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The Value of Virtualization? First, Shake Up Your Business Strategy


Virtualizing Cisco’s data center architecture requires not only an overhaul of the network infrastructure but a transformation within the IT organization to support new business models.

Cisco’s virtualization strategy focuses on three main criteria: capacity, business continuance, and business transformation.

Check out this video to learn how Cisco IT is putting our virtualization strategy into practice at the data center in Richardson, Texas.

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The Service Oriented Data Center

November 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

    The service-oriented data center plays a critical role in the global data center strategy.  Cisco does this by meeting the demands of capacity on a global scale, addressing business continuity needs, and driving business transformation through IT. 

With the SODC approach Cisco is able to reduce costs through automation and have network, storage, and server resources shared accross multiple business units giving the ability to provision resources from a single pool.

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The Transformation of IT

November 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

       With the dynamic state of today’s economy, an organizational change should not only adapt to the current climate, but it must also encourage growth.  Cisco IT has done exactly that by moving from a traditional silo-based organization to a lifecycle business model. This adjustment is especially challenging when we have more than 65,000 employees supported by 46 data centers globalwide.

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Saved by the Voice Directory

Ever had a time when you NEEDED to call someone, but didn’t have the number?  Last week  I had three minutes to call my director – who likes meetings to start on time – and I didn’t have his number; I had to look it up in the directory; and my PC was rebooting after the Blue Screen Of Death and was going to take another 10 minutes at least to get to where I could open a browser. 

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Cisco IT Data Center Experience

November 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Cisco on Cisco has launched an interactive data center user experience that is unlike any other.  With over thirty embedded video modules, visitors get an inside look at the Richardson Data Center from the perspective of Cisco IT leaders and architects.

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