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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’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

Vantage Data Centers to Host Smart Data Center Revolution, Earth Day 2011

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Vantage Data Centers to Host Smart Data Center Revolution, Earth Day 2011 

Web Hosting BlogSanta Clara, CA – Vantage Data Centers will be hosting the “Smart Data Center Revolution” at its $300 million Santa Clara data center campus to celebrate the largest LEED platinum candidacy campus in the U.S. and to discuss the commercial viability of a much-needed, fundamental shift in the data center industry towards improved energy and operating efficiency. This event will also highlight Vantage Data Center’s Santa Clara project as an example of how innovative companies can work together. These ground-breaking companies and organizations include event sponsors G.E., Fujitsu, Toshiba, Rosendin Electric, IBIS and Sustainable Silicon Valley.

The Smart Data Center Revolution is an invitation-only opportunity to tour Silicon Valley’s most innovative and efficient data center campus as the second building is built. This event will allow attendees to learn how the sponsoring companies will use their technology partnerships and expertise to drive down costs, risks and reduce construction time. Their collaboration will bring green and smart technology together to deliver superior performance and transform the data center industry. Read more

Modius and LogicMonitor Form Partnership to Extend SaaS-based Monitoring

February 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Modius and LogicMonitor Form Partnership to Extend SaaS-based Monitoring 

Hosting BlogSan Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA – Modius Inc. and LogicMonitor today announced a technology partnership to develop advanced monitoring capabilities for power and cooling infrastructure, allowing data center managers to generate a unified view of IT performance and energy consumption across their entire data center.

The unified view of both IT and physical infrastructure from a ‘single pane of glass’ will provide a previously unobtainable level of data center intelligence, enabling a comprehensive view of system performance stretching across both IT and facilities.
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Cisco, NetApp and VMware Collaborate to Deliver New Capabilities for the Dynamic Data Center

January 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Cisco, NetApp and VMware Collaborate to Deliver New Capabilities for the Dynamic Data Center 

Web HostingSILICON VALLEY, CA — As enterprises move toward a data center that is 100 percent virtualized, Cisco, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced that they are expanding their long-standing collaboration to deliver new design architectures that help customers evolve virtualized data centers to be more efficient, dynamic and secure. The three companies introduced an end-to-end Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture that provides enhanced security in cloud environments by isolating the information technology (IT) resources and applications of different clients, business units or departments that share a common IT infrastructure. As part of their collaboration, Cisco, NetApp and VMware will also offer a cooperative support model for these pretested and validated design architectures to help customers quickly build a unified, virtualized infrastructure.

“It’s clear that a tremendous opportunity exists for Cisco, NetApp and VMware to enable real change in the data center,” said Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp. “Our visions are aligned around the concept of a dynamic data center that will be the foundation of cloud computing and that will enable enterprises, integrators and service providers to deliver IT as a service [ITaaS]. In this scenario, IT becomes a dynamic asset that is more efficient and can better adapt to changing business needs. This new era of IT has stringent infrastructure requirements that our companies are ready to meet today—together.” Read more

The NetApp Virtualisation Guarantee

September 7, 2009 by · Comments Off on The NetApp Virtualisation Guarantee 

Web Hosting ToolsLONDON, UK – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today promised up to £1 million in NetApp® storage hardware, software and services to a qualifying new customer to reduce their storage usage by 50% in a virtualised environment.

To prove the value of its storage efficiency and the authenticity of its Virtualisation Guarantee Programme, NetApp is putting forward up to £1 million in technology and services. One UK business, that is not currently a customer, will have the opportunity to implement up to £1 million of NetApp’s solutions into a VMware®, Citrix or Microsoft® virtual environment. The impact NetApp delivers to the business as a result will be independently measured and published.

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Cisco and NetApp Partner to Deliver Virtualized Dynamic Data Center

April 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on Cisco and NetApp Partner to Deliver Virtualized Dynamic Data Center 

Web Hosting ToolsSUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif. – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Cisco today announced that they are teaming up to provide customers with unified, dynamic data center solutions that are based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System and NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture. Cisco and NetApp are working together to certify the combined solution, and the companies will also collaborate on customer support and marketing activities.

The Cisco Unified Computing System unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization resources in a cohesive new data center architecture. This allows customers to reduce the complexities often associated with data center virtualization, lower costs, and improve asset utilization. Through Cisco Validated Design, NetApp will provide flexible and powerful storage solutions for the Cisco Unified Computing System that will be tested for interoperability in virtualized data center environments. Customers benefit from the unified storage model across the entire NetApp product portfolio, application integration technologies such as the NetApp SnapManager® product suite, and advanced storage efficiency features. As a result, customers can take advantage of NetApp’s unique advanced storage efficiency capabilities to drive down raw storage requirements, lower costs, improve utilization in virtualized environments, and simplify administrative tasks. Additionally, NetApp’s leadership in Ethernet storage technology complements the Cisco Unified Computing System, which is based on a 10Gb per second Unified Fabric that supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Read more

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