December 06, 2011
Leading global firms are adopting CloudVerse to build public, private and hybrid clouds and offer advanced cloud applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 6 — Cisco today introduces Cisco CloudVerse, a framework that combines the foundational elements needed to enable organizations to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds. Cisco CloudVerse combines these key cloud elements — Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services — enabling businesses to realize all of the benefits of clouds: improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience.
The Cisco Cloud Index, issued last week, forecasts how dramatically clouds are transforming business IT and consumer services. The study predicts that over 50 percent of computing workloads in data centers will be cloud-based by 2014, and that global cloud traffic will grow over 12 times by 2015, to 1.6 zettabytes per year -- the equivalent of over four days of business-class video for every person on earth. The study suggests that the explosive growth in clouds requires advanced capabilities that allow the data center and network to work together to support end-to-end cloud application delivery.
Today, most cloud technologies exist in silos, preventing an efficient, integrated management approach. By integrating the three foundational cloud elements — the Cisco Unified Data Center with the Cisco Intelligent Network to enable Cloud Applications and Services — CloudVerse delivers a business-class cloud experience within the cloud, between clouds, and beyond the cloud to the end user.
A large number of enterprises, service providers, and governments are announcing today that they are adopting Cisco CloudVerse as the foundation of their cloud strategies, including ACS, a Xerox Company, Fujitsu, NWN, LinkedIn, Orange Business Services, Qualcomm, Silicon Valley Bank, Telecom Italia, Telefónica S.A., Telstra, and Terremark, a Verizon Company. Today over 70 percent of leading cloud providers are using Cisco CloudVerse on their journey to the cloud.
New for Cisco CloudVerse
Today Cisco is introducing several new solutions within the three core elements of CloudVerse:
Unified Data Center changes the economics of cloud infrastructure by providing 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 centers using unified computing and unified fabric. Cisco is also adding new Unified Management capabilities:
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:
Cloud Applications and Services enable "as a service" delivery of both Cisco and third-party cloud applications. Several new capabilities are being added to Cisco's Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS):
Cisco is supporting CloudVerse with new cloud enablement services, which combine Cisco's professional and technical services expertise with those of a broad ecosystem of partners, allowing organizations to accelerate their cloud success and realize the full potential of cloud.
"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 organizations," said Padmasree Warrior, Cisco senior vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. "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."
Cisco CloudVerse offers a compelling economic advantage — helping organizations offer business IT-as-a-service and dynamic SMB/consumer services. Moving from a traditional virtualized data center to a CloudVerse cloud can reduce IT total cost of ownership (TCO — opex and capex) by up to 50 percent and reduce the time to offer new cloud services from weeks to minutes.
Many leading enterprises, service providers, and governments are adopting Cisco CloudVerse as the foundation of their cloud strategies, including the following organizations, which are announcing Cisco CloudVerse deployments:
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