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Tomorrow’s IT—World of Many Clouds Enabling Multiple IT Sourcing Models

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  • If we’ve described the problem in the current economics of the data center, what does the future of IT look like? For many, it is best represented by the world of many clouds. This is what will allow IT to deliver services back to the business as opposed to being considered a cost center. If IT can make the shift towards more of these innovative projects, they stand a much better change of transitioning to IT as a Service and cloud. By harnessing the power of public, private, hybrid clouds or traditional data centers, they can more rapidly deliver value to the business.  Although many customers will start with private clouds, which deliver pivotal functionality to they will also want to choose from offerings available to them via the public cloud. This has the benefit of eliminating the need for shadow IT that so many groups end up creating. It may not surprise you to realize that service providers around the world are launching their cloud services based on a Cisco Unified Data Center.
  • From the standpoint of internal IT, your business users demand and expect faster, better, more agile and dynamic IT services. But many legacy data centers are built on old technology that just wasn’t designed for the demands and pace of today’s business. The infrastructure is complex, it’s messy, and it’s ill-suited for the future of IT.And from a management perspective, most IT organizations have dozens of different systems that don’t necessarily work all that well together. If you’ve ever played Jenga, you know what happens when you try to remove the wrong block too quickly, it falls apart. That complexity and inherent fragility applies to most legacy existing IT systems – they are very expensive to manage and maintain, and many IT organizations are ill-equipped to meet the demands of the business for faster service delivery.For example, in most IT departments, the process for data center infrastructure service requests is slow, complex and expensive. Each request, like a request to host an application whether it’s for dev or testing or production, is treated as essentially a new project with new requirements, architecture review, sizing, etc., even if that same or similar request has been made dozens of times. The resulting process is manual, cumbersome, inconsistent, and often takes several weeks for the end-to-end delivery of the requested service.By comparison, the operating model for cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service (or IT-as-a-Service in general) is one that requires on-demand provisioning with standardized options and processes, and rapid elasticity with a shared pool of resources. The graphic here on the right simple highlights those key attributes for cloud computing from the standard NIST definition (the National Institute of Standards & Technology).The cloud operating model means faster, simpler, more flexible and more cost-effective IT. This is what’s so appealing about public cloud computing options like Amazon Web Services. And what we’ve found is that IT organizations can deploy this operating model in a private cloud (and pave the way for a hybrid cloud model), but it requires a new approach to management and data center infrastructure.
  • Cisco Unified Data Center is founded on a unified, fabric-based design has been developed, from the ground up, to integrates technology silos, reduce costs, and improve productivity.   The ideal platform for delivering IT as a Service, Cisco Unified Data Center enables several unique benefits: First, The Unified Data Center architecture unifies and dynamically optimizes compute, storage, and network resources that can be securely and rapidly repurposed and managed on demand to meet the needs of different customers or applications. Through its secure, scalable network fabric—IT organizations can deliver network infrastructure or network services across all types of applications—from legacy applications like Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft Exchange, to new virtualized applications from the likes of VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. Consequently, you’ll be able to deliver outstanding scalability, performance, high availability across all of your applications. Only Cisco can do this today. Cisco uniquely unifies data centers with the Intelligent Network, via modular, self-integrating computing elements. The network no longer stops at the server—it extends into the server. Through deep integration between the server application environment and the network, security is able to move with the virtual environment. The integration between the network and the data center enables both elements to work as one and deliver a guaranteed experience within clouds, between clouds, and beyond the cloud.  The Unified Data Center architecture delivers automated provisioning and management of the shared fabric of compute, network, and storage resources for the delivery of IT services within and between data centers. These new, simplified levels of automation help IT organizations keep pace with rapid change—and deliver new capabilities back to the business—such as self-service, or chargeback functionality.  It is the unified approach that allows all of these advantages. Consequently, it only makes sense that the three pillars of Cisco Unified Data Center are: Cisco Unified Fabric , Cisco Unified Computing , and Cisco Unified Management
