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Cisco Cloud Enablement Services empower enterprises to identify, implement, operationalize, and optimize the most effective IaaS solution for their business. These services help a user build the cloud business case, virtualize and dynamically provision network, compute, and storage resources, and enable new IaaS services with security built into every layer of the infrastructure for a secure, compliant cloud environment.
Cisco Cloud Enablement Services provide customized strategy, planning and design, implementation, and optimization based on the customer’s targeted IaaS offering. Drawing on extensive experience delivering secure end-to-end virtualized data centers, Cisco provides a comprehensive, architectural approach for enabling IaaS that that considers the people, processes, and technologies involved across the network, compute, and storage resources. This approach encompasses the selection and customization of infrastructure management tools to orchestrate new services and service-oriented billing and chargeback mechanisms, as well as alignment of people and processes to manage IT services.
As part of its Cloud Enablement Services, Cisco also provides two overlying functions: a program management office (PMO) and architecture management office. The PMO is a common service element providing project governance, communications planning, risk mitigation, and ongoing management status updates for on-time, coordinated delivery of the IaaS architecture. The architecture management office aligns the business, technologies, and operational architecture to the strategy and utilizes standardization and automation to lower costs for IT services, IT service management (ITSM) complexity, and risk. The office includes a solutions architect providing onsite and remote analysis and reviews of the end-to-end architecture to help ensure adherence to the cloud IaaS architectural design across all service phases.
Cisco Cloud Enablement Services offer:
Choice: Cisco provides strategy, design, planning, implementation, integration, and optimization services, allowing a user to choose the vendors, partners, and solutions that meet the business needs and create a best-in-class solution.
A comprehensive, architectural approach: Cisco’s approach to cloud
enablement is designed to enable the cloud as a new operational model. Cisco utilizes a comprehensive, architectural approach to provide customized cloud infrastructure solutions and uses validated tools and methodologies to accelerate cloud implementation, while mitigating risks. Cisco delivers its enablement services across the enterprise business architecture, technology architecture, data center systems management, network management systems architecture, IT operational and people and process architecture, billing and service-level agreement (SLA) architecture, and facilities architecture.
Extensive virtualized data center and unified computing expertise: Many virtualization efforts focus on server, rather than network, virtualization, thus limiting the potential of the cloud approach. By utilizing Cisco’s network experience to address the entire cloud architecture and business challenge, a user benefit from a comprehensive, rather than siloed, perspective. Cisco and its ecosystem of partners offer extensive real-world, technology and business expertise across network, storage, and compute resources.
Best-in-class solutions and partners: A cloud architecture can encompass diverse technologies and business partners, both within and outside the enterprise.
Cisco’s collaborative partner approach applies the combined expertise of Cisco and our global partner ecosystem to reduce the risk and accelerate the benefits associated with a cloud transition. Cisco Cloud Enablement Services help integrate the technologies, tools, and partnerships into a cloud solution of the choice.