Cisco’s Data Center Strategy Takes Sharp Turn toward Applications

cisco-logoCisco unveiled a ground-breaking data center networking architecture. Designed to usher in the era of Application-Centric Infrastructure, Cisco’s architecture aims to transform data centers to better address the demands of new and current applications in the Cloud era.

Accelerated to market by Cisco’s investment in Insieme Networks, this fundamental shift to application-centric infrastructure will provide IT with the ability to quickly deliver business applications to end-users with a simpler operational model, scalable secure infrastructure,, and at optimized cost.  This shift requires an open, programmable and automated infrastructure that is ready to handle the challenges of cloud deployment models and today’s Big Data applications.

 Cisco also announced two key innovative enhancements to its Unified Fabric portfolio. First, Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA), which automates network provisioning, simplifies fabric management and optimizes fabric for greater efficiency and scale. Second, extensions to the Nexus 7000 portfolio with new Nexus 7700 Series switches and new F3 Series I/O Modules that deliver industry leading 40G/100G scalability, with the most comprehensive set of data center switching features.