Cisco, NetApp, and VMware have been collaborating to help customers interested in moving towards a cloud model of IT by providing guidance on how to deploy a secure multi-tenant architecture. The latest in this effort is a web document entitled “Deploying Secure Multi-Tenancy into Virtualized Data Centers”. This Deployment Guide is structured to provide server, network, and storage architects and engineers with the implementation details to deploy and secure multi-tenant environments. This document also describes the procedures required to deploy the secure multi-tenant infrastructure, provision a tenant, and apply business and security policies to the tenant. This is complementary to the Design Guide on this topic that was release earlier, and is a Cisco Validated Design (CVD). It’s also a great example of VMware products integrating with partner products, specifically vShield Zones with the Cisco UCS and Nexus 1000v.