Get it Together. VersaStack solution brings together Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and IBM Storwize storage system in a unified management system.

VersaStack solution provides enterprises with an alternative to the traditional mixture of siloed products, allowing streamlined deployment and operation of IT infrastructure. Ease of management, improved scalability, speed and ease of deployment, improved TCO, and improved service and support are some of the reasons enterprises are looking at VersaStack as an integrated infrastructure solution.

By 2017, nearly two-thirds of all enterprise application infrastructures will be packaged in the form of a converged solution.

Whether you call it a converged appliance, converged infrastructure, or integrated infrastructure, the synergies, efficiencies and savings of abstracted and pooled compute, storage and networking in a pre-tested stack is trending up… with many benefits. VersaStack can help you accomplish your top IT priorities including virtualization, hybrid cloud consumption, orchestration, and automation.

As new projects or initiatives emerge, Versastack can be implemented as incremental expansion of capabilities with your current infrastructure. Additionally, you will gain advanced capabilities for your existing storage system, such as auto-tiering, real time compression and remote mirroring.


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  • Uniform deployment for compute, network and storage resources
  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure includes the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), Cisco Nexus and MDS switches, and Cisco UCS Director
  • IBM Storwize storage solutions include options with V5000, V7000 and V9000 (FlashSystem), plus IBM Easy Tier and Real Time Compression
  • ACI-Ready architecture
  • Pre-validated by Cisco & IBM thru Cisco Validated Design (CVD)

Performance & Scale

  • 160 UCS Server per Domain, scales to 100s of domains
  • Up to 8 nodes and 1056 disks per V7000/v7000U cluster
  • 5X more data with Real-time compression with no impact on performance (can be also be used with your existing storage)
  • Automated data optimization with IBM Easy Tier; get 3X performance while only utilizing 5% of your storage as SSD


  • Architected with no single point of failure
  • Multi data center scalable design for disaster tolerance

A Range of  VersaStack Solutions to Fit Your Environment

VersaStack components

VersaStack Solution for Data Center Scale Out, with IBM Storwize V7000

High Performance: Cisco UCS servers and IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor for performance-critical, data center workloads, to deliver instant access to information and services.

Data Center Scale Out: Cisco UCS servers and IBM Storwize V7000 storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor, which enables the virtualized enterprise, pooling your computing, network, and storage resources – allowing you to easily meet growing demand.

IaaS Private Cloud: Cisco UCS servers and IBM Storwize V7000 storage with UCS Director, enabling secure multi-tenant orchestration, with application monitoring and management, and resource consumption reporting to charge appropriately for IT infrastructure use.

ROBO and Retail: Cisco UCS Mini and IBM Storwize V5000 storage with the VMware vSphere hypervisor, which targets edge workloads, Remote Office Back Office (ROBO), factory, oil platform and remote location applications, and use cases.

The Datatrend Difference

Datatrend offers a converged infrastructure expertise to help enterprises orchestrate and deploy converged infrastructure flawlessly, working in harmony with your teams. Datatrend engineers are thoroughly cross-trained in server, storage and networking, and have extensive experience with virtualization and integration of converged infrastructures. A single cross-trained Datatrend engineer can help architect and integrate cost effectively and quickly, working with your specialists to align and integrate supporting subsystems requirements and management processes. You can rest easy trusting your integrated infrastructure will be deployed efficiently and with the care of Datatrend’s white glove service. Plus, our robust testing facility takes the risk and guesswork out of deployment.

Datatrend is a Cisco Premier Partner with Master Data Center Architect certification and an IBM Premier Partner with Specialty Elite designation for IBM Storage Solutions.
Datatrend has one of the first Versastack installations in the U.S., available for on-site or remote demos, testing and validation to fit your project needs.

To schedule a demo or consult with a Datatrend representative regarding your needs, call us now at 800.367.7472 or Contact Us.