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Bridge the Divide between IT and Business Needs

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Bridge the Divide between IT and Business Needs

John Chambers Introduces Unified Computing

Understand the vision and business benefits of Cisco Unified Computing. (4:35 min)

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The history of enterprise computing has been marked by compromises between scale and simplicity. As systems increased in scale, they also increased in complexity. And as complexity increased, so did the expense of deployment and ongoing management.

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Today, more than 70% of IT budget is spent to maintain and manage existing infrastructure.

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Today, more than 70 percent of IT budget is spent simply to maintain and manage existing infrastructure (Source: Forrester, December 2008). The result: IT organizations must continually increase resources to maintain a growing, complex, and inflexible infrastructure versus using them to rapidly and effectively respond to business needs.

IT organizations are working with their business counterparts to identify ways to substantially decrease cost of ownership while increasing IT business value. The Cisco Unified Computing System helps address these challenges by streamlining data center resources, scaling service delivery, and radically reducing the number of devices requiring setup, management, power/cooling, and cabling.

The Cisco Unified Computing System can deliver these benefits through:

  • Reducing total cost of ownership at the platform, site, and organizational levels
  • Increasing IT staff productivity and business agility through just-in-time provisioning and mobility support for both virtualized and non-virtualized environments
  • Enabling scalability through a design for up to 320 discrete servers and thousands of virtual machines in a single highly available management domain
  • Using industry standards supported by a partner ecosystem of innovative, trusted industry leaders