IT decision makers expect the typical application portfolio to grow by 50%.1
Today, applications are your business. They drive improved customer engagement, operational efficiency, competitiveness and new revenue streams. Applications are also becoming more virtualized, microservice-based and hyper-distributed across on-prem, multicloud and edge infrastructure.
Achieving the critical reliability, availability and predictable performance you need requires a modern, end-to-end infrastructure—an infrastructure that is self-monitoring, self-analyzing, and self-optimizing.
Cisco Unified Computing enables you to increase performance, reduce TCO and simplify management. Cisco’s broad infrastructure portfolio can power all your application workloads, anywhere you need them.
Digital and IT transformation demand that enterprises modernize their compute infrastructure to achieve unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility, scale, and intelligence.
This requires a portfolio of systems—scale up or out, rack or blade servers, converged, hyperconverged and software-defined storage infrastructures—all based on a common, programmable foundation. Infrastructure resources must be easy to secure and provision, while supporting modern automation, orchestration, management and analytics tools.
Cisco computing architectures are built from the ground up with programmability. Unified, open APIs enable interoperability with management and automation tools, while accelerating and simplifying the deployment and management of both infrastructure and applications.
Applications power businesses, and enterprises that want to provide more engaging digital experiences for their customers invest continually to deliver innovative applications. And in the current world environment of remote working and always-on digital lives, application experiences are more important than ever. But managing different infrastructure platforms to support distributed applications, ensuring application experiences, as well as making decisions on cost and placement is not easy. IT teams are struggling with all this complexity.
Cisco provides an application resource management tool that ensures performance of critical workloads while maximizing efficiency and reducing cost across on-prem and multicloud environments.
93% of cloud adopters intend to use multiple clouds in the next 12 months.1
Gone are the days when applications and infrastructure were located only at the data center. Today’s digital demands require the ability to run across many clouds and a smarter, more powerful edge. Every cloud and every edge infrastructure must be able to run any application securely and with predictable performance.
Today’s edge must also be powerful enough to run today’s modern, compute-intensive applications and perform near-real-time analytics on your most valuable resource: your data. Edge analytics are transforming possibilities in retail, factories, healthcare, cities and more.
Cisco has built a comprehensive set of architectures with optional tools to enhance the management, functionality and security of your multicloud and edge environments. With Cisco, you have a choice of multicloud frameworks that you can use for virtualized and containerized support across all of your clouds and edge environments.
A more distributed, data center-to-multicloud-to-edge infrastructure creates more vulnerabilities and entry points for today’s stealthy cyberthreats.
Strong perimeter security at your data center is no longer enough. Comprehensive security requires a multi-layered strategy, including network segmentation, intelligent threat detection and prevention, faster response capabilities and more. A modern security strategy requires an infrastructure that isn’t simply an exposure point to threats, but is instead a proactive defense system that protects against threats.
How do you keep data safe while you’re running applications in both on-prem data centers and in public, private and hybrid clouds?
Cisco solutions provide comprehensive, integrated security for the modern data center and are uniquely positioned to protect workloads everywhere.
How do you manage an infrastructure that’s distributed everywhere—residing on-prem, within multiple clouds and across a broad expanse of edge locations?
You need flexible management tools that provide visibility and insight, and that can quickly take action on a global scale. The software must enable you to actively monitor, optimize, orchestrate, and operate any workload across any infrastructure or environment.
Cisco Intersight is a cloud operations platform that acts as a copilot for your IT Ops teams—delivering operations-as-a-service, driving continuous optimization, and enhancing strategic agility.