Change is everywhere and it is happening faster than ever. Data centers have become user-centric rather than IT-centric. Developers, on behalf of the business, demand self-service access to technology. And when they don’t get it, they claim it themselves. These teams want access to public cloud like resources. Your business needs to grow and capture new market opportunities. And IT needs to keep the costs down, while moving faster than ever.

And in the midst of all this stands the all-important question “How do I do all these things and keep the business safe and compliant?” This is the stuff that makes or breaks CIOs.

Most enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud to answer these needs—a recent IDC study indicates that 73% of organizations are evaluating or starting to deploy hybrid cloud. There are many benefits. There are also challenges. For example, every company is different. Cookie cutter approaches to hybrid cloud slow down implementation. Increase risk. Make you spend budget dollars on capabilities you don’t need for years.

Cisco has released the next generation of hybrid cloud management. Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite delivers a flexible approach to hybrid cloud. Composed of four offers, this solution simplifies your data center as well as the journey to hybrid cloud. You can now take your journey to hybrid cloud with these offers:

  • Infrastructure Automation increases data center efficiency through consistent automation across physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Cloud Management allows freedom for developers to work across multiple private or public clouds
  • Service Management empowers customers through a self-service catalog to order and manage services
  • Big Data Automation makes it easy to deploy & consume Hadoop and Splunk environments

We didn’t stop there. Cisco has also introduced subscription licensing. This approach delivers the flexible consumption model our customers need, providing lower entry costs compared to perpetual licenses, and ongoing innovation with multiple support options ranging from simple break-fix all the way to 3rd party integration.

Combined together, your business can begin its hybrid cloud journey. Invest in the automation you need today. Then scale.

For example, start with a 1-year term for infrastructure automation. Pay less than a perpetual license. Then move to cloud management. Or add a self-service catalog.   You can start small, reducing your risk. There are no sunk costs, no trade-off between business innovation and software purchases. You’re on your way.

Enterprise Cloud Suite is a member of Cisco ONE.   Cisco ONE delivers a flexible alternative to purchasing data center, WAN and access solutions. Join the 14,000+ customers who take advantage of this flexible packaging solution, including 91% of the Fortune 100.

Business transformation is happening. It’s all about stepping up organizational performance. Years of managing data and accelerating business has taught Cisco exactly what is needed to bring speed and simplicity to your business.

Take the next step. Read the solution overview or visit us to learn more about the next generation of hybrid cloud.



Frank Palumbo

Senior Vice President

Global Data Center Sales