Improve IT Agility with Cloud Management
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud can enable highly secure, on-demand, and automated IT operations for cloud computing, with policy-based controls for provisioning virtual and physical resources. This software solution includes a self-service portal, orchestration engine, and advanced cloud management capabilities to improve IT agility, flexibility, and speed.
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On-Demand Provisioning and Automation
Whether for test and development or production workloads, effective cloud management starts with self-service and automation. Users can order what they need from a menu of standard options in an intuitive portal interface. IT can enable on-demand provisioning of application and infrastructure requests within minutes, instead of weeks. And administrators can control and track each service, from initial request to decommissioning.
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) provides these capabilities and more, with cloud management that scales with your organization's strategic roadmap. Use Cisco IAC for a range of implementations—from test and development to production workloads, from an initial pilot to a large-scale enterprise-wide initiative, and for private, public or hybrid cloud deployments.
- Easy-to-use portal and service catalog simplify IT resources requests and extend self-service to all users
- Dashboards inform users of the status and limits of resources assigned to them, with lifecycle management to control consumption
- Administrators have greater control with discovery and visibility, and the ability to make real-time changes
- Pre-built automation packs and tools for configuring services and workflows speed time to deployment and lower TCO
Unified Cloud Management and Orchestration
This powerful solution complements the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as well as other Cisco and non-Cisco products and partner technology solutions. So while the software is optimized for Cisco architectures, it can be integrated with your organization's existing systems, service management tools, operational processes, and infrastructure from multiple vendors.
By partnering with Cisco for your cloud deployment, your organization will benefit from a unified cloud management platform that is:
Manage large-scale cloud deployments (e.g. multiple UCS clusters) with shared pools of resources and virtual data centers to take advantage of the best available capacity and performance.
A multi-cloud accelerator kit provides the ability to manage heterogeneous cloud environments with support for OpenStack, Amazon EC2, VMware vCloud Director, and multiple hypervisors.
The solution is highly configurable and provides standardized product extensions to meet your organization's unique requirements without requiring customization and retooling with each upgrade.
The end result for Cisco customers is a cloud operating model that can deliver increased speed, responsiveness, user satisfaction, and operational efficiency.
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