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Cisco, allies to build world’s largest intercloud network

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Cisco has announced its plans to build the world’s largest global Intercloud, a network of clouds, in collaboration with a set of partners.[blockquote right=”pull-right”]According to the technology company, open Intercloud network will deliver a new enterprise-class portfolio of cloud IT services for businesses, service providers and resellers.[/blockquote]

The Cisco global Intercloud is being developed for the Internet of Everything. It will be architected with a distributed network and security architecture designed for high-value application workloads, real-time analytics, “near infinite” scalability and full compliance with local data sovereignty laws, according to Cisco.

According to the technology company, open Intercloud network will deliver a new enterprise-class portfolio of cloud IT services for businesses, service providers and resellers.

Cisco is expected to invest over $1 billion to build its expanded cloud business over the next two years. The company’s partners that have endorsed or planning to deliver the initiatives include Australian service provider Telstra, Canadian business communications provider Allstream, European cloud company Canopy, an Atos company, cloud services aggregator, provider and wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc., global IT and managed services provider Logicalis Group and global provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence, mobile intelligence, and network applications MicroStrategy, Inc.

Others are enterprise data center IT solutions provider OnX Managed Services, information availability services provider SunGard Availability Services and IT consulting and outsourcing company Wipro Ltd.

“Customers, providers and channel partners alike are turning to Cisco to create open and highly secure hybrid cloud environments, and they want to rapidly deploy valuable enterprise-class cloud experiences for key customers – all while mitigating the risk of capital investment,” said Robert Lloyd, president of development and sales, Cisco.

According to him, “the timing is right for Cisco and its partners to invest in a groundbreaking, application-centric global Intercloud to provide broader reach and faster time to market. Together, we have the capability to enable a seamless world of many clouds in which our customers have the choice to enable the right, highly secure cloud for the right workload, while creating strategic advantages for rapid innovation, and ultimately, business growth.”

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