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Unified Fabric: Helping Partners Deliver Innovative Cloud and Data Center Solutions

February 5, 2013
at 7:21 am PST

As the saying goes, “Change is the only constant.” And as partners have seen, customers are constantly grappling with a love-hate relationship between applications and networking. As new applications appear, the infrastructure is required to evolve, which brings about a whole new wave of application innovation that then forces the infrastructure to evolve again and again. This endless cycle has played itself out as applications transitioned from mainframes to client/server to web and now to cloud.

Cisco is extending the capabilities of Unified Fabric to support a world of many clouds with the scalability and flexibility of the new Nexus 6000 series, the traffic insight of Nexus 7000 NAM, Nexus 1000V InterCloud and VNMC InterCloud hybrid cloud solutions and updates to the Cisco ONE portfolio including the new Cisco ONE Controller.

These upgrades will help your customers protect their investments because it can easily be extended to accommodate new applications and usage models as they emerge, allowing customers to shift from “infrastructure defining what apps can do” to “apps defining what infrastructure must do.”

Here are some highlights of the new offerings: 

The new Nexus 6000 and pervasive 40GbE support across the rest of the Nexus Family provide scalability and flexibility to optimize infrastructure for scale-out, cloud and virtualized environments, while the Nexus 7000 NAM provides increased traffic insight.

The Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud paired with VNMC InterCloud lets applications and data live where it makes the most sense by seamlessly extending the enterprise IT environment into the public cloud with a hybrid cloud solution that maintains consistent features, services, and manageability across both.

Cisco also enhances the programmatic capabilities of Cisco infrastructure by strengthening the Cisco ONE portfolio, including introduction of the new Cisco ONE Controller. Cisco ONE Controller provides an option for customers looking to do “controller-based” networking without having to forgo any of their existing Cisco capabilities.

Be sure to visit the Cisco Unified Fabric Launch page on Partner Central to learn more and access resources and tools that will help you drive more business. You’ll find:

  • Partner Sales Briefing Package
  • Launch Overview Presentation and FAQ
  • Product and Solution Data Sheets
  • Customer Overview Presentation
  • Incentives and Promotions
  • And more!

While you’re on the launch page, be sure to check out the Cisco Unified Fabric Partner Launch webcast replay if you missed it. During the webcast, you’ll hear subject matter experts explain how Cisco’s new data center networking solutions are uniquely positioned to help you respond to the unfolding trends around application architecture and usage.

You’ll also learn how these new solutions can help you with:

  • Positioning for Success – See what’s new in Unified Fabric to help you address your customers’ emerging data center and cloud requirements
  • Expanding Your Market – Help your customers adapt to increasing demands on bandwidth
  • Playing to Win – Leverage resources, demand generation, and technical support tools exclusively available to Cisco partners

What do you think of these exciting changes to Unified Fabric? Share your feedback below.

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