Zumasys Designated as Cisco Unified Computing Technology (UCT) Provider Enhances Cloud Computing Offering with Cisco’s Revolutionary New Blade Servers
IRVINE, CA – January 31, 2012 – Zumasys, a leading provider of Cloud Computing and infrastructure solutions to small-and-medium sized businesses, announced today that is has achieved Unified Computing Technology (UCT) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Zumasys as having completed the training required to sell, deploy and support the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).” Cisco UCS appeals to customers who want to pack more virtual machines per blade,” said Paul Giobbi, President of Zumasys. “Cisco’s unique memory architecture allows us to do more with less in a data center environment and we are thrilled with the results we have seen on our own VMware vCloud® Powered platform”.
Launched just three years ago, Cisco UCS now touts more than 10,000 server customers. The Cisco Unified Computing System provides customers with an infrastructure that reduces complexity in cabling and server hardware management while increasing flexibility, efficiency, and scalability. The solution, designed from the ground up to be the premier platform for virtualization, boasts 10 gigabit Ethernet native connectivity, support for a Unified Fabric for storage (iSCSI, NFS, FC and FCoE) and simplified management with UCS Manager. An innovative approach to high-density computing and memory optimization, Cisco UCS has gained momentum and is now integrated as part of NetApp FlexPod, a preconfigured bundle of Cisco UCS and NetApp storage available from Zumasys.
“Zumasys is pleased to be authorized to sell Cisco’s Unified Computing Servers,” said Chris Ploessel, Director of Sales Engineering at Zumasys. “These servers allow more computing power in a smaller footprint. Zumasys has used Cisco as the foundation of our cloud computing platform and virtualized server hosting infrastructure. We will now be sharing the technology being used by our on-premise customers building their own private clouds.” To achieve this status, Zumasys has earned the following certifications: Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist (DCUCD), Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Account Manager (DCUCAM), and Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist (DCUCI).
About the Zumasys Cloud Computing Solution
Instead of paying for dedicated servers to run core business applications, Zumasys’ cloud model allows customers to dynamically scale their applications on a multi-tenanted farm of servers running numerous virtual machines each. Because Zumasys is VMware vCloud® Powered, additional server and storage resources can be provisioned automatically by the customer through a powerful self service portal. Zumasys uses best of breed technologies from VMware, NetApp and Cisco; rental software licensing from Microsoft and others; and provides a personalized migration methodology making Cloud Computing viable and affordable for small to midsize businesses with 50-500 employees.
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their applications and infrastructure to the Cloud. Customers access the latest software and hardware technologies for a simple and predictable monthly fee thus empowering them to focus on their core business instead of running IT. Having led the way in cloud computing for five years, Zumasys delivers personalized service, world-class reliability, integrated disaster recovery, and the confidence companies need to outsource their systems and applications. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and works with Citrix Systems, VMware, NetApp, HP, Cisco, ShoreTel and SonicWALL to deliver leading edge technology solutions. Zumasys was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, visit www.zumasys.com.
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