Transforming IT with Data Center Virtualization and Beyond

VMware and Cisco have a long history of helping companies of all types transform their IT infrastructure to be more responsive to their business needs. Together we deliver joint solutions that businesses trust to run their most critical applications and maintain the highest levels of security and availability. And while we still offer many of the most proven data center solutions on the market, we have extending our joint innovations to branch offices, desktops, and mobile devices. The result are end-to-end cloud infrastructure solutions that help you create a more resilient, efficient, and flexible IT environment that enable your business be more agile and compete more effectively in the marketplace.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VMware and Cisco solutions for end user computing enable the delivery of virtual desktops as a managed service, providing a rich client experience, unparalleled desktop data security, superior desktop scalability and management, and substantial reductions in total cost of ownership. With VMware Horizon 7 and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), you can accelerate the move to VDI with confidence.

See how Cisco and VMware have teamed up with bundles to simplify your movement into virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Benefits include:
  • Easy to Deploy & Scale – Pre-validated configurations take the guess-work out of sizing & installation. You can easily scale from 100 to tens of thousands of virtual desktops.
  • Simplified Desktop Management – Centralized management of desktop images greatly simplify the tasks of managing those endpoints.  You will accelerate desktop provisioning and patching, and reduce update time from hours to minutes.
  • Optimal User Experience – Optimized performance ensures a consistently good experience across the WAN & LAN.
  • Unparalleled Price-to-Performance Ratio – With industry leading consolidation ratios for Virtual Machines on a single platform, you can dramatically reduce your desktop Total Cost of Ownership.

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Lean IT for Remote and Branch Offices

Cisco and VMware have developed a solution to deliver affordable data center-quality solution in a compact footprint that is ideal for remote and branch offices. By combining Cisco UCS E-Series servers with VMware vSphere you get a feature rich, highly efficient office-in-a-box with compute, virtualization, and networking capabilities in a single platform.

Lean IT for Remote and Branch Offices
Benefits include:
  • Improve customer experience at the Branch & POS through enhanced system performance.
  • Minimize application downtime with greater system resiliency.
  • Reduce operating costs by centralizing branch IT administration and lowering energy needs.
  • Greater business agility through faster application deployment at the branches.
  • Compliance & security for applications requiring locally running applications and data storage.

Superior Virtual Desktop Experience in the Branch Office

Businesses with remote offices have unique challenges in supporting Virtual Desktop and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Cisco has validated the UCS E-Series server with the VMware Horizon Branch Office Desktop solution architecture to take the guesswork out of deploying a VDI solution for remote offices.

Benefits include:
  • Simplify remote office desktop administration
  • Fast provisioning of virtual desktop images
  • Ensure a high quality user experience

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Converged Infrastructure Choices for your Private Cloud

Converged Infrastructure Choices for your Private Cloud

Cisco and VMware provide the building blocks for today’s modern IT environment that businesses across the globe are using to build their own private cloud infrastructures. VMware is the world leader in cloud infrastructure software.  Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) was built for virtualization and is the fastest growing x86 platform today. Together we have partnered with several of the industry’s top storage vendors, including Dell EMC, NetApp, and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), to provide customers a choice of the most complete converged infrastructure solutions on the market today.

Benefits Include

Benefits Include

  • Faster to set up and implement a complete cloud infrastructure solution.
  • Choice of solutions to better suit your needs.
  • Consolidation benefits from VMware virtualization to save CAPEX and OPEX costs.
  • Highly resilient platforms to to run your most critical applications with confidence.
  • Simplified IT management to allow your IT staff to spend more time on innovation.
  • Enabling IT-as-a-Service through automated provisioning and self-service features.

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