Working Together SlideBusinesses and organizations are increasingly turning to private cloud delivery models to address their most pressing business and technology challenges. Next week, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (WPC) in Houston, channel partners will be able to speak with Cisco executives and consult with Cisco experts, to learn how Cisco and Microsoft have teamed to provide integrated solutions for Microsoft Private Cloud.  These validated solutions create opportunities for partners to: increase revenue; accelerate their customer’s journey to private cloud; and enable repeatable deployments.

The Cisco Unified Data Center is holistic data center infrastructure architecture. It combines compute (UCS), storage, network (Nexus), security, and management into a single fabric architecture that creates optimal environments for Microsoft Private Cloud and applications. Channel partners can take advantage of Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) and Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track solutions with integrated storage from NetApp or EMC for turnkey private cloud engagements.

VSPEX Solution for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 3.0

Cisco and EMC with Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track utilizes the core capabilities of Microsoft Windows Server and System Center technologies to deliver a private cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering. These reference architectures include Cisco and EMC technologies to form complete solutions that help partners quickly develop and implement private clouds for customers.

FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud

FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud delivers a ready-to-deploy IaaS solution based on a predesigned private-cloud infrastructure built on the Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus data center switches, NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) components, Microsoft Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center 2012.

Don’t miss a special session with Cisco’s Rex Backman on, “Leveraging Cisco Data Center Assets to Drive Private Cloud Revenue”, scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th at 4:00 PM at the Hilton America – Grand Ballroom D.

We hope to see you at the Microsoft WPC in Houston next week. Please drop by booth 1401 to learn more about integrated solutions from Cisco and our partners for Microsoft Private Cloud.  For more information about Cisco at WPC 2013, check out these two great blogs: Your Guide to Cisco at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 by Rex Backman and Cisco Datacenter Solutions at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference by Bill Shields. You can also connect with us on social media:

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For more information on the Cisco Microsoft alliance, please visit cisco.com/go/Microsoft. Also, check out our video collection from WPC 2013 for information on Cisco partner opportunities and solutions for Microsoft oriented data centers.



Gary Serda

Senior Strategic Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing