The Cloud is one of the fastest growing solutions today and the significance of the secure multi-tenant data center on business applications is increasing. Cisco IT is building an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for Cloud Computing. An ACI environment requires a holistic approach in managing and orchestrating network, server, storage and application resources within a data center and across multiple data centers. This enables Cisco IT to deliver a secure programmable infrastructure that anticipates application requirements and through policies delivers Software as Service offerings to Cisco Business Units. Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed today to orchestrate data center infrastructure and platforms to deliver business services.
Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is designing next-generation application aware solutions and the new policy models required for this journey. Cisco IT is migrating all traditional applications to a radically simplified compute platform and programmable network. Application Centric Infrastructure will significantly reduce the network complexity and improve security, while reducing application deployment cycles. Cisco IT has aggressively deployed an internal private cloud with the goal of offering all IT services as self-service. Attendees will understand the TCO Cisco IT has achieved building Application Centric Infrastructure along with our existing UCS compute platform. Additionally we will share the experience and lessons learned from our journey transforming applications and platforms to an infrastructure aware architecture.
Session highlights include:
• Cisco IT’s adoption of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
• Application Centric Infrastructure Design
• Nexus 9000
• Unified Compute System
• Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
• Platform as a Service (PaaS)
• Improved Application Security
• Reducing data center and network operating costs
• Driving higher utilization of existing servers
• Organizational Alignment
• Application transformation