Jason Nash comments on his blog:
Today Cisco announced that they were investing $1B over the next two years to expand their “Cisco Powered” cloud initiative. For those that aren’t aware…the Cisco Powered Cloud program is one that allows service providers to build hosting environments on top of Cisco equipment in exchange for incentives, marketing, etc. It’s a way for Cisco to offer IaaS without actually having to build all of it out, like vCHS or AWS. It also provides a good way for Cisco partners to sell services in to those colocation centers.
Cisco has found the differentiator for their cloud offering – partners. They have an army of people selling Cisco every day. Now, they will have the Gold partners selling cloud alongside routers and servers.
Read more at: Cisco Fully Enters the Cloud Market — The Intercloud
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