Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform

Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel.  Learn about Pure Application for VersaStack.

The strength, durability, and reliability of anything you build is dependent upon its foundation.  This is as true for the systems you depend upon to run your business as it is for anything else.

Fast and Furious

The rapid advance of software technologies, with new platforms, programs, and tools being introduced all the time, may be the greatest driver of business growth, but it is also certainly one of our greatest challenges.

New products and platforms with new names emerge almost daily.  Hadoop, Docker, Chef, Spark, Milk, Heat and others may all hold great value for your enterprise, but only if you can put them to productive work.  For that you need a solid foundation for them.

Rock-Solid Foundations from Rock-Solid Providers

You need a foundation that will allow you to develop applications faster, prototype and test them faster and with more certainty, then distribute and deploy them where they are needed without creating repetitive and time-consuming additional work. You need this agility as much on-premise as you do in the cloud.

Speed – To remain competitive you need to accelerate the delivery of these applications to go from test to production in minutes, not months.

Cost – As important as speed is the need to reduce costs through simplification of processes and automation of as much of the process as possible.

Risk – The faster you move, and the more you try to reduce costs, the likelier it is that your risks will rise.  You can’t afford this.  You need faster, lower-cost, and reduced risk all in one platform.

Who else could provide that but the giants?  IBM and Cisco teamed up to answer these needs, and the result is called PureApplication running on VersaStack.

PureApplication is a software application platform designed to make it far faster and much easier to deploy applications and middleware repeatedly to various parts of your organization without re-inventing wheels each time.  Move from on-premise to the cloud.  Move between data centers, or between clouds.  Move the application to where it needs to be quickly, inexpensively, and effectively.

VersaStack is the underlying hardware platform that most effectively enables PureApplication.  Built using fully validated architectures that combine Cisco’s celebrated end-to-end solution, the Unified Computing Platform (UCS) with IBM StorWize V5000, V7000, and FlashSystem V9000, VersaStack is easily ordered, purpose-built, fully configured and ready for immediate deployment.  Cisco UCS Director unifies management of the entire VersaStack solution in one pane of glass.

Turn to Vicom for PureApplication and VersaStack

Vicom customers who are taking fullest advantage of the constant emergence of new software platforms and tools are those who have built the right foundation first.  With consulting help from Vicom they have put PureApplication and VersaStack to work for them and have seen amazing increases in agility that produce bottom line results.

Learn how you too can join this elite community.  Build your VersaStack and PureApplication foundation with guidance from Vicom.  Call today to learn more.

Private Cloud

Running Your Own Private Cloud Efficiently

 

Pool all your computing, networking, and storage solutions readily and easily by building your own private cloud environment. Time-to-Value is far quicker than you think when you use validated architectures from IBM and Cisco to skip the laborious design phases.  Get your cloud up there and delivering results in record time with VersaStack.

A Silver Lining All Your Own!

For the longest time many people thought that “cloud computing” meant that the resources were all somewhere else, somewhere other than their own premises. Many weren’t quite sure where they were, but it wasn’t “here.”

But it turns out that’s not the case at all. “Cloud” simply refers to a “lighter” computing model where users rise above the confinements of worrying about the infrastructure at all.  Instead, they simply ask for the resources they need when they need them and the cloud system does the rest.  Fully automated, the system taps into its large pool of resources dynamically assigning them as needed, retrieving them when done, and making them available to other users.

Kind of like rain evaporating and returning to the clouds so they can make more rain for someone else.

The “Usual” Way Overcomes the Objective

One of the challenges companies have faced in deploying their own cloud computing solutions is in the fundamental design and deployment of their solution. In many cases, they don’t build in enough automation to properly provision and orchestrate all of the resources without IT staff intervention.  The idea behind “self-service” computing is to eliminate the excessive cost of having staff involved so much.

Companies also invest heavily in researching, selecting, connecting, integrating, testing, and ultimately managing the systems they create. When the business grows and it’s time to scale the homespun cloud they literally go back to the drawing board and spend much more time figuring out how and where they can add components to expand the capabilities and capacities of their solution.

Do What Works!

As talented and experienced as any particular company’s IT department may be, it’s hard to imagine anyone matching the depth of experience and knowledge shared between the teams at IBM and Cisco that came together to create VersaStack!

