Red Hat and Cisco Systems said they are integrating technologies that help "virtualize" enterprise operations and data networking.

In an expansion of their virtualization "collaboration," Cisco said its Virtual Network Link technology will be integrted with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

The goal is for Red Hat and Cisco customers to get higher performance out of their networks and see better what is creating activity or delays.

The effot also should "simplify data center deployments,'' the firms said.

The combination will create " a logical network infrastructure that will help to provide full visibility, control and consistency of the network for virtualization without sacrificing performance,'' they said.

VN-Link and the Cisco Unified Computing Sysem automates the movement of network and storage services, so capacity can be moved around a data center.

With the integration, virtual machines will be able to directly access dedicated physical resources and deploying applications will be faster, through automation of the creation of virtual machines based on policies.

“With the tight integration between the Cisco Unified Computing System and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, we are offering our joint customers significantly enhanced virtualization performance capabilities,” said Brian Stevens, chief technology officer and vice president, Engineering at Red Hat.

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