  • This diagram depicts the key elements from a management standpoint that are required for IT-as-a-Service, regardless of the business applications and IT services delivered – whether it’s for a dev and test environment for your SAP applications team or a production environment for Oracle database hosting. This framework is similar to the architecture for private cloud recommended by analysts firms like Gartner and Forrester. We’re not trying to replicate all of the existing IT management systems (like your existing service desk / ticketing systems and CMDB) that you use to run your legacy data center environments. Instead, this diagram represents the new capabilities necessary for IT-as-a-Service; the mandatory requirements for this new approach include a self-service portal and orchestration, together with policy-based infrastructure resource management.At the top level of the diagram you have the self-service portal, with on-demand provisioning from a catalog of standardized IT options, governance and approvals, as well as tracking the lifecycle of service usage to prevent sprawl and to enable chargeback or showback. This portal can provide users with a unified online “menu” of options for requesting IT services, whether the infrastructure resources are hosted in your own data centers or potentially sourced externally in a hybrid cloud model.From an automation and integration standpoint, you need to combine the portal with an orchestration engine that can provision the requested service and the underlying infrastructure – with policy-based infrastructure resource management and controls across a shared pool of compute, storage, and network resources, whether physical or virtual.And finally, although IT-as-a-Service demands a new approach, it must complement your legacy systems and management tools. So this new management approach needs to integrate with the existing IT environment for operational processes including monitoring and service assurance, configuration management and a CMDB, as well as business processes like user management in your directory systems and financial management - whether you start with a showback model or evolve to pay-per-use billing and chargeback.
  • With Cisco’s Unified Management for cloud computing, we provide each of these key components – with Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (providing self-service portal, service catalog and orchestration), Cisco Network Services Manager (for policy-based dynamic network provisioning), and Cisco UCS Manager (for policy-based infrastructure provisioning of compute resources, whether physical or virtual).The Cisco Unified Management solution complements our broad ecosystem of partners, including VCE’s Vblock (with EMC storage and VMware) as well as NetApp’s FlexPod architecture – with open APIs to integrate with the most common third party systems and infrastructure vendors in a multi-hypervisor environments – allowing you to preserve and extend the investment in your existing management tools. Our management solutions are designed to enable IT-as-a-Service, for deploying your private cloud and evolving to a hybrid cloud model. And unlike other converged infrastructure systems, you don’t need to rip and replace your existing service management and systems management tools – we’re not trying to replicate those tools, instead we provide you with the flexibility to integrate with those systems. 
  • The impact for our customers is taking what was very long and complex legacy management process – that can take weeks for end-to-end, often manual delivery of a request, from the upfront architecture and design of the system to the deployment – to minutes in an automated self-service provisioning environment.And this is exactly what we did at Cisco IT, which deployed Cisco UCS and Nexus – together with Cisco Intelligent Automation for their private cloud.
  • Accelerated Cloud DeploymentDeployment readyPre-integrated portal, orchestration, and OS/ESXi provisioning softwareOut-of-the-box content: pre-built, fully supported portal and orchestration contentPartner-enabled services; install and configure within 2 weeksCompute as a Service on UCSReduce provisioning time from weeks to minutesEnd-to-end request to fully automated provision/deprovision/lifecycle managementGet more applications into cloud through business-friendly IT storefrontEnd users have full lifecycle management of their serversPhysical and Virtual provisioning and automation for CloudStrong integration with Cisco UCS Manager API and service profiles enables repurposing blades as needed very quicklyIntegration with vCenterEnd-user and administrator workspacesResource pools and policy management.Strong IT control over resources and consumptionCustomizable lease policiesStrong consumption limitsRole-based access controlGet most out of your infrastructure by using superior VM density of Cisco UCSAbility to grow your automation and cloud use cases and coverageExtensible platform for adding new services (hybrid cloud, composite applications, etc.)Integration into existing IT operational management toolsMultivendor virtualization and infrastructure capable through partner and Cisco servicesClear upgrade path to Enterprise Edition and VMDC support when needed
  • As customers move from simple uses of the cloud like compute as service to more complex uses,IaaS, and ultimately SP class cloud, there is a safe and sane approach to moving through these use cases. The green arrow shows the evolution of the customer use cases and our prescriptive model for the customer journey that starts first from crawl and then to walk, run and sprint.
