Manufacturer Virtualizes Data Center Apps
Source: Cisco Systems
A global company headquartered in Sunnyvale, NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions and is an industry leader in 10 Gb storage. When NetApp's two California data centers outgrew available space and power capacity, the company decided to consolidate them and build two new data centers. The IT team wanted to virtualize applications in the new data centers to minimize equipment costs, management overhead, and energy consumption. NetApp and Cisco share a vision of dynamic, fully virtualized server, network, and storage environments built on high performance Ethernet frameworks. It uses the Cisco Nexus platform to build a cloud computing environment in Raleigh. It reduced cabling costs by 79 percent, saved US$150,000 on DMZ by using virtual device context. Enabled cost-effective scalability.