I’ve looked at Clouds from both sides now

December 7, 2011 - 0 Comments

I’ve looked at Clouds from both sides now.

In the US, we’re running a 7-city tour, training Partner Sales Reps & SEs on Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud. We’ve just finished training in a fourth city, including Cisco reseller, system integration and technology Partners from the Western Hemisphere. Meanwhile, in London this week, leaders from the Intelligent Automation Solutions Business Unit are conducting sales enablement training for Partners as well as Direct Sales Reps and SEs from all over EMEA. On either side of the Pond scores of people are being brought up to speed on how to identify, qualify, and sell Cisco’s Cloud management solution.

Here in London, a handful of different languages ask the same question “How do we clearly and compellingly articulate the value of cloud computing and cloud management to our customers?”

At the same time, back in the US, Cisco’s Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Vice -President of Data Center and Switching Marketing is announcing Unified Data Center as part of the CloudVerse story. Cisco’s CTO, Padmasree Warrior talks about the CloudVerse in her post on The World of Many Clouds.

Where does Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud fit into the Unified Data Center picture?

Cisco is renowned for its Unified Fabric story, the market leader in network infrastructure and integrated network services that are fast, secure, and highly available. Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and solutions have grown in the last couple of years to be the #2 blade server in the US by market share, and #3 worldwide. Now, with Unified Management the automation and lifecycle management framework simplifies both deployment and operations in the data center, significantly accelerating cloud enablement and business transformation. Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud is best-of-breed solution — including a self-service portal, service catalog, workflow automated provisioning, and lifecycle management — that makes it possible to stand up a cloud infrastructure efficiently and effectively. Wayne Greene talks about the history behind this compelling software solution at his blog discussing how it connects to Cisco’s UCS Manager. You can learn more about Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud here.

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Bill Petro

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