Cisco will collaborate with Oracle in the development and validation of Reliable Datagram Sockets, an acceleration protocol to further scale Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11g using InfiniBand.
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These collaborative efforts support Data Centre 3.0, Cisco's strategy to help its customers develop next generation datacentres that optimise application performance, service levels, efficiency and collaboration.
As enterprise application users demand higher performance and productivity, Cisco and Oracle have collaborated to meet these demands in several specific datacenter technology areas.
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) products for Wan optimisation, the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) for application load-balancing, and the Cisco MDS 9000 series of storage networking products have all been recently tested and validated for deployment across multiple Oracle product families.
For example, Cisco ACE and WAAS products working together have been documented to increase performance for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications 11i when accessed by remote users across a wide area network.