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Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC)


Product Name
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC)

Description
Expands uses of cloud technology beyond infrastructure, providing a foundation for organizational transformation. Delivers a smooth transition beyond provisioning virtual machines, it automates data center and standard business processes from a single self-service portal.

Cisco IAC contains the following elements:

Self-Service Portal
Deliver an online shopping experience for users with the self-service portal and service catalog. Built-in governance delivers price quotes at the time of service order selection. After deployment, the portal tracks and reports service consumption to users throughout the service lifecycle.

Network Services Automation
Out-of-the-box templates across network topologies and applications automate virtual network services and lifecycle operations across Layers 2 through 7. Cisco IAC maintains relationships and lifecycles of tenant organizations, users and applications tied to network services. It eliminates manual preprovisioning or demand-based provisioning through trouble tickets that extend time-to-value by weeks.

Tenant Segregation
Safely segregate tenants within shared container environments. Each container supports customized branding and backgrounds for each tenant. Administrators can set tenant quotas and assign service pricing specific to each tenant's requirements.

Provisioning and Management
Extend to additional hypervisors and cloud providers and tailor service costs and hypervisor type to project requirements. This is possible with out-of-the-box provisioning and management of Amazon EC2, OpenStack, VMware vCloud Director, vSphere and Cisco UCS Director.

Financial and Portfolio Management
Extend automated financial and portfolio management across multiple cloud environments and suppliers. Set pricing and budgetary limits ahead of time to avoid unexpected bills from service providers or to lock down services available to tenant organizations. Price quotes created for one-time or hourly cycles across single or multiple tenants.

Easy Addition of Cloud Accelerators
Cloud accelerators snap directly into the Cisco IAC framework, which means customers can immediately consume richer use cases.

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