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A Global Intercloud: Cisco Cloud Services, Cisco Powered, and You

In a previous blog post, I discussed some considerations organizations should keep in mind when selecting a cloud  provider. After all, in today’s world of many clouds, organizations must have confidence in their decision – both from a technology and business perspective.  This week Cisco announced plans to build a global Intercloud – a network of clouds – together with a set of partners.

Partners are an essential part of Cisco’s DNA. Only through the help of our partners can we provide customers with the world’s largest network of clouds. So far, over 200 Cisco cloud partners have already created 430 Cisco Powered services worldwide. With the addition of Cisco Cloud Services, together, we will have an unmatched portfolio of enterprise class offers.

Cisco Powered is the power behind the cloud: cisco.com/go/ciscopowered

Cisco Powered is the power behind the cloud: cisco.com/go/ciscopowered

Cisco is expanding the Cisco Powered program to include Cisco Cloud Services. Cisco will sell these new services through channel partners and directly to end customers. Partners who develop Cisco Powered services can extend their portfolio with unique Cisco technologies such as WebEx, Cisco Cloud Web Security and Meraki, as well as third party applications. This provides a significant opportunity to leverage the scale of a global Intercloud. In doing so, partners can tap into new revenue streams while improving profitability, and business relevance.

There are many considerations organizations must keep in mind in the move to cloud. With Cisco’s network of partners, working together to help businesses embrace a world of private, public, and hybrid clouds, the business cases for cloud will be realized. Cisco Powered is the power behind the cloud.

Check out the “Powering Your Cloud Business” video and download the Cisco Powered marketing and sales enablement kit to learn more about providing Cisco Powered services.

10 things to consider when choosing a cloud service provider from Cisco Business Insights

 

If you’re interested in becoming a cloud reseller, review the Cloud and Managed Services and Cisco Powered requirements on Partner Central and submit your application. Once approved, you can sell Cisco Powered cloud and managed services.

Be sure to follow @CiscoCloud and @Cisco_Powered on Twitter and join the conversation, #CiscoCloud #CiscoPowered.

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