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Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud for DC Networking 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 for DC Networking

Cisco Plus for DC Networking provides high-performance switching with the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches and Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches for enterprises and cloud providers who rely heavily on virtualization and fulfillment of mission-critical data and storage applications.

Cisco offers data center networking solutions built for scale with industry-leading automation, programmability, real-time visibility, and unified management with Cisco Nexus Dashboard.

Industry-leading performance (port speeds from 1Gbps to 400Gbps), infrastructure scalability, and ease of use from day zero to day-N, the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches are the right choice for today and into the future.

Reduce costs and increase availability with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches. They combine a robust, flexible architecture with multiple layers of storage-management intelligence with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

Why Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud for DC Networking:

      Faster time to market

      Minimization of downtime

      Cost reduction

      Reduction of CapEx

      Intelligent infrastructure

      Low latency

      High performance

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.

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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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