Cisco, Microsoft team on cloud data center

April 12, 2013
Cisco announced a range of jointly integrated platforms targeting data centers that use Microsoft's Cloud OS technologies.

Cisco has announced a range of new joint technologies and integrated platforms targeting data centers that use Microsoft's Cloud OS technologies.

By combining the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture with the Microsoft Fast Track platform, the two companies seek to help data center customers reduce complexity, improve IT productivity and enhance business agility. The Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 system is designed to reduce operational complexity and boost productivity by simplifying the management of combined Cisco and Microsoft data center environments.

See also: Cisco: By 2014, cloud traffic will surpass traditional data center traffic

Cisco and Microsoft are also working on go-to-market initiatives for jointly vetted solutions to enable channel partners who resell both Cisco data center and Microsoft Cloud OS technologies to grow their data center businesses and better solve customer issues.

Read the full press release of this announcement.

Related: Pictorial charts Microsoft's morphing data center designs

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