Happy Birthday to Data Center 3.0
Well, it’s been a year since my first blog post on, which happened to be about the newly announced Data Center 3.0. As you may remember, at the time Jayshree Ullal noted that DC 3.0 was going to be a multi-year journey, which some took to mean it would be a while before we saw anything tangible to support that vision. Not quite. So if we look back at the last year, its been pretty busy on the data center front:- Cisco Catalyst VSS– 10GbE Catalyst Blade Switches for Dell, HP, and IBM blade servers- Virtual Blade Switch technology- Cisco Catalyst 4900 Switch– Ubiquitous 10GbE (core, agg, access, modular, rack, blade)- Storage Media Encryption– Data Mobility Manger– NPV/NPIV Support- The Cisco Nexus Family (7000 and 5000)- NX-OS – Data Center Ethernet– Fibre Channel over Ethernet– ACE Appliance– WAAS Mobile– WAAS Hosted Virtualization– ISV Validation from SAP, MSFT, ORCL and others- Cisco TrustSec– IronPort– VFrame 1.2 service orchestration- Data Center Network ManagerGo ahead, I’ll give you a sec to catch your breath- I think the key point is that we helped our customers move the ball forward on multiple fronts (switching, storage, security, management, apps) in the data center with a blend of investment protection of existing platforms and also the introduction of new platforms and technologies.Doug pointed out in January that there were a slew of good things in the works and we are only halfway through the year, so, stay tuned.