Savvis and Cisco Systems are partnering on Savvis' Symphony private cloud platform for enterprises. Savvis will integrate Cisco's all-in-on UCS-which houses server, networking, storage and management software in a single solution-into its platform, which was formerly code-named Project Spirit. Savvis also is using Cisco's Unified Delivery Service for the project.
Savvis is partnering with Cisco Systems as it expands its private cloud platform.
Savvis will rely on Cisco's
UCS (Unified Computing System) all-in-one solution as the foundation of its
Symphony platform, which will be a multitiered virtual private data center
aimed at enterprises.
The company also will tap Cisco's Unified Delivery Service, which enables
users to pool data center resources and apply them to any services. In
addition, it can connect islands of data centers to further increase available
The two companies also are collaborating on managed infrastructure solutions
for private clouds, including the development of a reference architecture
businesses can use with Savvis' Symphony platform, formerly called
Savvis' private cloud operation will draw on the company's 28 data centers,
which are spread out across the world. Cisco's UCS, introduced in March, offers
a single solution that encompasses server, storage, networking and management
Savvis officials, pointing out that their solution has been tested and
validated in Cisco labs, said they hope to roll out their offering quickly.
"The market for IT infrastructure is undergoing profound change as
virtualization and new technologies impact cost strategies and alignment with
the business," Savvis CEO Phil Koen
said in a statement Dec. 7. "Enterprises want all the benefits of cloud
computing, but acquiring, integrating and managing the new technologies is not