A Close Look at Cisco Unfied Service Delivery Architecture for Cloud Services

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Friday, October 23, 2009

dc_tech_ov_cis-88596 Cisco Unified Service Delivery provides service providers like you with the technologies to fully integrate, secure and virtualize their service delivery infrastructures in an unique way. With Unified Service Delivery and a next-generation IP network,  CISCO Unified Service Delivery combine the data-center and their IP network together to provide end-to-end delivery of services like video, collaboration or cloud services.

If you, as a service provider, adopt the traditional data center, it may not be profitable in the long run due to 46 percent compounded annual growth rate of international traffic. Cisco Unified Service Delivery incorporates famous data center products such as the Cisco Unified Computing System and the Cisco Nexus Switch, with a new data centre optimized configuration of Cisco’s flagship router, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, and Cisco’s wide range of IP NGN products.


  • CISCO Unified Computer System combines compute, network, storage access and virtualization resources in a single  system that can reduce IT infrastructure costs and complexities.
  • The Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution is optimized to enable virtualization within the data centre, between data centres and across the IP NGN.
  • As per Synergy Research, CISCO Unified Delivery system produces between 5.49 and 6.99 times the four-year cumulative savings in operating expenditures on virtualized video infrastructure and between 5.3 and 5.86 times the savings in capital expenditures.
  • Cisco CRS-1 platform is designed for the needs of the carrier network, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch is the data-center-class switching platform combining Ethernet, IP and storage capabilities across one unified network fabric.
  • The implementation of compute and storage resources can be significantly improved because services are moved from legacy system onto the Unified Service Delivery (USD) platform.
  • Synergy Research further reports that CDN provides better power efficiency by a factor of 2.
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