Cisco has introduced 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 will bring together Cisco’s products and solutions for cloud computing, combining Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services.
Last week the company issued Cisco Cloud Index, which 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.
Cisco has introduced CloudVerse with an aim to deliver a business-class cloud experience within the cloud, between clouds, and beyond the cloud to the-end user by integrating the three foundational cloud elements – the Cisco Unified Data Center with the Cisco Intelligent Network to enable cloud applications and services.
Cisco has introduced 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 has also added Intelligent Automation for the Cloud, which is designed to provide automated provisioning and management of data center resources for the delivery of cloud services within and between data centers and Cisco Network Services Manager, which is designed to automatically create, deploy and modify physical and virtual networking resources on demand.
Cisco has added “Cloud-to-Cloud Connect” capabilities, featuring the Cisco Network Positioning System on the ASR 1000 and 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to enable dynamic resource identification, allocation and optimization between data centers and clouds. It has also added several new capabilities to Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).
“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, Senior Vice President – Engineering and CTO, Cisco. “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.”
Rajesh Rege, Senior Vice-President for Data Centre, Virtualization and Cloud Business, Cisco India and SAARC said “We are witnessing a paradigm shift in computing with the emergence of cloud. Virtually every business sector in India is betting big on cloud computing because it enables the end-user to only subscribe to a portion of technology that they want to use. With a portfolio of cloud-based applications and services for customers to consume directly or through service providers and channel partners, Cisco CloudVerse will fundamentally change business models by enabling IT to be delivered as a service”