From a services perspective, Cisco brings to bear its professional services operations to OpenStack with strategy and assessment services.
Cisco is also offering new accelerator packs, bundled sets of pre-designed Cisco hardware solution stacks including server, storage and networking components. One of the accelerator packs is for compute-intensive OpenStack workloads. The pack includes 6 x UCS C220 M3 servers, each of which provide 2x Intel Xeon E5-2665 processors and 128 GB of memory.
The UCS accelerator pack focuses on heavy storage requirements and includes 8 x UCS C240 M3 servers attached to 12 x 900 GB SAS hard drives. A third pack, with balanced compute and storage, includes 6 x UCS C220 and 12 x 900 GB SAS hard drives.