Intelligent Sans aim to simplify data transfer


Intelligent Sans aim to simplify data transfer

Arif Mohamed
Networking firms Cisco and Lucent are talking about intelligent storage networking and convergence at CeBIT this week.

Cisco is discussing the next phase of its intelligent storage networking strategy, which will focus on products that make it easier for firms to transfer data across a storage infrastructure.

The firm is also outlining its view of how the datacentre network is evolving. Cisco said its vision has three phases: moving data, voice and video across a system of networks; virtualising networking resources; and using application-aware networks and services.

Nick Earle, vice-president of marketing, planning and operations EMEA at Cisco, said, "We are bringing our vision of an intelligent information network to life. Continuing our evolution towards an integrated services approach, we will be demonstrating how we are helping organisations move from intelligent transport to integrated services to support growth and cut operating costs."

These integrated services include virtualisation, advanced security and traffic management, said Cisco.

Storage networking products to support business continuity are also on the agenda, said Cisco.

Networking rival Lucent is talking about the future of convergence and how operators and users are employing next-generation networks for voice, video, data and multimedia applications. Lucent's stand features IP video and interactive multimedia services over broadband.

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