IBM has partnered with Cisco to launch a new Managed Private Cloud Service which is aimed at customers looking for the utility of a public cloud delivered on-premise. The service is based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), which combines data center server hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, storage access, and management software. Cisco’s UCS combines x86 servers with networking and storage access into a single packaged system.
The Managed Private Cloud-as-a-service is available in two varieties – VMware and RedHat OpenShift environments. IBM installs the compute environment and delivers tools for support and enhancement requests.