2011 Year in Review: Data Center, Virtualization and Cloud Computing
See how cloud computing applies to a cupcake bakery. Read how handset virtualization can create two phones on one device. These were among the top five videos, feature stories and graphics on The Network this year.
December 26 , 2011
An animation telling the story of datacenter traffic growth, through the scope of the back office of a cupcake bakery.
Contributing writer Steve Wildstrom explains how handset virtualization makes it possible for companies to let employees bring their own devices, while maintaining secure control over enterprise content and security.
"On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog." It's much the same thing with cloud technology and small companies. Contributing writer Anne Field explains that with the cloud, no one knows you're a small business.
Integrating technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and Cisco Unified Fabric into data centers can dramatically lower energy consumption. Here's a look at the amount of energy each technology can save.
Cisco's Allen, Texas, data center is a showcase for the company's technologies, including Unified Fabric and switches. The data center also has a number of "green" features, such as photovoltaic solar panels on the roof that generate 100 kilowatts of power and an uninterruptable powers supply room that replaces hundreds of batteries.