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As a Gold Sponsor of AWS re:Invent this year, Cisco will be showcasing hybrid cloud solutions that enable you to combine the control, security, and performance of private clouds with the scale, economics, and speed that public clouds can offer.
Cisco cloud portfolio, including Intercloud Fabric, ApplicationCentric Infrastructure, Cloud Services Routers, and Adaptive Security Appliances, gives you the power of choice and agility.
Learn more about how your business can unleash hybrid IT, and be sure not to miss the following Cisco solution demos at re:Invent 2014. We will be raffling many exciting prizes on all days during the event. You’re automatically entered when you visit the Cisco booth and have your badge scanned.
Cisco Intercloud Fabric is a highly secure, open, and flexible solution that provides complete freedom in workload placement. It is hypervisor and cloud provider independent, giving you the desired flexibility. All the traffic between your data center and cloud provider as well as traffic inside the public cloud is cryptographically encrypted. Your network and security policies are migrated consistently and transparently over Layer 2 extension. A unified management portal gives you a single interface for workload management and automation across heterogeneous cloud environments.
Get a free 90 days evaluation license for Cisco Intercloud Fabric when you visit Cisco Intercloud Fabric booth.
Application Centric Infrastructure
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), the Cisco software-defined networking (SDN) architecture, brings agility, reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments.
It supports a business-relevant application policy language, greater scalability through a distributed enforcement system, and greater network visibility through the integration of physical and virtual environments across networks, servers, storage, security, and services. For more details, check out a special edition of Unleashing IT.
Cloud Services Router
Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR1000V) sets the standard for enterprise-class networking and security services in a virtual form factor. The CSR1000V is the first platform to deliver multigigabit IPSec performance in Amazon Web Services cloud.
It helps enterprises transparently extend their private networks to the public cloud using the familiar Cisco IOS XE Software CLI and RESTful API, which make sure of easy deployment, monitoring, troubleshooting, and service orchestration.
Security continues to be a top concern for organizations looking to expand their network into the cloud. It needs to be a transparent extension of local network and data center policies, allowing data to move securely between those environments. To address this need, Cisco has engineered new versions of our market-leading Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Next-Generation Firewall (ASA NGFW) and FirePOWER NGIPS solutions specifically for AWS environments.
Now you can create dynamically encrypted tunnels between your local or distributed networks and the cloud; apply consistent security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments; make sure local policies are understood and enforced in the cloud; and deploy a single security strategy across traditional, NFV, SDN, ACI, and cloud architectures.
See you in Vegas!
Stop by Cisco Booth #112 to have 1:1 meetings with Cisco product experts and discuss your use cases. We look forward to seeing you at re:Invent.
Two years back, I disparaged hybrid clouds in my blog: “Why Hybrid Clouds Look Like my Grandma’s Network”. Since then the pain and necessity of many clouds in business environment has become acute. I see a great similarity between Hybrid Clouds and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon that has become well-accepted in today’s organization. IT tried to resist it initially, but the consumer movement proliferated into the workplace and was hard to control. Hence IT had no choice but to follow along.
A similar movement is emerging in Cloud. After Amazon Web Services (AWS) made it simple for application developers to swipe credit cards to buy compute and get up and running in a jiffy, the addiction has been hard to stop. Enterprise stakeholders are consuming cloud infrastructure by the hour and in the process running up total costs for their organizations and leaving gaping holes in security and compliance. But this time around, IT has an opportunity to get ahead of the phenomenon.
Challenges with existing hybrid cloud approaches:
Vendor lock-in: It is hard to argue against the flexibility offered by public clouds. However, few realize that the flexibility comes at the cost of vendor lock-in. Public cloud APIs are typically custom and moving the workload back is almost impossible.
Skyrocketing costs: Granted that public cloud vendors have been driving down costs. However, using public cloud for regular application deployments is like using a rental car for long-term use. If you need a car temporarily, say during a vacation, it makes sense to rent it by the day. However, when you are back at home and need a car for everyday commute, using a rental car will run up costs. This is what enterprises are running into when public cloud charges for resources and bandwidth start to add up. However, it is hard to get out once you are locked into operational practices and workload customization in your favorite cloud.
Security & Compliance holes: Security, what security? When you don’t even know what workloads are running in public clouds and you have no control over who accesses them and how, it is needless to say how big a security and compliance hole this is.
The Solution: Embrace Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), build hybrid clouds with Intercloud Fabric
Now that we agree that there’s no way around folks bringing their own clouds, IT needs to provide choice to users while driving consistency, control and compliance for its own sake. Here’s how Intercloud Fabric make this possible:
Choice: Intercloud Fabric enables IT to support a number of clouds including giant public clouds (Amazon, Azure) or their favorite cloud provider including Cisco Powered.
Consistency: Although users get choice of clouds, IT can maintain consistency in networking, security and operations. This is made possible by seamless workload portability across clouds, say vSphere to AWS while maintaining enterprise IP addressing and security profiles.
