36,000 customers deploy Cisco’s unified fabric and computing operating system

Infotech Lead America: Cisco said more than 36,000 customers have deployed NX-OS, its unified fabric and computing operating system.

Some of the Cisco customers for NX-OS include Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Capital Region Orthopaedics, and Human Kinetics.

These customers are turning to Unified Fabric data center architectures that unite storage, compute, and networking resources, network services, and management to simplify IT operations and reduce costs. Cisco Unified Fabric solutions provide dynamic IT management across physical, virtual and cloud-based networks through a flexible, scalable network architecture.

Through April 2012, Cisco customers have deployed more than 17 million Cisco Nexus data center switch ports and 8 million Cisco MDS storage switch ports. More than 6,000 customers have deployed the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch, a softswitch that delivers highly secure, multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence to the data center network.

Customers are adopting a Cisco Unified Fabric because it helps to reduce data center complexity and breaks down the silos created by separate storage and local area networks. With a Unified Fabric, customers can more rapidly adopt new technology trends such as Big Data, cloud computing, workload mobility and pervasive video.

Ed Ricks, CIO, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

We’re in the business of delivering optimum patient care. Integrating Cisco’s Unified Fabric technologies, like Nexus 1000v and Cisco MDS, gave us the virtual intelligence we needed to deliver highly secure, multi-tenant services and the multiple-protocol storage support required to house large quantities of sensitive patient data. With Cisco’s help in virtualizing our data center and end-user workstations, we’re able to provide our caregivers with a seamless clinical workflow, allowing them to save time, be more agile and better serve our patients’ needs.

Ray DeCrescente, chief technology officer, Capital Region Orthopaedics

The push towards electronic medical records and digital x-rays is a huge undertaking. With Cisco’s Unified Fabric in our data center, we have the flexibility and bandwidth to support heavier data and storage traffic. In the world of physicians, time is money. So, when our IT staff was able to save us time by using the management features provided by Cisco, we were able to reduce our operating costs which allowed us to invest in new healthcare technologies for enhanced patient care.

Brad Trankina, director of networks and information systems, Human Kinetics

The demand for digital content has put unprecedented strain on our data center. Upgrading our data center with Cisco’s Nexus, UCS, Catalyst, and Netflow Generation Appliance solutions gave us the storage scalability, manageability and performance needed to deliver digital content more quickly. As a result, we have saved more than 40 percent in reduced hardware and management costs.

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