The increasing pace of business is creating high demand for IT efficiency and speed.
IT directly affects your ability to respond correctly and quickly to new opportunities. Slow IT equates to slow business.
The latest release of Cisco UCS Director allows IT to automate the deployment of infrastructure delivering the speed and efficiency IT needs in order to support business demands.
Not familiar with Cisco UCS Director? Briefly, this solution reduces data center complexity by replacing manual provisioning tasks with unified automated workflows that span compute, network, storage and virtualization. But this solution doesn’t manage just Cisco products. It unites Cisco UCS-based integrated infrastructures and third-party hardware solutions into a single management view to ensure maximum IT efficiency. Heterogeneous management is just one of the features that makes Cisco UCS Director different. You can learn more by going here. Read More »
Tags: cloud, FlexPod, infrastructure automation, nexus, orchestration, UCS, ucs director, Vblock, vcac, VMware, vspex
Most of us expect immediate delivery both as consumers and as employees. As employees, we are no longer willing to wait weeks for IT to deliver what we need. IT departments feel the pain that ensues from our urgency in the form of shadow IT. Shadow IT results in the double trouble of higher risk and cost from a weaker ability to enforce compliance and best practices when users stray to acquire their own IT services.
What’s that? You believe if you add more staff to address this issue it goes away? You may provide more services but at the same slower pace while increasing operational costs and decreasing operating profits. The key to maintaining IT discipline and delivering services faster is simply a judicious use of integrated automation and management. It dramatically increases your staff’s ability to execute quickly – to IT standards.
Cisco UCS Director is that missing piece that your staff needs to deliver services faster. It helps your staff deliver more services in minutes–not days or weeks. It lets your staff spend time to align IT with the business, instead of manually spinning up systems–and that’s what we all want. Read More »
Tags: bare metal, Cloupia, infrastructure automation, Integrated infrastructure, UCS, ucs director, virtualization, VMware
Data center strategy is a critical part of business strategy. In fact, the ways and means of IT deployment make all the difference between an efficient, successful organization and an ineffective one. Therefore, to align and adapt quickly to the needs of business, IT is changing the delivery mechanisms of infrastructure resources. Part of the change is a shift towards integrated solutions.
In fact, integrated solutions such as FlexPod, account for more than 50% of today’s data center spend. They increase hardware utilization while delivering measurable efficiencies. FlexPod is a single infrastructure solution that contains Cisco UCS, Nexus fabric and NetApp cluster Data ONTAP storage. It delivers flexibility and lets you command and control the growth of your data center resources. FlexPod benefits are clear–but to gain the full potential of all of the inherent benefits IT organizations are doing more.
Enter infrastructure automation. Data centers everywhere are in the midst of a sea change as the benefits and efficiencies of automation, across hardware and human resources, are becoming increasingly apparent.
Cisco UCS Director automates your end-to-end IT processes across your FlexPod infrastructure within minutes. It abstracts the complexity of individual devices, hypervisors and virtual machines into a single management console allowing you to manage all of your FlexPods, even geographically dispersed, as a single system.
Watch this video and see how Cisco UCS Director and FlexPod can increase the efficiency of your data center.
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