  • Key here is that UCS and Starter Edition provides the best solution for first phases of cloud. UCS and CIAC are better together.
  • Bringing the conversation back to the crawl walk run sprint model, this is our recommended pathway for a customer deploying clouds along a safe and sane roadmap. Starting with a basic cloud and moving forward will ensure a successful journey.
  • Key here is that successful cloud deployments have in common strict Planning, Project Management and Prerequisite validations. Cloud are complicated and ensure the site preparation (hardware, software and configuration) is ready ensures that the entire implementation can be reduced to 2 weeks for out of the box functionality. Any extra will require additional time and costs.
  • Starter Edition technical specific details all of the key use cases and what we support. TAC will support of all these items.
  • Trusted Model: Model an out of the box cloud operating model and set of functionality Leverages learnings from many of our customers and Cisco ITStandard functionality set that can drive end user adoption in a real cloudReduce time and cost risks in implementing a cloud by adopting a proven operational model that has been running in Cisco and its customersA low risk, reasonable investment for IT to start producing the benefits of private cloud Fast implementation time to first end user provision, at an affordable startup cost, with a low TCOA logical and low-risk path for updates and upgradesGain experience in running a cloudGo beyond the technology to the processes and people and the management of change Become a well informed and educated IT shop around pragmatic usage of the cloudAfter you have run the starter edition for 3 months, you can explore next steps and phases such as upgrading the CIAC 3.0 or adding integrations and new services
  • As you create and evolving your long term cloud vision and strategy, Starter Edition is the best and first step you can take to get immediate short term resultsDeploying Starter Edition expands your organizational readiness (technology, user adoption, IT processes) for the next phase Virtual Data Centers within your organizationWith Starter Edition you put in a great extensible framework on which to add functionality for your enterprise and datacenter such asImage managementMultiple hardware vendorsMultiple hypervisorCMDB / ticketing integrationFinancial Showback / Chargeback
  • Even though the Starter Edition does not support sophisticated networks (it does support organization separation via vlans) managed services and smaller SPs may want to use SE for on premise or hosted private clouds

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  • Cisco IntelligentAutomation for CloudStarter EditionIntelligent Automation Solutions Business UnitCloud and Systems Management Technology Group© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  • Enabling Multiple IT Sourcing Models Hybrid Cloud Public Cloud Private Cloud Services Traditional Data Center© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  • • Lack of agility Long Provisioning Times • High cost of IT staff for New Services • Business-IT dissonance • Low capacity utilization High Capital Costs Due to • High operating costs Provisioning for Peak Loads • Overcrowding of data center Pressure to Move Towards • Labor-intensive manual processes for Proactive SLA Management service management • High error rates due to disconnected Lack of Centralized processes Control and Governance • Infrastructure sprawl Lack of IT-Business Alignment© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  • Slow, Complex, Brittle, Expensive Fast, Simple, Flexible, Cost-Effective Legacy IT IT-as-a-Service Measured Rapid Service Elasticity On- Broad Resource Demand Network Pooling Self Service Access Compute Network Storage© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  • The Platform for Delivering IT-as-a-Service UNIFIED UNIFIED UNIFIED FABRIC COMPUTING MANAGEMENT© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  • IT-as-a-Service Requires a New Management Approach On-Demand, Self-Service Provisioning Self-Service Portal and Orchestration of IT ResourcesAutomation Policy- Based, Model- Driven Approach Infrastructure Resource Mgmt Reduces TCOIntelligence Easiest to Use Policy-Based Policy-Based and Deploy, Delivers Faster Compute Network Time to Value Flexibility Compute Network Storage Optimized for Cisco Architectures, Complements Existing IT Systems and Management Tools© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  • Automation and Orchestration Designed for IT-as-a-Service Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud API API Cisco Cisco Unified Computing Network Services System Manager Manager Compute Network Storage Unified Management Partner Ecosystem© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
