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Open Your Data Center for Business

Today's highly competitive business climate creates many challenges for IT departments. Managers often demand the delivery of more business applications and services on a moment's notice. Yet the IT staff may already be struggling with a data center infrastructure that fails to keep pace, and pushes the boundaries of budget constraints.

Cloud computing is rapidly transforming businesses and organizations. It helps them meet these challenges by providing access to a flexible, agile, and cost-effective IT infrastructure.

Comprehensive, Scalable Solutions

OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system developed by a community of open source developers and participating organizations. This initiative aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds, whether public, private, or hybrid. The solutions are designed to be easy to implement, massively scalable, and comprehensive in features.

An open source platform means you are never locked into a proprietary vendor. It also provides you with tremendous choice from an ecosystem of industry-leading technologies. Cisco's comprehensive set of open APIs facilitates custom development in the growing cloud ecosystem.

Accelerate Innovation

Cisco's unified, flexible approach for OpenStack helps to enable the rapid delivery of cloud infrastructure and applications with the right quality of service. With Cisco UCS Solution Accelerator Paks and the Cisco UCS installer, you can quickly deploy OpenStack solutions on an industry-leading cloud computing infrastructure from Cisco. With the Cisco Nexus Plug-in for OpenStack Neutron, you can easily configure and manage the leading data center switching platform. The introduction of the new Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual switch plugin provides a comprehensive and extensible architectural platform for virtual machine and cloud networking.

Services That Meet Your Needs

Cisco also offers a host of professional services for OpenStack initiatives. These include:

  • Cisco Assessment and Validation Services, which help organizations pilot OpenStack installations in an accelerated timeframe
  • Cisco Design and Deployment Services, tailored to customer-specific requirements with optional predefined enhancements

Look to Cisco to guide you through the world of many clouds. Take advantage of our 28 years of experience, 50 million installed devices, and 6 million customer interactions a year. We can help you to deliver business value and ensure best-in-class performance in your organization.

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