Title: Massive Data and Cloud Infrastructure Demands - how EMC and Cisco Solve it TogetherAbstract: In the world of cloud and big data, the demands on access to information are more pronounced than ever before. EMC delivers the worlds fastest storage; data needs are growing at an enormous rate, with varied sources of data and even more complex types of data for analytics. The density of compute as well as storage arrays is growing and the amount of data used by the new world demands a network that is fast, reliable and consistent. This is where Cisco's MDS line of products comes in to help with the industry's most reliable product and architecture to deliver data at the speeds that are expected of the best networks and with a well known consistent latency that is required for the applications to be successfully deployed. Businesses are also moving towards an architecture that is flexible and can be deployed in a private or on a public cloud infrastructure. This talk discusses the synergies in how Cisco and EMC work together to deliver the next generation of storage and networks that can help businesses succeed with big data and the cloud.
The Cisco Unified Fabric Switching portfolio offers one of the broadest data center LAN and SANswitching portfolio’s in the industry spanning from the Hypervisor to the data center core. Cisco Unified Fabric provides the flexibility of high-performance, highly available, highly-scalable networks to serve diverse data centers needs including the lossless requirements to carry storage traffic (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS) over a simplified infrastructure based on 10Gb Ethernet. All platforms in the portfolio run on a common operating system - NX-OS. Having a single operating system across every element of the data center network, provides operational and functional consistency with tight integration across the unified fabric significantly simplifying operations and providing a foundation for accelerated innovations. We also bring single pane of management for Nexus and MDS families with Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for simplified operations and control.
The 3 paths to the cloud offer the maximum flexibility for customers to meet their business objectives. The first path is “Build Your Own” with best-of-breed components from Cisco, EMC and VMware. This provides the ultimate flexibility. The second is proven, validated solutions and reference architectures with VSPEX from best-of-breed components from Cisco, EMC and VMware. Lastly, is a turnkey, converged infrastructure with VCE Vblock. Vblock offers pre-sized, pre-validated and unified management for speed to deployment. These infrastructure architectures are designed to help IT accelerate the transition from a traditional to a virtualized and automated service-oriented data center architecture.Let’s talk about each path in more detail.Strating with Build Your Own. We offer best-of-breed, pre-tested Cisco and EMC products and services to fit your unique business and IT need. Our products and services enable you to more easily plan, deploy and manage your infrastructure and satisfy every step of your journey to the cloud. We also offer a full range of services—from design, deployment, optimization and management—to broader advanced services to plan, deploy and manage virtualized and private cloud environments. Our services are delivered through Cisco and EMC and our partners.
Support for different workloads (e.g. production vs. test, Unix vs. Windows, departments separation) with VSANs