Businesses are being flooded with data and demands.A surge of data, new Internet applications and all forms of video are driving a movement to simpler and faster-to-deploy data centers.IMAGINE a time when virtualizing your data center doesn’t mean a choice of only two roads: the “go it alone” route with countless hours of IT resources being spent to design, plan, roadmap, integrate, test and finally deploy; or the single-vendor gamble with yourenterprise future. IMAGINE a different model, a hybrid model, where best-of-breed companies in disciplines critical to IT – networking, servers, storage, and the virtualization layer – all come together to deliver IT to business in a new, accelerated, deceptively simple and in a startlingly cost effective way.IMAGINE no more. Cisco and EMC, together with VMware, are putting you on a new road to greater efficiency, control and choice. A faster road to unprecedented IT agility and unbounded business opportunities. With the Virtual Compute Environment’s Vblock experience.
So as customers move to a dynamic data center (from left to right in our previous slide), new requirements emerge. And a few things become especially important. Multi-tenancy: resources shared by many users. Security: resources may be shared by competing companies if I’m a service provider or business units if I’m an enterprise. Service Level Agreements: contracts likely specify SLAs, so defining them and managing them becomes especially critical.Multi-tenancy remains a requirement even as virtualizing the data center creates a shared infrastructure. A shared cloud environment requires strict isolation between the different tenants that are resident within the infrastructure. The tenants can be different clients, business units, departments or security zones. Verticals require secure multi-tenancy for SOX, Payment Card Industry, HIPAA, etc. Large enterprises wishing to separate confidential information between business units need multi-tenancy: Healthcare, Financial institutions, Government, Telecommunications and service providers.In the traditional way of building data centers, customers with a shared cloud infrastructure were able to achieve “pockets” of isolation within the virtual server layer, the network layer, and storage, but never completely end-to-end. Without end-to-end isolation, customers have to spend both money and additional resources to address the issue of isolation and compliance (as it is mandated by some governments), creating inefficiencies across the data center.So let’s talk about how Cisco, NetApp and VMware are delivering a new end-to-end architecture to achieve secure multi-tenancy.NEXT SLIDE…