, depending on business needs
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Cisco R Series Racks

  • Ideal for mission-critical data center environments that require reliability, structural integrity, and security
  • Deliver exceptional power, cooling, and cable management
  • Optimized and certified for use with the Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Part of a complete infrastructure solution, including computing, network, rack, power, and services
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Cisco RP Series Power Distribution Units

  • Offer flexible, reliable, easy-to-deploy power distribution with branch circuit protection
  • Cost-effectively and efficiently distribute power to up to 24 outlets
  • Protect against overload conditions and simplify cabling from the rack
  • Optimized and certified for use with the Cisco Unified Computing System
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Data Center Security

Strengthen security for your critical applications, infrastructure, and data while helping to ensure data privacy and regulatory compliance.

Overview: Data Center Security

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Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance

  • Provides intelligent threat defense and highly secure communications services
  • Protects multimedia, highly transactional, and latency-sensitive applications
  • Integrates firewalls, unified communications security, and VPN technology
  • Implements capacity for scalability and investment protection
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Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)

  • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V switches and hypervisors
  • Enforces security policy at the virtual-machine level
  • Isolates applications in virtual data centers and multitenant environments
  • Enforces separation of duties between security and server administrators
  • Improves visibility and compliance
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Data Center Switching

Increase business agility, simplify operations, and protect your investment with the architectural flexibility provided by data center switching.

Overview: Data Center Switching

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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Provide the switching foundation for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Support up to 1.92 terabits switching capacity per slot
  • Deliver high-density 1,10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet today, and 100 GE in the future
  • Operate in standard Cisco NX-OS as well as in ACI mode
  • Offer full virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) bridging, routing, and gateway support
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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for data center access, aggregation, and core deployments
  • Provide the industry's most comprehensive data center features and programmability capabilities
  • Offer up to 1.3 Tb per slot of switching capacity, and more than 83 Tb per chassis
  • Provide high 1,10, 40, and 100 GE scalability
  • Deliver advanced services, high availability, hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
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Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for access- and space-constrained aggregation deployments
  • Offer line-rate and low-latency support for up to 96 40 GE ports or 384 10 GE and up to 160 unified ports
  • Support hardware VXLAN (Layer 2 and 3, gateway) and are Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE)-capable
  • Support Cisco Fabric Extender architecture and true 40 GE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for LAN and SAN convergence
  • Include a comprehensive analytics toolkit
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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for 10 GE top-of-rack access deployments
  • Deliver broad connectivity support, including GE, 10 GE, 10GBASE-T, 40 GE, unified ports, Fibre Channel, and FCoE
  • Support comprehensive Layer 2 and 3 features for LAN and SAN traffic
  • Support hardware VXLAN (Layer 2 and 3, gateway) and are NVGRE-capable
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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

  • Deliver flexibility, high density, and performance for top-of-rack deployments
  • Support mobility and tenant isolation with VXLAN
  • Include Python scripting, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEM), and XML management tools
  • Deliver a comprehensive SDN solution, including OpenFlow and Cisco OnePK
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Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Deliver 100 MB, and 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet server connectivity with 10/40 GE uplinks
  • Offer fabric extensibility with single point of management
  • Reduce data center cabling costs and footprint; optimize inter-rack cabling
  • Extend to partner blade servers such as HP, Dell, and Fujitsu
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Cisco NX-OS for Nexus Switches

  • Builds on proven LAN and SAN deployments
  • Supported across Cisco Nexus and MDS switching families
  • Offers high availability, virtualization services, and convergence
  • Provides flexibility for integrating new innovations and evolving industry standards
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Data Center Management and Automation

Increase efficiency with IT automation products that save time, provide clear visibility, and strengthen control over operations.

Overview: Data Center Management and Automation

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Cisco UCS Director

  • Delivers IT efficiency to better support business strategy
  • Shared infrastructure policies and resource pools speed deployment time
  • Seamless physical, virtual and bare metal infrastructure support
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Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

  • Enable hybrid cloud computing with VM workload mobility between enterprise data centers and public clouds
  • Rapid and scalable network services management with dynamic, template-driven policies and security profiles
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Cisco UCS Manager

  • Manages Cisco UCS servers as one entity across multiple blade chassis and rack servers
  • Provides granular UCS visibility and control to higher-level systems tools
  • Simplifies infrastructure provisioning, and shifts focus from maintenance to strategy
  • Helps improve IT productivity and business agility through a programmable infrastructure
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Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • Simplifies operations of virtualized and unified next-generation networks
  • Provides single-pane-of-glass visibility across SAN and LAN technologies
  • Deploys innovative NX-OS and SAN technologies quickly and efficiently
  • Provides visibility into performance and capacity
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Cisco Network Services Manager

