Cisco Prepares Potential Customers for the Cloud

By Channel Insider Staff  |  Posted 2010-07-01 Email Print this article Print


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Cisco Systems aims to prepare potential customers before they commit to building a cloud computing system. As Cisco Systems reinvents itself partly as a cloud-computing infrastructure provider, it needs to add a set of services to wrap around all the hardware and software it wants to sell.

Cisco is providing a menu of cloud system components, including products of its own and from partners such as EMC, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft and BMC.

On June 30, that's what the company did, launching a set of what it calls Cloud Enablement Services to go with its growing Data Center Solutions Portfolio. The idea is to prepare potential customers before they commit to building a cloud system.

Of course, that portfolio contains presanctioned components from Cisco and its partners that make up Cisco's Unified Computing System: Cisco's own Intel-based servers and switches, EMC or NetApp storage, VMware virtualization middleware, Microsoft applications, and BMC data center management software, among others.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Cisco Rolls Out Cloud Preparation Services Suite


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