Cisco and Microsoft have partnered for well over a decade to help customers achieve their business objectives. At the heart of many business conversations today is the need for business agility, application performance at the edge, and secure connectivity across a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Cisco solutions are at the heart of these discussions, working with our mutual customers to find answers to their most pressing challenges.

This year at Microsoft Ignite 2021, we shared several ways Cisco is helping Microsoft customers deliver secure, high-performance applications in a hybrid cloud ecosystem. The full content line-up can be found at the Cisco at Microsoft Ignite page and includes:

Microsoft interviews Cisco’s Vijoy Pandey about how applications are the business

Vijoy Pandey, Cisco VP Engineering and CTO, Cloud Distributed Systems, participates in a seven-minute interview with Microsoft Senior Program Manager Allison Weins, as they highlight the value of Cisco solutions for Microsoft customers.

How to Deliver Secure, High-Performance Applications in a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem with Microsoft and Cisco

Venture deeper into the Cisco and Microsoft relationship, as Cisco Chief Architect Carlos Pereira and Sudha Mahajan, GM, Microsoft Azure Core, discuss the customer journey to hybrid cloud. Among other topics, you will learn about the latest integrations of Cisco connectivity solutions—including SD-WAN and direct internet Access—and Microsoft Azure SaaS offers.

Cisco and Future of Hybrid Cloud

Ask the experts! Watch as AppDynamics, ThousandEyes, and Cisco cloud and data center experts team up for a discussion on the future of hybrid cloud through deep Azure interoperability and powerful control over modern application complexity. Our panel will help you gain an understanding of performance integration, business context, security, and cost strategies and their role in successfully deploying hybrid cloud environments.

Optimizing Application Experiences – Why and how Full-Stack Observability is your app game changer

It’s time to leverage full-stack observability (FSO) to improve your application digital experiences and align your applications with desired business outcomes. Learn how to move from being reactive to proactive when optimizing for cost and performance. FSO can also help you to migrate to the cloud and SaaS with confidence. Watch industry leaders from Cisco, AppDynamics, and ThousandEyes provide a fun and practical demonstration of what you can accomplish when deploying a strong FSO foundation.

In addition to what was showcased at Microsoft Ignite 2021, Cisco and Microsoft have joined forces in several other areas, such as:

Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp with Multicloud for Azure Virtual WAN

Learn about how Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Multicloud extends SD-WAN connectivity from branch sites to Azure Virtual WAN by watching this how to demo.

Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Network Complexity

Cisco Nexus Dashboard helps reduce network complexity in deploying Hybrid Cloud environments, such as connecting to Microsoft Azure. You can learn more by reading this blog.

For more information about how Cisco solutions can increase business agility, improve application performance at the edge, and secure your connectivity across the hybrid cloud, visit cisco.com/go/microsoft.

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