There is truth to the maxim that a technology is only as good as those who use it.
This is a big reason for my optimism regarding Cisco CloudVerse, a framework and set of solutions Cisco unveiled earlier this week. Cisco CloudVerse combines the foundational elements needed to enable organizations of all sizes to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds.
Some of the most innovative and successful businesses, service providers, and governments are adopting CloudVerse as the foundation of their cloud strategies. In fact, more than 70 percent of leading cloud providers are CloudVerse users. This week we announced more than 10 key CloudVerse customers we’re partnering with to build and enable a world of many clouds. Find out what they are saying about Cisco CloudVerse:
· ACS, a Xerox Company, Ken Stephens, senior vice president, cloud services
"Like Cisco, ACS, a Xerox Company, believes that there are many opportunities cloud computing provides businesses for advancing their operations and innovating new ways to support their customers. Because cloud is fundamentally rooted in networking, our Cloud Services business runs on Cisco. We run Cisco Cloudverse, which helps us provide secure, flexible, on-demand IT services for our customers. Cisco's self-service cloud portal and automated orchestration help our customers roll out new IT capabilities faster while reducing the cost of their IT infrastructure."
· Fujitsu, Andy Stevenson, executive director of the hosting and network services group
"We've combined our experience and expansive network to develop this new hosted offer together with Cisco that delivers the Fujitsu Cloud Connect service, a flexible, reliable and vibrant end-to-end managed solution. Our new service helps employees collaborate more efficiently on any device using a uniform suite of best-in-class Cisco collaboration technology available on demand."
· NWN, Mont Phelps, president and CEO of NWN Corporation
"NWN customers want access to collaboration applications that are easy to scale, affordable and secure, and in partnering with Cisco, we are able to address these issues."
· LinkedIn, Sonu Nayyar, director product operations
"Cisco's ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router has helped LinkedIn to rapidly scale access to our next-generation data center to meet growing bandwidth requirements and ensure the availability of our services. Our relationship with Cisco helps us to maintain our industry-leading reputation, reduce infrastructure costs and is integral to our continued success."
· Orange Business Services , Vivek Badrinath, senior executive vice president of France Telecom-Orange and CEO of Orange Business Services
"At Orange, we see cloud computing from the end-user standpoint, encompassing datacenter and network infrastructures for a seamless customer experience. Being a network operator with the world's largest seamless network and, at the same time, being a leading cloud computing and IT service provider, we offer an end-to-end, secure cloud experience. During our long-standing relationship with Cisco, we have worked on building robust network and cloud computing foundations, with services such as Hosted Collaboration Solution, Vblock and ScanSafe. Our Flexible 4 Business alliance, with Cisco, EMC and VMware, is a continuation of our unique value proposition and is paving the way for easier cloud computing adoption. We anticipate working closely with Cisco to provide multinational companies the variety of clouds they will adopt, as mixing clouds will be a key trend going forward."
· Qualcomm, Norm Fjeldheim, senior vice president and chief information officer
"Working with today's leading global device manufacturers in a fast-paced industry like mobility requires a flexible and intelligent IT infrastructure. Cisco's cloud intelligent network provides us a high level of flexibility and performance, enabling our team to meet the increasingly complex needs of Qualcomm's growing global workforce."
· Silicon Valley Bank, Anthony Ong, infrastructure architect
"The goal for our private cloud is to increase IT agility and efficiency for server, network, and storage operations across both physical and virtual infrastructure. We wanted a cloud management solution with self-service provisioning and de-provisioning, including orchestration across Cisco UCS, other existing systems environment, as well as public cloud services. We selected Cisco data center technologies, including Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, to build our cloud services platform, and we are very pleased with the result."
· Telecom Italia, Stefano Nocentini, VP marketing
"Telecom Italia and Cisco have worked closely together over the last year to define the evolution of our cloud strategy. Telecom Italia's Nuvola Italiana strategy, centered on ‘the Cloud with the Network inside' and Cisco's CloudVerse strategy, are perfectly aligned. By bundling connectivity and different cloud solutions (private, public, hybrid), Telecom Italia will continue to reinforce the partnership with Cisco to advance Nuvola Italiana."
· Telefónica Digital, Carlos Morales, global M2M, cloud and apps director
"Cisco's CloudVerse solution – combining a unified data center with a cloud intelligent network – forms a very powerful foundation for Telefónica to launch its new Virtual Data Center service. CloudVerse integrates the technology that has allowed Telefonica to build, scale and manage clouds and to assure a great cloud experience to the end user. We feel confident that our partnership with Cisco will enable Telefónica's Virtual Data Center service to deliver significant innovations for our business customers and enable Telefónica to become a leading Cloud services supplier."
· Telstra, Philip Jones, executive director of data, IP and network applications & services
"Telstra and Cisco have expanded our relationship to include cloud computing as a significant growth opportunity for both organisations. Our investment and experience in providing network-based services at scale is unparalleled in Australia. We are leveraging our market-leading network intelligence and the advanced Cisco cloud platform to deliver innovative cloud services that meet the needs of Australian businesses."
· Terremark, a Verizon Company, Kerry Bailey, president
"We're moving to a world where our business customers want to experience services anywhere, anytime on any device. Cisco CloudVerse is architected to help deliver on the promise of cloud by unifying compute, storage and network resources that can be securely and rapidly repurposed and managed on-demand to meet the needs of different customers or applications. These capabilities are fundamental to the cloud and the Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network is purpose-built to help deliver the security, scalability and flexibility we need."
This gives you a quick glimpse of the support for CloudVerse and its elements that we’re already finding in the market. As cloud momentum is accelerating, the economic benefits and agility of cloud are driving significant change in the way IT and content is delivered. Cisco provides differentiated solutions to enable our customers to build and deliver cloud services, whether private, public, hybrid or community. And the network is the essential platform for the cloud – enabling services within the cloud, between clouds and beyond to the end customer.
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