Xchange Tech Innovator Awards: Technologies With Channel Punch

Networking In The Enterprise: Cisco

Cisco Systems won the Tech Innovator Award for it OTV, or overlay transport virtualization technology, which Correia said sounds complex but which is actually quite simple.

"(OTV) simply means the ability to treat multiple physical data centers as a single logical data center," he said. "This provides some serious power."

Accepting the award for Cisco was Bill Luloffs, who deals with product management.

Runner up in this category was Eaton and its 5130 UPS, a device Correia said offers power management and cooling for data centers.


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