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This week, Cisco launched Cisco Intersight, a new intelligent, cloud-based management and analytics platform for Cisco UCS and HyperFlex systems. It will provide substantial operational advantages for IBM and Cisco’s VersaStack solutions that utilize Cisco UCS infrastructure.

The new UCS management platform demonstrates how innovation benefits both customers and partnerships. versastack server image, Cisco IntersightIBM and Cisco have maintained an important, ongoing collaboration spanning more than 15 years and thousands of shared customers. The industry giants have worked together since 2014 to develop and market VersaStack solutions. Because it’s an extension of the Cisco UCS system, the capabilities and intelligence of Cisco Intersight will be available in all VersaStack solutions.

VersaStack combines the Cisco UCS server, networking and management elements with IBM’s award-winning FlashSystem and Storwize all-flash storage arrays and IBM Spectrum Storage software. These integrated systems address a wide range of infrastructure requirements and challenges – from hybrid and private cloud architectures, through simplified IT modernization and virtualization, to powerful VDI and remote office solutions.

Eric Herzog, VP of Product Marketing and Management, IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure, notes:

The new Cisco Intersight cloud-based infrastructure management platform is an excellent step forward in the infrastructure managed marketplace. We are pleased to see the launch of this new technology and look forward to expanding the VersaStack market with Cisco.”

In a world of rapidly accelerating mobility, social engagement and real-time data analytics, leading enterprises should be shifting valuable IT mindshare away from labor-intensive maintenance tasks. Instead, they should move toward innovation and development that generates business growth and competitive advantage. To do this, we believe they need IT infrastructure that’s simple to deploy and use, that increases business agility and offers intelligence and insight. VersaStack provides the foundation for all of this. The new Cisco Intersight adaptive, cloud-powered management platform now further increases the value and capabilities that VersaStack solutions from IBM and Cisco offer enterprises around the world.

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