Cisco, IBM  announce joint solutions to expand VersaStack capabilities

IBM Corporation

Cisco and IBM announced new solutions for VersaStack, converged infrastructure jointly developed by the two companies.

VersaStack helps organizations reduce complexity and automate processes to accelerate the delivery of applications.

The additional technologies incorporated in the latest announcement  extend VersaStack to include hybrid cloud capabilities and also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications.

Together, these technologies offer IT organizations to simplify and standardize service delivery through infrastructure automation, deploy premier solutions for hybrid IT, improve the manageability, recover and storage of data, and easily scale to multi-petabyte storage for fast growing cloud-scale applications.

“With our VersaStack solution, we’ve been able to boost system and staff performance and enable mobile access to business-critical data and tools via a hybrid cloud,” said Bill Reed, Chief Technology Officer, Arizona State Land Department.

“VersaStack gives us faster, smarter systems that enable us to make better-informed decisions about the State Land Trust much more efficiently for the benefit of all students in the Arizona Public Schools education system, the primary beneficiary of the trust.”

Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Computing Systems Product Group said these additions to VersaStack create an environment well suited for both traditional and emerging scale-out applications, addressing customer needs in a simplified way.