Cisco and Microsoft are collaborating on data center solutions that combine Microsoft's Cloud OS with the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture.
The Cisco Unified Data Center technology and Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architecture aim to reduce the complexity of management. Specifically, data center mangers are able to virtualize certain aspects of their data center networks by using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Extensible Switch and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1. User are able to provision, configure, orchestrate and monitor physical and virtual infrastructures and Windows Server and application software.
The companies said they intend to roll out targeted channel initiatives in select countries to enable alignment in selling Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architecture solutions.