What a difference nine months can make!
Last April, Rob Lloyd walked on stage at PS14 and announced our Intercloud strategy. Fast-forward to Cisco Live! last week, where Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala were on the main stage talking with customers and partners about how they’re already bringing Intercloud to life. Cloud was one of the hottest topics this year. No wonder – in a relatively short time, we have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of cloud.
It was exciting to see the Cloud, Software, and Managed Services engine step up a gear at Cisco Live!. Keynotes, demonstrations, booths, and breakout sessions were all about cloud as an enabler for capturing the Internet of Everything (IoE) opportunity. We need to build on that momentum, because the transition is happening now, and it’s happening fast!
There’s a real ‘start-up’ energy to this proactive disruption we’re driving. Accenture is only one of the many industry “big hitters” amongst the 45 partners that have joined us. Together, we will make Intercloud do for the cloud what the Internet did for all those disconnected, proprietary networks back in the ‘80s.
Are you wondering if we have the credibility to lead the charge? Let me tell you … yes, we do! Read More »
Tags: cisco openstack private cloud, cloud software and manged services, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, Internet of Everything
Forrester research indicates that private cloud has entered into the formal IT portfolio by becoming a core part of data center strategy. I have been writing about the sea change underway in private cloud. This sea change means that automating the provisioning of virtual machines and their infrastructure is inadequate in a world where your users expect continuous delivery.
Application developers want to accelerate application stack design and deployment. Your customers expect to consume applications and their supporting infrastructures on-demand and take delivery within minutes.
Doubt this fact? I consistently hear from senior executives about the growth of shadow IT within their organizations simply because the data center cannot meet delivery expectations.
At CiscoLive Milan today, the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite was introduced. I can hear your response now…..What another cloud management platform? So I will respond: no way!
Many of today’s solutions are simple toolkits that require IT administrators to customize and maintain integrations between tools, processes, applications and teams. IT needs to become software and infrastructure engineers. End users have expectations of simplicity and out-of-box operation and these tools simply frustrate meeting end users expectations.
Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite is an engineered software solution not a platform. It delivers a hybrid-ready private cloud software solution that contains out-of-box installation and content. There are out-of-box utensils designed specifically to accelerate the design and deployment of your existing and cloud-first applications – across private and hybrid environments. Learn more by watching this video.
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Tags: application developers, application templates, Cisco, Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite, Cisco ONE, Cloud Management, HP Helion, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, marketplace, paas, private cloud, vcac, VMware, vRealize Suite
One of the key benefits of moving to the cloud is that someone else–your service provider–takes care of the day-to-day management of your technology. You can focus on adding value at a higher level. Scale capacity and increase your company’s productivity by introducing new capabilities such as collaboration applications or desktop-as-a-service.
Unfortunately, not all clouds are created equal. The success of your business relies upon the quality of the services you choose. You might not experience the level of losses Best Buy did when their site went down on Black Friday, but unplanned downtime can still seriously hurt your business.
The technology inside the cloud services you use really does matter. When you buy commodity-class services, you have no guarantee of the performance, reliability, or even availability of your business-critical data and applications.
This is why Intel and Cisco are working together to deliver enterprise-class cloud services you can rely upon. These two leaders offer more than just promises. Both companies have a long history of proven quality and reliability. Services built upon their technology provide fast time-to-market, offer assured performance, and leverage ongoing innovation.
This assurance of quality is extended to your service provider as well. Cisco identifies cloud providers meeting its highest standards with the Cisco Powered logo. These partners must undergo a rigorous third-party audit to verify that they are able to deliver as promised. This means your services are also protected with end-to-end security. And, with the rise of the Intercloud, you’ll benefit from workload portability between clouds and the ability to comply with local data sovereignty regulations.
You trust Intel and Cisco inside your data center. Now you can trust them inside your cloud services. Intel and Cisco. Connect with confidence.
Learn more about how Intel and Cisco are working together in The Future is in the Clouds. To find a cloud provider who can offer you the reliability of Intel and Cisco together, visit the Intel Cloud Finder.
Tags: cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Intel, InterCloud, partners, xander Uyleman
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Sherri Liebo provided a great update this week on Cisco Intercloud. In her blog entitled Cisco Intercloud Makes Strides Leading up to Partner Summit 2015, she gives a quick, but thorough, update on just what Cisco’s been up to since introducing Cisco Intercloud in Las Vegas last year.
Check out her blog for an overview of last year’s launch, a look at what Cisco has accomplished since then and a view forward of what to expect next as we head toward Partner Summit 2015.
Let’s Talk Firsts and Lasts
In case you missed it, John Chambers blogged this week looking back at the 30 year history of Cisco. It’s a nice trip down memory lane for many of us, and a quick history lesson for the rest. John also takes a look at what to expect during the next thirty years. Be sure to check it out! Read More »
Tags: Channelnomics, Cisco, cloud, InterCloud, john chambers, ken trombetta, partner, partner summit, Sherri Liebo, Weekly Rewind
Welcome back from the holidays and welcome to 2015! I trust you’ve all settled back into your work routines after enjoying some much-earned time off with friends and family. Temperatures across the U.S. continue to drop, but things in our world are heating up as we kick off the New Year. In fact, Cisco Partner Summit 2015 will be here before you know it.
The end of April is just a little more than three months out and we can’t wait to see some of you in Montreal this year. Speaking of Partner Summit, it was at last year’s event where we launched what I wanted to touch on today.
I promise I’ll keep this one short, but since launching Cisco Intercloud in Las Vegas last year, we really have accomplished a great deal, and I want to be sure that you, as a member of The Cisco Partner Ecosystem, are not missing out on any opportunities. Hhere is a little recap on Cisco Intercloud from Partner Summit 2014 until now. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Partner Ecosystem, cloud, InterCloud, partner, Sherri Liebo