  • Offers ability to create different levels of service tiers
  • Defines the capabilities and resources available in each tier
  • Specifies how VLANs, service capabilities, and virtual machines are defined and deployed
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Cisco Prime Service Catalog

  • Deploy an end-user service catalog for both cloud computing and workplace IT use cases
  • Improve efficiency, ensure governance, and increase end-user satisfaction with IT service delivery
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Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

  • Software stack that provides efficient IT management in cloud environments
  • Supports all cloud models, as well as virtual and physical infrastructure
  • Helps meet business demands for speed and adaptability
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Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler

  • Eliminates errors and delays caused by multiple job scheduling tools
  • Establishes single job scheduling standard for the enterprise
  • Provides broad platform application coverage
  • Automatically executes and tracks scheduled processes
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Cisco Process Orchestrator

  • Provides a single platform for automating IT processes
  • Supports best practices for many popular technologies
  • Makes automation easier through a visual workflow development environment
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Cisco Intelligent Automation for SAP

  • Automates SAP incident response, task management, and corrective actions
  • Orchestrates complex operational processes
  • Expedites automation through preconfigured SAP content
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Storage Networking

Cisco MDS solutions establish new benchmarks for storage networks with superior performance, reliability, and architectural flexibility.

Overview: Storage Networking

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Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors

  • Switching capacity to accommodate future physical, virtual, and cloud environments
  • Up to 384 line rate 16-Gbps Fibre Channel or 10-Gbps FCoE ports
  • Fully redundant components and fault tolerant design
  • Multi-protocol innovations for architectural flexibility
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Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors

  • Designed for large virtualized data center environments
  • Up to 528 1/2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
  • Intelligent network services
  • Platform for intelligent storage applications
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Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches

  • State-of-the-art multiprotocol and multiservice convergence
  • High-performance SAN extension
  • Intelligent storage services
  • Compact form-factor
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Cisco MDS 9100 Multilayer Fabric Switches

  • Enterprise-level capabilities, such as virtualization and security
  • Highly reliable and available performance
  • Cost-effective incremental scalability
  • Optimized storage for virtual server environments
  • Simple configuration and management
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Cisco NX-OS Software for MDS 9000

  • Enterprise-class operating software based on SAN-OS
  • Unified operating environments for SAN and LAN
  • VM-aware SAN can be enabled
  • Support for advanced storage services within the fabric
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Virtual Networking

Get highly secure multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence technology from Cisco to your data center network.

Overview: Virtual Networking

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Cisco Intercloud Fabric

  • Extends the enterprise private cloud to the public cloud
  • Provides consistent network policies and services across private and public clouds
  • Offers application transparency with L2 extension
  • Uses a simple single pane of management
  • Virtual form factor helps enable easy deployment
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Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Includes an advanced NX-OS feature set and associated partner ecosystem
  • Innovative network services architecture supports scalable multitenant environments
  • Offers a consistent operational experience across physical and virtual environments and hypervisors
  • Tightly integrates with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (SCVMM)
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Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere

  • Integrates directly with VMware vSphere hypervisors
  • Delivers virtual machine-aware network services such as VM mobility in cloud environments
  • Accelerates server virtualization deployments and simplifies management
  • Reduces total cost of ownership; provides consistency and network visibility
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Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform

  • Dedicated hardware platform supports critical virtualization infrastructure
  • Offloads application servers from running virtual service nodes
  • Improves scalability and performance of virtualized data center
  • Separates security policy management from VMware virtualization administration
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Cisco Virtual Security Gateway

  • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V vPath technology and is hypervisor-agnostic as Cisco Nexus 1000V is available on multiple hypervisors
  • Offers best-in-class, efficient, fast, and scale-out, zone-based security architecture
  • Delivers security policy enforcement and visibility at a virtual machine level that follows VM mobility
  • Logically isolates applications in virtual data centers and multitenant environments
  • Provides ease of deployment and consistent operational experience (separation of duties between security and server administrators)
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Application Networking Services

Protect critical applications, infrastructure, and data while increasing application availability and reducing costs.

Overview: Application Networking Services

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Network Analysis Module (NAM) Products

  • Improves delivery of business-critical applications
  • Provides increased network traffic visibility and enhanced analytics
  • Improves service with granular traffic analysis and performance metrics
  • Helps you implement comprehensive voice analytics and packet captures
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Web Application Optimization with Cisco Application Control Engine

  • Unifies your application delivery infrastructure
  • Aligns application delivery with virtualization infrastructure
  • Increases application, server, and virtual server availability
  • Reduces power and cooling costs while accelerating application provisioning