Cisco, Savvis Team Up to Build Private CloudsBy Lawrence Walsh | Posted 2009-12-09 Email Print
Savvis will integrate Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) with its Symphony private cloud platform to provide enterprises with scalable, reliable infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. Is this deal the blueprint for building next-generation private clouds?
It looks like Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) is taking a step forward from theory to reality with the newly announced partnership with infrastructure-as-a-service provider Savvis, which will leverage Cisco’s virtualized data center technology to build and deliver private clouds to the enterprise.
This is reportedly the first such private cloud partnership in Cisco’s virtualized data center push. Under the terms of the deal, Savvis will integrate Cisco’s UCS with Symphony, its proprietary private cloud platform, to create the industry’s first enterprise-class Virtual Private Data Center. The idea is to provide enterprises with the ability to use an outsourced data center with shared, virtualized resources with confidence in security, reliability and performance.
The two companies are also collaborating on management systems and integration roadmaps that will bolster confidence in the system and provide customers with transparency into performance and operational efficiencies.