Cisco to roll out Intercloud Fabric to partners

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Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has announced it plans to roll out its Intercloud Fabric infrastructure to all of its partners in the next 11 months.

Speaking at the Canalys Channels Forum, Milo Schacher, VP of Cisco’s EMEAR partner organisation described Intercloud as a consulting opportunity for partners, allowing them to identify the needs of the customer more easily and show them how much public cloud is consumed in their network.

“If you insert Intercloud Fabric, you can come back with a sensible strategy and can identify regulatory issues depending on the segment the business is in, and partners pick that up quickly,” Schacher says.

Cisco also announced it has increased its number of service providers to help distribute its services better.

“In the last 12 months, we ramped up our cloud providers. We had less than 100 a year ago, not have 239, which accounts for two service providers in each country and it’s a clear sign that cloud business has started to materialise.”

Schacher says there will be more announcements over the coming months about new service partners joining the global Intercloud offering.

“Many customers have their own service offering and datacentre but we provide our technology to partners to seamlessly provide traffic into any cloud, whether public or private,” Schacher says.

UPDATE: Cisco has announced 30 additional partners, from cloud providers, cloud builders and cloud aggregators, to technology partners, ISV and cloud resellers.

Cloud providers include Adapt, ANS Group, BT, CGI Group, Cirrity, CTI, Deutsche Telekom, Ethan Group, Infront Systems, LightEdge Solutions, LG CNS, Logicalis, Long View, Netelligent, NWN, NTT DATA, OneNeck IT Solutions, OnX Managed Services, Peak 10, Presidio, Proxios, PT Portugal/Oi, Quest Media and Supplies, Steria, Virtustream and Wipro.

Dimension Data, Forsythe Technology, Presidio and World Wide Technology are first to commit to a new channel programme to build Intercloud-ready private clouds based on Cisco Intercloud Fabric.

Meanwhile, Comstor, Ingram Micro and Tech Data will become cloud aggregators for Cisco.

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