Teamwork and Collaboration Delivers Containerized Data Center
Cisco unveiled the Cisco Containerized Data Center (CDC) to address the evolving computing and networking needs of both public and private sector organizations. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the CDC is a modular data center solution in a weatherized ISO container that offers an open architecture and transportable platform coupled with a unique management platform for cost-effective data center deployments. Designed to help meet the unique needs of government and commercial organizations for mobile rapid deployment, disaster recovery, support in remote areas, and better cost utilization, the CDC offers efficient continuity of operations, increased energy efficiency, increased power density and reduced risk.
According to a recent report from Pike Research, global investment in energy-efficient data center technologies is set to reach 28 percent of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market by 2015. Designed to efficiently use power in meeting cooling and serviceability requirements, the Cisco CDC extends the capabilities of traditional brick-and-mortar data centers, including a more energy-efficient platform that lowers operating expenses and decreases the environmental impact.
Cisco has teamed with a diverse number of industry-leading technology companies to deliver a complete modular data center solution. Cisco is working with technology partners such as VMware, EMC and NetApp to deliver cloud computing, storage, virtualization and Cisco data center capabilities based on the Cisco Unified Computing System. Master system integration partners such as Johnson Controls, Inc., in conjunction with Cisco channel partners, deliver Cisco equipment and integration services that enable modular data center solution deployment.