Tuomo Summanen, Tieto
Russia: Cisco, EMC and VMware Selected for Move to Cloud Computing
September 20, 2010
Virtual Computing Environment coalition, formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware
participated in the grand opening of Tieto's new data center in Moscow.
The new data center features a Vblock Infrastructure Package to help
customers implement a private cloud infrastructure based on
industry-leading technology and take advantage of critical IT
efficiencies. Vblock Infrastructure Packages are integrated, tested and
validated data center infrastructure offerings that combine
best-of-breed [virtualization, networking, computing, storage, security,
and management technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware"]– all with
end-to-end vendor accountability.
Tieto chose mid-range Vblock 1 configuration providing a high level of
scalability to easily adapt infrastructure packages to specific
workloads. This Vblock includes EMC CLARiiON storage solutions (secured
by RSA), Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus data center
switches, and Cisco MDS multiprotocol storage area network switches , as
well as VMware vSphere platform.
Vblock 1 infrastructure packages are the ideal choice to achieve the
core objective of the new data center—giving the customers an
opportunity to purchase computing resources according to current
business needs while meeting all security, backup and recovery
requirements. This "capacity on demand" concept provides customers with
uninterrupted access to state-of-the-art technologies without additional
investments. On top of that, Vblock allows customers to save up to 40%
on operational and management costs giving Tieto an opportunity to offer
very attractive service pricing.
Tieto is actively investing in Russia as a priority market. On March 1,
the company announced acquisition of Russian telecommunications
equipment and service provider, T&T Telecom, and June 19 saw the
announcement of Tieto's Center of Excellence for Oil and Gas in Russia.
"Vblock solutions are a real breakthrough in driving the journey to
cloud computing," says Sergey Karpov, general manager, EMC Russia and
CIS. "The Virtual Computing Environment coalition combines the
best-of-breed products, and this Vblock deployment clearly shows that
our clients recognized the benefits of these technologies at once."
deployment in Tieto is an extremely important step for us," says Pavel
Betsis, general director, Cisco Russia. "Tieto is the pioneer in the
Russian high-technology data center service market , and Cisco, together
with our alliance partners, EMC and VMware, is certain that this project
will be an important event in the whole Russian IT market, giving us an
opportunity to contribute to industry modernization."
"The Cisco, EMC, and VMware coalition solution suits our needs ideally,"
says Tuomo Summanen, country manager, Tieto Russia and CIS. "With their
technologies, we are able to provide our customers with exactly as much
computing capacity as they need."
The Virtual Computing Environment coalition was created to deliver to
customers a significant increase in IT infrastructure flexibility and
dramatic cost reduction through large-scale data center virtualization
and transition to private cloud infrastructures. Vblock infrastructure
packages offer trusted platforms for integrated IT infrastructures with
scalability required to meet customer virtualization needs.