Zumasys Gains Cisco Unified Computing Technology Status
Zumasys, a leading provider of Cloud Computing and infrastructure solutions to small-and-medium sized businesses, announced 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).