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A World of Many Clouds

Imagine a world where businesses can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and securely share and store data across multiple networks, regardless of location. Until a few years ago, this concept seemed unattainable to most.

Fast-forward to 2012, and just about every company in the industry is working to make the cloud a part of its business model. Organizations are beginning to see the cloud as a long-term industry transition in the same way that client/server computing was a transition from the mainframe era.

Cloud is the next step in the evolution of the Internet. And that evolution is happening now. The cloud is fundamentally changing the way people and businesses consume services.

Early discussions have focused primarily on the different types of clouds leaving businesses wondering what option is best for them. In reality, it can take several types of clouds to solve a variety of business challenges. We’re moving to an interconnected world of many clouds – where users want to experience cloud services anywhere, anytime, on any device – and businesses want IT as a service.

Clouds offer compelling economics – reducing CapEx and OpEx, sharing of cloud assets, and dynamic, on-demand delivery of services. They enable flexible business models that allow services to be launched more rapidly, with greater efficiency and more scalability, regardless of the geography or size of business.

Curious on what “cloud formation” is right for you?

At the upcoming Partner Summit in San Diego, you’ll learn how clouds allow businesses to be more efficient, service providers to deliver new services and content to their customers, governments and countries to share technology benefits faster with citizens, and people to instantly access new services and content on demand.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend any of the great cloud sessions we have going on, either in person or via Virtual Partner Summit. We are excited to share information about how clouds enable the world to operate more simply, with greater agility, and with improved economics. The world will not be served by one giant cloud. While each business and individual will choose different cloud solutions, the expectation of a secure and assured cloud experience remains the same.

Cisco believes there are three key ingredients to deliver a world of many clouds: services designed for clouds; a unified data center, sharing resources within a data center and across data centers; and a cloud intelligent network, providing a consistent and secure user experience independent of user location and the number of clouds involved in delivering the service.

At Partner Summit we’ll discuss Cisco’s strategy to enable our customers and partners to deliver customized cloud applications and services with a cloud platform tailored to their needs – be it private, public, or hybrid.

This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  1. Soon everything will be on demand. More and more companies and small businesses will gravitate toward real-time on-demand usage. Companies and small businesses who do not adapt to this change in the industry will be left behind, plain and simple…

    In this day and age, you must continue to adapt to real-time changes in the market. There used to be a day, when you can make an investment choice and patience was on your side. Now everything, including stocks are tracked down to the tick in real-time.

    We are living in a time where, information is available quicker than ever before and those who can respond to it will survive. I believe cloud based systems will soon be an important priority all companies must consider.

    Wendy Bahr, is obviously one of the early adapters when she says Organizations are beginning to see the cloud as a long-term industry transition in the same way that client/server computing was a transition from the mainframe era.

    This is exactly the trend I see in the industry and Wendy is spot on in her write up.

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  2. I agree cloud computing is the future of business activities. I agree more and more businesses are moving to on demand services and looking to choose a suitable cloud service provider.

    Cisco manufactured products on cloud computing are great and the company has succeeded in mixing the three essential ingredients a unified data center, sharing resources within a data center and across data centers; and a cloud intelligent network to deliver reliable cloud computing products and services

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