The Most Innovative Products Of 2010

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Networking: Enterprise and Data Center

Winner: Cisco OTV

What’s OTV? It stands for overlay transport virtualization, a tongue twister that simply means the ability to treat multiple physical data centers as a single logical data center. With Cisco’s OTV, workloads that were once restricted to a local Layer 2 domain can be shifted via a Layer 3 network such as the Internet to other physical data centers for processing, regardless of location.


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