Virtual Infrastructure

vCloud Director and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

Cisco and VMware continue to expand on their strategic partnership by combining Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC) and vCloud Director to help customers accelerate their journey to cloud computing. 

CIAC is a self-service provisioning and automation software solution that integrates with vCloud Director and enables a singular interface, governance model and orchestration for both virtual and physical infrastructure.  By building secure clouds with the foundation of vSphere and VMware vCloud Director, internal IT organizations can act as true service providers for the businesses they support, driving innovation and agility while increasing IT efficiency. This joint solution provides a logical path to cloud computing by giving both customers and end-users the power to leverage existing investments and the flexibility toextend capacity among clouds.

The value-add vCloud Director brings to CIAC is significant and highlighted by: 

  • vCloud Director pre-built virtual datacenter models promote a seamless integration with CIAC and virtually eliminates manual work required for future infrastructure upgrades and change
  • vCloud Connector, built upon vSphere and vCloud APIs, enables transfers of workloads between private and public clouds for hybrid cloud use cases
  • Built in Chargeback – enabling line of business owners to have full cost transparency and accountability for resource requests

Combined, CIAC and vCloud Director have been the core of Cisco’s IT Elastic Infrastructure Service (CITEIS) for well over a year.  The joint solution has also gained extensive adoption with other enterprises looking to implement a user-friendly experience and highly scalable cloud infrastructure.

To learn more about CIAC and vCloud Director, as well as other joint solutions including UC on UCS, Nexus 1000V and Virtual Experience Infrastructure (VXI) please join us at the PEX Pre-Conference Cisco Boot Camp Febuary 13th in Las Vegas. 


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