Data Center and Virtualization

Unified Data Center Products

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Unified Computing System

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


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

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

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
Cisco UCS Manager

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
Cisco UCS Central

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cisco Intelligent Automation for SAP

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

Storage Networking

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

Overview: Storage Networking


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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Networking

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

Overview: Virtual Networking


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

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)

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

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

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)

Application Networking Services

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

Overview: Application Networking Services


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

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

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