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6" Cloud infrastructure synchronization ─ Cisco IAC includes a feature unique to cloud computing • called Cloud Sync, that provides infrastructure discovery for visibility into cloud infrastructure elements and the management systems connected to them. Cloud infrastructure discovery can be completed on-demand or scheduled as specified by the administrator. Cloud Sync keeps IT in control with the ability to register or ignore discovered infrastructure elements, as some infrastructure elements may be designated for use outside of the cloud environment. For example, an administrator may ignore a particular UCS blade that is already in use, so that it will never be considered as spare cloud capacity.
Vblock System and Cisco IAC Features and Benefits
Single, highly integrated cloud services environment breaks down end user and technology silos to • realize greater agility, efficiency, and innovation Pre-integrated, pre-tested, converged infrastructure is operational in minutes • Converged compute, network, storage, virtualization, and management infrastructure based on • world-famous components from industry leaders Cisco, EMC, and VMware reduce risk End-to-end intelligence on the state of every component provides real-time data for effective • resource management and service assurance Web-based self-service portal simplifies service ordering and governance • Automated workflows and comprehensive service orchestration standardize complex tasks and • speed service delivery to improve user satisfaction and reduce operational costs 7" VCE support for the entire Vblock System alleviates the time and challenge of multiple vendors • providing support Summary Converged infrastructure tightly integrates compute, network, storage, and virtualization components into a single, more easily managed solution stack. Add to this centralized management intelligence, automated workflows, service orchestration, and a Web self-service interface and the cloud services environment is dramatically transformed into an agile, dynamic business asset that accelerates time-tomarket and significantly reduces risk. This is the value of the Vblock System and Cisco IAC. With bestof-breed components and technologies from industry pioneers Cisco, EMC, and VMware, it is an allinclusive cloud environment in a box that lowers operational complexity and cost, accelerates time-tomarket for new services, and brings peace of mind to overwhelmed IT departments.
VCE is a leading innovator of intelligent converged infrastructure systems. Customers rely on VCE for the fastest deployment of infrastructure and applications, the highest application performance and availability, and the lowest TCO. Formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for customers. VCE, through the Vblock Systems platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability..
Ten of the world’s top 15 telecommunications companies use VCE Vblock Systems as part of their cloud offerings, and VCE has significant penetration into Fortune 500 accounts.
For more information, go to http://www.vce.com About Cisco Cisco is the global networking leader and a key investor and partner in VCE. Cisco UCS continues Cisco’s long history of innovation in delivering integrated systems for improved business results based on industry standards and using the network as the platform. Cisco UCS is a critical component of VCE Vblock Systems, a complete converged infrastructure platform for cloud and traditional workloads. Cisco IAC adds a premier software toolset for designing, deploying, and operating a cloud infrastructure using Vblock Systems in private, public, or hybrid cloud models for many different as-a-service use cases.
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