Cisco CloudCenter Suite provides improved cloud-management features

Cisco recently announced a new and improved offering aimed at accelerating tech innovation and helping organizations more easily design, deploy, and optimize applications and infrastructure across cloud environments.  The new Cisco CloudCenter Suite is an integrated set of software modules that are meant to simplify multicloud management through workflow automation and streamlined management features. Here’s a rundown of some of the new features and offerings so you can determine if Cisco CloudCenter Suite may be a fit for your organization.

About Cisco CloudCenter Suite

Basically, the new Cisco CloudCenter Suite is a Kubernetes-based solution that is both modular and self-managed. It gives users many of the same benefits of using a microservices application, but it is said to be much easier to manage.  There are three modules that work together: a workload manager that helps users deploy applications and manage governance policies, a cost optimizer that provides reporting and analysis on consumption, and an action orchestrator that provides seamless integration and workflow automation.

The suite is meant to provide a consistent experience across all environments, whether you plan to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. This allows you to focus on design and development tasks rather than shifting processes for every different environment. The tool also offers several integrations with other Cisco offerings, so you can take advantage of any of the tools and resources you already have access to within the company’s ecosystem.

Cisco Data Center innovations

In addition to the Cisco CloudCenter Suite, the company also announced some cloud updates to its Cisco Data Center. The new innovations span across the areas of networking, hyperconvergence, security, and automation. First, the company announced that ACI will expand to be available for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure environments. The company is also extending HyperFlex into branch offices and remote locations so organizations can use it to power applications at the edge. Overall, these updates are meant to help organizations better manage resources from different locations so they can more easily streamline and scale operations.

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