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Cisco improves datacentre virtualisation offering with VMWare integration

Cisco has integrated its VFrame Data Center system with VMware Virtual Infrastructure to improve its server virtualisation offering to firms.

Cisco has integrated its VFrame Data Center systek with VMware Virtual Infrastructure to improve its server virtualisation offering to firms.

The move is part of Cisco's Data Center 3.0 next generation datacentre strategy.

The product and services that support Cisco Data Center 3.0 are designed to help customers better use their datacentre resources, deploy more robust business continuity, and enhance data security.

Cisco's integration with VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 offers customers enhanced IT automation capabilities, including added VMware ESX Server capacity on demand, as well as orchestrated configuration of network services.

Cisco said customers will benefit from increased IT agility and flexibility, faster co-ordinated provisioning of storage and network resources, and improved business continuance.

"As customers increasingly leverage the live migration capabilities in their virtualisation software, they will need to dynamically reconfigure the network as virtual machines move from one host to another," said Lucinda Borovick, an analyst at IDC.

"Dynamic reconfiguration such as that provided by Cisco VFrame DC will help close the security holes associated with live migration today and sets up a strong foundation for the next generation datacentre," she said.

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