Cisco and EMC create cloud bundle for SMEs

8 Feb 2012

Jason Ward, country manager, EMC Ireland, and Mary Lou Nolan, country manager, Cisco Ireland

EMC and Cisco have forged a joint venture to deliver a ‘quick start’ cloud computing package for SMEs.

It is designed to help firms move their IT infrastructure and critical data to the cloud quickly and affordably.

The package is a combination of Cisco servers and EMC VNXe storage in a virtualised environment.

“This consolidated SME bundle delivers what Irish SMEs require in a highly effective IT infrastructure that will lower their total cost of ownership for IT investments,” said Cisco Ireland country manager Mary Lou Nolan.

EMC country manager Jason Ward added that cloud computing offers Irish SMEs the opportunity to become more efficient and to cut costs while increasing the reliability and speed of their IT infrastructure.

“Through our partnership with Cisco we are helping Irish business to drive productivity by accelerating their journey to cloud computing with best-of-breed solutions and at a lower cost,” Ward said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years