Cisco and VCE Develops Vblock to Enable Greater Visibility across Application Deployment

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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SAN JOSE, CA:   Cloud is emerging a new path to deliver computing services and it is seen impacting all facets of the IT ecosystem. The trend most importantly requires IT solutions and services’ vendors to adapt their infrastructure, people and processes. Enabling customers to build flexible, highly secure data centers that can rapidly adapt to changing application and business requirements, Cisco and VCE announce the advancement of the Vblock System with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Cisco’s ACI is a SDN solution that is delivered on an agile, open and secure architecture. The application-based policy model offers speed through automation, error reduction and accelerating application deployment and IT processes. Vblock Systems aim to simplify all aspects of IT  and enable organizations to achieve better business outcomes rapidly by seamlessly integrating compute, network, and storage technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware,. Providing pools of resources that can be intelligently provisioned and managed to address changing demands, the ACI on a Vblock System will allow IT to define a policy based on what an application requires in terms of adherence to security compliance and data governance mandates. The ACI will continue to enforce the policy as the application scales up allowing customers to manage applications across majority of the cloud management platforms.

The latest development provides consistency of control across virtual, physical and container-based workloads along with greater visibility into application and multi-tenant health.

“Customers are finding that with ACI on a VCE Vblock System they have better visibility across the entire enterprise and application deployment time and time spent on networking administrative activities are significantly reduced. Most importantly, making networking changes are much faster with significantly lower risk, enabling IT to quickly respond to new or changing business requirements”, says Tim Page, CEO, VCE.