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Every year, the IT industry makes some bold claims about “This is the Year of < insert technology>”. Buzz, hype, conferences, webinars and whitepapers ensue!! Sometimes they come true and sometimes they fall short of expectations. But once all the smoke clears, IT organizations tend to dust themselves off and ask, “So what actually works and what can I use TODAY?”

Amidst all the Cloud Computing technology hype that has been happening over the past couple years, Cisco’s IT organization was faced with a very real (and very common) business challenge -- how to deliver Better IT, Faster IT and More Flexible IT? All of those challenges were faced against the background of exponentially growing user-demands and almost no IT budget growth. Then throw in all those nagging side challenges of securing information, regulatory compliance, and facilities that were running out of space.

Do these problems sound familiar? We suspect that many IT organizations are reaching similar levels of stress from their business and are looking for answers.

If you’re interested in learning how Cisco is solving this problem internally, we highly recommend that you attend this webinar, hosted by Cisco IT. Ken Schroeder (Data Center Architect) will explain how Cisco evolved from a fragmented IT organization to one that is now able to deliver greater empowerment and flexibility back to the business.

Register and Attendent the Webinar: http://www.brighttalk.com/r/Vlv

Date: October 11, 2pm EST (11am PST)

Title: CITEIS – A Cisco on Cisco Private Cloud Case Study

Speaker: Ken Schroeder, Cisco IT

Background (overview):

CITEIS Gen2 –Cisco’s Internal Private Cloud

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Abstract: Join us to learn about Cisco’s CITEIS – Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services – project. Find out firsthand how Cisco deployed an agile, cost effective, flexible and secure private cloud using Cisco Intelligent Automation, Cisco UCS, and VMware technologies. Gain insights from Cisco IT for the planning and development of your own private cloud.

The key to moving from a complex IT model to one that enabled greater business flexibility was adopting a mindset where Cisco IT would “hand the keys to the users” to allow them to move more quickly, without IT losing control of security, compliance and SLA levels.

The internal Private Cloud (CITEIS) leverages Cisco technologies (Cloud Portal, Intelligent Automation, UCS, Nexus) and Data Center partner technologies (VMware, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, RedHat, Oracle).

In the webinar you’ll not only learn how Cisco IT has evolved with new Data Center technologies, but also how they have evolved organizationally to allow these new services (Compute-aaS, IaaS-level, eventually PaaS-level) across the company.

We hope you’re able to join the discussion. We highly encourage you to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you next week.

To learn more about Cisco Cloud Computing Solutions, please visit the Cisco Cloud Homepage.

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