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Cisco Systems, Inc. this week announced the details of the Cisco Storage Networking initiative at Storage Networking World.
According to Cisco, the Cisco Storage Networking is a comprehensive set of technologies, products, and partnerships that enable the development of a networked storage infrastructure based on an open architecture and industry standards.
"EMC and Cisco are working closely to enable our mutual customers to realize the business benefits of networked storage," said Bill Nelson, senior vice president of content and information center markets at EMC. "By combining Cisco's converged IP and optical networks and EMC's information infrastructure, customers can rapidly deploy and effectively manage storage networks that deliver information of all types where it's needed, when it's needed."
Based on Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data), Cisco Storage Networking, according to Cisco, allows customers to adopt a strategy for accessing, managing, and protecting their growing information resources across a converged IP, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and optical network infrastructure.