Why Cloud Solutions and Services Matter
Cloud solutions and services offer compelling economics. They help organizations reduce capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx), share cloud assets, and provide dynamic, on-demand delivery of services. They provide flexible business models that allow scalable services to be launched more rapidly and efficiently, regardless of the geography or size of the business. And they can solve some of the biggest business and technology challenges that organizations face today.
What You Need To Consider
The first consideration when entering the "world of many clouds" is deciding which cloud model is right for your organization and opportunity. A second consideration, especially for applications such as collaboration and video, is ensuring a secure and consistent experience across delivery models for all the ways that people choose to consume them. Finally, to optimize the performance, agility, and efficiency of your cloud solution, you'll need a wide variety of innovative vendors available that can provide and deploy solutions to integrate with and support your chosen cloud model.
It is important to carefully evaluate your technology choices in order to deploy cloud solutions effectively. Whether you are building or consuming services from private, public, or hybrid clouds, Cisco delivers the critical elements that are necessary to support your strategy.
How Cisco CloudVerse Supports Your Cloud Strategy
Cisco's solution is CloudVerse. Cisco CloudVerse fully and transparently integrates the three foundational pillars of cloud that provide simplicity, context-aware security, scalability, agility, and assured experience to any device in any location.
These pillars include:
The new collaboration experience is more mobile, social, visual, and virtual. In the post-PC era, solutions are needed to support flexible cloud delivery models and "Bring Your Own Device" environments for new levels of freedom and productivity. Whether from our partners or the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, your organization can enjoy more effective meetings, in-person visual experiences, and secure document sharing anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
Traditional data center architectures were made for static, physical – not virtualized – environments. Consequently, they can block the performance, agility, and efficiency gains that cloud implementations promise, as well as the increased security levels they require. Cisco's Unified Data Center is designed specifically for virtualization and cloud computing. It delivers the automated provisioning and management of the shared fabric of compute, network, and storage resources required for the delivery of IT services within and between data centers.
The network is the fundamental foundation that interconnects the "world of many clouds." The underlying infrastructure must be capable of dynamically delivering cloud services and automatically managing for different content types. A Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network can help ensure the delivery of cloud services, provide access and services to the right users, and give you the flexibility to connect with public, hybrid, and community clouds.
However, you need more than building blocks. Your technology infrastructure is comprised of operating systems, management software, virtualization software, storage systems, and a wide range of database, middleware, and enterprise applications. Cisco CloudVerse delivers a comprehensive set of Cloud Enablement Services and technology solutions delivered through a powerful ecosystem of partners to meet all of your cloud requirements.