Enterprise outsourced internet infrastructure services company, Savvis (Nasdaq: SVVS), and Cisco are expanding their relationship. Their new focus is on private cloud development for the enterprise.
Savvis has integrated Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) into Savvis Symphony, their next-generation private clouds platform. Prior to release, this product was called Project Spirit. Savvis Symphony powers the industry’s first enterprise-class Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) with multi-tiered security and quality of service capabilities.
The power of Cisco’s UCS is that it unites computational, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture, managed as a single system.
The companies issued a press release that states:
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution optimally utilizes pools of resources within any given data center and applies them to any service offering as well as interconnects data center islands to further combine resources, which can significantly reduce capital and operational costs. Savvis is using the Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution for service delivery which combines the Cisco UCS architecture with the Cisco Nexus solutions, ACE and MPLS next-generation network.
The two companies are also working together to deliver managed IT infrastructure solutions and enterprise private clouds. Their collaboration on the reference architecture allows enterprise customers to take advantage of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) benefits in Symphony.
The company expects to bring these services to market quickly, since Cisco already validated the architecture in the lab.
“Savvis is one of the first service providers to deliver private cloud and Cisco Unified Computing System benefits to the enterprise. The Cisco Unified Computing System is a key element in the Cisco service provider portfolio, which is evolving the data center to a more consolidated, virtualized and automated environment that lays the foundation for cloud computing. We are working closely to support Savvis and Savvis Symphony to provide our mutual customers with cloud IT infrastructure services based on Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery architecture.” – Rob Lloyd, Cisco EVP of worldwide operations.
“The market for IT infrastructure is undergoing profound change as virtualization and new technologies impact cost strategies and alignment with the business. Enterprises want all the benefits of cloud computing, but acquiring, integrating and managing the new technologies is not for everyone. We look forward to working with Cisco’s global sales force experts with deep experience in virtualization and Cisco technologies, with a unified vision of private clouds for the enterprise.” – Phil Koen, Savvis, Inc. CEO.
Savvis and Cisco have worked together since 2006 providing managed IT infrastructure solutions.