Combining the Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus switches and VmWare virtualisation software allows PlanNet21 to provide a complete Data Centre solution that streamlines data center resources to reduce total cost of ownership, scales service delivery to increase business agility, and radically reduces the number of devices requiring setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling.
Explosive growth in compute capacity in many of today's data centers is stretching the limits of power, space, capital, and operational control for many IT organizations. Large numbers of powerful servers, configured for peak capacity but operating at a fraction of their potential, have generated an 'infrastructure sprawl' that is limiting IT's responsiveness, sapping budgets, and exposing businesses to greater risk.
PlanNet21 - VMware Enterprise Partner
Server consolidation solutions and services can help you maximize the value of your server deployment by consolidating servers using server virtualization technologies such as VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Xen. The capability to consolidate multiple physical machines typically running with low utilization into virtual machines that can run on a much smaller number of physical servers has significant cost benefits for the customer. The virtual machine becomes the default application platform, with 60 to 80 percent of x86 applications running in a virtualized environment. This increase in virtual machine density encourages a transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as the default mechanism for attaching servers since multiple virtual machines on a single server can quickly overwhelm a single Gigabit Ethernet link, and multiple Gigabit Ethernet links cease to be cost effective after a certain point. Customers can also deploy the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch if they are running VMware's ESX hypervisor. This capability gives customers operational consistency down to the individual virtual machine as well as policy portability, so network and security policy follows virtual machines are they move around the data center. The Cisco Nexus 1000V can be deployed wherever VMware ESX is currently running.
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