Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Customers come first, and an integral part of creating long—lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. With network solutions you can increase agility and simplify operations with architectural flexibility. Unify compute, storage, and networking to simplify and speed up deployment. Automate IT tasks, accelerate apps deployments, and optimize your processes. Analyze 100% of your apps in real—time, and protect your data and resources. With Cisco technologies you can gain visibility with deep forensics across everything in your data center in real—time. Use industry—leading SDN solution to automate and simplify network provisioning and operations. Implement adaptive infrastructure for complete hyper convergence end to end.
Quench your need for speed—adapt and accommodate workloads. Prepare your data center for the future and deliver agility, reliability, and speed. HyperFlex Systems deliver complete hyper convergence, combining software—defined networking and computing with a next—generation HX Data platform. Engineered on UCS, HyperFlex brings new levels of operational efficiency and adaptability to your data center, so you can unlock the full potential of hyper converged infrastructure. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments. It accomplishes this using a business—relevant software defined networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services. ACI is a comprehensive SDN architecture. This policy—based automation solution supports a business—relevant application policy language, greater scalability through a distributed enforcement system, and greater network visibility.
From mobile devices to the desktop, team collaboration rooms, executive boardrooms, and more, the range of endpoints provides ways to improve collaboration. Meet the foundation for agile work. There is support for multiple media—compression standards and codecs as built—in features rather than as add—on modules. Cisco provides the industry’s only dual—protocol presence platform, incorporating both SIP/SIMPLE and XMPP. Cisco offers a full range of hosting options for partners as well as cloud—based options for customers. Reduce total cost of IT ownership. Adapt more flexibly to change by simplifying technology. Simplify communications, accelerate decision—making, and unlock innovation. Accelerate generation of ideas to support new products, process improvement, and growth. Have the flexibility to create video collaboration rooms of all sizes and capability with a portfolio of solutions. Unified communications (UC) and collaboration makes it easier to connect, interact, and collaborate.
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Through ACI, customers are reducing application deployment times from weeks to minutes. It also dramatically improves IT alignment with business objectives and policy requirements. Data center integration pays off—integrated infrastructure is at the center of Fast IT. The Management—as—a—Service solution provides IT managed services for your service delivery infrastructure — making it predictable and responsive. As a managed services provider, we offer comprehensive monitoring, proactive 24/7 incident management and remediation, and reactive problem management for the full range of technologies, including unified communications, collaboration applications, enterprise networks and data centers. Additional services, such as proactive problem management and change management, are available to tailor managed it services to your specific needs. Hybrid—ready private cloud helps your business soar—enable infrastructure teams to increase agility by automating manual processes.
As a managed service provider, we deliver solutions for enterprise networks, with monitoring and incident management for a wide—set of technologies and vendors—including Cisco, Juniper, Dell EMC, VMware and many others. In addition, we provide support for data center technologies, including unified computing infrastructure, virtualization platforms and storage systems. Key to industry—leading managed IT services responsiveness is the platform, which correlates management information from multiple sources across the network—using OID polling, SNMP traps, ICMP, syslog, proprietary APIs and other methods—to provide a complete view of enterprise network availability and performance to both you and our support center. Ethernet switches and routers—boost network performance and reliability to accelerate your digital business. With NCS 6000 routers, your network can bring new levels of programmability and virtualization that have never before existed and at system—wide scale.
Better network security means better business. Extend security everywhere to protect your network, your data, and your organization. Today’s security landscape is dynamic and threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and elusive. These dynamic attacks can evade even the best point—in—time tools, such as legacy next—generation firewalls, unified threat management (UTM) solutions, and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). To fight these new security issues, companies are building teams of investigators. However, most organizations do not have the methodology or budgets needed to build, staff, and maintain new threat—monitoring and defense capabilities. The answer to these challenges is Managed Security Services, in various consumption models. Know what’s happening across your entire network. Use global threat intelligence to make better decisions, faster. The Secure Network Solution enables dynamic, intelligent control to defend against today’s sophisticated attacks.
ISE can scale to up to 500,000 endpoints per deployment. Physical appliances are based on the UCS C220 server and get configured to support ISE or choose a VM. Stop threats before, during, and after attacks with network security solutions. Extend security everywhere across more attack vectors. Automate security, even after attacks, across physical, virtual, and cloud to reduce complexity and quickly remediate attacks. You can enhance application service offerings, increase provisioning speed, and optimize your network economics. Running the virtualized, IOS XR operating system, the NCS 6000 Series advances distributed routing and virtualization. This modularity provides a path to nonstop operations during software image upgrades or module changes. With virtualized IOS—XR running on the NCS 6000, you can increase application service offerings, speed up provisioning velocity, and optimize network economics. Wireless networks—build an agile network that gives you the freedom to craft better experiences for customers and employees.
