automation, whether their aim is to maintain a virtualized cloud infrastructure, support the application development and deployment lifecycle, or move application or data workloads through a hybrid cloud. Any time savings achieved through automation can have high returns for the business in financial and resource utilization terms, especially as clouds scale up in the path to hybrid IT. Aside from automation, the ability to perform cloud management tasks from a “single pane of glass, ” i.e. a single UX interface for all management aspects, can simplify an IT organization’s daily management load. Cisco Cisco has an open approach to management packages as Cisco cloud management tools can, in some cases, directly manage cloud infrastructure from other vendors. The goal of Cisco hybrid cloud management tools is to offer a single, straightforward, and customizable interface for managing cloud conglomerates and seamlessly moving workloads. The Cisco cloud management and mobility portfolio includes a number of technologies, centered on the Cisco ONE Enterprise Suite. This suite includes Cisco Intercloud Fabric (ICF), Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco Prime Service Catalog and adds Cisco Virtual Application Container Services, which provides polices and network templates that can manage virtual and logical networks through Cisco UCS Director. 90 91 87 docs.hpcloud.com/#commercial/GA1/1.1commerical.services-networking-overview.html 88 89 h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/networking/products/network- management/HP_VAN_SDN_Controller_Software/index.aspx#.Vdotnngm-Zc 90 91
A Principled Technologies research report 23 Two competing approaches to hybrid cloud Cisco IAC features tools that allow management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances, VMware vSphere installs, and more. 92 93 IAC installs as a virtual appliance and offers a self-service portal, tenant segregation, provisioning automation, and integration with Cisco UCS, VMware vCloud Director, and other tools in addition to AWS and OpenStack integration. Cloud service providers, partners, and businesses can all use Cisco Intercloud Fabric (ICF), a hybrid cloud framework and management dashboard that allows for automated workload mobility and migration, for cloud management. ICF can provide seamless workload portability across third-party public cloud vendors. For businesses, this means Cisco ICF installs as a virtual appliance and can offer seamless networking for Cisco partners, Azure, and AWS. IT staff can use Cisco UCS Director to create and manipulate virtual machines, hosts, and virtual network resources.
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