Date Added: Jun 2010
The Cisco Data Center Service Node (DSN) is a new product offering from Cisco that complements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center. Cisco DSN is the platform of choice to host specific integrated network services relevant in a given data center. Examples of network services include the Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM) and the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module, for server load balancing. The service node-based solution offers proven enterprise products enabling customers to use a common architecture and easily integrate the solution with existing network infrastructure. Deploying a consistent architecture using a common platform can reduce connectivity costs significantly and increase network performance, manageability, and flexibility.