Cisco Announces Its CloudVerse As An Interconnected "World Of Many Clouds"
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has introduced Cisco CloudVerse®, an amalgamation of services attributed to the burgeoning growth of business-level capability within a framework of coordinated interconnectivity and mobility. CloudVerse was defined to combine services which will prepare, organize and distribute internet functionality and services as key components to ready a global internet for the next generation of accessibility through cloud-based solutions. Cisco describes their CloudVerse as "a powerful combination of cloud computing, networking, storage and management solutions" for an interconnected "world of many clouds where people will have access to cloud services anytime, on any device, anywhere in the world" and with minimal transition disruptions.
Last week, Cisco issued their Cisco Global Cloud Index, a five-year cloud forecast initiated to provide information on the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic. The on-going study identifies areas for growth and areas of cloud readiness and preparedness through traffic and consumption, and draws the initial conclusion that more than 50 percent of all workloads will be processed in the cloud by 2014, and additionally, that global cloud IP traffic will account for more than one-third, or 34 percent, of total data center traffic by 2015. Regional cloud readiness, identified as a precursor for cloud services, suggests that North America and Western Europe lead in broadband access. Asia Pacific leads in subscriber profusion due to the region's population.
Earlier this year, Cisco launched its Cloud Partner Program, designed to provide its tens of thousands of partners with additional opportunities to build strong relationships selling cloud infrastructure and services. "We are putting our partner community at the heart of Cisco's cloud go-to-market strategy," according to Cisco's Vice President of Worldwide Channels Ralph Nimergood. He continues, "We wanted to make sure that the program was inclusive, one that virtually all of our partners could participate in. We think we've hit the mark."