Microsoft and Cisco have announced their extended partnership at the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) event in New York on Wednesday.
This is a great example of how a prominent hardware manufacturer like Cisco can take advantage of Microsoft’s proven track record and experience in building and managing some of the largest clouds on the planet and bring the best solutions to our customers.
Through this expanded partnership, we will bring together Microsoft’s Cloud OS and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure to deliver new integrated solutions that help customers take the next step on their cloud computing journey. These new solutions are designed to improve business agility and reduce cost by driving infrastructure automation in support of core business processes and applications. This next-generation infrastructure will deliver increased application performance, resource pooling, visibility, automation and mobility through:
- Converged ACI stacks that include fully integrated versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint
- Optimized application and workload performance through dynamic network policies that automate and simplify deployment
- Comprehensive management, infrastructure programmability and deep visibility and automation across Cisco UCS/ACI, System Center and Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual and non-virtual environments
- Complete support for workload mobility using gateway solutions delivered by both companies – delivering on the promise of hybrid clouds
Please read the below post by Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise – Microsoft.