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Update to Data Center Assurance Program

June 24, 2008 - 0 Comments

Just a quick update for everyone that we have updated one of my favorite DC technology programs, the Data Center Assurance Program. This is where we test and qualify all of our DC products at a systems level with multiple server and storage vendors in a real world environment with real world business and IT productivity applications running on top of the baseline architecture.We have expanded the DCAP testing methodology to include new products and capabilities, but also to include both Enterprise and Service Provider architectures- with a special focus on Video distribution architectures.what’s coming next? expect Nexus 7000 and 5000 testing, FCoE/Unified Fabric testing, and I think, of potentially more importance we are going to be posting all of our work on documenting Data Center best practices to something like WikiBooks. Then our DCAP tool will link in the WikiBook on Cisco Data Center Networking Best Practices and allow the almgamation of hundreds and thousands of network professionals real-world experience to create an authoritative tome of knowledge on how to design, operate, administer, and change a data center network.Like it? Anything else we should look at rolling into this capability?

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