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IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus 

Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – The UK’s end-to-end infrastructure show, IP EXPO, has added a new dedicated focus: SECURITY 11, which will cover IT security in a wider computing context.

SECURITY 11 will cover information security alongside exhibitors from the worlds of cloud computing, storage, wireless, virtualization and IP networking. Attendees can explore the impact security has on developing IT infrastructure and discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the security challenges posed by these disparate–yet interconnected–technology areas. Read more

Datalink Achieves Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco

June 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Datalink Achieves Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco 

Webmaster ToolboxCHANHASSEN, Minn. – Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture (DCA) Specialization from Cisco. This new specialization recognizes Datalink as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deliver and support comprehensive Cisco® data center architectures in the U.S.

The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas: Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs; Unified Computing for streamlining data center resources and uniting network, computational, storage and virtualization platforms; and Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the data center network or computing environment. Read more

Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Data Center Solution Gains Market Momentum

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Data Center Solution Gains Market Momentum 

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SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA – Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that more than 150 customers have implemented joint data center solutions based on the FlexPod™ design architecture.

Cisco and NetApp®’s FlexPod is a pretested architectural design guide that combines networking, computing and storage in a shared infrastructure, and supports multiple applications and workloads to help channel partners accelerate and simplify their customers’ transition to the cloud. Last November, Cisco and NetApp introduced the first FlexPod solution with VMware, now available through 120 qualified channel partners worldwide. Today, Cisco and NetApp are announcing a new additional design guide for FlexPod that supports SAP applications in the cloud. Read more

Cisco Delivers Containerized Data Center

May 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco Delivers Containerized Data Center 

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. Read more

Cisco New Texas Green Data Center Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco New Texas Green Data Center Showcases Private Cloud Deployment 

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.

In 2007 Cisco created a vision to deliver IT as a service and developed a long-range plan to deliver that vision through data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. Cisco’s newest data center combines the best in environment-friendly facility design, green approaches to power and cooling, and an architectural approach optimized for virtualization and cloud computing, with the aim of delivering “everything as a service.” Read more

Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment 

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.

In 2007 Cisco created a vision to deliver IT as a service and developed a long-range plan to deliver that vision through data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. Cisco’s newest data center combines the best in environment-friendly facility design, green approaches to power and cooling, and an architectural approach optimized for virtualization and cloud computing, with the aim of delivering “everything as a service.” Read more

Cisco to Unveil Details of New Green Data Center

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco to Unveil Details of New Green Data Center 

Hosting Services – On Friday, April 15, 2011, Cisco will host a live Internet TV broadcast and Q&A session featuring Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco’s chief information officer, and John Manville, the company’s vice president of IT, to coincide with the grand opening of Cisco’s newest green data center in Texas.

The Cisco executives will explain how the new green data center — a key part of Cisco’s overall IT global data center strategy — supports its internal private cloud and promotes energy efficiency.
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Approved Host NaviSite Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification

April 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Approved Host NaviSite Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification 

Web Hosting BlogAndover, MA – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced it has achieved the Cisco® Advanced Managed Services Certification. This certification recognizes NaviSite’s initial investment in the ITIL® processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality managed services.

“This achievement represents an important milestone in the development and roll out of our cloud-based services,” said R. Brooks Borcherding, President and CEO, NaviSite. “Cisco has recognized and validated, through a rigorous assessment, that we have the necessary processes, management practices and tools in place to support our enterprise customers in all lifecycle phases.” Read more

Cisco Extends Security Leadership With Advances in Cloud Protection

May 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Cisco Extends Security Leadership With Advances in Cloud Protection 

Web Hosting ServicesLONDON – Cisco continued its momentum around cloud protection and the Cisco® Secure Borderless Network architecture by introducing significant enhancements to its cloud security platform. The company today introduced best-of-breed e-mail and Web security services that, when combined with Cisco’s leading global threat intelligence resources and strategic investments, deliver stronger cloud security for enterprise users.

Many businesses are demanding cloud-based collaboration and communications solutions that provide mobile workforces with the ability to access vital data anytime, anywhere and from any device. Naturally, this magnitude of collaboration and communication carries increased security risks, because much of the network access happens outside the traditional corporate firewall. To address these concerns, Cisco is introducing the always-on cloud-based Cisco IronPortTM Email Data Loss Prevention and Encryption and Cisco ScanSafe Web Intelligence Reporting. These services offer enterprises more flexibility for their security solutions, reducing management requirements, stabilizing costs, providing control over the network with better visibility, and maintaining compliance with regulations. Read more

Cisco and VMware to Accelerate Data Center Virtualization Opportunities for Channel Partners

April 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on Cisco and VMware to Accelerate Data Center Virtualization Opportunities for Channel Partners 

Web Hosting ServicesSAN FRANCISCO, CA – Cisco Partner Summit – April 28, 2010 – Building on a shared vision of data center virtualization for enabling customers to build private clouds, Cisco and VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced the expansion of the companies’ relationship with the launch of a comprehensive channel partner acceleration initiative.

Targeting mutual channel partners that are Cisco data center specialized and authorized to resell VMware solutions, the initiative includes a wide range of new benefits, including solutions training, solution bundles, financial incentives, funding for virtualization assessments, online demo labs, market enablement and financing.  The initiative will help solution providers derive greater value for their investment in Cisco-VMware capabilities by simplifying the delivery of a complete architecture with the industry-leading Cisco Unified Computing System and VMware vSphere™.  The integrated solution will reduce data center complexity, lower costs and enable a more flexible, agile IT service delivery model. Read more

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