At Cisco, we've launched our private cloud, using the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud products. This includes self-service, service catalog and automation.
And just like I've been writing about the Front Office of IT and the Factory of IT, I think it's time to share what the factory looks like this millenium.
IF you are a datacenter aficionado, this case study will really entertain you.
Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS): Cisco’s internal enterprise cloud, known as Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services, is the UCS-based, next-generation provisioning engine for Cisco data centers. It combines compute, storage, and networking into an Infrastructure as a Service offering. CITEIS went into production in the Richardson facility in November 2009, and as of early 2011, 100 percent of the company’s virtual machines have migrated to UCS, with x86 servers next on the list. This rapid success solidified the choice of CITEIS to be the default infrastructure platform for the new Allen facility. Cisco IT estimates that CITEIS should be able to serve 90 percent of the company’s x86 requirements.