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Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS)

Rapidly Provision Private Cloud Deployments

Data centers are being virtualized rapidly to offer compute, storage, and network as infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) offerings in private cloud environments. Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS) delivers much needed agility to data center and cloud deployments. It rapidly provisions virtual networking and services in minutes to keep the virtual application workloads isolated.

Features and Capabilities

Cisco VACS is a complete solution with preconfigured and integrated virtual services, switching, and workflow automation tools. It streamlines policy definitions, integration, and deployment. Cisco VACS accelerates the application and deployment process with compliant containers, or logical network and services descriptions, that work immediately after installation.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Single workflow automation to logically isolate virtual application workloads at the virtual layer
  • VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor support for interoperability across private cloud environments
  • Consistent provisioning and orchestration experience across physical and virtual assets through Cisco UCS Director

Cisco VACS comes with a predefined template that allows you to deploy a container for traditional three-tier workloads in a few clicks. The deployment and provisioning of virtual networking and network services such as security and load balancing are completed automatically and consistently across hypervisor environments.

You can select your preference for VXLAN or VLAN, offering tenant and application segment isolation. And with a click of the mouse, your advanced users can create their own templates for unique use cases and application environments that require VPN, quality of service (QoS), and more. Cisco VACS also facilitates the use of Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS CLI for debugging and troubleshooting purposes.

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