HP, Cisco Networking Gear Work Together in New Private Cloud Data Center
DAS Network Runs Over Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Cable
Looking like clotheslines, Ethernet cable that had been shipped in spools is allowed to stretch out before being installed in the DAS data center in Atlanta developed by HP. The network includes gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and 40GbE connectivity to a series of ProLiant servers, HP disk and tape storage and other equipment.
Hewlett-Packard gave tech reporters and bloggers a tour Sept. 6 of a new data center it developed for Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a marketing services firm, in Atlanta. DAS is part of Omnicon, the parent company of about 165 marketing, advertising and public relations agencies. While HP networking equipment abounds in the new data center, it also recommended the installation of some equipment from rival Cisco Systems in a few instances. DAS executives said HP acknowledged that some existing Cisco switches should stay where they are because some Cisco routers are more robust than HP’s and because HP doesn’t yet have a firewall product on the market.