  • IT Self-Service StorefrontCisco Cloud Portal Example:Cisco IT Deployment—CITEIS Virtual Data Center© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
  • Orchestration-Based AutomationCisco Process Orchestrator Example:Provision virtual data center (VDC)© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
  • LDAP/Active Self-Service Portal and Service Catalog Directory Pre-Built for Portal and Automation Cisco Cloud Portal Email Cloud Content Orchestration and Automation Cisco Process Orchestrator Service Desk/CMDB Integration Framework Monitoring Policy-Based Policy-Based OS/Bare Image/ Compute Network Metal Provisioning Config Mgmt Cisco Cisco Network Cisco Server Billing/ UCS Manager Services Manager Provisioner Chargeback Multi-Vendor Compute Virtualization Mgmt Storage Mgmt and Network Mgmt Cloud Service Compute Providers Network Storage© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  • LDAP/Active Self-Service Portal and Service Catalog Directory Pre-Built for Portal and Automation Cisco Cloud Portal Email Cloud Content Orchestration and Automation Cisco Process Orchestrator Service Desk/CMDB Integration Framework Monitoring Policy-Based Policy-Based OS/Bare Image/ Compute Network Metal Provisioning Config Mgmt Cisco Cisco Network Cisco Server Billing/ UCS Manager Services Manager Provisioner Chargeback Multi-Vendor Compute Virtualization Mgmt Storage Mgmt and Network Mgmt Cloud Service Providers e.g.© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  • Unified Management—Automated Self-Service Provisioning FROM 8 WEEKS TO 15 MINUTESArchitect Design Where Procure Install Configure Secure Is It Can We Automated Ready? Put It? Self-Service Provisioning Manual Capacity Policy-Based Built-In On-Demand Provisioning Governance© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12
  • “The goals for our private cloud are to and efficiency across both physical and virtual infrastructure. We selected and we are very pleased with the result.” Anthony Ong, Infrastructure Architect© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14 14
  • Introducing Easy-to-Use End-Self-Service and Administrator Web Portal Order VMs and Physical Servers with Automated Provisioning Cloud Management and Orchestration Software for Cisco UCS© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
  • Cisco Intelligent Automation for CloudPre-Built Portal Deployment of Self-Service Control Over Ability to GrowContent and Compute-as-a- Provisioning Resources and Deployment andWorkflows to Service on and Automation Consumption Expand to NewAccelerate Time Cisco UCS to for both Virtual with Lifecycle Use Cases withto Cloud Improve Agility and Physical Management Upgrade Path © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16
  • Agility Availability 4 Predictability Application-as-a-Service: 3 Business DriversDifferentiation Holistic Automation, Operational Optimization Platform-as-a-Service: Advanced Automation, Holistic Process Optimization Scale Utilization 2 Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Siloes of Automation, Basic Process Optimization ControlConsolidation 1 Compute-as-a-Service: Basic Automation, Basic Process Optimization Transition Stages 1 2 3 4 Server Private Public Hybrid Virtualization Cloud Cloud Cloud © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17
  • Crawl, Walk, Run…on your Cloud Journey Sprint VMDC + Pod Manager Run IA for Cloud 3.0 Dev/Test R&D Walk Demand Driven DR / BC Web Farms Critical Apps Starter App Testing Portals By Function Edition Pre-Production Infrastructure By Department Crawl Production Services By App Type Transition Stages Compute- Infrastructure- Multi-tenant Services Service Provider Class as-a-Service as-a-Service, Multi- Pods and Deep Multi-site and Workload tenant Services Storage Provisioning Placement© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 18
