Cisco Aggressively Works with Red Hat to Make Cloud Computing Services Cheaper

The partnership between two giants to make cloud computing services cheaper would unleash the power of Internet of Things (IoT).

CiscoGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced this weekend by Red hat that both Cisco Systems and Red Hat are aggressively working to enhance the security, performance, cost efficiency and reliability of the cloud computing services. This partnership was agreed upon recently to strengthen the concept of Internet of Things IoT in the domain of cloud computing services based on the OpenStack platform. It was further elaborated in the official announcement this week that the vendors are facing serious challenges in the handling of big data; and they are pursuing different strategies based on cloud computing services to make it easier to handle. The development of Internet of Things would be very helpful for these people to manage their big data in the cloud computing ecosystem.

This aggressive approach of both giants would enable the clients to avail the cloud computing services based OpenStack on very cheap rates. This collaborative approach is being undertaken to substantiate the dream of Cisco Systems related to the ‘Application Centric Infrastructure’ based on cloud environment.

redhat“Red Hat has a very large ecosystem and Cisco does as well, so, when you put those two ecosystems together, that provides a lot of opportunities from a vendor standpoint,” said the general manager of Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat Company, Mr. Bryan Che in his official statement. He further added, “The partnership will allow Cisco to integrate its UCS gear with Red Hat’s OpenStack and open source distributions. OpenStack will be combined with Cisco’s UCS servers, Nexus switches and management software. The Cisco-Red Hat integrated systems will be available in different editions, including a starter edition for private clouds, an advanced edition for large private clouds and an advanced ACI edition for deploying scale-out clouds”.

It is very important to note that the dream project of Cisco systems based on Application Specific Infrastructure is a comprehensive approach to manage the big data and other applications in the cloud computing environment at very cheap rates. At present the complexity of the network to manage the big data and other company information is very high, and it requires huge money to manage. Although, Cisco is already helping its customer through two different approaches – Software Defined Networking SDN, and Network Function Virtualization NFV –, which costs them a bit higher than the anticipated cost.

Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

Cisco Systems to Invest $1 Billion in Cloud Computing Business

This investment in cloud computing business would focus on developing an inter-cloud platform that will be able to bridge multiple cloud systems open to the public.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the networking giant, Cisco Systems on Monday, March 24, 2014 that it is going to invest huge amount, as much as $1 billion in the domain of cloud computing business. This move of the company came after the extravagant investment from different IT giants, especially IBM in cloud computing during the last few months.

It was further elaborated about the breakup of the investment without quoting the specific amounts that, this investment will be used in different activities to expand the cloud computing business, such as – building new data centers, establishing partnerships with different telecom and IT service providers, development of inter-cloud platform based on the latest technologies, and last but not the least, developing the network of the specialized organizations in the domain of sales to sell and market the new products.

While talking about the technical matters related to the new idea of cloud computing business, the official statement elaborates that the inter-cloud platform, that Cisco is focusing on, would help the enterprise and the other customers to be able to link their cloud resources and services between multiple cloud computing service providers, such as – Google compute, Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and others. A huge money will be invested in the research and development of a new cloud computing technology to make it possible with enterprise grade security and reliability.

The core focus of the inter-cloud idea would be on developing a platform that allows customers to run their software applications simultaneously both in the public cloud and the internal company resources with very close management, geographic control and high level of security.

The senior vice president of cloud sales at Cisco Systems, Mr. Nick Earle said, in his statement, “We are vigorously pursuing our goal to establish a Star Alliance of technology companies, like the star alliance in airline services.” The Telestra Australia has already joined the star alliance as announced by Cisco a few days back. Nick further maintained that “The market makers, big ecosystems like IBM business applications, Verizon telecom and Accenture services would be targeted to join the star alliance partnership program to make it a bigger network in the domain of cloud computing business”.

Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cisco system teams up with VMware and Citrix to integrate their cloud computing based technology into the Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) for developing a virtual desktop service. This targeted market for this service will be both the cloud providers and enterprises.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – IT giant Cisco Systems announced this week that it is going to start a cloud computing based desktop Virtualization solution to its customers. The targeted market for this product will be both the enterprise sector and the cloud computing based service provider companies. The service was developed by using major cloud products of VMware and Citrix and the Unified Computing Systems UCS of Cisco Systems. This newly developed service will be based on its existing virtual desktop infrastructure (on-premises), which will be enhanced to convert into futuristic cloud computing based service of Cisco called as Desktop as a Service DaaS.

It was further elaborated that the Cisco DaaS service would be highly secure and industry grade robust, in terms of its availability, reliability and consistency. Cisco is offering two versions of this DaaS service – one is based on the VMware’s Desktone Virtual Desktop technology and the other one is based on the virtual desktop technology of Citrix.

Explaining about the technical features of these services, the vice president of engineering at Cisco Systems, Satinder Sethi said, “ As many as 252 virtual desktops can be offered on a single UCS blade server and supports 3D graphics. Many other features through solution accelerator packs will also be available with this service. While talking about the commercial benefits and prospects, Mr. Sethi said, “Many organizations are looking for ways to achieve the benefits of desktop Virtualization without the need to install and maintain equipment or make capital investments – and for cloud service providers, the solution will help them achieve rapid time-to-market while economically scaling their business”

The DaaS loud computing based service of Cisco systems will allow the customers to access desktops, data and apps from anywhere and at any time. It will be highly secure, reliable and pay as you use model of expense. This is highly scalable and cost efficient, which will be able to eliminate the upfront cost of having on-premises equipment for using VDI services.

It is very imperative that AWS has also announced its VDI solutions in limited preview phase last month. Thus, the VDI market is going to see a new height of competition in very near future.