The SimpliVity team recently returned from Cisco Live in San Diego, where we introduced attendees to the power of hyperconverged infrastructure. Although this was our first time at the event, SimpliVity has been partnering with Cisco since last fall, and companies from around the world have already simplified IT through SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure with Cisco UCS, including Land O’Lakes, Assured Guaranty, Francis Drilling Fluids (FDF), and Ville d’Issy-Les-Moulineaux.
Customer demands largely drive our product development, and their enthusiasm for the SimpliVity OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS led us to announce support for Cisco UCS Director. With SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure running on Cisco UCS and managed by Cisco UCS Director, customers can automate infrastructure management and orchestrate the provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) with native data protection and mobility across all global sites. Make sure you read Sachin Mullick’s recent blog on Cisco UCS Director for a deeper dive into the solution.
Ron Singler, SimpliVity’s regional director of solution architecture, and the rest of the SimpliVity team showcased the Cisco UCS Director integration at Cisco Live. In the demo, he showed an application development environment, where a development environment is in one data center and the test environment is in another. He then demonstrated an orchestration workflow that allowed users to backup a VM in the development data center and restore it to the test data center on a new, isolated virtual network. After all is said and done, the 483 GB backup only takes three seconds.
All this took place on a live SimpliVity OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS environment. The solution provides the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, data efficiency and protection, and global unified management. It simplifies IT by assimilating all core data center services below the hypervisor on Cisco C-Series Rack Servers, including compute, storage, storage switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, SSD caching, WAN optimization and more, reducing the total cost of ownership three-fold.
Cisco Live turned out to be a terrific show for SimpliVity! We showcased the latest and greatest technology for hyperconverged infrastructure and had many great conversations. Attendees consistently commented that the ease of use, native data protection and mobility of data SimpliVity is introducing to the data center are of great interest. We can’t wait for next year!
Couldn’t make it to the show? Read SimpliVity’s news from the event here.