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7 answers from Cisco about the Azure Stack.

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What is Cisco’s view of the market environment and what makes Azure Stack such a valuable asset for our partners?

 

Cisco and Microsoft are market leaders in hybrid cloud infrastructures. Cisco’s expertise lies in integrated infrastructures, networks and system platforms for hosting service providers. Together, they have created a platform to help you achieve your business goals. 

 

Cisco Integrated Systems for Microsoft Azure Stack are fully-integrated systems in which hardware, software, and services are perfectly coordinated, with all main system components developed and built by one manufacturer— Cisco— meaning smooth operation and standardised support.

 

Start using Azure Services immediately without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. All component updates and patching are carried out without interrupting operations.

 

Want to know what Niels Ophey from Bechtle Microsoft Consulting has to say? Take a look at his video from Cisco Live in Barcelona.

What is the Cisco Stack?

Cisco Azure Stack is based on the industry-leading server platform Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).

Azure Stack on Cisco UCS M5: Hybrid Storage Options

The right size for YOUR business

32 TB

C240 M5L

 

 

  • 2 × Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 2 × 1.6 TB NVMe cards
  • 4 × 8 TB 12G SAS 7.2k RPM LFF HDD
  • 1 × SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 × 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

64 TB

C240 M5L

 

 

  • 2 × Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 2 × 3.2 TB NVMe cards
  • 8 × 8 TB 12G SAS 7.2k RPM LFF HDD
  • 1 × SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 × 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

96 TB

C240 M5L

 

 

  • 2 × Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 3 × 3.2 TB NVMe cards
  • 12 × 8 TB 12G SAS 7.2k RPM LFF HDD
  • 1 × SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 × 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

Up to 1.5TB of Main Memory Capacity!

Azure Stack on Cisco UCS M5: All Flash Storage Options

The right size for YOUR business

30 TB

C240 M5sx

 

 

  • 2 × Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 2 × 1.6 TB NVMe cards
  • 8 × 3.8 TB 2.5 inch 6G SATA SSD
  • 1 × SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 × 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

45 TB

C240 M5sx

 

 

  • 2 × Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 3 × 1.6 TB NVMe cards
  • 12 × 3.8 TB 2.5 inch 6G SATA SSD
  • 1 × SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 × 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

60TB

C240 M5sx

 

 

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5 V4 CPU (12c to 28c)
  • 384GB to 1536GB DDR4 Memory
  • 40GbE NIC
  • 4 x 1.6 TB NVMe cards
  • 16 x 3.8 TB 2.5 inch 6G SATA SSD
  • 1 X SAS 12G SAS HBA
  • 2 x 960GB 2.5 inch Boot SSD (Raid 1)
  • TPM 2.0

Up to 1.5TB of Main Memory Capacity!

What are ideal uses cases for the Cisco Stack?

Cisco Integrated Systems for Microsoft Azure Stack makes it easy to implement your hybrid cloud. App developers can use tools and test environments in the public cloud before starting production operations in their own data centre. Cisco Azure Stack is the basis for a wide-range of remote data centre services. Data that cannot be accessed in a public cloud for compliance reasons can be processed. Azure Services can be employed to make existing applications "cloud ready", so they can be used, for example, remotely.

What’s Cisco's approach to building the optimal solution?

Do you already use Azure, but have data and apps that don't belong in the public cloud? Together, we identify the ideal workloads for an Azure Stack. We can recommend sizings, demonstrate solutions and prepare a custom offer.

What kind of support does Cisco offer?

In collaboration with Cisco experts, we offer all services enabling you to realise your business requirements with Cisco Azure Stacks. We advise and support you with component selection, implementation, training of your administrators, continuous optimisation of your solution and also provide reliable support.

What makes the Cisco solution stand out?

The Cisco UCS and its underlying components enable a central infrastructure for your data centre. Our validated solutions, optimised for Windows Server and Microsoft, are cloud-ready, scalable, and integrate with key Microsoft technologies, including System Center and PowerShell:

 

  • Highly automated installation via UCS service profiles for high performance
  • Cloud-capable, scalable
  • Stable and high-performance platform
  • Large ecosystem of advanced software solutions (workload placement, multi-cloud management, etc.)
  • Simplified management and control

 

What does Cisco’s cooperation with Bechtle and Microsoft look like?

We’re ready to go! Cisco Azure Stack is available for demonstration and testing at our data centre in Frankfurt am Main. A Bechtle offer for Azure Stack on Demand is planned.