Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute

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Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute

Cisco

®

ONE Software helps customers purchase the right software capabilities to address their business needs. It helps deliver reduced complexity, simplified buying, and the peace of mind that today’s software investments will last into the future.

These products offer a greater value to customers with more features at “better together” pricing.

Cisco ONE Software provides customers with four key benefits:

● Access to ongoing innovation and new technology from Cisco through Cisco Software Support Service

(SWSS)

Investment protection of software purchases through software services-enabled license portability

● Software suites that address typical customer use case scenarios at an attractive price

Flexible licensing models to smoo thly distribute customer’s software spending over time

Table 1 shows some of the most common IT management challenges and how Cisco ONE Software helps solve these challenges.

Table 1.

IT Management Challenges and Cisco ONE Software Benefits

IT Management Challenges Cisco ONE Software Benefits

Shrinking IT budgets

- CTOs know that IT budgets are shrinking while

IT demands continue to accelerate. As the costs of IT (and downtime) skyrocket, companies want to deploy networks as easily as possible while maintaining operational efficiency.

Deliver more value for the money

with software suites that address typical customer use scenarios at an attractive “better together” price, making it easier to deploy complete solutions.

Increase investment protection

through software services-enabled license portability that can enable your software licenses to stay current through hardware upgrades and replacements at no additional cost.

Infrastructure inflexibility

- IT organizations lack an automated way to keep pace with changing business needs and demands for more resources. It often takes weeks to procure and provision a new network service.

Enhance business agility

through a complete package that not only offers business solutions but also provides IT the tools to deploy, maintain, and manage the provided software.

Lack of buying options

- Companies are looking for more options to buy software while improving flexibility, reducing risks, and cutting cost.

Supply flexible licensing models

to smoothly distribute customer’s software spend over time with subscription and other flexible purchasing models.

Implementation obstacles

- Deploying software and implementing new use cases can often cause major disruptions to your current operations.

Excessive time and costs for maintenance

- The majority of your IT budget and most of your workloads are focused on routine maintenance, limiting your ability to innovate and grow your business.

Reduce risk and downtime

. Cisco technical and professional services provide the expertise, smart tools, and proven processes that reduce risk and lower downtime.

Accelerate ROI and time to value

. Optimize the performance of your networks to get the most out of your technology investments.

Accelerate your business outcomes with expert guidance from Cisco technical and professional services.

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Product Overview

What Is Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute?

Pressure is increasing on organizations to improve their business outcomes by increasing the speed and agility of their business. In order to achieve these outcomes, organizations must be able to expand to new markets, adopt new business models and deliver continued innovation to their customers. These business needs continue to challenge IT to deliver services that reduce complexity and increase operational efficiency. Automation is the essential component needed for IT to deliver on business imperatives; not just infrastructure automation, but automation across all layers of your organization.

While many commercially available automation solutions are complex arrays of products, Cisco ONE Data Center for Compute is different. Cisco ONE Data Center for Compute is an engineered set of solutions that allows you to choose the pace of automation adoption that’s most comfortable. Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute helps you create a comprehensive automation infrastructure, whether you’re starting with compute and virtual machines or extending your private cloud into a hybrid cloud (Figure 1).

Figure 1.

Cisco ONE Software

Benefits of Cisco ONE Data Center for Compute

Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute is available in two offers:

Foundation for Compute

and

Enterprise Cloud

Suite.

Foundation for Compute

helps you build and manage a multivendor unified compute infrastructure. This solution is suited for organizations beginning their automation journey with a focus on compute resource and virtual infrastructure automation.

Enabling infrastructure-as-a-service offering the ability to order compute resources (physical and virtual) from a catalog

● Ability to deploy workloads across an array of public cloud providers

Integrated performance, energy and health monitoring, and management for compute resources

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Enterprise Cloud Suite

delivers a cloud management platform to stand up, monitor, and offer self-service ordering and lifecycle management of private cloud instances. This solution is excellent for customers basing their private cloud environment on the industry-leading Cisco Unified Computing System

(Cisco UCS) and Cisco Nexus

Family (with Cisco NX-OS Software) fabric. It offers:

Enabling infrastructure-as-a-service offering the ability to order physical and virtual infrastructure (compute, storage and network) from a catalog

● Ability to deploy workloads across an array of public cloud providers

Integrated performance, energy and health monitoring and management across compute, network, and storage

● Unified provisioning and management of Cisco and multivendor hardware and integrated infrastructure

Modern, self-service portal and catalog enhances the user experience, and embedded application tool sets automate configuration and deployment of application stacks

Software Components of Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute

Cisco ONE Foundation for Compute

allows customers to automate their existing data center compute infrastructure, paving the way for private cloud adoption in the future.

The Foundation editions of the software is not available separately, but only as part of Cisco ONE Software.

Cisco Prime

Service Catalog Foundation,

which supplies a unified self-service portal that delivers a modern, self-service experience for end users, IT professionals, and application architects ordering compute and virtual machine resource

Cisco UCS Director Foundation,

which delivers unified provisioning and automation across Cisco UCS and multivendor compute hardware from a centralized software model

Cisco UCS Performance Manager Foundation,

which delivers performance monitoring and capacity planning for Cisco UCS, Cisco UCS servers, hypervisors, and hosts

Cisco UCS Central Software,

which delivers unified management capabilities across multiple Cisco UCS domains

Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business

, which provides a one-year subscription to four hyprid cloud ports

Cisco Energy Management (JouleX),

which provides visibility into energy consumption across physical and virtual compute resources to improve utilization and potentially lower operating expenses

Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite

is a comprehensive solution for customers seeking to stand up a private cloud quickly and easily. This bundle expands infrastructure support to include compute, network, storage and virtualization layers that are managed as an unified component. In additions to the components below, it includes

Cisco UCS Central Software, Cisco Intercloud Fabric, and Cisco Energy Management

(JouleX)

from Cisco ONE

Foundation for Compute.

Cisco Prime Service Catalog

offers a transparent user experience for multiple user types and roles. Using the out-of-box templates and embedded stack designer, architects can design, configure, and automate the delivery of application stacks to facilitate on-demand ordering and delivery to a wide range of users.

Cisco UCS Director

provides unified provisioning and management across physical and virtual compute, network, storage, security, and virtualization layers from a unified management interface while providing centralized visibility.

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Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS)

works in conjunction with Cisco UCS Director to accelerate application deployment through preconfigured virtual networking, virtual security and L4-L7 services, and workflow automation for the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch, Cisco Carrier Services Router

(CSR), Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) and the open-source HAProxy.

Cisco UCS Performance Manager

offers single console performance monitoring and capacity planning for the complete infrastructure, Cisco UCS compute, network and storage.

Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute Capabilities by Platform

Table 2 compares the features and capabilities of Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute across the Foundation and

Advanced Applications products.

Table 2.

Features and Capabilities of Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute

Foundation

*

Self-service portal and transparent user interface for ordering compute and virtual infrastructure

Across compute

Across network, storage

Included

A graphical editor for designing and deploying application stacks

Unified management of Cisco UCS domains across geographically distributed data centers (Cisco UCS Central Software)

Included

Rapid deployment for multivendor physical and virtual infrastructure

Across compute

Included

Across network, storage

Ability to deploy workloads on converged infrastructure (FlexPod, Vblock System, and EMC VSPEX)

Virtual

Physical

Included

Integrated systems multivendor performance monitoring, management and capacity planning

Across compute and virtual

Included

Across network, storage

Energy cost and power management

Compute and virtual

Across network, storage

Virtual network containers with predefined network and service descriptions for the Cisco Nexus 1000KV, Cisco CSR, Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) and the open-source HAProxy.

Hybrid cloud management through secure deployment of workloads across an array of public cloud providers and across multiple hypervisors (4 hybrid cloud units

***

are included per license purchased)

Included

Included

Ability to seamlessly move virtual workloads between private and public clouds through an easy to use self service portal

Included

Enterprise Cloud

**

Included

Included

Included

Includes

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

*

Foundation manages compute and virtual infrastructure only.

