by Adam Armstrong

IBM & Cisco Announce New Solutions For VersaStack

At CiscoLive in Melbourne, Cisco and IBM announced new solutions for their joint converged infrastructure, VersaStack. The new solutions incorporated in will extend hybrid cloud capabilities. These newly incorporated solutions will also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications.

VersaStack is a Hybrid cloud solution designed to help companies reduce complexity and accelerate application delivery through automation. VersaStack is a combination of Cisco Unified Computing System integrated infrastructure (such a Cisco UCS servers and Cisco Nexus switches) and IBM software-defined storage. The latest additions to VersaStack portfolio now include Hybrid Cloud Ready Infrastructure with VersaStack, Infrastructure Automation to accelerate the delivery of IT applications, Object Storage Support through IBM’s Cloud Object Storage on Cisco’s UCS S3260, and Spectrum Software Defined Storage with VersaStack and Cisco UCS.

Benefits include:

  • Simplify and standardize service delivery through infrastructure automation: with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite and VersaStack; improving efficiency while reducing complexity and cost; and delivering a rich set of storage capabilities.
  • Deploy premier solutions for hybrid IT: utilizing Cisco CloudCenter and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management to deploy, provision, and manage applications and data in hybrid cloud environments, with 20+ cloud types and regions, including IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (formerly IBM Softlayer).
  • Improve the manageability, recovery and storage of data:  Spectrum Software Defined Storage with VersaStack and Cisco UCS help improve efficiency and leverage existing server and storage resources while delivering a rich set of storage capabilities.
  • Easy scaling to multi-petabyte storage for fast growing cloud-scale applications: The combination of the Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Servers with IBM Cloud Object Storage delivers an on-premises storage solution for data intensive workloads by supporting IT organizations to help prepare for business requirements with an easily scalable solution.


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