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Cisco expands data centre portfolio

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Cisco expands data centre portfolio

Cisco has expanded its data centre portfolio with servers and networking gear to better support virtualisation, cloud computing and big data, Computerworld writes.

The company says the rollout represents its third-generation fabric computing platform and addresses data centre scale and promptness in responding to changing business needs.

According to Data Center Knowledge, the new systems are designed to help customers respond rapidly to changing business needs, scale their data centres, and accelerate their transition to virtualisation and cloud computing.

The new servers feature the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 product family, which Cisco says will deliver up to eight times the memory capacity and four times the input/output compared to previous UCS servers.

According to DatacenterDynamics, Cisco was one of many major IT OEMs to announce products built around Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors.

HP launched a portfolio of ProLiant servers based on the chip, for example, and Dell released a line of PowerEdge servers designed for the new Xeon. Oracle, Fujitsu and IBM also came out of the woodworks with server Xeon E5-2600 server products.

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