At the Cisco Live!, Cisco announced the launch of Cisco InterCloud, which is designed to lower the total cost of cloud services ownership for IT organizations and pave the way for interoperable and highly secure public, private and hybrid clouds.
A part of the Cisco One platform, Cisco InterCloud is infrastructure software that will support hybrid clouds by allowing organizations to combine and move workloads — including data and applications — across different public or private clouds.
Cisco has also announced new products and services including Cisco InterCloud; Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cisco/Red Hat integrated Cloud Management and Provisioning; Cisco Services for Cloud Strategy, Management, and Operations; and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) 4.0
These cloud innovations and cloud workload portability will deliver immense benefits to cloud providers and cloud customers, paving the way toward an open and highly secure cloud ecosystem that delivers greater levels of agility, transparency, and speed of deployment, Cisco said.
Cisco InterCloud enables enterprises and cloud providers to create an interoperable and highly secure hybrid cloud environment across multiple public and private clouds and between premises-based applications and public clouds while maintaining associated network and security policies.
Cisco InterCloud is expected to be able to move workloads to and from participating cloud providers with Cisco Powered services, such as BT, CSC/ServiceMesh, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, and Virtustream. It has also been designed to move workloads to and from multiple public clouds, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure.
Cisco InterCloud will provide workload mobility and is intended to integrate with cloud management solutions such as Cisco IAC, as well as CSC/ServiceMesh’s Agility Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and other products from Cisco’s ecosystem partners.
Other leading technology partners supporting Cisco InterCloud include EMC, Citrix, Denali Advanced Integration, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VCE and Zerto.
Cisco InterCloud will be integrated into higher-level management frameworks, such as Cisco IAC or other leading cloud management solutions provided by Cisco’s partner ecosystem, Cisco said.
For Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cisco/Red Hat integrated Cloud Management and Provisioning is the result of the partnership between Cisco and Red Hat. The result brings several Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings designed to allow customers to manage both legacy and web-scale cloud environments.
Cisco Services for Cloud Strategy, Management, and Operations provide organizations with business flexibility and agility designed around an open and highly secure infrastructure. This is based on three critical success factors for evolving an organization’s cloud strategy: a choice in consumption models, reduced exposure to risks, and the ability to intelligently help secure and automate a cloud environment.
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 4.0 delivers a comprehensive cloud management solution for enterprises and cloud service providers to deploy private, public, or hybrid clouds. It provides enhanced service catalog features for ordering, provisioning and managing the lifecycle of any type of IT service from a user-friendly, self-service portal. .