Telco Delivers Fast, Flexible, Secure Services in the Cloud

Telco Delivers Fast, Flexible, Secure Services in the Cloud

Swisscom AG collaborates with Cisco Services to optimize on-demand cloud offering

Swisscom AG collaborates with Cisco Services to optimize on-demand cloud offering.

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Cisco Services listened to us. They were open to input, because they were committed to finding the right solution for Swisscom. It was a dynamic process. We learned a lot from each other, which is exactly as it should be.
- Adrian Flückiger, Head of Cloud Infrastructure Services Corporate Business, Swisscom AG

Challenge

Obtain deep experience in deploying and optimizing cloud solutions to support the long-term future of the Swisscom cloud infrastructure.

  • Automate billing and fulfillment processes in customer-facing cloud portal
  • Extend unified cloud capabilities across multiple business units
  • Meet stringent security requirements for business-ready cloud solution

Solution

Cisco Services deployed and designed an optimal integration of Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) software with the Swisscom legacy environment.

  • Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud for on-demand cloud-based workload deployment
  • VMware vCloud Director to provision virtual data centers almost instantly
  • Cisco Services provided Data Center Optimization and Cloud Optimization Services for full integration of Cisco software and legacy hardware

Results

Cisco seen as a trusted cloud solutions consultant, and a new cloud self-service portal offering more flexibility than ever before.

  • Reduced operational costs by provisioning servers in minutes rather than weeks
  • Scaled to manage fluctuation in user demand without increasing IT staff
  • Offered more flexible pay-per-use billing options to cloud customers

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