Combines the cloud elements, including Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services
Cisco has introduced its CloudVerse, a framework that combines the foundational elements needed to enable organisations to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds.
Cisco CloudVerse combines the key cloud elements, including Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services to enable businesses to realise the benefits of clouds like improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience.
Unified Data Center provides a fabric-based platform automating the "as-a-service" model across physical and virtual environments, and designed to scale with business demands by flexibly allocating resources within and between data centres using unified computing and unified fabric.
Cisco’s new Unified Management capabilities include: Intelligent Automation for the Cloud to provide automated provisioning and management of data centre resources for the delivery of cloud services within and between data centres and Network Services Manager which automatically create, deploy and modify physical and virtual networking resources on demand.
Cloud Intelligent Network provides a consistent and highly secure user experience wherever the user is located and across the multiple clouds involved in delivering an application or service.
Cisco now adds new "Cloud-to-Cloud Connect" capabilities which include: "Cloud-to-Cloud Connect," enables dynamic resource identification, allocation and optimisation between data centres and clouds.
Cloud Applications and Services enables "as a service" delivery of both Cisco and third-party cloud applications.
Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) new capabilities include: Private Cloud HCS that empowers enterprises to build their own collaboration cloud using Cisco’s validated and tested offering and full management capabilities; Mobile HCS which provides mobile service providers with an easy and cost-effective way to offer collaboration from the cloud, thus extending services from "fixed" devices to mobile phones; and Customer Collaboration that makes contact centre capabilities more affordable and accessible by adding Cisco Customer Collaboration offerings to HCS.
Cisco chief technology officer and engineering senior vice-president Padmasree Warrior said until now cloud technology resided in silos, making it harder to build and manage clouds, and to interconnect multiple clouds, posing critical challenges for many organisations.
"Cisco uniquely enables the world of many clouds – connecting people, communities and organizations with a business-class cloud user experience for the next-generation Internet. We are very pleased that many of the world’s leading businesses and service providers are adopting CloudVerse as the foundation of their cloud strategies, and we look forward to partnering closely with them on their journey to a world of many clouds," said Warrior.