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Together, Cisco and EMC are delivering the innovative hardware and software technologies, standards, and services that allow customers to create IP data centers by consolidating, virtualizing, and automating their existing data centers.

Transforming the Data Center

Cisco and EMC deliver superior unified data center technologies. (1:20min)

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The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, formed jointly by Cisco and EMC with VMware, represents an unprecedented level of collaboration in development, services, and partner enablement to minimize risk during an organization's infrastructure virtualization journey to private cloud implementation.

Storage/SAN Consolidation

The Cisco and EMC alliance provides industry-leading products that enable data center availability, scalability, security, investment protection, and management. This allows customers to deploy high-performance SANs with the lowest total cost of ownership. Businesses that want to consolidate data centers and SAN islands can achieve significantly improved operational efficiency and cost-effective SAN extension for business continuance/disaster recovery.

Business Continuance (Storage/Optical)

Cisco and EMC offer a comprehensive portfolio of business continuance and disaster recovery solutions that can be adopted to meet the specific business and technical needs of the customer. These solutions are supported by integrated operating management, collaborative testing, and support.

Branch-Office Consolidation (WAAS/NAS)

EMC and Cisco are providing an end-to-end solution that allows customers to consolidate their branch file services to centralized shared storage. The solution helps customers:

  • Lower CapEx and OpEx
  • Improve security and business continuance
  • Continue to meet the performance requirements required by remote branch end users

For more information on WAAS visit http://www.cisco.com/go/waas

High-Performance File Systems (HPFS)

Together, Cisco and EMC offer a high-performance file-systems (HPFS) solution that can be adapted to meet the business and technical needs of companies requiring a fast, cost-effective, scalable, and manageable single file system that can be centrally protected. Common examples of HPFS include:

  • Software development
  • Business intelligence
  • Specialized information analysis
  • Any location where a rack of servers performs the same operations against a common file system

The HPFS solution is supported by integrated operating management, collaborative testing, support, services, and ongoing collaboration and development efforts.

Designing High-Performance EMC File Systems Using Cisco MDS iSCSI

File Virtualization

Cisco and EMC have collaborated on documentation describing how to deploy an EMC Rainfinity File Virtualization system in a Cisco Catalyst infrastructure.