Are you looking for a leading hybrid cloud management platform that scales with your business and offers unrivalled value? Let us show you the Metsi Service Oriented Data Center Architecture and Journey we take our customers on.
Metsi Technologies has world class and recognised deployment and integration skills in delivering complex solutions based on Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Process Orchestrator, Cisco CloudCenter and Cisco Intercloud Fabric.
The Cisco Prime Service Catalog delivers the single pane of glass gives a central dashboard through which all services are exposed and fulfilled.
Typically, the journey begins with the infrastructure, which can consist of a mixture of private resources in the data canter such as hypervisors, flexpods, vblocks, or other hardware. You may have a number of public cloud providers such as Amazon or Azure. Regardless of where you infrastructure resides, we need a comprehensive IaaS solution which can offer elastic computing, network and storage, which can scale as the environment scales. Solutions such as Cisco UCS Director can offer a scalable and functionaly rich IaaS solution.
Then for some use cases where the economies of scale are crucial, there is a compelling need for an IaaS solution which leverages the benefits of OpenStack. Cisco Metapod offer a complete IaaS offering as a managed service, hence reducing the complexity of managing your own OpenStack environment.
Once customers have an IaaS offering, the natural progression for some is to start offering a Platform-as-a-service solution, to provision platforms for software development where the applications are decoupled from the infrastructure layer. Tools like Apprenda and RedHat OpenShift can be used as vehicles for a various PaaS use cases.
Now we can add real value by “making the public the private”. To meet those capacity on demand requirements, Cisco’s Intercloud Fabric Solution gives the ability to spin up and move secure workloads in the public cloud and then move them back you you private cloud is real compelling.
The story gets real interesting, when we look at managing applications in multi cloud environments with Cisco CloudCenter. With ease, we can model complex n-tier applications and deploy them in a few clicks to over 19 datacenter, private and public cloud environments.
We always integrate the data center world with IT Service Management environments. The boundaries are changing and in the new digital age, companies needs innovative and agile solutions. The Cisco Process Orchestrator enables end to end service delivery which requires integration via APIs, to functions like CMDB, helpdesk, monitoring and asset management, etc… For example, when you are deploying an application to a cloud, you may need to retrive the application pricing information from your billling system, the cloud pricing from the cloud provider, and then when the order is submitted you may need to open a ticket in your helpdesk, create a configuration item in the CMDB, send email notificaitons, and also send messages to the end customer informig them the appicaton has been deployed.
And the final piece of the puzzle is to make sure we have a level of service assurance and availability management in place with Cisco UCS Performance Manager / Zenoss. If we take a few steps back and look at what we’ve done– We’ve created VMs, networks, storage, applications, containers, etc.. in public and private clouds. So we need to make sure we a high level of monitoring and event management to ensure maximum up time and service continuity.
Contact Metsi today and lets ride on this journey together.