According to Boyd, 86 providers already have made the transition Cisco is looking for. There are more than 350 Cisco-powered Services in market. Over 1,700 partners have cloud or data-center centric specializations that could be building clouds or providing clouds. "Overall, this is a small percentage of partners, but the ramp is just beginning," Boyd said. Currently, Cisco has over 600 applications of resellers and the number is growing on a monthly basis. Ultimately, Cisco recognizes that not all partners will embrace the change, but they also look forward to new partners as the "Internet of Things" continues to grow.