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NBN Co Selects Data Centre Technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware Coalition

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Cisco Systems Australia  announces that NBN Co has selected Cisco, a world leader in networking solutions to lead the implementation of its data centre infrastructure.  

NBN Co is the company set up by the Federal Government to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale-only, high-speed broadband network.  

The solution will be deployed by Cisco and built upon Vblock technology from the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, a collaboration of Cisco, EMC and VMware for the next generation data centre.  

Vblock technology from the VCE coalition meets NBN Co’s requirements for a data centre with the flexibility to scale to meet aggressive growth requirements and the business agility to rapidly roll-out new services by accelerating time-to-market.    

The data centre’s energy efficiency is also enhanced with Cisco Unified Computing System’s capability to unite computer, network and virtualisation resources into a single cohesive system.  

Highlights of the Vblock infrastructure package 

  • Industry’s first completely integrated information technology offering that combines best-in-class virtualisation, networking, computing, storage, security and management technologies
  • Unrivalled industry expertise of Cisco, EMC and VMware
  • Pre-integrated and pre-tested IT infrastructure allows NBN Co to focus on innovation, virtualising applications and delivering services
  • Greater business agility by combining the Cisco Unified Computing System with EMC VMAX, Avamar, Data Domain, VMware vSphere and BMC software

Les Williamson, Vice President of Cisco Australia and New Zealand is pleased that NBN Co has selected technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware to build the data centre to support the deployment of faster broadband networks in Australia.

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