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Cisco Cloud-Ready Networks

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Cisco Cloud-Ready Networks

Cisco integrates previously disparate IT resources into a powerful data center fabric with its cloud-ready networks. In doing so, it helps create a unified cloud fabric within, between and beyond the cloud.

Cisco's network architecture delivers cloud services from any cloud (public, private, hybrid, etc.), while reducing costs and increasing flexibility. Cisco cloud-ready networks bring the following advantages:

Network Virtualization
Network virtualization in both the network access and core layers provides network visibility and policy control down to the virtual machine (VM), even as it moves across the network. Network virtualization extends to LAN and SAN environments and simplifies overall operations.

VM Efficiency
Cloud-ready networks allow greater density of VMs per server. And the memory-expansion capabilities of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) helps users deploy IT infrastructure applications and virtual desktops more efficiently.

Application Performance
Using Cisco VM-FEX and Adapter-FEX technologies between the Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus platform has fueled Cisco's 12 performance records for enterprise-critical applications in virtualized environments.

Security Virtualization
Unified Network Services allow security policies to dynamically move with a VM as it travels across the network, giving security and compliance teams deep visibility into virtualized environments.

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