Cisco a few weeks ago opened a new Data Center in Allen, Texas to fanfare that included media coverage and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Texas Governor Rick Perry.
We’re now opening a Data Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The facility features water-cooled cabinets, supports up to 25 kW per rack and has sophisticated monitoring and management tools for controlling power and cooling systems. The Data Center can be configured with different levels of redundancy (up to tier 4), has a calculated PUE below 1.25 and is modular, allowing for rapid expansion.
Oh, and it’s tucked into a 40 ft. long box that can be delivered to your doorstep. That’s right, Cisco’s newest server environment is a containerized Data Center.
The Cisco Containerized Data Center at Cisco's Research Triangle Park campus.
A formal grand-opening isn’t scheduled until August when an in-building Data Center opens its doors on the Research Triangle Park campus as well. But you can watch the video below for a sneak peak at how it was installed as well as catch further discussion about Data Center container capabilities.
Additional information about the Cisco Containerized Data Center is available at www.cisco.com/go/cdc.
While traditional brick and mortar data centers meet the requirements of many IT organizations, there are some customers that require a different solution.
As the Senior Vice President, Global Government Solutions Group, I am happy to announce today the Cisco Containerized Data Center offering for government and commercial customers.
“Containerized,” or modular data centers, offer a flexible option for organizations that need to quickly deploy new data capacity. Built into weatherized ISO containers, these solutions consist of a complete Cisco unified data center, built as a self-contained, pre-integrated environment. In response to changing, mission-critical operations, the entire container can be transported wherever it is needed.
Cisco recently shipped its one millionth Nexus 10Gb Ethernet port, bringing the total number of Nexus ports in customer production environments to more than 7,000,000. We have also surpassed 10,000 NX-OS customers and neared 4,000 Unified Computing Systems. Wow. Good times.
The linkage and capabilities continue to build and this show covers the next step on our very mature convergence storyline adding scale and intelligence to the mix.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years – and perhaps even then – you have undoubtedly heard someone touting the merits of virtualization and cloud computing. Chief among the advantages are reduced costs and the capability to do more with fewer resources.
Although the terms are often used simultaneously, cloud and virtualization aren’t the same. Click below for a brief discussion of each.
Yes, the question is “Are you really secure?” Now that I’ve asked a loaded question, let me get to the point.
The term “secure” sure has a lot of different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. If we take it from a corporate security perspective, your options are somewhat limited to physical security, as in video surveillance or physical access, or logical security, as in your laptop or data access. But, when you ask a security professional if they are secure, they will most certainly take that in the context of what they can control, and will most likely answer “yes”.
Well, what about the things you cannot control? You can control which products you buy to provide security, you control how they are installed and configured, and you control the processes and procedures that identify how they are managed and updated. But, can you control how they are manufactured?