Describe the products used in the Data Center Architecture

I am fortunate enough to be going to Cisco Live this year!  So I will jump on the frantic studying bandwagon for the CCIE Data Center beta.

I’ll skip right to one of the easy knowledge bullets – the data center products.  I won’t describe each of these, but instead provide perfectly functional linkage.  Happy clicking!

Unified Computing and Server (UCS) Products


Application Networking Services (ANS) Products

Application-Oriented Networking

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Data Center Application Services

Wide Area Application Services


Storage Networking Products

Cisco MDS 9000 Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches


Data Center Switches


I leave  you with an encouraging quote from who may possibly the coolest guy ever.

“He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.”  – Benjamin Franklin