Welcome to the containerized data center party Cisco. However creating a single containerized datacenter design is really only the first step. While this may be new unchartered territory for Cisco it is anything but for HP. Consider this: HP announced the POD (HP Performance Optimized Datacenter) almost 3 years ago in July of 2008. Cisco in fact is very late to this market trailing HP as well as other major IT vendors that already provide this type of offering.