Cisco's AWS Retreat: The Long Road From Public Cloud Disrupter To Multi And Hybrid Cloud Leader
History Of Cisco's Cloud Strategy
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is set to rally solution provider partners this week at the network leader's Cisco Partner Summit in San Francisco to take the cloud high road by focusing on multi and hybrid cloud.
The strategy is a shift from the Cisco cloud charge at the Cisco Partner Summit in 2014 when the "founding father" of Cisco's Intercloud cloud strategy Nick Earle promised that Cisco was taking its rightful place as a market disrupter with a public cloud offensive. At the time, Earle said partners were clamoring for Cisco to get into the public cloud market as an AWS alternative.
During Cisco's first Partner Summit this year, Intercloud wasn't top of mind for the network leader, although the company has since released some cloud solutions. CRN lays out a timeline of Cisco's cloud strategy beginning in March 2014 at Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas.