Cisco Introduces Cloud Capabilities with New Unified Computing System

By Luke Bellos, Editor, TMCnet  |  June 04, 2021

Digital tech giant Cisco (News - Alert) Systems, Inc. announced this week it will be adding new cloud applications and solutions to the company’s growing business portfolio.

As more companies continue to invest in cloud infrastructure. Cisco has devised new digital tools that businesses can use to optimize and enhance customer and employee experiences. Though cloud infrastructures are becoming more commonplace, established businesses with existing infrastructure often struggle to implement and manage the latest technology due to the complex nature of cloud networks. Cisco hopes to address this with a new offering, Unified Computing System X-Series, which attempts to simplify hybrid cloud environments, which will open the door for businesses looking to reap the benefits of cloud functionality.

The UCS offering works by combining computing, storage, and networking resources into a central location, allowing IT professionals to easily manage digital infrastructure across multiple platforms. Along with this, the offering includes new Intersight services that assist in delivering UCS capabilities across the cloud.

“From infrastructure teams to app developers, Cisco can provide the level of observability and insight they need to orchestrate and manage applications and workloads no matter where they reside,” said Todd Nightingale, Cisco’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Networking and Cloud.

Cisco’s latest offering includes additional features including Cisco Service Mesh Manager, which assists in managing security for Kubernetes clusters stored in hybrid cloud environments. Customers can also take advantage of the new Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator, which helps manage security policies across multiple locations. The offering is currently supported by AWS and Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure, and will be supported by Google Cloud in the coming months.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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