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Cisco Helps Channel Partners Evolve With Cloud Partner Program and Services

Added on Mar 04, 2011 by ChannelWorld Bureau

Cisco announced a series of customer and technology milestones across the Unified Fabric, Unified Computing System and Unified Network Services technology portfolios which form the foundation of its Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework.

Cisco announced that it has shipped its one millionth Nexus 10Gb Ethernet port, bringing the total number of Nexus ports in customer production environments to more than 7,000,000. The company also surpassed 10,000 NX-OS customers and neared 4,000 Unified Computing Systems customers at the end of its fiscal second quarter, demonstrating the platforms are quickly becoming the infrastructure of choice for next generation data center virtualization and private clouds in enterprise, public sector, commercial and service provider markets.

The Nexus and UCS families of products are vital assets in Cisco’s cloud computing portfolio. They provide the building blocks for highly virtualized data center and private cloud environments, and are already widely deployed by enterprises for private cloud applications such as desktop virtualization, hosted voice, video, collaboration and security.

UCS and Nexus have been implemented for cloud services at leading service providers such as AlphaWest, Bridgewater, Cable and Wireless, Cincinnati Bell, Navisite, Orange Business Services, PINS, Portugal Telecom, Rackspace, Radiant, Savvis, Saudi Telecom Company, SingTel, Sungard, Telstra, TELUS, and Terremark.

Cisco’s leadership in unified fabric is based on delivering architectural flexibility for any application, in any location, and any scale in a secure, scalable and open manner. The Nexus and Unified Computing System product families are designed to help customers build data center environments in a modular fashion. Cisco has employed an evolutionary standards-based approach throughout its next generation data center portfolio to provide customers with peace of mind through investment protection.

“Customers have spoken with their wallets. They clearly believe a standards-based approach which  combines unified computing with a unified fabric, and unified network services provides the data center foundation they’re looking for,” said John McCool, Senior Vice President, data center switching and services group. “Cisco’s Nexus and UCS platform momentum speaks volumes for the agility, flexibility, and investment protection that an integrated system approach provides.”