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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Metacloud

- September 17, 2014 - 7 Comments

Today, Cisco takes another important step towards realizing our plans to create the world’s largest global Intercloud – a worldwide network of interconnected clouds and cloud service providers.

Our intent to acquire Metacloud, an OpenStack-based private cloud-as-a-service company, advances our strategy and delivers value to customers—right now. Metacloud provides IT teams with another way to accelerate their journey to the cloud and to gain an on-ramp to the Intercloud. By catalyzing the creation of the Intercloud, Cisco can fundamentally transform how IT and cloud services are bought, sold, aggregated and consumed.

Cisco’s vision is for an OpenStack-based Intercloud that allows organizations and users to combine and move high-value workloads – including data and applications – across different public or private clouds as needed. Doing so easily and securely, while maintaining essential network and security policies as well as full compliance with local data sovereignty laws, is critical.

Metacloud deploys, operates and manages OpenStack-based production-ready private clouds in any customer data center. Together, Cisco and Metacloud will enable the creation of hybrid cloud environments that combine service provider public cloud deployments with remotely-managed OpenStack private clouds. Bottom line for customers: More agility for less money.

Our customers and partners see the value proposition clearly and have rallied around Cisco’s Intercloud vision and strategy over the last year. Many leading companies are working with us in the adoption of the Intercloud. Among them, key service providers and cloud providers, as well as important technology partners, including Dimension Data, Johnson Controls, NetApp, Red Hat, Sungard, Telstra, and VCE.

Metacloud will become a critical part of our Cloud Services portfolio under the leadership of Faiyaz Shahpurwala.

Stay tuned for more details in the weeks to come!

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7 Comments

  1. wow, that is great know about. GO on CISCO

  2. It is a good move but the honest reality is Cisco just sucks at migration and proper cross pollination of companies acquired. Putting the old news of Tandberg aside ( a disaster) Cisco is no IBM Global when it gets to be a Global GC hybrid with its core Cisco team overlay rules.

  3. I’m delighted to announce that Cisco has completed the acquisition of Metacloud. We welcome the team to the Cisco family!

  4. This is a brilliant step forward, love to see such a positive move.

  5. Good Move. I think it is safer to acquire companies that have a deep expertise in private cloud space, and leverage their customer base to bring them on public cloud at a later time.

  6. Fantastic! Its all falling into place and it will be a tremendous advancement for so many industries.

  7. Really, an astonishing news that Cisco acquiring MetaCloud - startup with OpenStack chops . I think, that it would Take Cisco to some new Heights and its good Seeing that Cisco is also interested in investing in Cloud services. Lets hope, that it would be a Great Deal that Cisco Acquired Metacloud Regards Enric Dig

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