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Simplify Your Cloud Journey

Deploy a massively scalable cloud infrastructure with help from Cisco and Red Hat.

Simplify Your Cloud Journey

Offering Choice, Efficiency, and Innovation

Organizations are under pressure to become more competitive and agile. At the same time, IT complexity is slowing down CIOs’ ability to help lead their companies into new markets and deliver new services faster.

Together, Cisco and Red Hat work with companies to provide choice in how their business evolves. We deliver the most comprehensive open solutions for data center modernization, hybrid cloud, and big data. These integrated and validated solutions empower IT to deliver positive business outcomes with speed and scale while setting the foundation for efficiency and competitive gain.

Through this partnership, customers have access to the largest open partner ecosystem, a collaborative support model, and a number of other benefits:

  • Improved time to market with dynamic development and delivery capabilities
  • Increased business agility with optimized automation
  • Improved efficiency and cost control with the capability to expand and contract resources
  • Investment protection with an open architecture
  • Application portability across private, public, and hybrid clouds
  • Reduced deployment times (up to 90 percent faster)

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Rethink the future: Modernize Your Infrastructure

Is your old IT infrastructure holding you back? If your business success is challenged by an aging infrastructure and the inability to respond to business demands, it's time to rethink the future of your IT infrastructure.

Years ago, RISC and UNIX may have been the right platform to run your business, but now, companies are experiencing difficulties with these platforms. RISC and UNIX simply are not able to meet business flexibility and agility requirements. And CIOs realize this. By 2017, Linux will be among the most popular server operating systems in the world.*

We fully recognize that Linux is a new industry standard. The x86 architecture has matured into the de facto industry standard, fostering a rich application, operating system, server, and partner ecosystem. The majority of enterprises are adopting Intel® Xeon® processors in all aspects of enterprise computing, taking advantage of the improved economics and flexibility of industry-standard architectures.

To keep up with your ever-growing business demands, you need to modernize to Cisco UCS running Red Hat software, delivered by industry leaders: Cisco in integrated infrastructure, Red Hat in Open Source.

Cisco and Red Hat can help you:

  • Standardize on a modern infrastructure
  • Migrate and consolidate applications
  • Accelerate infrastructure performance
  • Reduce capital expenditures and operational costs


Solution Brief

Cisco Validated Designs

Your Journey to the Open Hybrid Cloud Starts Here

Cisco and Red Hat can accelerate your journey to the cloud with highly secure public, private and hybrid cloud solutions

Cisco UCS, combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, can simplify the process of implementing and deploying cloud infrastructure for a wide range of workloads. An open source cloud platform running on market-leading infrastructure, Cisco UCS running Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform delivers greater scalability, manageability, and performance at a significant cost savings in both private and public clouds.

Cisco's integration of OpenShift by Red Hat and the Cisco Prime Service Catalog (PSC) creates a solution to provision, configure, and manage infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and other IT services, all through a single pane of glass. The combined solution provides a unified portal and service catalog for anything as a service (XaaS).

By taking advantage of innovative technologies, we keep IT organizations ahead of the next market transition, helping them prepare for the future. Red Hat and Cisco open cloud solutions provide enterprises with innovative, flexible, and reliable cloud technologies that help to enable faster time-to-value and mitigate the risks of moving to the cloud.


Improve Business Outcomes Using Big Data

Your company has so much information that can be used to bring intelligence to your business decisions. But do you have the infrastructure and tools to manage that endless and often disparate data? Cisco and Red Hat deliver validated and proven infrastructure solutions for big data initiatives with the Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for Big Data with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. These cost-effective and proven platforms accelerate data loading and run big data and analysis faster. This helps you identify trends, predict behavior, and empower decision makers.

The groundbreaking architecture of Cisco UCS has transformed the data center with a unified and programmable design. This helps you cost-effectively grow and manage your infrastructure as your data clusters increase in size. It also gives you the capability to scale up to 10,000 high-performance servers-delivering on your big data initiatives, and more easily homing in on the insights your business requires to compete effectively.

  • Improve business intelligence
  • Automate big data processes
  • Increase performance of big data deployments
  • Gain insight in less time