Cisco Unified Service Delivery Underscores Industry’s Focus on Data Centers
I came across this article published by CIOZone on July 20, 2009 – “IT Spending Forecasts Improve, Cisco Popular”; and obviously, am pleased by the positive results around Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS).An impressive number – “77 percent of respondents in the UBS survey said that they expected to buy or evaluate Cisco’s Unified Computing System…in the next 18 months”; and that they see this system as being more likely to succeed than the competition. This is great news, since the UCS forms the foundational building block for the Unified Service Delivery solution and it is a testament to our engineers for building such an innovative product. But as great as I think UCS is, I think the value proposition Cisco gives our customers extends even deeper – the UCS forms the basis of Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery solution. With this solution, our service provider (SP) partners can take advantage of capabilities such as virtualization, unified fabric and application awareness. These capabilities help in reducing costs both opex and capex in data centers.Once SPs implement Unified Service Delivery, they have laid the foundations for cloud-based services which can enhance the potential for new revenue opportunities! Assuming, as the article points out, that rising energy bills are one major reason for companies to provide renewed focus on data centers, then Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery solution can help in this area. Check out our TCO calculators under “Related Tools”:
- Data Center Expense Comparison: Video Delivery
- Data Center Expense Comparison: Unified Communications
- Data Center Expense Comparison: Infrastructure
Tell us what your observations are in the design and running of data centers and where you see the maximum scope for efficiencies.