Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dynamic Data Center through Cisco-Netapp-VmWare collaboration

New Secure Multi-tenancy Meets Virtualization and Enterprise Cloud
Security Requirements

Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture is an end-to-end, validated design
architecture that isolates IT resources for enhanced security in shared
virtual and enterprise cloud environments. The design architecture helps
enterprise customers, systems integrators and service providers develop
internal and external cloud services that isolate clients, business units,
departments or security zones for enhanced security across the computing,
networking, storage and management layers of a unified infrastructure. The
Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture provides details about
implementing and configuring the architecture, as well as best practices
for building and managing best-in-class solutions from Cisco, NetApp and
VMware. This validated design architecture significantly increases business
agility by helping IT administrators to establish the appropriate quality
of service for each resource layer and to deliver consistent service
performance levels for the applications in each layer.

The Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture is based on Cisco Nexus® Series Switches and the Cisco® Unified Computing System, NetApp FAS storage with MultiStore®, and VMware vSphere and vShield™ Zones. The design reference architecture has been jointly tested and validated as a Cisco Validated Design so customers can quickly assess their needs and deploy integrated solutions from Cisco, NetApp and VMware that meet the stringent requirements of their dynamic data centers. The Cisco Validated Design Guide can be viewed at www.netapp.com/us/cisco-vmware/.

"Virtualization of the network, server and storage infrastructure is
radically reshaping today's data center," said Paul Maritz, president and
CEO, VMware. "The dynamic data center built on VMware® vSphere™, along
with Cisco and NetApp® technologies, will provide the foundation for both
private and public clouds and the ability to move data and applications
between these clouds. A shared virtual infrastructure requires that
resources for different tenants are isolated while delivering on promised
service levels. We have integrated our technology with Cisco and NetApp not
only to accelerate our customers' journey through their data center
transition, but also to deliver an outstanding customer experience."

See http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0580403.htm