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Cisco to Invest $1B in Global Cloud Network; Robert Lloyd Comments

Cisco to Invest $1B in Global Cloud Network; Robert Lloyd Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Cisco-LogoEbizCisco will spend more than $1 billion during the next two years to expand its cloud computing business and deliver enterprise cloud services through a global partner ecosystem.

The Intercloud network will offer a suite of analytics, security and data sovereignty architectures to support the Internet of Everything, Cisco said Monday.

Telstra, Canopy, Logicalis Group, MicroStrategy Inc., OnX Managed Services are among the technology firms that have signed up for Cisco’s cloud partner network.

Robert Lloyd, Cisco president of development and sales, said the company aims to help customers, service providers and resellers create secure cloud environments.

Intercloud offerings are built to manage cloud-based applications and workloads and will be hosted from data centers globally, the company says.

Cisco designed the suite to utilize its OpenStack platform and Application Center Infrastructure for customers to address compliance, auditing and mobility issues.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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