Cisco Delivers Transportable, Containerized Data Center

Data Center Takes Advantage of Network Intelligence to Offer Greater Efficiency

By Sheila Shanker
Updated: May 05, 2011

Cisco Delivers Transportable, Containerized Data Center

On May 2, 2011, Cisco announced its new product, a Cisco Contained Data Center that is basically a system in a box. The Data Center is mobile, offering greater scalability and efficiencies to meet the computing and networking needs of commercial and government sectors. The system comes in a weather-resistant environment and can be placed outside the premises by itself or as a complement to an existing data center. It can be used in remote areas and it features quick deployment, disaster recovery and better costs utilization.

For cooling and general services, Cisco Data Center uses energy-efficient technology, which is set to reach 28 percent of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market by 2015, according to a Pike Research recent report.

The Data Center deploys the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage framework, such as Unified Network Services, Unified Fabric and Cisco Unified Computing. This setup optimizes agility and ease of use, while integrating resources, such as the Cisco Data Center Operations 360 with its environmental analytics, user-defined attributes and architectural layout rules.

Avoiding proprietary issues, the Data Center uses open platform to facilitate integration with existing systems in minimum time and expense. Cisco also offers customers support and customization of solutions prior to sales, including project management, to be sure the Data Center fits the customer’s needs and can be used to its optimum capacity.

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