Opposites Attract: 8 Cloud Deals Forged To Deliver Hybrid Solutions
Google And Cisco
The blockbuster deal revealed last week extends Cisco's networking, security and hyper-converged portfolio across Google's cloud infrastructure. The networking giant gains a seamless bridge to next-generation public cloud technologies, including a platform for Kubernetes container orchestration. Google gains a more credible hybrid story.
The joint Cisco-Google offering will include several components that can be purchased together or separately, including hardware, software and cloud-based services. Cisco software will be licensed on an annual subscription basis.
Customers can purchase Google Cloud services wrapped into the joint offering directly through Google or from its partners. The offering will be available in several pay-as-you-go models for services. Developer kits will be available next year.