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Cisco Data Centre Goes Live For Private Cloud Infrastructure

Cisco has finally launched its new data centre in Allen, Texas.

As reports suggest, the facility along with one more located some 20 miles away, will provide comprehensive assistance in the operation of a private cloud infrastructure.

Interestingly, this happens to be the first time when the networking giant has come up with its own purpose-built data centre.

Rebecca Jacoby, the CIO of Cisco revealed that this new facility is the outcome of a strategy that the company conceived some two and a half years ago.

“We really needed to come at it with a different strategy for the business,” Jacoby said in a statement (opens in new tab). “The idea was that we really need to have something that really takes us far into the future.”

As reports are indicating, this new infrastructure by the company will provide somewhere around 5.2 MW of critical load to the IT equipment of the company. The 38,000-sq-ft facility is made up of two data halls, which the company is hoping to count on at least for three to seven years, John Manville, Cisco’s VP of IT, network and data centre services revealed.

Experts are of the view that this recent move by the company will eventually result in strengthening its stake in the cloud computing sector to a great extent.

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