Compliance: Since public clouds appear as an extension of enterprise data center, current compliance requirements like logging, change control, access restrictions continue to be enforced.
Control: IT controls the cloud in a good way. They don’t have to say “No” to their end users in consuming diverse clouds but can still manage them with a single console and move workloads back and forth.
Seem too good to be true?
See how cloud providers and business customers are getting ready to do it – replay of recent webcast Securely Moving Workloads Between Clouds with Cisco InterCloud Fabric
Also, if you are Gigaom Structure in San Francisco this week, you can see the solution in action and get further insights in our workshop on Intercloud Fabric.
This week we are celebrating with more than 25,000 attendees at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and many more viewers on line the 25th anniversary of Cisco Live and it’s an exciting time for Cisco and our partners! As John Chambers described it so eloquently in his Monday keynotes, customers are embracing the opportunities around the Internet of Everything and are looking for us to help them realize the benefits and manage the transition. And cloud deployment is certainly a critical component of this new IT world.
Since we announced our Intercloud strategy at Partner Summit, it continues to build momentum. This week, we are taking the next bold step and announcing new offers and new partnering models. We are expanding beyond our hosted collaboration and SaaS offerings with a richer set of cloud services.
Cisco is Moving Fast with our Partners to deliver on the Promise of an Intercloud
Rob Lloyd President, Development and Sales intends to demonstrate in his keynotes how fast Cisco has been able to move by driving a partner-centric Cloud strategy.
You can watch on line Rob’s keynote for a deeper dive into what is happening both at Cisco and with our customers as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Find out what Cisco is doing today, what we’re planning in the future, and what others are doing to tap into the power of the Internet of Everything.
A partner-centric approach differentiates Cisco and our partners
Innovation is required to meet the rapidly changing business requirements for cloud, mobile and the Internet of Everything. With that, new Intercloud reference architectures are being added to the Cloud and Managed Service Program for partners who deliver Cisco Powered services.
Aligning Your Strategy and Business for Cloud Success
This afternoon , Cisco executives Dr. Gee Rittenhouse –CDO and Faiyaz Shahpurwala – Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services share our hybrid cloud strategy with you, including solutions such as Cisco InterCloud and Intelligent Automation for Cloud. They also discuss in their keynotes the role of applications and our partner ecosystem.
If you missed out on the Cloud Technology Trend Keynote – Aligning Your Strategy and Business for Cloud Success by Dr. Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala, you’ll want to catch the on-demand replay.
In this session, Dr. Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala provide use cases and insights to answer the following questions:
- How do you evolve your strategy at the right time with the right model?
- Which cloud is right for which workload?
- What is “fact or fiction” amid all of the cloud discussions and options?
- Is your strategy aligning you for success?
- Are your investments today setting you up for future success?
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Additional Cloud Information:
- A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Demand for Cloud [whitepaper]
- Watch the Cisco Intercloud Workload Migration Webcast (available on demand).
- Harness the potential of the cloud (interactive hub for #CiscoCloud assets)
- Subscribe to the Cloud Insights Podcast Channel featuring video interviews with #CiscoCloud executives.
Enterprise At-A-Glance (AAG) – PDF
Provider At-A-Glance (AAG) – PDF
- Cisco Cloud Strategy for Cloud Providers
- Cisco Cloud Portfolio for Cloud Providers
- Cisco InterCloud Provider Edition
- Many Clouds, Unlimited Choices [Enterprise]
- Many Clouds, Unlimited Choices [Provider]
- Cloud Computing, The Changing Role of IT
- Midsize Enterprises Leading the Way with Cloud Adoption: An IDC Infographic
- A World of Many Clouds: Solution pages
- Cisco Cloud Strategy
- Cloud Consulting Services
- Cisco Powered (login required)
- Video: Trey Leyton (VCE) and Jim Mchugh (Cisco) discuss Hybrid IT and the future of how VCE will be helping customers take advantage of Intercloud technologies with their Vblock infrastructure.
Read the press release:Cisco and Dimension Data to Accelerate Global Hybrid Cloud Adoption. Dimension Data Named Cisco’s First Global Intercloud Partner, Expanding on Successful 23-Year Relationship
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It’s hard to believe it was only eight weeks ago that I announced Cisco’s $1B investment in a bold Intercloud strategy to 10,000 partners and colleagues in Las Vegas..
Today, Cisco announced additional Intercloud partners and offerings, and on the main stage at our 25th anniversary Cisco Live! event in San Francisco this morning, I’ll demonstrate how fast we’ve been able to move by driving a partner-centric Cloud strategy.
FYI: You can watch my keynote on the Cisco Live web site.
Our customers have been asking Cisco to expand beyond our hosted collaboration and SaaS offerings (such as WebEx, Meraki and Cisco Cloud Web Security) with a richer set of cloud services. Today, in San Francisco, we are announcing a substantial expansion of those services with new infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and cloud disaster recovery applications that leverage the cloud platforms of new Intercloud partners Dimension Data and Sungard Availability Services. They join Telstra as our first Intercloud partners.
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