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What Cloud Computing Means
A cloud is a powerful combination of cloud computing, networking, storage, management solutions, and business applications that facilitate a new generation of IT and consumer services. These services are available on demand and are delivered economically without compromising security or functionality.
We are moving to an interconnected "world of many clouds". This will give people access to services any time, on any device, anywhere in the world.
To take full advantage of cloud computing, enterprises need to evolve their IT strategy to achieve greater business value through the improved cost-savings and productivity that cloud services offer. Service providers need to offer and monitor cloud computing services to serve their customers even more effectively while improving profitability.
Why It Matters
Solving today's biggest business and technology challenges requires an approach that fully integrates the three pillars of cloud computing: applications and services, data centers, and networks. This approach will need to keep pace with changing market trends, which require greater elasticity, agility, and speed to support evolution in weeks or months, not years.In Depth
Why You Should Choose Cisco
Cisco helps enable a world of many clouds–connecting people and organizations within, between, and beyond the clouds to the user. Cisco and its partners can provide cloud computing solutions that deliver people-centric collaboration, assured user experience, dynamic and efficient cloud infrastructure, context-aware security, and accelerated deployment.
Using Cisco tools and resources, enterprises can build a private cloud that improves productivity and reduces costs. In addition, Cisco can help service providers take advantage of new business opportunities for monetizing cloud computing services, by offering hosted services on a public cloud.
Today's customers face business challenges around growth, cost control, and mobility. Cisco and our global strategic partners offer a technology-driven approach to solving business problems through committed partnerships.Why Cisco?
How to Get Started
- Find out what cloud computing can do for your organization.
- Determine which cloud computing approach is right for you whether adopting, building, or implementing private, public, or hybrid clouds.
- Develop a comprehensive plan and turn your vision into a reality.
Together with its partners, Cisco provides professional and technical cloud enablement services to make it easy to build and deploy cloud computing solutions, offer cloud services, or use applications from Cisco or partner-hosted clouds.Implementation
- Cisco Unified Data Center
- Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network
- Cisco Cloud Apps and Services
- Enterprise Private Cloud
- Service Provider Public Cloud
Partners and Services
- Locate a Cisco Cloud Reseller
- Cisco Powered
- Cloud Enablement Services
- Data Center and Virtualization Partners