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June 15, 2010

Cisco Deploys the First Unified Computing System in YTL Communications, Malaysia

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

YTL Communications is one of the major public listed infrastructure conglomerates in Malaysia. It claims to be the first company in Malaysia to utilize the Cisco (News - Alert) Unified Computing System's virtualization capabilities.

Cisco Unified Computing System played a major contribution in helping to spread out YTL Communications' 4G-enabled mobile Internet throughout the nation. This is possible by combining computational, storage and network resources in a single energy-efficient system for producing a virtualized data center computing platform. This platform is optimized for deploying high-performance application.
This Cisco Unified Computing System helps to lessen the complexity and expense incurred in information technology infrastructure, increase capital assets, and enhance business agility in future. Core Internetworking technologies and services are also offered to support YTL Communication's 4G roll-out.
Some facts regarding the deployment of Cisco Unified Computing System are as follows:
  • The project strengthens the association of Cisco with YTL Communications in developing innovative 4G services to consumers and businesses in Malaysia.
  • Over 900 customers have already started using the Cisco Unified Computing System across the world.
  • The Cisco Unified Computing System is a division of the company's Data Center 3.0 solutions, which contributed for the shifting of data centers to 10 Gigabit architectures, virtualization, unified fabric solutions, cloud computing and green operations.
  • The Cisco Data Center 3.0 solutions provide a wide range of solutions to companies such as YTL Communications to satisfy their needs during their transformation and growth.
  • Cisco recently announced the enhancements it has planned for its Cisco Unified Computing System platform together with a swiftly growing ecosystem of technology partners and developers.
Cisco Unified Computing System is a latest computing model based on industry standards. It makes use of an integrated management and unites a 'wire once' unified fabric with an industry-standard computing platform.
It provides the following benefits to customers:
  • Lessens the overall expense of ownership by reducing a maximum of 20 percent in capital expenditures and 30 percent in operational expenditures.
  • Enhances IT productivity, provisioning applications in minutes and concentrate more on IT innovation.
  • Boost scalability in a simple manner and managed as a single system
  • Enhances energy efficiency by drastically reducing power and cooling expenses.
  • Provide interoperability and investment protection through industry-standards-based infrastructure. 

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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