Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
Features and Capabilities
Get Beyond IaaS Quickly
Many companies like yours have reaped the benefits of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). You now want to increase cloud penetration across more sophisticated IT and business portfolios. To do this, you need a unified cloud platform that can deliver any type of service—in a self-service manner—across mixed environments.
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) is the solution. Its comprehensive cloud management platform delivers a wide range of services from underlying infrastructure to anything-as-a-service. Transform the way you evaluate, procure, and deploy IT and business services with Cisco IAC.
Cisco IAC contains the following elements for successful cloud management:
Deliver an online shopping experience for users with the self-service portal and service catalog. Built-in governance delivers price quotes at the time of service order selection. After deployment, the portal tracks and reports service consumption to users throughout the service lifecycle.
Network Services Automation
Out-of-the-box templates across network topologies and applications automate virtual network services and lifecycle operations across Layers 2 through 7. Cisco IAC maintains relationships and lifecycles of tenant organizations, users, and applications tied to network services. And it eliminates manual preprovisioning or demand-based provisioning through trouble tickets that extend time-to-value by weeks.
Safely segregate tenants within shared container environments. Each container supports customized branding and backgrounds for each tenant. Administrators can set tenant quotas and assign service pricing specific to each tenant’s requirements.
Provisioning and Management
Extend to additional hypervisors and cloud providers, and tailor service costs and hypervisor type to project requirements. This is possible with out-of-the-box provisioning and management of Amazon EC2, OpenStack, VMware vCloud Director, vSphere, and Cisco UCS Director .
Financial and Portfolio Management
Extend automated financial and portfolio management across multiple cloud environments and suppliers. Set pricing and budgetary limits ahead of time to avoid unexpected bills from service providers or to lock down services available to tenant organizations. Price quotes created for one-time or hourly cycles across single or multiple tenants.
Easy Addition of Cloud Accelerators
Cloud accelerators snap directly into the Cisco IAC framework, which means customers can immediately consume richer use cases.
Extending the breadth of cloud coverage is a major data center trend. Cisco IAC can help your organization get beyond IaaS and prepare you to quickly deliver any service your organization needs.
NOTE: This product includes software developed by Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, and its contributors.
Specifications at a Glance
Minimum Hardware Requirements