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Cisco puts enterprises under Insieme control

Jim Duffy | Jan. 29, 2014
Cisco this week is unveiling an enterprise version of its Insieme controller that's intended to allow IT to extend policy-based automation and configuration to WAN and access networks.

InterCloud works with Cisco cloud provider customers such as BT, Telstra, Savvis and Virtustream, and public clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Rackspace may also adopt InterCloud through Cisco's InterCloud Provider Enablement Program.

Cisco partners supporting InterCloud include EMC, Citrix, CSC-Service Mesh, Denali Advanced Integration, NetApp, RedHat, RiverMeadow, VCE, and Zerto. An initial customer for Cisco InterCloud Business Edition is software giant SAP.

Also this week, Cisco said it is working with Red Hat to extend OpenStack and enable interoperable cloud environments. These include Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform as a Service offerings designed to allow customers to manage both legacy DevOps environments and web-scale cloud environments.  

Lastly, Cisco unveiled a new release of its Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) management software to improve ordering and provisioning of IT services. IAC 4.0 includes an enhanced service catalog for ordering from a self-service portal.

IAC 4.0 also includes integration with Cisco's UCS Director and Prime Network Services Controller management suites to provision physical and virtual infrastructure, and automating virtual network services. And multi-cloud management capabilities allow customers to orchestrate multiple cloud environments, including Amazon EC2 and OpenStack, Cisco says.

 

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