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Cisco Services for Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer At-a-Glance

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Updated:October 28, 2020

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A lifecycle approach

Cisco Intersight™ Workload Optimizer (IWO) is a real-time decision engine for application resource management across on-premises and public cloud environments.

In an effort to accelerate time to value with IWO, Cisco® Customer Experience (CX) offers a variety of services. Within the IWO service offerings Cisco CX will show you how to operate the system confidently.

CX will leverage Cisco best practices to deliver training content and expert resources on demand, empowering customers to quickly realize the value of IWO, an application on the Intersight Data Center Management Platform.

Cisco CX offers guidance for getting to results with service offerings ranging from deployment services for Cisco Intersight and specifically IWO, to services suitable for customers that want to expand their solution with sophisticated automation and customized integration.

Educational and expert content is made available to your team based on your business requirements. Cisco experts will demonstrate how to get the most out of IWO in videos available for your IT staff.

Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO) is an AI-powered application resource management (ARM) solution that simultaneously optimizes performance, compliance, and cost of your customers’ application workloads in real time, across on-premises and public cloud environments.

Applications are continually resourced, automatically, to perform while satisfying business constraints, whether those applications reside on premises or in the cloud.

IWO analyzes workload consumption and automatically allocates resources in real time, continuously, to address changes in workload consumption.

Customers that leverage IWO can ensure application performance while increasing the efficiency with which they consume data center and public cloud resources.

Available services

Once you’ve bought the services for IWO, the enablement content will be available to your team 24 hours daily via the CX Cloud customer portal.

The services are designed to reduce deployment risk by providing your IT staff with leading practices, including documented technical requirements and use case examples.

Cisco services for Cisco IWO deployment offers

      Proof of value: This service provides an 8-10 hour remote engagement to help drive adoption.

      QuickStart: This design and deployment service includes prerequisite validation, deployment, and configuration workloads, adding targets, health baseline, dashboarding, and knowledge transfer.

      IWO use case-based offers:

    Cloud Reclamation and Recovery

    Demand-Driven Rightsizing

    Enhanced Workload Placement

    Health and Value Check

    Host Licensing Optimization

    On-Premises to On-Premises Migration

    On-Premises to Cloud Migration

    Optimization of a Public Cloud

    Resource Reclamation and Recovery

    Custom Integrations

    Cloud-Native Kubernetes

      Custom engagements: Cisco CX is available to meet custom requirements, including:

    Conversion for Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (WOM) customers to IWO

    Increasing scale of targets and workloads

    Integration with multicloud solutions

    Enhanced reporting

    Optimization (Business Critical Services)

      Business Critical Services (BCS): BCS provide ongoing optimization of IWO, including analytics, insights, and automation for higher performance and transformation. BCS assists with:

    Best practices

    Ongoing design support

    Health checks

    Knowledge transfers

Cisco CX is ready to help you get the most out of IWO.

IWO Overview

This view shows interdependencies across a global data center and gives an overall status of your environment from a supply chain management overview. From here you can drill down into more specific areas of your infrastructure to obtain further details

IWO Overview

IWO Dashboard

This view shows real-time workload health and inventory status in a single pane of glass overview with all pertinent workload infrastructure data at a glance.

IWO Dashboard




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