View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data
December 4, 2014

Cisco and IBM launch VersaStack partnership

IBM to integrate its storwize storage arrays with Cisco’s UCS servers.

By Amy-Jo Crowley

IBM and Cisco have teamed up on VersaStack, an integrated infrastructure design for the data centre. It is built on Cisco’s unified communications services and Nexus 9000, alongside IBM’s Storwize 7000 storage arrays.

The integration should help both companies refine their data centre and storage capacities while maintaining quality and providing more control to the users, according to Cisco’s VersaStack design guide.

"By integrating standards based components that are compatible, scalable and easy to use, VersaStack addresses customer issues during the planning, design and implementation stages," the guide wrote.

"When deployed, the efficient and intuitive front-end tools provide the means to manage the platform in an easy and agile manner."

"The VersaStack architecture thus mitigates customer risk and eliminates critical pain point while providing necessary guidance and measurable value."

IBM is hoping VersaStack will attract storage customers, while Cisco expects it to attract UCS owners looking for tighter integration.

According to The Register, 15 partners of both IBM and Cisco are already using VersaStack on a test basis.

Content from our partners
Infosecurity Europe 2024: Rethink the power of infosecurity
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond

"VersaStack is the optimal integrated infrastructure platform to host a variety of IT workloads. Cisco and IBM have created the foundation for a flexible and scalable platform for multiple use cases and applications," the guide added.

"From virtual desktop infrastructure to SAP®, VersaStack can efficiently and effectively support business-critical applications running simultaneously on the same shared infrastructure."

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.