May 3, 2011 – Cisco Systems pulled back the curtain on its new containerized data centers, the technology services and solutions provider’s first foray into portable data hubs.

The Cisco Containerized Data Center is a modular data center that runs on the company’s Data Center Business Advantage framework for fabric-based infrastructure not reliant on a proprietary IT platform, according to a Cisco news release. The centers are managed with Cisco Data Center Operations 360, a real-time monitoring and environmental analytics planning and deployment support system. The portable centers are stored in weatherized freight containers. Cisco estimates deployment at around 12 weeks.

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