Cisco adds new enterprise offerings targeting $88 bn Cloud market by 2017

Enterprise IT vendor Cisco today said the size of the addressable Cloud market for Cisco and its partners will grow from $22 billion to $88 billion between 2013-2017.

Cisco, which announced $1 billion investments over the next two years, will deploy and run a cloud infrastructure on behalf of Telstra, and Telstra will provide both Cisco and Telstra-specific solutions to customers.

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Cisco is partnering with channel partners to speed up Cloud delivery. Cisco is trying to convince that the Internet of Everything will be a a $19 trillion economic opportunity in the coming decade.

“This is an example of how we expect to deliver both local capability and global scale, with unmatched services delivered by Cisco and our partners,” said Robert Lloyd, president of development and sales, Cisco.

Hosted across a global network of Cisco and partner data centers, the Cisco Intercloud will offer an expanded suite of value-added application- and network-centric cloud services to accelerate the Internet of Everything, Cisco said.

Cisco OpenStack-enabled Intercloud will utilize Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to optimize application performance and to make rolling out new services much faster. Cisco will improve application security, compliance, auditing and mobility by using ACI’s centralized, programmable security policy to enable fine-grained control and isolation at scale; suitable for private and public cloud environments.

Cisco is expanding the Cisco Powered program to include Cisco Cloud Services. Cisco will sell these new services through channel partners and directly to end customers. Partners who develop Cisco Powered services can offer more cloud offerings faster, with lower up front development costs, and operate at cloud speed and scale.

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Cisco Cloud Services Offers

PaaS / IaaS  – virtual compute, storage, and networking with world-class economics

Cisco Cloud Services powered by SAP HANA –  in-memory platform optimized for Cisco Unified Compute System (UCS)

Collaboration – Cisco WebEx suite of collaboration applications and services

Security – Cisco Scansafe managed threat defense

Network Infrastructure Management – Cisco Meraki (cloud managed networks)

Virtual Desktop-as-a-Service – desktop virtualization solutions from Cisco, VMware and Citrix

Partner-branded Cisco Hosted Collaboration Services

Cisco Videoscape Cloud DVR  – scalable cloud resources for content ingest, recording and playout

Cisco Virtualized Mobile Internet – a premium data delivery service

Virtualized Managed Services – cloud-based virtual services for faster provisioning and service agility (e.g., vFW, vPE and vCPE)

Remote Management Services (RMS) – remote management of IT operations enabled by Cisco Smart Services

Compliance and Configuration Management Services (CMCS) – automated management of Compliance and Configuration ITIL processes

IT Service Management Services (ServiceGrid) – cloud-based management of the IT Service Management function

Energy Management Services (Energywise) – automated management of electricity usage for the entire IT network

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – voice and contact center as a service

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