  • Starter Edition—Key FactsEntry-level Private Orchestrates CiscoCloud For Compute- UCS and VMware Baseline for Growth Software Solutionas-a-service vCenter• Smaller IT shops or • Out-of-the-box • Add and provision • Self-service portal, department-level integration with Cisco new blades for process orchestrator, deployments in UCS and VMware physical or virtualized bare-metal server enterprise accounts vCenter environments provisioner as a starting point • Network and storage • With partner services • Deployment ready• Cloud pilots manually pre- or Cisco Advanced with pre-built out-of- provisioned Services, add the-box content for• Service providers integrations automation, catalog, offering hosted or on- • Works on portlets premise single-tenant FlexPod, Vblock, HD • Upgrade path to CaaS S, 3PAR Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 3.0 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 19
  • Starter Edition and UCSDense VM Deployments with Automated Physical and VirtualCisco UCS Extended Memory Single Support Model Provisioning with Cisco UCS and Unified Fabric Service Profiles Deployment-Ready Administrative and Easy-to-Use End-User Portal A Compute and Automation First Step Towards Platform to Grow with Your Cisco Unified Management Business© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 20
  • Starter Edition—User Interface© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 21
  • Starter Edition—Manage Servers© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 22
  • Starter Edition—Administrator Interface© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 23
  • Starter Edition LDAP/Active Self-Service Portal and Service Catalog Directory Pre-Built for Portal and Automation Cisco Cloud Portal Email Cloud Content Orchestration and Automation Cisco Process Orchestrator Integration Framework Policy-Based OS/Bare Compute Metal Provisioning Cisco Cisco Server UCS Manager Provisioner VMware vCenter Cisco Unified Computing System Compute Network Storage© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 24
  • Starter Edition—Comparison (NOW) IA for Cloud 3.0 + NSM Cloud Deployment Model Private Private, Public, Hybrid Physical + Virtual Provisioning   Cisco UCS and VMware vCenter Ready 1 UCS Mgr, 1 vCenter Multi POD Other Infra Support Available via Services   Automated Resource Discovery  Automated Network Provisioning Via UCS-M and vCenter  Express Services Individual VMs and Physical Servers on 1 Network   Virtual Data Center (VDC) Services L2, L3, L4 Containers of Resources, Network Topologies (VRF, LB, FW) Multi-Organization   Multi-Tenancy  Tenant Created Custom VDCs  Tenant Access Control to Services  Administrator Role and Portlets   Lease Management   Email Notifications  © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 25
  • Add Advanced Extend to Storage Provisioning Infrastructure Deploy as a Service Compute as a • Pod manager Service • Upgrade to for FlexPod Evaluation and Vblock Cisco IAC 3.0 Education • Cisco IAC 3.0 • Admin control • Expand in use Starter Edition and automated • Starter Edition: to thousands of • Multiple VMs and provisioning of• Benefits of a demo Chassis hundreds of Compute, Netw Private Cloud • Cisco Internal ork, Storage, Vi • 3-6 months in blades/servers• Components of Private Cloud: rtualization CITEIS demo production • Start automating a Private Cloud network• Cisco provisioning UCS, Cisco Nexus, and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 26
  • • Installation and deployment Wk Wk Wk Wk Wk Wk Wk through a set of validated Cisco -2 -1 1 2 3 4 5+ ATP Partners, Ecosystem Partners or Cisco AS Planning• Includes: Strategy and Planning Planning and project management Prerequisite validation (environment is *Kickoff* ready and all Cisco UCS and vCenter prerequisites are in place) Design Installation Configuration Implementation Admin training (for use of Starter Edition only. Customer training to build their own workflows is additional) Validation Testing and validation Deployment• Only applies to standard services deployment (not *Go-Live* custom)© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. DRAFT/SUBJECT TO CHANGE/NOT TO BE FURTHER DISTRIBUTED Cisco Confidential 27
  • Starter Edition—Technical Feature SpecsGeneral User Administration Starter Edition Doesn’t Include• Simple, private cloud • Add/remove organizations and users • Quotas, service access control,• Single tenant, multi-organizational • Assign other administrators, physical approvals units order privilege • Virtual data centers• Single server orders • Detailed resource usage views• Physical and virtual servers Cloud Portal and Self-Service • Firewalls, load-balancing, VRF• 1 Cisco UCS-M 2.0 B Series + 1 Provisioning provisioning vCenter 4.1/5.0 maximum • Storage system and disk provisioning • Users work from portal interface • Billing, chargeback Infrastructure Administration • 2 virtual services: VM from template, • Multi-site deployments and DCI VM base OS install • Clustered applications, HA, DR• Accelerated install/ • Admin-controlled templates • IP address manager integration or configuration process • 3 VM sizes (adjustable by admin) DHCP• Admin connects Cisco UCS-M • 2 physical services: Base Windows, • Start date and reservations and VMware vCenter Base Linux • Other blades/server or hypervisors• Admin registers blades, networks • Next available physical blade allocation • User-uploaded custom images• Admin registers VM/OS/Cisco UCS Service Profile templates • User-selected service profile template• Admin repurpose blades to • Start/stop/reset/add CPU/add virtual/physical pools RAM/snapshot VM• Automated ESX provisioning • Admin-created networks per and addition to vCenter organization• Resource capacity view from portal • Built-in IP address management• Basic failed service recovery • Auto-expiration (lease management) and cleanup• Infrastructure fault detection (no auto handling)• 90+% of operations are from portal© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 28
  • Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Starter Edition• New Functionality: Deployment-ready for physical and virtual provisioning on Cisco UCS New pre-built Portal and Orchestrator content to accelerate implementation New cloud admin and organizational admin roles and console• Starting Point for Journey to Cloud: Easier to deploy basic IaaS functionality without customization Methodology and upgrade path to ensure customer success• New Channel Program for Intelligent Automation: Rolling out to ATP Partners for engagement, training, shadowing, validation Multi-module training curriculum and enablement for the Starter Edition© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 29
  • for Cisco Customers Test It Run It Grow it Sell It Dedicated Private Shared On Premise Hosted Hosted Cloud Pilot Mid-Sized IT Org Large Enterprise Cloud Service Provider First Cloud IT Org Initial Underpinned by Pre-provisioned Deployment Network and Storage Containers© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 30
  • A Starting Point for Infrastructure-as-a-ServiceTrusted Model: Deployment-Ready • Leverage Cisco’s learnings from our customers and Cisco IT deployment • Reduce time to deployment with a proven solution and pre-built content • Initial investment in private cloud, focused on simple use cases (e.g. dev / test) • Reduce server provisioning time and improve IT agility • Sensible and low-risk path for updates and upgrades over timeFirst Step in Journey to Cloud on Cisco UCS • Demonstrate initial success with private cloud on UCS and VMware • Discover the benefits of provisioning physical and virtual servers with SLAs • Understand impact of cloud model on processes, people, and change management • Explore next steps: e.g. upgrade and/or add integrations and heterogeneous support© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 31
  • A Transitional Step to Enterprise Private or Hybrid Cloud• As you build your long-term cloud strategy, get immediate short-term results with Starter Edition• Expand your organizational readiness for next phase and upgrade to the standard Intelligent Automation for Cloud solution• Leverage a platform that is extensible for add-on functionality extensions and enterprise data center integrations including: Image management Multiple hardware vendors Multi-hypervisor CMDB and ticketing integrations Financial showback or chargeback Hybrid cloud / external cloud services© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 32
  • Deploy New Cloud Services with Faster Time-to-Market• Move from simple colocation services to deploying hosted or on-premise single-customer private cloud• With pre-provisioning networks and storage, you can have multi-tenant cloud with Starter Edition (but no tenant control of cloud)• Deploy both physical and virtual provisioning with end user SLAs that beat your competition• Attract a greater share of your customers’ data center spend• Increase customer intimacy as a new trusted advisor for cloud• Deploy new service offerings to capitalize on cloud opportunity© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 33
  • To Learn More About Cisco To Learn More About Our Other Intelligent Automation for Cloud Cisco Intelligent Automation for Starter Edition, Please Visit Cloud Solutions, Please Visit www.cisco.com/go/starteredition www.cisco.com/go/iacloud Email Questions to Us at: intelligentautomation@cisco.com© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 34
  • Thank you.© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 35