Based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Integrated Infrastructure, the VersaStack Cloud solution combines UCS with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage, and the Cisco UCS Director to bring it all together under a singular management platform.

It works. The result of this proven, validated architecture is a cloud system that is easy to deploy, automate, and manage.  This means quick deployment, fast time-to-value, and truly automated self-service computing for your users.

Right for Users, Right for You

VersaStack is designed for economy, ease-of-use, and ready scalability. It uses tiered storage that puts high-demand data into solid-state flash storage for rapid access, reserving less-expensive conventional storage for data that remains dormant for longer periods.  It’s easily managed by your IT staff using Cisco UCS Director to keep all resources pooled without compromising data security.  Delivery of results is accelerated from weeks to minutes.   For more information about VersaStack, contact us.

Data Center

VersaStack 

Rapidly, Responsively Scale Out Your Data Center

 

Eliminating silos and creating a unified, virtualized data environment helps make everything more efficient. Pretested, validated architectures make it easier to create the scale-on-demand environment your users need.

The Best and Worst of IT Investments

The investments you most enjoy making are those that are required to respond to new business opportunities so you can maximize your profitability while also optimizing customer satisfaction.

The ones you don’t enjoy are those investments you need to make in order to make things work together that should be working together in the first place, but don’t. Your finance department’s data system just won’t interface well with your manufacturing division, or sales and marketing.  You need them to, so now you need to spend more to make that happen.

It’s All About Scaling to Adapt to Opportunity

You scale systems up when you need more capacity to accommodate more volume. More volume of data, more transactions created by more business that generates more revenue.

You scale down when you achieve greater efficiencies, reducing the resources required to produce greater results.

You scale out as you diversify and add new functionality requiring more diverse compute resources.

You scale to adapt to emerging opportunities. Your ability to scale and adapt contributes heavily to how much your business will benefit from these opportunities.

Scaling Without Failing

We’ve already discussed what happens when different departments each develop their own system solutions. Each creates their own silos of data, their own siloed solutions, separate and apart from the wheels being invented in other departments. When interoperability becomes necessary, it’s only by happenstance, hard work, much time, and great good luck that it can be achieved.

The challenge for top management is often in choosing between system designs to identify the standard that everyone else must adapt to. This is only the first step in a long sequence of expensive modifications with limited certainty of success.

Or they can choose to standardize all operations around proven solutions and validated architectures from two giants of the IT industry that have been working together for over 15 years. Their experience in jointly guiding emerging technology transitions have helped over 25,000 companies enjoy the benefits of innovative, fully validated system solutions while dramatically reducing their risk.

It’s Called VersaStack

The two giants are IBM and Cisco, two of the most venerable names in the information technology industry. They have jointly developed the VersaStack Solution for Data Center Scale Out, a highly cost-effective unified approach to scaling data center infrastructure, capacity, and capability.  Have your IT management team review the VersaStack for Data Center comprehensive technology overview, and they’ll come back telling you it’s an intelligent approach that uses validated architectures to deliver the kind of consistency, reliability, and growth capacity you need.

Vicom and VersaStack

You need to know that VersaStack delivers the computing, network, and storage flexibility to allow you to take fullest advantage of every opportunity, and the best way to see for yourself is to contact us.

Unified Platform – copy

VersaStack 

Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform

Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel. Learn about PureApplication for VersaStack.

The strength, durability, and reliability of anything you build is dependent upon its foundation. This is as true for the systems you depend upon to run your business as it is for anything else.

Fast and Furious

The rapid advance of software technologies, with new platforms, programs, and tools being introduced all the time, may be the greatest driver of business growth, but it is also certainly one of our greatest challenges.

New products and platforms with new names emerge almost daily. Hadoop, Docker, Chef, Spark, Milk, Heat and others may all hold great value for your enterprise, but only if you can put them to productive work.  For that you need a solid foundation for them.

Rock-Solid Foundations from Rock-Solid Providers

You need a foundation that will allow you to develop applications faster, prototype and test them faster and with more certainty, then distribute and deploy them where they are needed without creating repetitive and time-consuming additional work. You need this agility as much on-premise as you do in the cloud.

