Enhanced Agility: With an SDN, you can quickly deploy applications with specific network requirements, and easily duplicate those settings to spin up network bubbles for new applications.
Reduced Costs: An SDN helps your enterprise make better use of equipment already on hand, providing a new software control layer on top of existing hardware. Your company becomes less dependent on one vendor’s hardware, allowing optimization of commoditized hardware. Shifting the focus to software means improved network management efficiency. Together, these factors contribute to lower operating costs.
Security: Software-defined networks provide added layers of fine-grained security in the virtual realm that hardwired networks cannot. Security and policy control are provided via a central point, assuring information is distributed securely. This level of security can also extend to virtual appliances, virtual profiles, virtual networks, virtual firewalls and more.
Intelligent Connections: Software-defined networks enable an environment to create intelligent and globally connected networks.
Automation and Cloud Enablement: Fluid automation of datacenter traffic flow throughout the network is a key advantage of SDNs. An SDN solution enables you to help span your network within your current private cloud, and offers the option of expansion into one of many hybrid cloud offerings.
Featured HPC Products
Cisco HPC Solution Stack for Financial Services:
With ever-increasing automation of trading, firms in the financial services industry consider the building of low-latency, highcapacity infrastructures to be critical to stay competitive in capital markets. Under increasing pressure, financial markets must improve operating efficiency to stay competitive, control costs, and manage risk. These challenges, in addition to the rapid increase in electronic trading, have created a need for highperformance computing (HPC) environments in financial services. As the industry leader in networking, Cisco® delivers an unmatched HPC solution to address customer needs. The broad Cisco solution portfolio delivers high speeds, low latencies, open standards, and high system availability, allowing financial services customers to deploy the right infrastructure for their applications.
IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
IBM is offering the new POWER7® processor-based Power® 775 Supercomputer to accelerate high performance computing innovation in smarter computing projects such as climate prediction, medical and life sciences, financial services, petroleum reservoir modeling, and industrial design. The Power 775 Supercomputer is a highly integrated, densely packaged, high performance supercomputer in a rack solution, including compute nodes, storage, interconnect fabric and featuring energy efficient water cooling technology.
- A massive scale-out high performance computing server that provides unparalleled capacity that’s been optimized for running large, highly parallel computationally-intensive workloads and algorithms
- Application affinity for weather and climate modeling, computational chemistry, physics, computer-aided engineering, computational fluid dynamics and petroleum exploration