Cisco Data Center Network Architecture—At-A-Glance

    Cisco Data Center Network Architecture—At-A-Glance


    TITLE: Cisco Data Center Network Architecture—At-A-Glance
    AUTHOR: Dennis Masters
    DATE: Oct 2008
    DESCRIPTION: What Is the Cisco Data Center Network Architecture?


    A comprehensive architecture that enables IT executives to:

    • Consolidate and virtualize computing, storage, and network resources

    • Deliver secure and optimized employee, partner, and customer access to information and applications

    • Protect and rapidly recover IT resources and applications


    Built with:

    • Networked infrastructure: Gigabit/10Gigabit, InfiniBand, and storage switching and optical transport

    • Interactive services: Storage Fabric Services, computer services, security services, and application optimization services

    • Management: Fabric manager (element and network management) and Cisco VFrame (server and service provisioning)


    Based on:

    Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA), the enterprise implementation of the Intelligent Information Network (IIN) technology vision. Cisco SONA emphasizes the value of the interactive services provided in the networked infrastructure, such as application optimization, security, and server and storage fabric switching, to enhance business applications.


    Learn more from the attached presentation.