Every organization has its own specific needs and considerations as it moves through the phases of cloud implementation. These include:
- Consolidating assets
- Standardizing operations
- Virtualizing the environment
- Automating service delivery
- Ensuring a consistent experience
With these concerns in mind, Cisco is committed to supporting your specific needs during your transition to your chosen cloud model. Cisco provides a wide range of options to help you plan, purchase, and deploy your cloud solutions. And Cisco focuses on your success by helping to enable your organization to innovate with new services.
Cisco offers Cloud Enablement Services to help you plan and design a cloud solution. We provide the cloud services, data center experience and network expertise to help you realize the full value of cloud. Cisco also helps to remove the uncertainty over cloud vendors by certifying providers and builders of cloud solutions with the Cisco Cloud Builder program and Cisco Powered Cloud Service program. This global network of partners includes experts in implementing cloud solutions that use the full power of Cisco technology. These partners can help you plan your strategy and speed implementation.
Cisco provides the essential building blocks, architectures, solutions, and integrated systems that simplify the process of building public, private, or hybrid clouds. These can be purchased as individual products or as integrated stacks that combine computing, network, virtualization, and storage from industry leaders in pre-validated configurations. If the need for additional assistance arises, Cisco and its global network of partners are also ready to help out with a full range of Cloud Enablement Services.
As direct consumers of Cisco hosted applications, users in an organization get access to end-to-end, business-critical, enterprise-class collaboration applications and services. The Cisco Collaboration Cloud includes Cisco WebEx Conferencing, Cisco WebEx Instant Messaging and Presence, and Cisco TelePresence Callway.
For customers acquiring cloud services from service providers, Cisco works with a range of service providers that implement services based on a Cisco validated cloud infrastructure, including over 20 service providers offering hosted collaboration solutions based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution.
Many service providers have developed cloud services powered by Cisco technology, and need to expand their sales channels. Cisco's Cloud Services Reseller program helps service providers to market and sell cloud services by engaging Cisco's well-established sales teams, or by working with Cisco reseller partners.