Service Provider Provides Enterprise Cloud Service
Source: Cisco Systems
NaviSite, Inc. provides innovative hosting solutions, applications management, and managed cloud services for the enterprise. NaviSite was among the first service providers to provide application virtualization services, using dedicated servers for each customer. Their challenge is to deliver enterprise-class cloud service, offer usage-based billing and enhance system security, ease of management, and performance. NaviSite decided to build its Managed Cloud Services on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), which combines compute, networking, storage access, and virtualization in a cohesive platform, managed as a single entity. The results of building Cloud Services on the Cisco created new virtual environments in less than six minutes, added or decreased resources for existing environments in less than nine minutes and reduced cost to operate 300 PeopleSoft servers by 20 percent.