Rely on Automation in the Data Center
Data center strategy is inseparable from your business strategy. IT’s processes and application deployment procedures determine whether your organization is as efficient and agile as it can be to deliver optimum business results. Cisco provides a broad range of data center automation and cloud management solutions that can help you more easily command your environment, adapting it to your needs.
Whatever your organization, technology adoption strategy, or objective – such as improving management of your converged infrastructure environment or your public, private, or hybrid cloud environment – we can provide the expert solutions to make your IT journey a better experience.
Manage your integrated infrastructures more efficiently with end-to-end process automation by Cisco UCS Director. This solution reduces the complexity of managing individual devices, hypervisors, and virtual machines by presenting them in a single pane. Designed for IT consumers, operations teams, and administrators, the unified management approach of Cisco UCS Director reduces the time required to deploy physical and virtual resources from weeks to minutes. Using existing APIs for Cisco and third-party products, Cisco UCS Director helps you meet a full range of requirements for bare-metal infrastructure deployment and configuration as well as for virtual machine provisioning.
This self-service portal helps your end users order and manage the IT and business resources they need. Cisco Prime Service Catalog serves as the central control point for application developers, IT architects, and end users. When used in conjunction with Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Prime Service Catalog delivers entry-level platform-as-a-service capabilities for application developers and IT architects.
This cloud-management platform delivers services through and across all your lines of business. Service providers and enterprise organizations can offer a range of solutions spanning IT and business processes across private, public, and hybrid environments and multicloud platforms. Using the modern self-service portal, end users can specify resource delivery by cloud platform, network topology, and financial and business portfolio to meet a particular project’s needs.
With this highly secure solution, enterprise customers can extend their existing data center workloads and capabilities into the public cloud as needed, on demand. Your organization can connect your on-premises data center infrastructures to multiple service providers for faster delivery of services. The flexible, pay-as-you-grow fee structure ultimately lowers costs.
Realize the Power of the Cloud
As a service provider, you are always looking for new opportunities to evolve your business and increase profits. These opportunities must:
- Facilitate revenue growth
- Reduce costs
- Create efficiency
New cloud solutions help you tightly align technology with business priorities, in order to capture new revenue opportunities and deliver new services.
Success relies on a tightly integrated solution involving applications, computing and storage capabilities, and the network.
The Cisco cloud strategy combines all three parts into a set of capabilities that enables you to build public, private, and hybrid clouds and offer new cloud services and applications dynamically and on demand. It includes:
Discover how Cisco can facilitate your journey through a world of many clouds, learn from leading cloud service provider success stories, and become a trusted source for solutions to your customers' business needs.
- Cloud Applications and Services
Move up the value chain by offering cloud-optimized applications and services to any IaaS offering.
- Public Cloud Intelligent Network
Make the most of resources across the network to connect clouds and deliver a seamless, reliable, and highly secure user experience.
- Unified Data Center
Learn about the Cisco products, technologies, and designs that form the foundation for public and hybrid cloud solutions.
- Cloud Service Provider Success Stories
Discover how service providers all over the world are using Cisco CloudVerse to provide their own innovative cloud offerings.
Tailor Public Clouds to Your Business Needs
One of the most appealing qualities of the cloud is the variety of ways that it can be delivered and consumed. A successful cloud strategy will let you consume cloud services in ways that best meet your specific business needs.
We understand that you need complete freedom of choice to build your own private cloud. And you also need just as much freedom of choice when purchasing software or infrastructure as a service from public cloud providers. Or employing a mix of private and public clouds for a hybrid cloud environment.
How can Cisco help?
Connect to the Cloud with Confidence
Not all cloud services are equal. Look for the Cisco Powered designation on our partners' cloud services so you can connect to the cloud with confidence. Cisco Powered services are the industry standard. They help you achieve faster time to value, experience assured performance, and take full advantage of our innovation. Learn more.
Discover Cloud Usage, Manage Costs and Risk
Quickly and confidently move your business to the cloud. Reduce time to market, lower costs, and get a faster a return on your cloud investment. Build a sound business justification for migrating your applications to a public cloud model. Read more.
Simplify How You Adopt and Manage Cloud
As an IT leader, you must manage cloud technologies such as hybrid cloud, mobility, and big data to securely launch new business services. All while improving operational efficiency and lowering costs. Your team can focus on bringing new business services to life while Cisco Managed Services helps ensure continuous monitoring and streamlined management of your network and infrastructure. Find out more
Take Advantage of SaaS Applications
To help in your journey to the cloud, Cisco Cloud Applications offer ready-to-consume, industry-leading public cloud applications. Learn more:
Hybrid Cloud: Extend Your Private Cloud
We deliver, along with our partner ecosystem, hybrid-ready private clouds that facilitate Intercloud portability of workloads, without compromising your availability, security, or performance requirements.
When you're ready to extend your private cloud with Cisco Intercloud Fabric, you can create an open, transparent, and highly secure hybrid cloud environment across multiple cloud providers and between your premises-based applications and the public cloud. Retain complete control with our hybrid cloud orchestration and management framework. Help ensure consistency of network and security policies.
With Cisco you can diversify your hybrid cloud sourcing strategies. Choose from over 200 Cisco partners that deliver hundreds of Cisco Powered cloud services today as new, innovative services continue to be added.
Hybrid Cloud: In Depth
Accelerate Your Cloud ROI
Start reaping the benefits of your cloud initiative faster. Cisco Cloud Consulting and Managed Services, available from expert Cisco consultants and channel partners, guide you in assessing opportunities and developing and implementing your unique cloud strategy and plan.
Take full advantage of our capabilities to achieve three critical success factors for your cloud deployment:
- The optimal mix of cloud consumption models
- Reduced exposure to business and IT risks during your transition to cloud and cloud service delivery
- The capability to intelligently automate your cloud environment
Fuel your competitive advantage by including new business models, new market opportunities, and the capability to monetize your business assets, all while reducing your total cost of ownership.
Gain the Power of Choice with Hybrid Clouds
Combine the control, security, and performance of private clouds with the flexibility, economics, and speed that public clouds can offer.
Private Cloud: Build Your Cloud
With Cisco's cloud portfolio you can build complete and hybrid-ready private cloud solutions while retaining visibility and control over your IT environment. Our market-leading UCS Integrated Infrastructure provides a proven, fabric-based platform designed for highly efficient and automated cloud deployments.
To help you accelerate the delivery of IT services, our private cloud solutions have been built on validated designs in conjunction with a number of infrastructure and application partners such as NetApp, VCE, EMC, Microsoft, RedHat, and SAP, and includeOpenStack-based open source implementations. With ACI you can promote consistency of policies for on-premises and private cloud applications, making them easier to manage, deploy, and migrate.
To increase business agility and operational efficiency, we offer comprehensive infrastructure management capabilities withCisco UCS Director and an open cloud management framework with Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud.
Private Cloud: In Depth
- Private Cloud Solutions
- Cisco Earns Top Marks for Private Cloud Solutions: The Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Solutions (PDF - 425 KB)
- Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Helps Aurecon Create a Scalable Environment