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Cisco Unveils Data Center Plans

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCO - News) announced today a broad array of innovative new data center products and solutions that will enable customers to better utilize their data center resources, deploy more robust business continuance, build cost-effective storage area networks, and enhance data security. In addition, Cisco announced at a press conference today its vision for next-generation data centers, called Data Center 3.0. The Cisco vision for Data Center 3.0 entails the real-time, dynamic orchestration of infrastructure services from shared pools of virtualized server, storage and network resources, while optimizing application performance, service levels, efficiency and collaboration.

"Cisco's success is built on listening to our customers and partners, and on understanding market transitions," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. "Because the network is uniquely positioned to be the platform for the data center, we are investing in innovations to help our customers transform their data centers for improved efficiency and increased business productivity."

Over the next 24 months, Cisco will deliver innovative new products, programs, and capabilities to help customers realize the Cisco Data Center 3.0 vision. New products and programs announced today support that vision, representing the first steps in helping customers to create next-generation data centers.

Cisco Systems Inc.