Manually performing actions like creating VMs, provisioning, cloning is time-consuming—especially when you’re operating at “Cloud” scale. So data center automation is a vital step to maximize operational efficiency.
To that end, we’ve worked closely with Cisco to integrate Tegile flash storage arrays with UCS Director 6.0, so you can consolidate management and provisioning. This adds on to our existing IntelliStack converged-infrastructure solution.
Building a Better Stack
IntelliStack combines Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Nexus switches, and Tegile flash storage into a single architecture. All of the components are pre-validated and optimized to work together seamlessly, creating a complete solution stack that includes everything you need to quickly, easily and affordably deploy a flash-based IT infrastructure.
Organizations like the Minnesota Wild NHL team and MiraCosta College have deployed the Cisco/Tegile reference architecture. It’s helped end users simplify deployment and streamline operations. They can also scale their storage independently from computing, requiring storage to support mission critical dedicated database backends.
Integration with Cisco UCS Director 6.0
Tegile integration with UCS Director 6.0 now lets administrators manage storage, network, and compute via a single pane of glass. Orchestration, monitoring, and manipulation of physical and virtualized resources is now possible. You can also easily automate tasks, such as creating VLANs and LUNs, as well as copying OS images.
In this series of short videos, you can see how easy it is to add an account, run reports, and orchestrate tasks from the UCS Director interface:
A Match Made in IT Heaven
As many of us get ready to head to Miami for Cisco’s Partner Exchange, I just want to end this note saying that we really appreciate our partnership with Cisco. It’s really been a pleasure to work with them on the development side as well as in the field.
We have several more exciting things on the roadmap focusing on software and automation! Stay tuned! In the meantime, feel free to download this IntelliStack configuration guide to get a deeper understanding of our joint solution and how it can be used for various application-centric use cases: