A new, virtual interactive tour from Cisco IT lets you explore Cisco’s data center in Bangalore, India, and hear firsthand from the IT architects, experts, and leaders who plan, design, and support it. Primarily an engineering development data center, the Bangalore facility also provides critical production services, such as voice and unified communications, to more than 13,000 employees and Cisco partners in the region.
Developed to share Cisco’s approach to planning and managing a global data center in an emerging market with customers and partners, the Bangalore virtual tour includes:
- 35 embedded Flash videos in a visually rich, easy-to-navigate environment
- 3D main menu screen makes it easy to simply click on a data center topic--such as Services or Architecture and Technology, for example--for an expanded viewing window with a menu of short, targeted videos.
- separate Photo Gallery contains more than 150 images of the Bangalore data center presented by location, including the Data Hall, Battery Room, and the Operations Command Center.
Cisco IT architects and experts provide insights and best practices on:
- supporting compute and engineering services
- designing the physical infrastructure of the center (floor layout, cabling, power and cooling) and the surrounding campus
- evolving the that infrastructure toward a virtualized environment that supports compute, storage, network, and security goals
- early adoption of Cisco solutions and innovative product design
Executive-level videos from Cisco IT vice president and CIO in India, V.C. Gopalratnam, and other leaders in Bangalore discussing:
- the strategic vision and business value of the Bangalore data center
the unique proof-of-concept opportunities with partners and local talent
the use of virtualization and other data center technologies to transform the business--such as migrating engineering compute resources at Bangalore to the Cisco Unified Computing System as the standard
the challenges of meeting the different needs and requirements of both IT and engineering in the same data center, and much more