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Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform

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Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Greater Results

Bring new services to market faster, improve cloud service performance, and offer global-ready solutions. Now you can, with a jointly developed and integrated cloud solution from Cisco and Microsoft.

With Cisco Cloud Architecture (CCA) for the Microsoft Cloud Platform, cloud providers can rapidly deliver hybrid cloud services while dramatically simplifying operations and cutting costs. The solution is designed for scale-up enterprise workloads and applications so cloud providers can offer services using a single platform.

With Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform you can:

Deliver complete cloud services with confidence

  • Offer best-in-class hybrid, infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) services developed and integrated by Cisco and Microsoft engineers
  • Lower deployment risk with this tested and validated solution from Cisco and Microsoft
  • Maintain solution performance with lifecycle management from Cisco and Microsoft
Cisco Cloud Architecture (CCA) for the Microsoft Cloud Platform

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Release and sell new services faster

  • Accelerate time to market with prebuilt, pretested service templates and integrated protocols
  • Provision new services in minutes through deep integration of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) and Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (WAP)
  • Deliver new cloud services rapidly using Microsoft Azure and Cisco Intercloud Fabric

Increase profitability from investment

  • Reduce TCO and improve margins with improved operational simplicity and control
  • Close more deals with joint Cisco and Microsoft go-to-market resources and support
  • Create and deploy new and differentiated services on an open architecture

Cloud Partner Benefits

Cloud providers who offer services with this architecture can participate in the Cisco Powered and Microsoft Azure Certified for Hybrid Cloud programs. Cisco Powered partners have access to partner training, sales enablement, awareness, and demand generation resources. The Microsoft Azure Certified for Hybrid Cloud program offers cloud providers similar benefits, as well as the ability to offer Azure-enabled solutions.

The Technology Inside the Solution

This joint solution integrates Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (WAP). Integrating the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) into WAP creates a structural link between Cisco infrastructure and the Microsoft cloud platform.

Differentiate Your Cloud Services

Differentiate Your Cloud Services

Simplify provisioning of hybrid cloud workloads, and deliver services in minutes. (5:02 min)

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