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Cisco and IBM Speed Digital and Cloud Transformation with Expanded VersaStack Offerings

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “Cisco and IBM today 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 announcement today extend VersaStack to include hybrid cloud capabilities and also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications.”

The release goes on, “This broad set of solutions allows IT organizations to: (1) Simplify and standardize service delivery through infrastructure automation: with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite and VersaStack; improving efficiency while reducing complexity and cost; and delivering a rich set of storage capabilities. (2) Deploy premier solutions for hybrid IT: utilizing Cisco CloudCenter and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management to deploy, provision, and manage applications and data in hybrid cloud environments, with 20+ cloud types and regions, including IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (formerly IBM Softlayer). (3) Improve the manageability, recovery and storage of data:  Spectrum Software Defined Storage with VersaStack and Cisco UCS® help improve efficiency and leverage existing server and storage resources while delivering a rich set of storage capabilities.”

Bill Reed, Chief Technology Officer at the Arizona State Land Department, commented, “Our GIS, engineering, and other applications were slow and underperforming… 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. 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.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

Photo credit: IBM

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