Creating New Class of Enterprise-Cloud Services

Cisco Network Optimization Service for proactive network lifecycle management improved operational excellence.

Savvis created Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), one of the industry's first enterprise-class, multi-tenant cloud solutions.

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Our vision was to integrate the wide area network and the data center into one virtualized quality of service-sensitive infrastructure plane, suitable for an entire enterprise application portfolio.
- Bryan Doerr, Chief Technology Officer, Savvis

Challenge

To integrate the wide area network and the data center into one virtualized infrastructure.

  • Develop new enterprise-class cloud solution, enabling customers to create their own virtual private data center inside multitenant environment
  • Differentiate by offering tiered service options and easy self-provisioning

Solution

Establish operational excellence across the network lifecycle, improve network design, change management, proactive monitoring, and critical issues management

  • Fully integrated and virtualized platform, comprising Cisco IP NGN (core WAN) and VMware hypervisor, Cisco Unified Computing System, and Cisco Nexus Switches (in the data center)
  • Cisco Services for architecting, planning, designing, implementing and constantly optimizing Savvis' cloud services, accelerating and de-risking migration

Results

Creation of the award-winning Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), one of the industry's first enterprise-class, multi-tenant cloud solutions

  • For customers: better control of costs and delivery throughout application lifecycle
  • For Savvis: Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities with reduced risk, faster time to market, improved lifecycle management, better scaling, and lower operating costs

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