Business process and document management solutions provider Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has selected the Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and data infrastructure to help deliver cloud-based global managed print services (MPS). According to Xerox, customers can expect faster access to information about their global print operations through this offering. Cisco's solution supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per second on behalf of Xerox.

Xerox uses Cisco data center solutions to meet what it says is a fast-growing demand for cloud-based MPS. Cisco enables Xerox to expand its offerings, while providing a smaller footprint that also saves power and meets cooling requirements. Xerox’s global network of MPS delivery centers hosts a suite of more than 100 applications.

In addition, Xerox also works with Cisco to deliver cloud services using the Vblock platform. This platform combines Cisco UCS with EMC storage and VMware for virtualization, as well as Cisco Intelligent Automation software, to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud capabilities and Cisco Hosted Collaboration services. Xerox Cloud Services supports clients worldwide.

Here's what MSPs should know about the offering:

  • Vblock 700 Series has been provided to power cloud facilities in global locations,
  • Xerox selected Cisco UCS as the core server for its global MPS delivery centers, and built several server profiles based on different UCS models to perform various roles in its data center,
  • Xerox can also use service profiles with Cisco UCS Manager to quickly deploy both physical and virtual servers,
  • Xerox Cloud Services chose the Cisco Process Orchestrator, which allows Xerox to speed the deployment of application environments for IT process automation.

For more information on Xerox, please visit the company's website.