Cisco Unveiled Unified Service Delivery for Service Providers
Cisco unveiled Cisco Unified Service Delivery, a solution to help service providers build a foundation for cloud services, while they transform the delivery of consumer and business applications to any place and device.
Service providers worldwide can now take advantage of this new solution to combine the power of Cisco's data center portfolio and Unified Computing architecture with the capabilities of the Internet Protocol Next-Generation Networks (IP NGNs). With Unified Service Delivery and a next-generation IP network, a service provider can deliver video, data and video services from the data center, enabling it to substantially optimize resources, assure quality, significantly reduce operational costs, and deliver a better, more expansive and more secure virtual experience for their customers. The Unified Service Delivery extends Cisco's data center portfolio and is a critical step in the company's service provider Data Center 3.0 strategy, helping providers build a foundation for cloud services.
Cisco Unified Service Delivery incorporates leading data-center products such as the Cisco Unified Computing System and the Cisco NexusTM Switch, with a new data-center optimized configuration of Cisco's flagship router, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, and Cisco's wide range of IP NGN products.
NEW: Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System for Data Center. Two new Cisco 10-gigabit modules and a Cisco 40-gigabit forwarding processor for the flagship Cisco CRS-1 platform are being introduced. They are designed specifically to extend virtualization from the data center through the IP NGN core and to address the needs of peering and interconnect applications for a service provider's data centers. The Cisco CRS-1 platform and its new modules permit providers to virtualize traffic and network operations on a per-service or per-customer basis with a smaller Cisco CRS-1 footprint. This system design allows service providers to quickly adapt to changing customer needs, accelerate service delivery, permit better utilization of resources, and increase the return on investment.
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch and Cisco CRS-1. While the Cisco CRS-1 platform is purpose-built for the needs of the carrier network, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch is the flagship data-center-class switching platform combining Ethernet, IP and storage capabilities across one unified network fabric. Both platforms are designed to work in harmony with shared common characteristics for management, enabling Cisco Unified Service Delivery to increase its operational efficiencies and response for end-to-end service delivery.
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites compute, network, storage access and virtualization resources in a single energy efficient system that can reduce IT infrastructure costs and complexity, help extend capital assets and improve business agility well into the future. Cisco Unified Computing System provides a pre-integrated, pre-engineered computing platform for service provider data centers. Purpose built for virtualization, Cisco Unified Computing System supports more workload and uses less power than any other similar offering, due to the reduced support infrastructure needed by the system.
Enabling Virtualization for Service Providers: The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution is optimized to enable virtualization within the data center, between data centers and across the IP NGN. The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution is optimized to work with virtualization software and Cisco's ecosystem of partners to enable significant reductions in the cost to build, run and deliver new services.
Delivering substantial savings over the traditional data center model: Synergy Research, in a report titled "Unified Service Delivery: A Case for Migrating to Virtualization and Cloud Services," estimates that compared with a traditional data center, a unified service delivery approach:
- Enables greater power efficiency by a factor of 2.
- Produces between 5.49 and 6.99 times the four-year cumulative savings in operating expenditures on virtualized video infrastructure and between 5.3 and 5.86 times the savings in capital expenditures.
- Demonstrates twice the four-year cumulative savings in operating expenditures on virtualized unified communications voice infrastructure.