Last night we received the news that Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) won the product of the year award in the category of virtualization management by the SVC Awards. Each year SVC rewards the top products, projects, companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage sectors.
This SVC award provides validation of the leading data center infrastructure management capabilities of Cisco UCS Diector for both virtual as well as physical resources. Cisco UCS Director is unique in the industry because it offers the ability to manage compute, network and storage elements — to configure the storage volume, setup the SAN and IP networks, deploy the bare-metal server, and load a hypervisor or bare-metal operating system in a single operation — from a single pane of glass. As a result, the solution automates the time consuming manual as well as complex processes that burden IT organizations today.
Cisco UCS Director’s unified view to manage integrated infrastructure
Here are some of the reasons why Cisco UCS Director was nominated and won the award:
- Open and flexible solution delivering multi-vendor IT infrastructure management
- Turnkey solution, quick time-to-value via setup within an hour
- Out-of-the-box support for the most widely deployed converged and integrated infrastructure systems: Vblock, FlexPod and VSPEX
- Cisco’s unified management approach reduces deployment times from weeks to minutes — for either virtual or bare-metal environments
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