Data center owners are increasingly moving away from traditional siloed environments. The past few years have seen the emergence of converged infrastructure in which the full stack of data center technologies is combined into pre-engineered, tested and supported systems designed to operate as a whole. The underlying reasons for this trend are three critical imperatives: IT is being tasked to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), increase revenue, and lower risk. Market intelligence firm IDC has forecast that the integrated systems market will expand at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2017, to US$14 billion, up from US$5 billion in 2013.
However, until today, no such infrastructure had been designed to include both the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and the IBM Storwize family of virtualized storage technologies. Now, with the VersaStack solution from Cisco and IBM, one integrated platform is ready to meet the demands of existing and new IT workloads in traditional as well as cloud-based deployment models.
VersaStack solves IT challenges that matter with ease, efficiency and versatility
Combining the performance and operational efficiency of Cisco UCS and IBM Storwize storage, the VersaStack solution offers ease and speed of deployment with operational agility and the power of unified management.
The VersaStack solution is backed by the first Cisco Validated Designs developed with IBM storage, helping ensure greater reliability, confidence, and transparent integration of solution applications. This new integrated infrastructure solution is ready for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), enhancing business agility by allowing IT to build, deploy, secure and maintain applications through a more agile, policy-based framework.
This capability, combined with future support for Cisco Intercloud Fabric, allows the creation of open and secure hybrid-cloud-ready solutions that accelerate IT transformation while delivering dramatic improvements in deployment, operation efficiency and simplicity. The IBM Storwize V7000 delivers storage capabilities that both complement and enhance virtual environments with built-in functions such as IBM Data Virtualization, Real-time Compression and Easy Tier, to deliver extraordinary levels of performance, utilization and efficiency.
Improve operation efficiency and respond to dynamic business requirements
By choosing the VersaStack integrated infrastructure solution, your business will benefit from:
• Ease-of-deployment capabilities Performance optimization without complexity
• Efficient use of computing, networking and storage resources, with up to five times more data storage
• Transparent integration of new technologies
• Unified integrated infrastructure provisioning and management
• Versatile storage virtualization capabilities
• Validated IBM applications and analytics capabilities