It was a pleasure for Symantec to join John Chambers on stage in New York today for Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Nexus 9000 series launch. ACI represents a big step forward for our industry, enabling IT to automate provisioning of applications down to the network layer, and monitor the health of those applications from the infrastructure up – all through a single pane of glass.
Symantec is partnering with Cisco to deliver a more secure, compliant and highly available infrastructure for applications and data. We’ll provide the security customers need in such a dynamic environment, including protection against advanced threats — securing their applications and data wherever they are stored and accessed.
In addition to securing the information, we’ll help manage it as well. For example, by being able to dynamically adjust the amount of network resources used in the backup and recovery process, customers can minimize the impact on their business, maintain service level agreements and, should disaster strike, get back up and running quickly.
Symantec is a great addition to Cisco’s market-leading networking and UCS portfolio, bringing an incomparable depth of expertise and range of solutions to protect information in this next generation datacenter. And for us, partnering with Cisco helps extend our leadership into the infrastructure automation space. That’s a key portfolio commitment within our business strategy and allows us to dramatically accelerate on our vision of protection in the future.
Point solutions can’t do the job anymore. An infrastructure-wide architectural approach is required for a new generation of applications and data center services. Our customers need protection and integration at every part of the chain. What we’re sharing today will solve a growing problem for organizations that need to ensure the safe and successful flow of information in this new application-centric networking and datacenter environment.
At Symantec, we’re driven by a simple vision: free and safe flow of information that drives people, businesses, and governments forward. And we’re relentless about protecting this information. It’s simple: we live in a world where information fuels progress – and if we can’t protect our information, we risk losing everything. Cisco’s ACI is well-aligned with that vision and a great opportunity for us to further our vision with customers.
Symantec and Cisco are proud to stand together, defining the future of networking and data center protection.