Cloud Based Collaboration of Cisco and Verizon to Offer Cisco Spark

Cisco and Verizon team up to provide the Verizon’s customers with Cisco Spark that is a new cloud based collaboration service and it is a part of Verizon’s plan for next generation cloud solutions.

Cisco verizonGreatResponder.com  Cisco announces that it will team up with the Verizon Enterprises to deliver the cloud based collaboration, Cisco Spark to the customers of Verizon. The statement builds on sustained hard work from Verizon to boost its variety next-generation partnership solutions, which by now consist of offers such as Collaboration Meeting Room, Cisco WebEx Cloud Connected Audio and Verizon’s UCCaaS Mobile First service.

“Verizon is a leader in delivering global, mobile-enabled unified communications solutions to our business and government clients,” said Bob Minai, Executive Director, Advanced Communications at Verizon. “By integrating Cisco Spark meeting and messaging capabilities into Verizon’s collaboration portfolio and a global network, Verizon and Cisco will continue to help enterprise clients with digital transformation initiatives that drive better customer experiences and meaningful, measurable business outcomes.”

The latest combined offer will bring Spark Message and Spark Meet features incorporated with Verizon’s business collaboration services. The final objective of the partnership will be to build up a service provided in such a manner that the clients are not able to distinguish between the Cisco and Verizon components. Though at present accessible only in the US, the service will be presented to ventures and government clients worldwide till the end of the year.

Cisco has also stated the allotment of $150 million to the Cisco Spark for Development Fund, to produce new thoughts for the ecosystem. The finance will cover up direct investments, joint expansion, additional improvements and developer support.

“Cisco is putting our leading providers at the center of our cloud strategy. As we bring Cisco Spark and other SaaS solutions to market, we will team with our global service providers to jointly develop, sell and market” said Rowan Trollope, GM Cisco Collaboration.

The Verizon has been putting significant efforts over the last 12 months to boost its cloud-based communications offerings, to fulfill the load of progressively more mobile and joint workforce. With organizations increasingly probing for opportunities to make a more creative working environment, software and cloud based offerings that allow employees to work in the office, from residence or on the path, are rapidly becoming the standard.

The corporation continues Verizon’s development of joint business, subsequent on last month’s statement that it will team up with HyperOffice.

Cisco Announces the Plan to Acquire CliQr Cloud Application Management

The CliQr is an application management solution provider that will increase the capability of Cisco to automate and manage applications throughout the hybrid cloud environment with simplified technologies.

cisco imageGreatResponder.com  Cisco announced its aim to acquire the CliQr Technologies Inc., which is a California based startup. CliQr provides an application defined cloud orchestration stage to model, organize and run applications crossways uncovered metal, virtualized and container environments. This purchase will help Cisco clients to shorten and fast setup their public, private and hybrid cloud operations.

“Customers today have to manage a massive number of complex and different applications across many clouds,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president, Cisco Corporate Development, in a statement. “With CliQr, Cisco will be able to help our customers realize the promise of the cloud and easily manage the lifecycle of their applications on any hybrid cloud environment.”

The agreement that is probable to close in Quarter 3 of this year, after that the CliQr team will turn into a part of Cisco’s Insieme business unit reporting to Prem Jain. CliQr was previously working with Cisco, with the company’s solutions incorporated transversely a number of Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions.

Cisco had previously integrated CliQr with its Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Unified Computing systems (UCS) prior to acquirement, in an offer to advance the progress of applications between on premise and cloud environments. The company has achieved that and now its aim is to integrate CliQr across its data center portfolio, enlarging the ‘orchestration of services’ to wrap eventualities such as bare metal computing, containerized systems and all the various types of virtualization.

“Moving forward, Cisco will continue to integrate CliQr across Cisco’s data center portfolio. Together, CliQr and Cisco will make it simpler for customers to automate and manage application policies across the entire data center stack. CliQr already integrates with Cisco ACI to enable application portability for on-premise and cloud environments” said Rob.

The CliQr make the management simple, by giving clients a solitary system for organizing the application lifecycle across hybrid IT environments. Cisco claims that the system is spontaneous and can make easy the most difficult systems. As, computing is becoming a hybrid of conventional on premise IT and services managed in the cloud, many CIOs and network managers have been left at the back by the new difficulty and incompetence and obstructions have emerged, which Cisco asserts, it can flat out now.

Cisco Global Cloud Index Predicts a Quadruple Increase in Cloud Traffic by 2019

Cloud traffic will see a quadruple increase in next five years, the numerous factors behind this growth will be public cloud services, personal cloud storage, and Internet of Everything.

ciscoGreatResponder.com  Cisco released the fifth Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014 – 2019) yesterday. A number of forecasts related to the cloud computing services are done in this index. The index shows that the cloud traffic will be increased from 2.1 to 8.6 zetta-bytes till the end of 2019 which is a quadruple increase in the cloud traffic. The report also elaborated the several factors which are behind this accelerated growth of clod traffic such as personal cloud storage for mobile devices, attractiveness of public cloud services for businesses and virtualization in private clouds.

“The Global Cloud Index highlights the fact that the cloud is moving well beyond a regional trend to becoming a mainstream solution globally, with cloud traffic expected to grow more than 30 percent in every worldwide region over the next five years,” said Doug Webster, vice president of service provider marketing, Cisco.

The report further predicts that the Internet of Everything (IoE), which connects the people, data and devices will also impact the traffic growth. The large volume of data generated by the applications of IoE will reach 507.5 zettabytes by 2019. A very small part of this content is stored in data centers today, but the scenario will change as the demand of big data analytics increases.

“Enterprise and government organizations are moving from test cloud environments to trusting clouds with their mission-critical workloads. At the same time, consumers continue to expect on-demand, anytime access to their content and services nearly everywhere. This creates a tremendous opportunity for cloud operators, which will play an increasingly relevant role in the communications industry ecosystem “said Doug Webster.

Today, 73 % of data is stored on client devices like personal computers, but till the end of 2019 majority of data, almost 51 % will move to non-PC devices like smart phones, tablets, and others. With this shift, the demand of personal cloud storage will also increase and almost 55 % of the residential internet population will use personal cloud storage, by 2019. The forecast also estimated that the global Smartphone traffic will reach 201 zettabytes by the end of 2017.

This index and cloud related forecasts indicate toward the need of greater cloud storage capabilities to meet the need of the time.