Cisco and IBM created VersaStack to help IT organizations simplify and speed the deployment of infrastructure and applications. The beauty of Cisco and IBM’s joint solution is that it integrates and validates the very latest compute, network, storage, and software technologies from both companies into proven solutions. This innovation engine helps VersaStack offer the foundation for popular infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, hybrid cloud deployments, and enterprise applications while delivering investment protection for our joint customers.

Earlier this year, we extended VersaStack solutions to address IT modernization and emerging cloud-scale applications by adding infrastructure automation, hybrid cloud, and software defined storage capabilities. We are continuing to enhance VersaStack solutions through compute and storage performance enhancements, new software defined storage (SDS) cloud capabilities, and flexible consumption models.

A brief summary of new VersaStack technologies and capabilities are below:

Next-Generation Performance: Businesses strive for faster decisions and to do that they need applications to run fast. To deliver that needed speed, VersaStack will now include the latest Cisco UCS M5 systems that bring new levels of performance for traditional, data intensive, and scale out workloads. Additional enhancements to IBM FlashSystems with FlashCore technology and IBM HyperScale capabilities can also increase performance while making it easy to scale capacity.

New SDS Cloud Capabilities: IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud will now be available with VersaStack, providing real-time disaster recovery and data replication and migration possible between on-premises storage and public cloud resources. In addition, IBM Spectrum Access offers IT leaders the ability to deploy simple, cost-efficient, and secure VersaStack private cloud solutions.

Flexible Consumption Model: The combination of IBM’s Storage Utility Offering and Cisco’s Open Pay consumption model to enable IT organizations to deliver on premise infrastructure with the dynamic advantages of the cloud.  IT teams can scale capacity instantly to meet the needs of the business while paying for only what they utilize.

For additional information on VersaStack, UCS M5 systems, and IBM VersaStack and storage announcements please check out the links below:

VersaStack Solutions

Cisco UCS Servers

IBM VersaStack Blog

IBM Storage Press Release


Tim Stack

Product Marketing Manager

Data Center and Virtualization