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Cisco Delivers Containerized Data Center

May 9, 2011 by  

Webmaster ToolboxSAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco unveiled the Cisco® Containerized Data Center to address the evolving computing and networking needs of both public and private sector organizations.  Designed and manufactured in the United States, the Cisco Containerized Data Center is a modular data center solution in a weatherized ISO container that offers an open architecture and transportable platform coupled with a unique management platform for cost-effective data center deployments. Designed to help meet the unique needs of government and commercial organizations for mobile rapid deployment, disaster recovery, support in remote areas, and better cost utilization, the Cisco Containerized Data Center offers efficient continuity of operations, increased energy efficiency, increased power density and reduced risk.

According to a recent report from Pike Research, global investment in energy-efficient data center technologies is set to reach 28 percent of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market by 2015. Designed to efficiently use power in meeting cooling and serviceability requirements, the Cisco Containerized Data Center extends the capabilities of traditional brick-and-mortar data centers, including a more energy-efficient platform that lowers operating expenses and decreases the environmental impact.


Cisco has teamed with a diverse number of industry-leading technology companies to deliver a complete modular data center solution. Cisco is working with technology partners such as VMware, EMC and NetApp to deliver cloud computing, storage, virtualization and Cisco data center capabilities based on the Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM. Master system integration partners such as Johnson Controls, Inc., in conjunction with Cisco channel partners, deliver Cisco equipment and integration services that enable modular data center solution deployment.

– The Cisco Containerized Data Center takes advantage of the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage framework, which includes Cisco Unified Computing, Unified Fabric and Unified Network Services to optimize flexibility, agility and ease of use. The Cisco Data Center Business Advantage, with its fabric-based infrastructure approach, transforms today’s data center from separate silos (servers, storage, networks, Layer 4-7 switching services, security and so on) into a single integrated infrastructure with a set of shared resources and a consolidated management model.
– A key element of the Cisco Containerized Data Center is the Cisco Data Center Operations 360 management system, which offers comprehensive information technology capacity planning and deployment support, real-time monitoring, historical reporting and trending, and space and environmental analytics. Cisco Data Center Operations 360 is fully extensible with user-defined attributes, monitors and architectural layout rules.
– Unlike many other containerized data centers, the Cisco Containerized Data Center does not rely on proprietary IT platforms. With its open platform, the Cisco Containerized Data Center is easy for organizations to quickly integrate into existing environments.
– Delivering more cost-effective deployments, the Cisco Containerized Data Center can take as few as 12 weeks to deploy from the moment a customer recognizes the need until it is tested, shipped and online, and it is flexible enough to be placed in harsh outside or inside environments.
– The Cisco Containerized Data Center’s energy-efficiency platform can yield a substantially lower power usage effectiveness (PUE), less than 1.25 as opposed to 1.6 to 3.0 for other data center solutions.
– Cisco offers customers pre-sales support to address customer needs and architect a customized solution, advanced services to complete project management requirements, and a robust partner community with the skill set for data center support and Cisco or third-party integration of equipment.

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