Cisco Expands UCS Cloud Menu by Including Microsoft Azure Stack

This integration eases the life of IT managers and application developers to deploy, manage, and grow enterprise applications more easily and efficiently.

GreatResponder Cisco announced on during the last week in San Jose, California that the company is expanding its hybrid cloud menu by Integrating the Microsoft Azure Stack into its UCS (Unified Computing System). It enables organizations to offer Azure services from their on-premise data centers. This alliance with Cisco and Microsoft helps enterprises to modernize and grow their application solution using various tools offered by Microsoft. It will also help developers to make the applications highly flexible, and scalable hybrid cloud environment.

Cisco Systems, Inc is a one of the leading industry, especially in the field of network hardware and telecommunication equipment. Cisco is also working on different IT based technologies such as cloud computing, network security, and IoT (Internet of things). These all technologies are managed by Cisco’s subsidiaries: Cisco Jasper, Cisco Meraki, and CloudLock.

Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco said, “Cisco and Microsoft are coming together to offer a hybrid cloud solution built on the power of UCS and Microsoft Azure, through our joint engineering efforts, application developers and IT managers will have a turnkey solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.”

As the businesses grow with respect to the changing in the market dynamics they always need some new things to include in their module. They want a very stable system that suit their business needs and such as user friendly, flexible enough to optimize resources and scale on-demand. Using the Azure Stack, customers have full control of businesses, how they manage governance policies, security and performance.

Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Azure Infrastructure & Management, Microsoft Corporation said, “Microsoft and Cisco are proven innovators and trusted technology partners, giving customers the confidence their IT environments can be supported and secure. Microsoft Azure Stack provides services and application programming interfaces (APIs) compatible with the Azure public cloud, allowing developers to do their best work while giving them the agility to deploy their applications to public, private or hosted clouds.”

Here is the list of some key benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack that are now available on Cisco Unified Computing System such as accelerated growth and innovation, Industry leading fabric based UCS architecture, simple to manage and control, and increase confidence and trust.

Cisco stated that the Microsoft Azure Stack integrated system on Unified Computing System is targeted for availability in Q3 of 2017.

Cloud Based Collaboration of Cisco and Verizon to Offer Cisco Spark

Cisco and Verizon team up to provide the Verizon’s customers with Cisco Spark that is a new cloud based collaboration service and it is a part of Verizon’s plan for next generation cloud solutions.

Cisco verizonGreatResponder.com  Cisco announces that it will team up with the Verizon Enterprises to deliver the cloud based collaboration, Cisco Spark to the customers of Verizon. The statement builds on sustained hard work from Verizon to boost its variety next-generation partnership solutions, which by now consist of offers such as Collaboration Meeting Room, Cisco WebEx Cloud Connected Audio and Verizon’s UCCaaS Mobile First service.

“Verizon is a leader in delivering global, mobile-enabled unified communications solutions to our business and government clients,” said Bob Minai, Executive Director, Advanced Communications at Verizon. “By integrating Cisco Spark meeting and messaging capabilities into Verizon’s collaboration portfolio and a global network, Verizon and Cisco will continue to help enterprise clients with digital transformation initiatives that drive better customer experiences and meaningful, measurable business outcomes.”

The latest combined offer will bring Spark Message and Spark Meet features incorporated with Verizon’s business collaboration services. The final objective of the partnership will be to build up a service provided in such a manner that the clients are not able to distinguish between the Cisco and Verizon components. Though at present accessible only in the US, the service will be presented to ventures and government clients worldwide till the end of the year.

Cisco has also stated the allotment of $150 million to the Cisco Spark for Development Fund, to produce new thoughts for the ecosystem. The finance will cover up direct investments, joint expansion, additional improvements and developer support.

“Cisco is putting our leading providers at the center of our cloud strategy. As we bring Cisco Spark and other SaaS solutions to market, we will team with our global service providers to jointly develop, sell and market” said Rowan Trollope, GM Cisco Collaboration.

The Verizon has been putting significant efforts over the last 12 months to boost its cloud-based communications offerings, to fulfill the load of progressively more mobile and joint workforce. With organizations increasingly probing for opportunities to make a more creative working environment, software and cloud based offerings that allow employees to work in the office, from residence or on the path, are rapidly becoming the standard.

The corporation continues Verizon’s development of joint business, subsequent on last month’s statement that it will team up with HyperOffice.

Cisco Announces the Plan to Acquire CliQr Cloud Application Management

The CliQr is an application management solution provider that will increase the capability of Cisco to automate and manage applications throughout the hybrid cloud environment with simplified technologies.

cisco imageGreatResponder.com  Cisco announced its aim to acquire the CliQr Technologies Inc., which is a California based startup. CliQr provides an application defined cloud orchestration stage to model, organize and run applications crossways uncovered metal, virtualized and container environments. This purchase will help Cisco clients to shorten and fast setup their public, private and hybrid cloud operations.

“Customers today have to manage a massive number of complex and different applications across many clouds,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president, Cisco Corporate Development, in a statement. “With CliQr, Cisco will be able to help our customers realize the promise of the cloud and easily manage the lifecycle of their applications on any hybrid cloud environment.”

The agreement that is probable to close in Quarter 3 of this year, after that the CliQr team will turn into a part of Cisco’s Insieme business unit reporting to Prem Jain. CliQr was previously working with Cisco, with the company’s solutions incorporated transversely a number of Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions.

Cisco had previously integrated CliQr with its Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Unified Computing systems (UCS) prior to acquirement, in an offer to advance the progress of applications between on premise and cloud environments. The company has achieved that and now its aim is to integrate CliQr across its data center portfolio, enlarging the ‘orchestration of services’ to wrap eventualities such as bare metal computing, containerized systems and all the various types of virtualization.

“Moving forward, Cisco will continue to integrate CliQr across Cisco’s data center portfolio. Together, CliQr and Cisco will make it simpler for customers to automate and manage application policies across the entire data center stack. CliQr already integrates with Cisco ACI to enable application portability for on-premise and cloud environments” said Rob.

The CliQr make the management simple, by giving clients a solitary system for organizing the application lifecycle across hybrid IT environments. Cisco claims that the system is spontaneous and can make easy the most difficult systems. As, computing is becoming a hybrid of conventional on premise IT and services managed in the cloud, many CIOs and network managers have been left at the back by the new difficulty and incompetence and obstructions have emerged, which Cisco asserts, it can flat out now.