Cisco is committed to leading the industry in bringing innovation and value to its customers through the cloud. ThroughCisco Powered, Cisco has driven high standards for cloud services, making enterprise-class performance and reliability the baseline across the industry. With the recent announcement of over 30 Intercloud partners, Cisco is putting a whole new face on what cloud means.
The Intercloud is a movement that brings together the world of many clouds. It does so in a way that meets the evolving needs of today’s organizations. Rather than being restricted to a single, potentially proprietary cloud, Cisco envisions the Intercloud as a global resource for businesses to connect their operations locally and globally.
With the Intercloud, Cisco and its partners offer high-value benefits beyond those available with commodity-class services:
Workload mobility: Organizations will be able to seamlessly move workloads between clouds. This creates a truly hybrid cloud environment, where an organization can move workloads from its private cloud to a public cloud. With a Cisco Intercloud Provider, workloads can be moved between different public cloud providers as well.
Data sovereignty: Global organizations need to meet global requirements. The flexibility of the Intercloud enables these organizations to locate workloads in region-specific data centers. This enables companies to meet the security and compliance requirements of local governments without compromising performance, reliability, or flexibility.
Partner ecosystem: Cisco’s cloud strategy is to provide the infrastructure, solutions, and services that deliver the value of cloud to organizations. By working with partners at all levels – providers, builders, aggregators, technology partners, resellers, and independent software vendors (ISV) – the Cisco ecosystem offers unified solutions across a wide range of technologies and applications.
Cisco and its partners are working together to enable a new generation of standardized cloud applications and the proliferation of highly secure hybrid clouds. In this first phase, the 30+ Intercloud partners offer a combined global reach of 250 new data centers in 50 countries. To drive the success of its Intercloud initiative, Cisco has also introduced hybrid cloud bundles and Cisco Intercloud Fabric. And, to leave no doubt to its level of engagement, Cisco has committed $1 billion in cloud financing.