**

Enterprise Cloud Suite manages compute, network, storage, and virtualization.

***

Hybrid cloud units (HCUs) allow you to deploy VMs in the public cloud (two tokens per VM for AWS and Azure or one token per

VM for Cisco Powered

providers).

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Cisco ONE Software Services

Services from Cisco and our certified partners enable the primary features of Cisco ONE Software to help you maximize business outcomes and protect your investment. Pairing software and hardware support together provides the best set of benefits to reduce costs and keep your business on track.

Cisco ONE Software Foundation and Advanced Applications suites both use Cisco Software Support Service

(SWSS) for ongoing support and maintenance. SWSS provides the technical support expertise you need to successfully navigate the rich features and functionality of Cisco ONE Software, and is required for a minimum of

12 months. SWSS protects your investments through access to ongoing innovation, license portability, major software upgrades, minor software updates and maintenance, access to our award-winning Technical Assistance

Center (TAC), and instant access to online resources. By providing an integrated and comprehensive service, we help you quickly resolve issues while seeing cost savings and productivity gains.

Your SWSS contract provides:

Access to the TAC for software issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Major upgrades, minor updates, and maintenance for licensed software applications

Software license portability entitlement

● Access to ongoing innovation

Access to online resources

● Provides investment protection

To help ensure coverage for your Cisco base OS software and hardware, Cisco Smart Net Total Care (SNTC) is highly recommended. SNTC provides 24-hour global support for the underlying hardware platforms where Cisco

ONE Software is deployed.

Cisco Smart Net Total Care includes access to our award-winning Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and entitlement to smart capabilities to reduce your operating expenses and free your IT staff to focus on business innovation. Entitlement provides self-service access to the SNTC portal, free download of the Cisco collector software, and community support for the portal and collector. SNTC includes:

Access to the TAC for hardware and base OS software issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Software updates for base OS software

Access to online resources

● Advance hardware replacement

Entitlement to smart capabilities

By providing an integrated and comprehensive service, we help you quickly resolve issues while seeing cost savings and productivity gains.

Professional Services for Cisco ONE Software

With expert guidance, processes, and tools, Cisco and our partner professional services organizations help you fully realize the technology benefits of Cisco ONE Software, reduce implementation risk, and achieve faster time to value. These fixed scope, fixed-price services can be ordered with Cisco ONE Software products with a single click, greatly simplifying the ordering process.

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Professional services for Cisco ONE Software include optional Quick Start enablement services tailored to domainspecific Cisco ONE software bundles and use cases. These enablement services help you to unlock and rapidly absorb software feature capabilities.

Quick Start services include basic end-to-end turn-up of new capabilities which, depending on the specific software, may include one or more of the following:

● Technology transformation and strategy workshop

Readiness assessment of software environment

● Logical changes to underlying network, computing, or storage architecture

Software installation, configuration, and customization

● Task automation and orchestration

Migration and on-boarding

● Feature and functionality test

Development of operational run books

● Knowledge transfer

Cisco also offers an optional set of day-2 services for adoption, change management, and optimization for Cisco

ONE Software, including ongoing support for:

● Change governance

Continuous assessment, monitoring, and optimization of software features and capabilities

● Basic enablement and design for additional capabilities

Basic enablement and design for system integration

● Planning for technology optimization and transformation

Proactive bug scrubs, metrics measurement, and software reviews

The combination of day-1 (planning and deployment) and day-2 (managing, operating, and optimizing) professional services delivers optimal support for Cisco ONE Software and enhances your ability to continuously achieve your desired business outcomes.

Product Ordering Information

For a complete list of Cisco ONE for Data Center Compute product and service part numbers, click here .

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For More Information

To learn more about how Cisco ONE Software can help your organization, visit the Cisco ONE website, http://www.cisco.com/go/one , or contact your account manager or authorized reseller.

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