Forum of EMC and Cisco experts about the evolution of data center
infrastructure to virtualization and cloud computing.
Cisco and EMC experts address the evolution of the data center beyond storage, servers and networking silo's to become truly virtualized, automated and service oriented, while leveraging existing IT investments and skills.
Together, EMC and Cisco are reshaping the cloud computing landscape
High Performance Data Center Design with MDS 9710Mike Sheets ( EMC -Global Practice Manager ) and Prashant Jain Cisco Product ManagerData Centers are undergoing major transition to meet higher performance, scalability and resiliency requirement with less resources, smaller foot print and simplified designs . These rigorous requirements coupled with major DC trends like Virtualization, DC Consolidation, SSD and data growth are putting tremendous amount of strain on the existing infrastructure and adding complexity. To design a reliable, scalable and flexible data center requires careful planning.
In this discussion we will highlight some of the unique attributes of MDS 9710 which allow a very flexible and scalable data center design. We will look at some of the DC architecture options with MDS 9710 and review the best practices to improve resiliency and protect against silent failures. We will also discuss how we can design a DC that provides investment protection and agility without making tradeoffs.
What participants will Gain from This Session:
1) How to design a data center to meet application performance needs and achieve predictable throughput
2) How the simplify Data Centers architecture and achieve short term and long term investment protection
3) How to design a scalable and flexible data center
4) Best practices to protect against application brownoutRead more >
Highly available networks have different meanings for LAN and SAN admins. This session will explore the design principles for a truly converged system, and identify the means by which architects can build highly available networks for both LANs and SANs using converged technologies like FCoE and DCB-based Ethernet. Particular importance will be paid to Role-Based Access and SAN best practices using a converged infrastructure, along with recommendations for growth and scale.