Cisco Systems Inc. has announced its plan to host a multi-city event aimed at highlighting the relevance of network-based architecture for next-generation data centers. The event ‘Data Center Day’ will be held in Mumbai on May 9, 2007 at Hotel Hyatt Regency.

As part of this event, Cisco along with representatives from IBM and Emerson will highlight the importance of aligning the data center IT infrastructure to an organization’s business objectives.

Cisco said that according to Gartner, 70% or more of IT budgets are dedicated to maintaining existing data center infrastructure rather than funding strategic new projects. Gartner’s recommendation is that IT organizations must improve the operational efficiency and utilization of data center resources, while building a resilient infrastructure that protects applications and services against disruptions and security attacks.

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