As cloud-enabled services transform IT departments everywhere, your path to success as an IT professional was made easier today with Cisco’s announcement to expand its cloud portfolio. With Cisco’s comprehensive cloud portfolio offerings, you can easily and securely combine workloads to manage cloud services across different clouds. By increasing your flexibility for strategic sourcing of cloud-enabled IT services, you can increase your influence as a trusted business partner to your stakeholders. And, as you take on these new strategic roles, Cisco and our channel partners can help you and your organization gain control of cloud services.

While defining and deploying a comprehensive cloud architecture presents tremendous opportunity for IT chiefs, this task is not without its challenges. Successful cloud implementation requires a cloud governance model fueled by strategic vision and a holistic approach that addresses all aspects of your data center and IT operations in the new application economy fueled by cloud.


Cisco: Cloud, ACI and the Application Economy

Following on the heels of our launch last fall of Application Centric Infrastructure, our enhanced Cisco Services for cloud portfolio provides strategic assistance to transition to a cloud governance model within your organization based on business outcomes. With our solutions spanning the plan, build, manage, and go-to-market phases of the cloud project lifecycle, Cisco Services has been recognized as an industry leader in cloud services by both IDC and Forrester.

Our comprehensive and newly enhanced Cisco Services for Cloud Strategy, Management, and Operations portfolio is based on three critical success factors for evolving your cloud strategy: 1) a choice in consumption models; 2) reduced exposure to risks throughout the journey, including assessments on cloud usage, risk profile and cloud spend; and 3) the ability to intelligently secure and automate your cloud environment.

Along with key strategic services to help customers build, adopt, and accelerate cloud on-boarding with a focus on business outcomes in conjunction with Cisco Consulting Services, we’ve also developed new cloud services such as Cloud Consumption, Cisco Domain Ten Framework 2.0 and OpenStack to provide unmatched business flexibility and agility designed around an open and secure infrastructure to unlock innovation.

Strategic relationships – you with your business stakeholders, and you and your organization with Cisco – will help fuel your competitive advantage in the cloud by enabling the adoption of new business models, the pursuit of new market opportunities, and the monetization of business assets, all while reducing your total cost of ownership. Contact us to learn how we can help.

Cisco Cloud Launch Press Release
Cisco Cloud Launch Site
Cisco Cloud Services Portfolio
IDC MarketScape Cloud Professional Services Survey
The Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Solutions Q4 2013 Study
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Scott Clark

Vice President, Advanced Services

Cloud & Networking Services