How can VersaStack help your business?

Simplify your IT with VersaStack, to meet your business demands faster and reduce your costs. This converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage offers quick deployment and rapid time to value.

Designed to improve performance and protect your investment, VersaStack includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and IBM all-flash and hybrid storage solutions built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software.

VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides. You gain faster infrastructure and workload/application deployment—with the versatility to adapt as your business priorities change.

See how the 145 year old Canadian media giant adopted VersaStack to bring agility to its news delivery and outreach.

Video: VersaStack is helping Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital scale up and out while keeping their standard of care

VersaStack is the most versatile converged infrastructure

No other x86 integrated system brings all these valuable capabilities together

  • IBM Easy Tier for simplicity. Automatically migrates data to the most appropriate tier of storage and manages it moving forward for valuable gains in performance and TCO.
  • IBM Real-time compression for efficiency. Stores more for less by compressing primary active data by up to 85% with increased performance. Makes your current installed storage faster, less expensive and easier to manage.
  • External virtualization for versatility. Can virtualize and consolidate other vendor’s installed storage. This feature is unique in the industry, providing the widest range of external storage virtualization available.
  • Modular scalable architecture for flexibility. Enables ease of scaling (storage, compute, and networking) without rip and replace. Modular storage scalability, with your choice of flash or disk storage options and capacity, makes VersaStack agile and affordable.

Scale up or out depending on your business needs

Reduce storage costs

IBM Storwize V5000 and V5030F enable you to consolidate your existing infrastructure and add new functionality.

Maximize storage efficiency

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and Storwize V7000 support the massive volumes of data created by cloud, social, mobile and data center applications.

Optimize performance

IBM FlashSystem V9000 and FlashSystem 900 all-flash enterprise solutions deliver extreme performance.

New! Support cloud and VDI workloads

IBM FlashSystem A9000 provides a highly parallel, all-flash solution for the cloud-scale business.

New! Virtualize existing storage

IBM SAN Volume Controller delivers innovative data virtualization to enable a single point of control for storage resources.

Why buy VersaStack?

  • Simplify your IT with fully converged server, storage and networking
  • Use integrated, intuitive management to increase productivity and ease and streamline operations
  • Recoup your upfront investments in a few months and lower total cost of ownership by 33 percent
  • Deploy an ideal solution for hybrid cloud, cognitive and virtualized workloads
  • Gain industry-leading reliability with IBM all-flash or hybrid storage solutions and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Accelerate IT agility with rapid provisioning, seamless scale and increased performance
  • Achieve up to 50 percent reduction in design, deployment and management overhead

Features and benefits

Industry leadership Reliability from IBM and Cisco, with a 15-year history of demonstrated joint success with more than 25,000 shared customers
Global delivery capabilities Expertise and technology offerings in data center computing, cloud, networking, mobility, collaboration, analytics and the Internet of Things
Agile networking Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)-ready, to build, deploy, secure and maintain applications via a more agile framework
Business application acceleration and analytics Quicker application performance, delivering real-time business insights and operational decisions with all-flash IBM FlashSystem V9000, IBM FlashSystem 900, IBM Storwize V7000F and IBM Storwize V5030F
Hybrid Cloud Enabled Transparent Cloud Tiering extends local storage on demand into the cloud for snapshots and restores
Comprehensive storage options
  • All-flash and hybrid data storage options to address growing capacity needs, from departmental to large-scale deployments
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller, increasing utilization of existing storage solutions
Single point of control for storage resources
  • Pools the storage capacity of multiple storage systems (IBM or non- IBM) on a storage area network (SAN)
  • Manages tiered data
  • Encrypts all virtualized data for data security
Efficiency and Security
  • IBM Real-time Compression feature increases effective capacity of storage systems up to five times, helping to lower costs, floor-space requirements, power and cooling
  • IBM Easy Tier feature helps balance performance needs against infrastructure costs in a tiered storage environment
  • Encryption feature helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems
Modular scalability Scale out and scale up as desired with ease, however desired (compute or storage or both)
Dynamic data migration
  • Migrate data among devices without taking applications using that data offline
  • Manage and scale storage capacity without disrupting applications
Pre-integration and pre-validation Faster delivery of applications and increased IT efficiency with less risk

Specifications

VersaStack with IBM FlashSystem V9000
Component
Network
  • Nexus 9372
  • Cisco MDS 9148S
Compute
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M4
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Cisco UCS C220 M4
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter
Storage
VersaStack with IBM SAN Volume Controller
Component
Network
  • Nexus 9372
  • Cisco MDS 9148S
Compute
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M4
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Cisco UCS C220 M4
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter
Storage
VersaStack with IBM Storwize V7000
Component
Network
  • Nexus 9396
  • Cisco MDS 9148S
Compute
  • Cisco UCS C-Series M3
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M3
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M4
  • Cisco UCS C 220 M4
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter
Storage Storwize V7000F, IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
Management Cisco UCS Director
VersaStack with IBM Storwize V5000
Component
Network Nexus 9372
Compute
  • Cisco UCS C220 M4
  • Cisco UCS B-Series M4
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect 6324
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter
Storage IBM Storwize V5030F, IBM Storwize V5030, IBM Storwize V5020 and IBM Storwize V5010

ESG on VersaStack

See why VersaStack is ideal for cloud, big data and analytics and mobility deployments. ESG explains how VersaStack simplifies deployment, lowers costs and delivers a dynamic, adaptable infrastructure.

ESG on VersaStack Integrated Infrastructure Solution

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Business value

Analyst report

VersaStack and IBM Flash Storage deliver unparalleled value by delivering better infrastructure and lower cost.

ESG Economic Value Validation

What are the fully burdened costs and benefits of leveraging the VersaStack pre-tested, pre-validated infrastructure stack?

Client value video

VersaStack makes infrastructure easy and efficient, while providing the versatility for changes in business demands.

ESG Economic Value Calculator

What is the estimated financial impact of supporting your virtual machine environment on VersaStack?

Client success webinar

VersaStack helped WinniPeg Free Press slash operational costs and become a smarter newsroom with a growing customer base.

VersaStack Solutions brochure

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure and IBM Storage Systems solution deployment options and value.


Client success

Healthcare

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital optimizes the use of physician’s time to enrich patient care.

Fabrication and Assembly

JJ Haines lays the groundwork for a dynamic, agile organization that’s ready for anything.

Computer Services

Sigmax embraces a truly customer-centric approach through flexible, tailored cloud services.

Computer Services

Medicat’s VersaStack solution enables six times faster provisioning and a 99.97% reduction in response times to boost service quality and customer satisfaction.

Media

VersaStack helped WinniPeg Free Press slash operational costs and become a smarter newsroom with a growing customer base.


Deployment options

Remote and branch office

Centrally manage your remote-office and branch-office (ROBO) locations, point of sale locations and small IT environments.

All-flash

Accelerate the performance of your entire data center or deploy solutions to fully power specific high-performance applications.

Data Center

Scale out your data center while lowering TCO. VersaStack is reliable, easy to manage and can scale out as your needs grow.

Private Cloud

Run an efficient private cloud. Deliver easy, efficient and versatile services and self-service access to cloud resources.

SAP HANA

Deploy VersaStack for SAP HANA Tailored DataCenter Integration to reduce costs and support the analysis of data from SAP within seconds.

Oracle Database acceleration

Dramatically improve Oracle database performance and reduce complexity and costs.


IBM and Cisco

Cisco Validated Designs

Setting up an efficient and versatile IT infrastructure is easier than you think.

IBM and Cisco Alliance

See how IBM and Cisco can help you achieve you vision of the modern data center.