Cisco has announced it is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud hosting services for its Intercloud – the globally connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.
Cisco and its partners will offer “next-generation” cloud hosting services to customers via the Cisco Intercloud Marketplace – a partner-centric global storefront for Intercloud-based applications and cloud hosting services from Cisco and partners. Cisco plans to open the Intercloud Marketplace in fall of 2015.
To help businesses capture the cloud opportunities presented by Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco is partnering with these 35 ISVs across three key areas: next-generation developer platforms, big data and analytics, and IoE cloud services.
- Developer Platforms – Developers are making the transition from using the cloud for simple dev/test environments to developing and delivering production applications. Cisco is partnering with a range of commercial app/dev companies including Apprenda, Active State and Docker to make their cloud developer environments a part of the Intercloud. It is also expanding its participation in leading open source developer communities like Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and Kubernetes.
- Big Data and Analytics – Cisco is partnering with the leading providers of big data solutions including MapR, Hortonworks, Cloudera and the Apache Hadoop Community to provide a true hybrid implementation of Enterprise Big Data solutions. Working with these partners, Cisco will securely connect and extend its on-premise Hadoop solutions with Cisco Intercloud Services, providing customers identical policy, control, security and resiliency across their big data implementations.
- Internet of Everything Cloud Services – Developer platforms coupled with powerful big data and analytics capabilities delivered through global cloud services have become the enabling framework for the IoE. As part of this framework, Cisco will be exposing APIs for the application developer that enables network control, performance and security to be delivered from the datacenter to the device – which is critical when you are connecting billions of things.