Cisco CIO Offers Insight on Private Cloud
Private Cloud Brochure
Find out how to deliver agility and efficiency through private cloud computing. (PDF - 709 KB)
Private clouds offer an ideal way to solve some of your organization's biggest business and technology challenges. A private cloud can deliver IT-as-a-Service, which helps reduce costs, reach new levels of efficiency, and introduce innovative new business models. Consequently, your enterprise can become more agile and efficient, while simplifying its operations and infrastructure.
Cisco offers you a truly integrated foundation for your private cloud. This foundation is comprised of a next-generation infrastructure that flexibly allocates shared resources -- within a data center and across data centers — and a Cisco Intelligent Network that provides a consistent and highly secure user experience, wherever that user may be.
In addition, Cisco provides you with a broad selection of solutions and applications that are designed to take full advantage of that private cloud foundation, and a global network of leading partners to accelerate deployment.
To deliver the full benefits of a private cloud, Cisco's cloud infrastructure integrates the Unified Data Center architecture with intelligent, cloud-ready networks. This powerful combination helps to simplify IT operations, tighten security, increase business agility, improve data center economics, and enable consistent cloud experiences for end users.
Cisco Unified Data Center
The Cisco Unified Data Center provides a complete, highly efficient data center infrastructure. It integrates compute, network, security, and management into a fabric architecture that delivers outstanding performance and agility for the business while simplifying operations and lowering costs for IT. Its holistic approach unifies and dynamically optimizes compute, storage, and network resources, allowing them to be securely and rapidly repurposed and managed on demand. Cisco Unified Data Center is comprised of three elements:
Cisco Intelligent Networking for Private Clouds
Cisco combines the Unified Data Center with its intelligent, cloud-ready network to enable both elements to work as one and to allow you to connect clouds together. The result is an available, secure, and optimized infrastructure to deliver an exceptional cloud experience for the end user.
Solutions for Your Private Cloud
Speed implementation of your private cloud by using pre-validated, pre-sized, and integrated resources that combine Cisco's leading Unified Data Center and networking solutions with a range of industry-leading storage, virtualization, and management components from partners such as VCE and NetApp.
Portfolio of Pre-Tested Cloud Applications and Services
Quickly deploy applications and services that take advantage of your private cloud architecture. Cisco offers a range of options to help, including:
- Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud helps enable more agile, cost-effective IT and quicker deployment of your private cloud. This powerful solution provides a self-service portal, service catalog, policy-based controls, orchestration, automated provisioning, and resource management for Cisco Unified Computing System as well as heterogeneous IT environments.
- Working with our partner ecosystem, we have created an extensive series of Cisco Validated Designs for cloud-based solutions such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI), system management, and a wealth of business applications. With these designs, you can implement fully tested, integrated solutions that help reduce time to deployment.
Cloud-Enablement Services Speed Cloud Deployment
To accelerate successful deployment of your private cloud, select from a broad portfolio of cloud-enablement services specifically designed to maximize the benefits of Cisco's cloud infrastructure. These services are available from Cisco and our ecosystem and reseller partners.