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Transforming the Data Center

Cisco and VMware deliver superior unified data center technologies. (Video - 1:24 min)

Cisco UCS with VMware Horizon View

Realize the Full Power of Virtualization

Cisco and VMware have joined forces to help you take advantage of the full power of data center virtualization to significantly improve data center and software utilization, boost infrastructure agility, and simplify operations.

The two partners share a common vision: to accelerate virtualization in the data center through powerful technology platforms specifically designed for virtualization.

Cisco and VMware deliver tightly integrated solutions that provide you with superior performance, responsiveness, agility, security, manageability, and cost savings.

The combined offerings include breakthrough products, certified applications, joint services, and support offerings, along with a growing range of virtualized solutions created with partners.

Groupe Agrica Simplifies Operations

By deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Groupe Agrica operates in a virtualized environment using the same networking interface and tools used in physical environments.

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Savvis Chose Cisco, VMware for Cloud Platform

Cisco and VMware solutions help Savvis provide deeper, multi-tiered security and quality of service capabilities to its customers.

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Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch and VMware vSphere

Server, network, storage, and application virtualization present challenges because a server must host multiple applications with different security, compliance policy, and service-level requirements. The Cisco Nexus 1000V automates this process, accelerating virtualization and significantly lowering costs.

  • It extends Cisco security, policy enforcement, automated provisioning, and diagnostics features into VMware vSphere environments, tightly linking network and server resources.
  • Network and security policies automatically follow each virtual machine as it moves across physical servers. Policies can be mapped down to the virtual machine level. Thus, workloads with different security, regulatory, and service-level requirements can coexist without compromising policies.
  • This is done without manual intervention, to improve IT staff productivity and reduce the risk of error.

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VMware vShpere 5

Cisco UCS, coupled with VMware vSphere 5 provides extensive management integration, leading to increased business agility, greater return on investment (ROI), and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Click here to learn more about UCS and vSphere 5.

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Deploy Applications More Rapidly and Securely

See how the Cisco Unified Computing System and VMware vSphere Solution provides outstanding support for virtual environments.

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Superior Virtualization Performance

Learn about the exceptional performance of Cisco UCS C460 M1 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server, as measured by the VMware VMark benchmark.

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Cisco Unified Computing System and VMware vSphere

Cisco UCS and VMware vSphere provide an integrated solution designed to realize the full promise of virtualization, providing superior manageability, security, performance, business agility, and cost savings.

  • Cisco Extended Memory Technology enables higher consolidation ratios and significant savings by providing large, cost-effective memory footprints for memory-intensive workloads.
  • Cisco VN-Link technologies help IT teams manage virtualized environments on a per-virtual machine basis to enhance security, manageability, and flexibility.
  • Cisco UCS running VMware vSphere relies on unified fabric for Ethernet and Fibre Channel connections. This allows for quick, error-free deployment of VMware instances, reduces management expenses, and lowers total cost of ownership.

Cisco UCS with VMware Success Stories

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Cisco UCS SmartPlay with VMware Horizon View

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Take Control of the Desktop

Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View and Cisco Unified Data Center can deliver truly scalable solutions that simplify management, optimize user experience, and offer superior price-to-performance ratios for customers of all sizes. These VDI solutions, delivered as part of Cisco VXI and fully integrated with VMware vCenter, offer:

  • An industry-leading fast-growing blade server solution and currently the most widely adopted virtualization platforms
  • Superior price-to-performance ratio so organizations can grow their deployments to match business demands
  • Simplified provisioning and operations model that can spin up virtual desktops in minutes instead of hours or days
  • Uncompromised user experience, consistent across user devices and locations, delivered across a QoS-enabled data center and network infrastructure
  • Accelerated path to VDI ROI with competitively priced infrastructure and software bundling that reduces virtual desktop deployments risks and initial capital outlay

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Cisco Validated Designs for Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View

Cisco Reference Architectures with VMware Horizon View

Additional Cisco Networking Design Guidance for VMware Horizon View

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Cisco UCS SmartPlay with VMware Horizon View

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Cisco, VMware and Fusion-io Solution for VDI

See how Cisco, VMware and Fusion-io are reducing desktop TCO

Simplified VDI with Cisco, VMware and Nimble Storage

See how Cisco, VMware and Nimble Storage are simplifying VDI

Take Control of the Desktop

Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View and Cisco Unified Data Center can deliver truly scalable solutions that simplify management, optimize user experience, and offer superior price-to-performance ratios for customers of all sizes. These VDI solutions, delivered as part of Cisco VXI and fully integrated with VMware vCenter, offer:

  • An industry-leading fast-growing blade server solution and currently the most widely adopted virtualization platforms
  • Superior price-to-performance ratio so organizations can grow their deployments to match business demands
  • Simplified provisioning and operations model that can spin up virtual desktops in minutes instead of hours or days
  • Uncompromised user experience, consistent across user devices and locations, delivered across a QoS-enabled data center and network infrastructure
  • Accelerated path to VDI ROI with competitively priced infrastructure and software bundling that reduces virtual desktop deployments risks and initial capital outlay

Learn About the Joint Solution

Cisco Validated Designs for Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View

Cisco Reference Architectures with VMware Horizon View

Additional Cisco Networking Design Guidance for VMware Horizon View

Cisco and VMware Services and Support

The partnership between Cisco and VMware's helps you realize the full value of virtualization:

  • As a VMware Premier Partner, Cisco has access to VMware's latest technical information, design criteria, and best practices to deploy and support solutions that deliver the full power of VMware vSphere, VMware View, and Cisco data center solutions.
  • Customers receive superior customer care, whether they purchase a joint solution from VMware or from Cisco, from technical experts certified on both platforms.
  • Cisco's Advanced Services experts have deep expertise in both Cisco and VMware solutions to ensure your virtualization solutions take full advantage of the benefits of both platforms.
  • Accelerated path to VDI ROI with competitively priced infrastructure and software bundling that reduces virtual desktop deployments risks and initial capital outlay