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Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud for Virtualization At-a-Glance

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Cisco Plus provides all the benefits of Cisco, now as-a-service. Boost speed, agility and scale with on-demand solutions that intelligently adapt to your business needs. Our hybrid cloud offers give you flexible consumption for your on-premises infrastructure, so you can optimize workloads across a hybrid cloud with superior performance and great value. We are taking several years of buying trends and behaviors and packaging our most popular solutions to meet common needs.

You have the flexibility to choose a delivery model tailored to your business.

Pay per use:

This model provides maximum flexibility on service capacity. It allows you to scale up or down as your business changes and is ideal for seasonal or hard-to-predict scenarios. You select a reserved service capacity for your organization and then can scale up or down as your requirements vary.

Pay as you grow:

Ideal for high-growth organizations, this model provides a buffer for growth in the services you need. It allows you to commit to a known service capacity and allows flexibility to add capacity as your business needs change.

In each scenario, Cisco will deploy the infrastructure and software as-a-service. You can choose to self-manage day-2 operations or work with a leading Cisco provider partner for a fully managed service offer.

We are building a model that will grow dynamically as your business needs evolve and change over time.

Solution overview

Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud for Virtualization

Similar to Cisco’s bare-metal service, Cisco owns, installs, and maintains the hardware and VM infrastructure on premises or at a colocated data center. General-purpose VMs include a variety of hypervisors on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) servers or Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure. The customer only pays for the resources they consume.

Cisco UCS helps change the way IT organizations do business. It combines industry-standard, x86-architecture servers with networking and storage access into a single unified system. UCS brings increased productivity, reduced total cost of ownership, and scalability into your data center.

Cisco HyperFlex extends the simplicity of hyperconvergence from core to edge and multicloud, putting IT at the center of rapid innovation in a world where data is everywhere. The latest innovations in HyperFlex with Cisco Intersight are engineered to meet the unique requirements for deploying hyperconverged infrastructure at the edge at a global scale.

Why Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud for Virtualization

      Consolidation of servers and of disparate workloads and applications on the same machine

      Fault tolerance and high availability, to reduce the chances of unexpected downtime

      Reduced time to provision for application development, testing, and rollout

      More granular security protocols

      Better resource analytics across the entire virtual network without regard to OS or workload type

      Automated provisioning of compute nodes

      Reduced CapEx

Why Cisco Plus?

      World-class hardware, software, and APIs: Cisco delivers industry-leading technologies from Cisco and its technology partners across networking, security, applications, and cloud design to meet your diverse operating environment.

      Flexible buying options with shared ownership: With Cisco Plus, you can pay per use with the ability to scale up or down, pay as you grow, or fully reserve capacity depending on your need for scaling capacity and optimizing costs.

      Simple dashboard views on service usage: Cisco makes it easy to track service usage through a single pane, allowing you to understand business trends and determine future investments. Cisco offers both cloud and managed service implementations, depending on your preference to self-manage or leverage professional services.

      Artificial intelligence for optimizing service: Not only do you pay for what you use, but Cisco’s machine- intelligence solutions will help tell you the best way to run your service to optimize for performance and minimize expenditure.

      Ecosystem choice: Cisco and our Cisco provider partners bring a large technology ecosystem to allow you to run your operations according to the needs of the business.

Call to action

To learn how Cisco Plus can help your organization on its journey, please contact Cisco Sales or your Cisco registered partner contact.

For more information, visit cisco.com/go/ciscoplus.




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