sarnwine_040209110345.pdf - Service Data Sheet Cisco and VMware Virtualization Planning and Design Service Create an End-to-End Virtualization Strategy

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Service Data Sheet © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 1 of 8 A Collaborative Approach to Virtualization Combining Cisco networking and VMware virtualization expertise helps you create an end-to-end solution with many benefits. Comprehensive approach: Helps you protect application performance and facilitate automation Simplified engagement model: Provides a single point of contact throughout the services engagement Industry-leading expertise: Delivers recommendations based on Cisco and VMware’s combined best practices and experience Support for business transformation: Helps reduce costs and ease management by providing a cohesive, business-driven virtualization strategy and design Cisco and VMware Virtualization Planning and Design Service Create an End-to-End Virtualization Strategy with Combined Services from Cisco and VMware Service Overview Planning a Successful Virtualized Environment Virtualization can yield significant operational advantages, but it can also introduce network complexity and new management challenges. To attain the full benefits of virtualization, planning and implementation must be coordinated among server, storage, network, security, and application stakeholders. This coordination may require changing customized processes. Coworkers across your data center must bridge organizational boundaries to facilitate a productive planning and design phase for your virtualization implementation. Coordinating Resources The Cisco ® and VMware Virtualization Planning and Design Service helps you develop and deploy a data center–wide virtualization strategy that is customized to your IT and business needs. Cisco and VMware enterprise and solution architects, virtualization experts, and project managers work collaboratively with you to provide consulting services that span your technical, business, and financial requirements. We also offer detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) analyses for network and server consolidation to help you quantify potential cost savings. By combining Cisco and VMware solutions, we can recommend the right technology solutions for your particular challenges and provide end-to-end service delivery and task coordination to help you achieve a successful implementation. This service includes the following components: Virtualization planning: Together Cisco and VMware gather requirements, help you create a high-level design architecture, and help expand virtualization knowledge in your organization.
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Service Data Sheet © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 2 of 8 Virtualization design and implementation: Together Cisco and VMware create a detailed design for your virtualization solution. Depending on your needs, we can also help you to: Test and validate your solution Identify product acquisition needs Assist in staging and validation of the data center solution
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