Speed – To remain competitive you need to accelerate the delivery of these applications to go from test to production in minutes, not months.

Cost – As important as speed is the need to reduce costs through simplification of processes and automation of as much of the process as possible.

Risk – The faster you move, and the more you try to reduce costs, the likelier it is that your risks will rise.  You can’t afford this.  You need faster, lower-cost, and reduced risk all in one platform.

Who else could provide that but the giants? IBM and Cisco teamed up to answer these needs, and the result is called PureApplication running on VersaStack.

PureApplication is a software application platform designed to make it far faster and much easier to deploy applications and middleware repeatedly to various parts of your organization without re-inventing wheels each time.  Move from on-premise to the cloud.  Move between data centers, or between clouds.  Move the application to where it needs to be quickly, inexpensively, and effectively.

VersaStack is the underlying hardware platform that most effectively enables PureApplication. Built using fully validated architectures that combine Cisco’s celebrated end-to-end solution, the Unified Computing Platform (UCS) with IBM StorWize V5000, V7000, and FlashSystem V9000, VersaStack is easily ordered, purpose-built, fully configured and ready for immediate deployment.  Cisco UCS Director unifies management of the entire VersaStack solution in one pane of glass.

Turn to Vicom for PureApplication and VersaStack

Vicom customers who are taking fullest advantage of the constant emergence of new software platforms and tools are those who have built the right foundation first. With consulting help from Vicom they have put PureApplication and VersaStack to work for them and have seen amazing increases in agility that produce bottom line results.

Learn how you too can join this elite community. Build your VersaStack and PureApplication foundation with guidance from Vicom.  For more information about VersaStack, contact us.

Unified Platform

VersaStack 

Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform

Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel. Learn about PureApplication for VersaStack.

The strength, durability, and reliability of anything you build is dependent upon its foundation. This is as true for the systems you depend upon to run your business as it is for anything else.

Fast and Furious

The rapid advance of software technologies, with new platforms, programs, and tools being introduced all the time, may be the greatest driver of business growth, but it is also certainly one of our greatest challenges.

New products and platforms with new names emerge almost daily. Hadoop, Docker, Chef, Spark, Milk, Heat and others may all hold great value for your enterprise, but only if you can put them to productive work.  For that you need a solid foundation for them.

Rock-Solid Foundations from Rock-Solid Providers

You need a foundation that will allow you to develop applications faster, prototype and test them faster and with more certainty, then distribute and deploy them where they are needed without creating repetitive and time-consuming additional work. You need this agility as much on-premise as you do in the cloud.

Speed – To remain competitive you need to accelerate the delivery of these applications to go from test to production in minutes, not months.

Cost – As important as speed is the need to reduce costs through simplification of processes and automation of as much of the process as possible.

Risk – The faster you move, and the more you try to reduce costs, the likelier it is that your risks will rise.  You can’t afford this.  You need faster, lower-cost, and reduced risk all in one platform.

Who else could provide that but the giants? IBM and Cisco teamed up to answer these needs, and the result is called PureApplication running on VersaStack.

PureApplication is a software application platform designed to make it far faster and much easier to deploy applications and middleware repeatedly to various parts of your organization without re-inventing wheels each time.  Move from on-premise to the cloud.  Move between data centers, or between clouds.  Move the application to where it needs to be quickly, inexpensively, and effectively.

VersaStack is the underlying hardware platform that most effectively enables PureApplication. Built using fully validated architectures that combine Cisco’s celebrated end-to-end solution, the Unified Computing Platform (UCS) with IBM StorWize V5000, V7000, and FlashSystem V9000, VersaStack is easily ordered, purpose-built, fully configured and ready for immediate deployment.  Cisco UCS Director unifies management of the entire VersaStack solution in one pane of glass.

Turn to Vicom for PureApplication and VersaStack

Vicom customers who are taking fullest advantage of the constant emergence of new software platforms and tools are those who have built the right foundation first. With consulting help from Vicom they have put PureApplication and VersaStack to work for them and have seen amazing increases in agility that produce bottom line results.

Learn how you too can join this elite community. Build your VersaStack and PureApplication foundation with guidance from Vicom.  For more information about VersaStack, contact us.