Businesses and Governments are using multiple clouds in different ways. They are moving core functions in to a controlled private or managed cloud. But they are still using public clouds for new services, content and demand spikes. Some large enterprises are becoming specialized cloud providers for smaller businesses, while traditional providers are using different clouds for different tiers of service. These trends are leading to a world of many clouds with numerous service choices from a variety of cloud vendors. For example IT organizations can:
- Offload complexity and access specialized services (e.g. Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure, Collaboration)
- Share vertical expertise and Intellectual property across data centers (e.g. Regulatory compliance, Data clearinghouse)
- Leverage a Provider’s Capacity for unplanned Demand (e.g. Disaster recovery, Seasonal IT surge)
- Access network-optimized-clouds to deliver content reliably (e.g. Content distribution, Mobile streaming) Read More »
Tags: cloud, hybrid, InterCloud, Nexus 1000v, Public Cloud, Service Provider
As the saying goes, “Change is the only constant.” And as partners have seen, customers are constantly grappling with a love-hate relationship between applications and networking. As new applications appear, the infrastructure is required to evolve, which brings about a whole new wave of application innovation that then forces the infrastructure to evolve again and again. This endless cycle has played itself out as applications transitioned from mainframes to client/server to web and now to cloud.
Cisco is extending the capabilities of Unified Fabric to support a world of many clouds with the scalability and flexibility of the new Nexus 6000 series, the traffic insight of Nexus 7000 NAM, Nexus 1000V InterCloud and VNMC InterCloud hybrid cloud solutions and updates to the Cisco ONE portfolio including the new Cisco ONE Controller.
These upgrades will help your customers protect their investments because it can easily be extended to accommodate new applications and usage models as they emerge, allowing customers to shift from “infrastructure defining what apps can do” to “apps defining what infrastructure must do.”
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco ONE, cloud, data center, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, Nexus 1000v, Nexus 6000, Nexus 7000, partner, Unified Fabric
In a recent post, I previewed some new hybrid cloud market research from Forrester that spoke to the business drivers and technical hurdles to cloud integration, and Shashi Kiran has recently posted about lowering the barriers to hybrid cloud adoption. Today, as part of a larger cloud technology launch, Cisco is announcing a new hybrid cloud solution, Nexus 1000V InterCloud.
One of the fundamental capabilities for the world of many clouds is the ability to link various cloud environments into a single extended fabric with consistent capabilities, operations and management. While previous Unified Fabric innovation has focused on physical/virtual consistency of the DC fabric, this announcement brings that consistency to the cloud. This new technology from Cisco extends the existing networking capabilities, L4-7 services and manageability of your enterprise into public and provider clouds to create a single consistent, reliable, predictable environment for all your physical, virtual and cloud workloads. This secure and seamless degree of integration to the hybrid cloud frees you to run and move applications where it makes the most sense, on-demand, without compromise.
[Note: Join us for a Live Announcement Webcast February 5: Register Here]
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Tags: ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, Cisco Prime NAM, forrester, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, LISP, Nexus 1000v, OTV, private cloud, Public Cloud, Virtual Security Gateway, vPath, vsg, vWAAS, VXLAN