Cisco announces new data center innovations



Enterprise IT major Cisco shared first of many hardware and software innovations it plans to bring to market in 2016.

In connection with that, the company announced data center technology innovations in three key areas: networking, hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud orchestration.

For the networking division, the company launched SDN-ready Nexus switches that deliver cloud scale 10/25/40/50/100Gpbs, with up to 10 times performance improvement at industry leading price points.

Cisco said the new switching platforms provide the scale, telemetry, security, and performance needed for distributed containers and microservices, as well as the lossless traffic needed for IP storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.

Arslan Munir, Director of Cloud Engineering, Shutterfly said: “The new Cisco Nexus 9200 switch promises to solve our current demands with speeds of up to 100Gbps. With this as our foundation, we can successfully sustain the ever-changing and increasing needs of our users while continuing to innovate.

Cisco also unveiled its HyperFlex Systems, built on its UCS compute platform. The offering  simplifies policy-based automation across network, compute and storage for the widest set of enterprise applications.

In addition, Cisco announced its intent to acquire CliQr Technologies for $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards

The CliQr CloudCenter platform will provide customers with comprehensive yet simplified, application-centric orchestration for private, hybrid and public clouds.

Cisco said it aims to help customers achieve secure, simplified, scalable and cost-effective data centers that keep pace with the speed of business, and accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud environments.

Arya MM

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