See special offers on preconfigured Cisco servers.
Together, Cisco and Microsoft offer flexible, open, and innovative solutions for your IT needs. By using Cisco data center solutions for your Microsoft applications, private cloud solutions, and Windows with Hyper-V, you can:
Cisco UCS Manager wins the Breakthrough Technology Award at Tech Ed 2012.Read Why
Cisco and EMC create a new Microsoft Hyper-V Fast Track solution.Learn More
See how ING Direct benefits from FlexPod with Microsoft Hyper-V. (PDF - 320 KB)Read Case Study
The Cisco Unified Data Center and its underlying network, computing, and management components offer a holistic, single-fabric data center infrastructure architecture. Highly secure and scalable, the solution optimizes the Microsoft portfolio of enterprise applications and technologies, including:
Cisco and Microsoft help companies deliver the benefits of Microsoft private cloud solutions. Support simpler deployments of private cloud environments by relying on Cisco support for Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, as well as integration with System Center 2012. To help you accelerate your transition to the cloud, Cisco, EMC, and NetApp offer validated designs for shared infrastructures and the Microsoft private cloud. These pretested architectural design guides help you achieve greater use of physical and virtual resource pools.
Cisco also offers prescriptive guidance through Cisco validated designs, blueprints, and technologies. This can help you create a highly secure, optimized environment for your Microsoft application deployments.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is an important step in Microsoft's evolution. It provides an industry-leading platform for virtualization that provides a foundation both for on-premise private clouds, host-provided public clouds, and applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. The main new features of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V include:
The Cisco Data Center portfolio of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) server family and Cisco Nexus switch family makes full use of these enhancements. It also adds capabilities based on Cisco experience and innovations as the industry's leading network and data center technology provider. Cisco can deliver a complete solution for your enterprise based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V. The main Cisco technologies focused on Windows Server 2012 include the following:
Efficient management of the computing infrastructure is very important for IT organizations. Cisco and Microsoft work together to provide an integrated management experience for workloads and scenarios, both physical and virtual. To that end, Cisco has developed comprehensive infrastructure management tools for your Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) data center that work with and extend tools you may already use to monitor, provision, configure, and orchestrate your Microsoft server and application software. To achieve this unified operations approach, Cisco has:
Cisco brings together Windows Server, Microsoft's applications, networking, storage, virtualization, and management resources into manageable and scalable data center solutions. Addressing today's critical data center concerns, these solutions rely on Cisco UCS computing infrastructure. It provides an optimal environment for your Microsoft applications and virtualization and cloud-computing technologies:
Cisco systems and solutions deliver scalability and performance for tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange mailboxes.
Cisco systems and solutions improve scalability, availability, and manageability for Microsoft SharePoint deployments.
Cisco systems and solutions are designed, tested, and documented for Microsoft SQL Server deployments.
Microsoft Virtualization and Cisco
Cisco systems and solutions, plus Microsoft virtualization, can help you reduce costs, increase agility, and improve business results.
Log in to access tools and resources specifically designed for Partners.
Intel, Intel Inside Logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.