Overview

The VersaStack solution, jointly developed by IBM and Cisco, combines a comprehensive set of converged infrastructure and software-defined technologies to help speed digital transformation. VersaStack brings new levels of ease, efficiency, and versatility to cloud, big data, and enterprise application deployments.

Benefits

Modernize your data center

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Deliver autonomous data center operations, and lower capital expenditures, operating expenses and TCO.

Deliver versatile environments

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Dynamically allocate resources from pooled compute, network and storage resources, on-prem or in the cloud.

Enable public and private cloud

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Support hybrid and ITaaS to enable on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud deployments.

Key features

Powerful features from IBM and Cisco

IBM and Cisco share a 15-year history of demonstrated joint success with more than 25,000 shared customers.

Platform versatility

VersaStack delivers IT automation and versatile infrastructure that is enabled for public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

Faster business applications

VersaStack is a flash memory-based and NVMe-accelerated solution that drives faster application performance and near-real-time business insights.

Comprehensive storage options

Address capacity needs with all-flash and hybrid data storage options; optimize existing storage solutions; and support block, file and object data.

Secure, single point of control

Pool IBM and non-IBM storage resources, manage tiered data and encrypt all virtualized data for enhanced security — all from a single point.

Improved storage efficiencies

IBM data reduction helps increase storage capacity and reduce space, power and cooling demands. IBM Easy Tier® helps balance performance and IT costs.

Simple scalability

Easily and cost-effectively deliver dynamic resource allocation from pooled compute, network and storage resources, on-premises or in the cloud.

Dynamic data movement

Move data across devices, on prem or cloud, and better manage and scale storage capacity without disrupting app performance or data availability.

Pre-validated solutions

Backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks® app guides, VersaStack lowers risk with pre-validated, cost-effective, high-performance solutions.

Resources

Documentation

Implementing a VersaStack solution

Explore the best practices for implementing a VersaStack solution with IBM FlashSystem 5030, Cisco UCS Mini, Hyper-V 2016, and Microsoft SQL Server.

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Reports

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Support

Optimize support with tiered service options

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