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Cisco Intros VFrame

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCO - News) announced today VFrame Data Center (VFrame DC), an orchestration platform that leverages network intelligence to provision resources together as virtualized services. This industry-first approach greatly reduces application deployment times, improves overall resource utilization, and offers greater business agility. Further, VFrame DC includes an open API, and easily integrates with third party management applications, as well as best-of-breed server and storage virtualization offerings.

With VFrame DC, customers can now link their compute, networking and storage infrastructures together as a set of virtualized services. This services approach provides a simple yet powerful way to quickly view all the services configured at the application level to improve troubleshooting and change management. VFrame DC offers a policy engine for automating resource changes in response to infrastructure outages and performance changes. Additionally, these changes can be controlled by external monitoring systems via integration with the VFrame DC web services application programming interface (API).

"Taking advantage of the ubiquity of the network to orchestrate data center services could help data centers evolve beyond their current siloed functions," said Lucinda Borovick, Director of Data Center Networks, IDC. "This approach has the potential to deliver more efficient application provisioning, reduce costs, and increase IT productivity."

Cisco Systems Inc.