On December 7, 2009, Savvis and Cisco announced an expanded relationship focused on the development of private clouds for the enterprise.
Savvis will integrate the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as the cornerstone of Savvis Symphony, Savvis' next-generation private clouds platform, previously dubbed Project Spirit, that will power the industry's first enterprise-class Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) with multi-tiered security and quality of service capabilities. Cisco UCS unites computational, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system.
The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution optimally utilizes pools of resources within any given data center and applies them to any service offering as well as interconnects data center islands to further combine resources, which can significantly reduce capital and operational costs. Savvis is using the Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution for service delivery which combines the Cisco UCS architecture with the Cisco Nexus solutions, ACE and MPLS next-generation network.
As part of an expanded go-to-market strategy, Savvis and Cisco are also working together to deliver managed IT infrastructure solutions and enterprise private clouds. The companies have collaborated on the development of a reference architecture that will help enable enterprise customers to take advantage of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) benefits available in Savvis Symphony. This architecture was tested and validated end to end in Cisco's labs, which should enable Savvis to quickly bring these services to market.