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC) is the unifying point of automation and management for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric. The Cisco APIC provides centralized access to all fabric information, optimizes the application lifecycle for scale and performance, and supports flexible application provisioning across physical and virtual resources. Designed for automation, programmability, and centralized management, the Cisco APIC itself exposes northbound APIs through XML and JSON. It provides both a command—line interface (CLI) and GUI which utilize the APIs to manage the fabric holistically. OpFlex is a new open and extensible southbound protocol that supplies policy directly to data center networks.
Unlike commonly used SDN protocols, it supplies application policy, not low—level configuration, to network devices. This allows devices to self—configure and freely expose new innovation. By centralizing policy but distributing control, networks can become much more scalable, resilient, and interoperable. Cisco and partners are submitting OpFlex to the IETF for standardization to OpenDaylight for open source SDN implementations. An OpFlex agent will be available free from Github for leading hypervisors, switches, and Layer 4 to 7 services. A reference implementation on OVS will be available. Cisco APIC is completely removed from the data path. This means the fabric can still forward traffic even when communication with the Cisco APIC is lost.
Cisco ACI, a industry—leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, offers a unique blend of mapping hardware and software capabilities through a unified application—based policy model. Cisco ACI increases business agility and lowers TCO by automating IT tasks, enhancing security, and increasing operational efficiency. Automate IT workflows and help organizations shorten app deployment from weeks to minutes. Secure applications through whitelist model, policy enforcement, and micro-segmentation. Build programmable SDN fabrics leveraging open APIs and over 65 Cisco ACI global partner ecosystems.
Deploy, scale, and migrate applications seamlessly across multiple hybrid data centers. Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) provides single—click access to all Cisco ACI fabric information, enabling network automation, programmability, and centralized management. Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a programmable, multihypervisor fabric to build a multi service cloud data center. Smoothly transition from a traditional data center to SDN with a common, policy—enforced approach. Migrate to Cisco ACI and build on your existing Cisco NX—OS infrastructure.
For organizations implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure fabric architecture, the updated Cisco ASA 5585—X and Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) solutions can be fully integrated into the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager—this no cost GUI based single device management option can be used for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting the virtual and physical appliances. Cisco Security Manager—you can use this solution for comprehensive multi device deployment and management of both the virtual appliance and the physical Cisco ASA 5500—X appliances.
Command line interface—a flexible command based management interface uses scripting for quick provisioning and automation of the appliances. The virtual appliance, along with the physical Cisco ASA 5500—X next generation firewalls can be managed by security administrators as a pool of resources that scale on demand. It provides programmable automation for deployment and management and uses a common policy based operational model across physical and virtual environments, reducing cost and complexity.
The Cisco Intercloud Fabric And Hybrid Cloud installation documentation and videos go a long way to get you started, however I wanted to provide a bit more information to help you prepare for Cisco Intercloud Fabric installation, configuration and connection to either Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure or both. First you’ll need an account at the cloud provider; the account needs and capabilities are different for each provider. Amazon AWS—standard AWS account, account policy requirements.
You will need full Amazon EC2 access policy, full AWS S3 access policy—if you are going to deploy Microsoft Windows images, full Amazon AWS Marketplace—if you are going to deploy Intercloud Cisco Fabric Router, and to deploy the Intercloud Fabric Router in Amazon AWS Market place you will need to accept the terms for the image. Cisco Intercloud Fabric Router and Cisco Intercloud Fabric Firewall are not yet deployable in Microsoft Azure, download the presentation on Cisco’s website for a step by step guide to getting an AWS or Azure account. Cisco Intercloud Fabric And Hybrid Cloud—Cloud Access Keys.
Reduce risks and contain threats by dynamically controlling network access. Cisco ISE Identity Services Engine can assess vulnerabilities and apply threat intelligence. It can also contain a suspicious device for remediation. We call this Cisco Rapid Threat Containment. Get answers fast about threats on your network and stop them even faster. Cisco Rapid Threat Containment uses an open integration of Cisco’s security products, technologies from Cisco security partners, and the network control of the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). In addition, you can protect critical data through the solution’s Cisco Threat Centric NAC feature; Dynamically change your users’ access privileges when their threat or vulnerability scores go up.
Cisco ISE transforms the network from a simple conduit for data into a security enforcer that accelerates the time to detection and time to resolution of threats. The Cisco pxGrid (Platform Exchange Grid) is an open, scalable, and IETF standards driven data sharing and threat control platform. Now your multiple security products can work together. With Cisco pxGrid, security operations teams can also automate to get answers and contain threats faster.
To meet its growth demands for applications, hosting and cloud services, a client became the first telecom company in the world to deploy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches as the foundation for its next-generation data center. A client used the expertise of end—to—end Cisco Services to deploy Cisco ACI, which provided a turnkey approach that was agile, cost—effective, and scalable.
The client used the expertise of end—to—end Cisco Services to deploy Cisco ACI, which provided a turnkey approach that was agile, cost—effective, and scalable. Increasing its competitive advantage, Du now has an application—focused fabric and a foundation for cloud automation and orchestration that supports an extensible, highly secure multitenant environment based on open standards.