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Cisco UCS & Microsoft Azure

  • 10 February, 2017

Cisco, Cloud, Industry News

Your cloud journey may vary, but your strategy should be centred around a Hybrid IT Philosophy.

Cisco and Microsoft are accelerating hybrid cloud adoption by mixing Cisco UCS and Microsoft Azure. By combining Microsoft’s robust Azure cloud platform with Cisco’s UCS server platform, designed specifically for cloud workloads, customers gain a powerful, cloud-ready solution that gives them full control over how they manage data, governance, security and performance.

Some of the key benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack on Cisco UCS include:

  • Provides accelerated growth and innovation for enterprise customers and service providers looking to grow their businesses quickly with an efficient and flexible cloud consumption model. Service providers can deliver Cisco-Azure infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
  • Builds on the industry leading Fabric-based UCS architecture featuring High-Performance Networking with the versatile Cisco Virtual Interface Card that is optimised for Azure Stack.
  • Simplifies management and control by providing a single pane of glass for managing Compute, Azure Stack Optimised Adapter and Networking through policy based templates, thus reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for joint customers.
  • Increases confidence and trust with an IT environment supported by Cisco and Microsoft – proven innovators and market leaders in hybrid cloud infrastructures.
  • Enables management of cloud actions with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite Cloud Management package to automate deployment and management of applications across 20 hybrid cloud environments including Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Connects everything through Cisco enterprise networks which preserves policy to ensure performance and security.

The Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack reinforces Cisco’s complete approach to cloud, offering businesses the freedom to choose the best environment and consumption model for their traditional and cloud native applications. Microsoft and Cisco are proven innovators and trusted technology partners and their joint customers have confidence that their IT environment is supported and remains secure.

To learn more about the Cisco Integrated System for the Microsoft Azure Stack you can visit the relevant section of their website here. Don’t forget to also stop by the UCS homepage as well!

Cisco will also be providing many more details at Cisco Live! in Berlin, beginning on February 20th until the 24th at the Messe Convention Centre.

Stay tuned!