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  • 1. Cisco and SUSE: Your Trusted Partners for RISC/UNIX Migrations November 2013 C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 1
  • 2. “…need a solution that enables us to respond to customers within hours instead of days” “I need to achieve greater cost efficiency and increased IT agility…an elusive combination…” “At the end of the day, I just want to simply, confidently say “yes” to my business.” Quotes taken from Cisco 2010 Global CIO Focus Groups C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2
  • 3. • Five years ago, RISC/UNIX was the right choice • Current challenges of RISC/UNIX implementations High costs in the face of shrinking budgets Poor price-to-performance ratio Unable to meet business flexibility and agility needs Environmental factors Uncertainty about RISC/UNIX futures But: • Hesitant to migrate business-critical applications to a new operating system and platform C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 3
  • 4. Cost Reduction Demand for Agile Performance Challenges and Opportunities Platform Strategy • IT budget constraints • Increasing project costs • Support and maintenance costs • New projects • User growth • Regulatory requirements • Greater total capacity • Server utilization • Space and consolidation • Power and cooling • Hardware, OS, and application refresh • Standards-based architecture • Broadest solution portfolio • Leading platform for innovation • Fewer than 10% not considering migration (IDC) C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 4
  • 5. • We understand the scalability, security, availability, and reliability requirements of mission-critical applications in the data center • We collaborate to deliver technology innovations and services to meet your needs Cost reductions Agile performance, scalability, and reliability Simplified hardware, OS, and application refresh Improved server utilization Improved environmental capabilities • We are industry leaders with vast mission-critical application experience • Open, scalable and trusted platforms • World-class services C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 5
  • 6. Cisco UCS • Over 26,000 unique UCS customers which represents 63% Y/Y growth • More than 75% of all Fortune 500 customers have invested in UCS • As of Q4FY13 we have over 11,000 repeat customers which represents 79% Y/Y growth • #2 worldwide in x86 Blades • In CY13 Q1 Cisco is one of the Top 5 Server Vendors based on Worldwide Revenue Share1 SUSE • Leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux • #1 recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANA • Only Enterprise Linux optimized for all SAP solutions • #1 Linux and UNIX development platform for SAP solutions • First Linux distributor to certify HA extension for integration with SAP NetWeaver • 80+ World Record Performance Benchmarks to date C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 6
  • 7. • Linux is the operating system of choice for migrations to x86 • Thousands of enterprises host mission-critical workloads on SUSE Enterprise Linux • SUSE Linux Enterprise is highly optimized for Intel Xeon processors, providing: Reliability and availability Intelligent performance Virtualization performance and efficiency Automated energy efficiency • Leverage Staff UNIX skills C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 7
  • 8. • Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS™) is highly available Stateless computing characteristics of Cisco UCS significantly improve availability Redundant, hot-plug power and cooling, hot-swap blades, and fabric extenders • Intel Xeon processors have mission- critical RAS features • SUSE Linux Enterprise has advanced RAS features Service availability 24X7 Shared and Scaled data-access Virtualization Agnostic Disaster tolerance C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 8
  • 9. Smart Infrastructure Improve business agility with quick, accurate, and automatic server deployments Unified Model-Based Management Significantly reduce OpEx Eliminate a major source of errors that can cause downtime Efficiently migrate applications through automatic, programmed deployment Unified Fabric Drastically lower complexity and management overhead with fewer adapters, cables, and switches C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco® Fabric Extender Architecture Reduce costs by condensing three network layers into one, eliminating blade server and hypervisor-based switches 9
  • 10. Industry Standard APIs Built to reduce cost • Fewer components XML API • Reduced complexity • Single embedded management domain STANDARD API’S UCS Manager • Rapid provisioning • Lower power consumption FABRIC INTERCONNECTS • Virtualization optimization High reliability • Built for redundancy Fabric Extenders (I/O modules) • Automated configuration • Advanced processor reliability Blade Form Factor Excellent Performance • Broad range of servers • More than 80 world performance records Rack Form Factor C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 10
  • 11. 13+ years of technology and engineering collaboration • Front runner technologies ‒ 1st Amazon EC2 OS for SAP ‒ 1st validated open source HA ‒ 1st validated virtualization • Strategic OS for: ‒ SAP HANA ‒ SAP BWA ‒ SAP Business ByDesign C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 11
  • 12. The only operating system optimized for SAP Applications • Built in HA components to enable you to protect Mission Critical Applications • Extended Update Cycle (18 months) to fit your needs • Enables High Performance of Large Workloads • Integrated Priority Support from both SUSE and SAP • Enables Fast and Easy Deployment with Installation Wizard C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 12
  • 13. Migrations to Cisco Unified Computing System™ have achieved: • CapEx and OpEx savings of more than US$7 million • 93% reduction in floor space • 69% reduction in power consumption • 58% fewer cables • 400% performance improvement over traditional systems C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 13
  • 14. CISCO DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENT • Cisco UCS B230 and B440 servers • Cisco UCS 6248UP Series Fabric Interconnects • Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 Series Switches Operating System SUSE Linux Enterprise Applications CHALLENGE • Improve IT efficiency and agility • Deliver technology migration while minimizing interference to other departments CUSTOMER STATS WHY CISCO DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS • Cisco Smart+Connected Manufacturing solution, based on Cisco Unified Data Center validated design and built using Cisco Unified Computing System with SUSE Linux and Cisco Nexus switches Industry: Machinery and plant engineering Location: Headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany Employees: 12,000 BENEFITS • Oracle Database • Greater availability of IT solutions supporting business processes • SAP Netweaver (ABAP and JAVA) • Server provisioning time improved by factor of 10 • 90 percent reduction in cabling and power supplies, with fewer ports “With Cisco UCS, for example, time to install a blade server has decreased by a factor of 10 compared with conventional rackmount systems.” - Gerd Neuland, Team Leader C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Our initial estimates were based upon 350,000 SAPS, but with our Cisco UCS solution, we can scale to 600,000 if we need to.”- Gerd Neuland, Team Leader 14
  • 15. RISC/UNIX Migration Acceleration RISC/UNIX Migration Strategy You are considering RISC/UNIX migration You understand the benefits and now want a migration strategy RISC/UNIX Migration Planning You are ready to move and want help with sizing and detailed planning RISC/UNIX Migration Execution You engage Cisco’s industry leading, cost effective Migration Factory (COTS and Custom) RISC/UNIX Migration Service C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 15
  • 16. http://www.cisco.com/go/migratetoucs Schedule a migration workshop C97-681061-00 © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 16
  • 17. Thank you.