Cisco Systems said it will work together with NetApp and VMware to improve the security and efficiency of virtual data centres.
The announcement marks the extension of a long-standing collaboration between the three firms designed, they say, to deliver and evolve virtualised data centres to be more efficient, dynamic and secure.
The trio said their cobbled together "end-to-end Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture “provides enhanced security in cloud environments by isolating the information technology resources and applications of different clients, business units or departments that share a common IT infrastructure.
You’d think someone might have thought of that before now!
The deal focuses on the security and efficiency of cloud-based data. "A unified architecture approach is more important than ever before," says Tony Bates from Cisco. "Our joint vision with NetApp and VMware centers on delivering a unified architecture for customers to design and build a complete, virtualised data center that will streamline operations and improve their business resilience."
Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp said, "Our visions are aligned around the concept of a dynamic data center centre that will be the foundation of cloud computing and that will enable enterprises, integrators and service providers to deliver IT as a service. This new era of IT has stringent infrastructure requirements that our companies are ready to meet today – together,” he trumpeted.