Data Centers

Unified Computing Overview

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Executive Summary

Virtualization has created a market transition in which IT departments are trying to reduce costs and increase flexibility. Despite this, IT organizations are constantly working against existing rigid, inflexible hardware platforms. As a consequence, data center administrators have had to spend significant time on manual procedures for basic tasks instead of focusing on more strategic, proactive initiatives. This paper highlights crucial issues in today's data center and introduces Cisco's vision for resolving existing challenges and setting data center operating practices on a more scalable and sustainable path: unified computing.

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