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Cisco Completes Acquisition of Metacloud
The Metacloud team joins Cisco's Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organization led by Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president.
Cisco Adds Over 30 Intercloud Partners, Including Deutsche Telekom, BT, NTT DATA & Equinix; Expands Reach with 250 New Data Center...
"Since we announced our OpenStack-based cloud strategy six months ago, we've received tremendous industry-wide support. The strategy is gaining momentum in the open source community and providing partners with a powerful cloud platform with global reach, and Internet scale and efficiencies," said Rob Lloyd, Cisco's president of development and sales. "Just as Cisco played a leading role in connecting isolated islands of LANs to architect the modern Internet, Cisco's Intercloud Fabric and Application Centric Infrastructure innovations uniquely position us to connect disparate cloud services to unlock the full potential of cloud, and with it a new era in IT."
Cisco to Support Pilot Project Initiating Deployment of Smart and Safe Kazan City Solution
Establishment of pilot sites in the Central Park and Old Tatar Settlement was another step of the strategic partnership between Cisco and the Republic of Tatarstan, which is aimed at the development of Internet of Everything. As expected, the development of the Smart and Safe Kazan City solution will be completed by the end of 2014, and the result will be reviewed by the Republic of Tatarstan authorities. Implementation of Smart City solutions will enable various services for residents, businesses, and government agencies, such as intelligent transport systems, environmental monitoring, smart utilities, smart street lighting, smart parking, etc. on the basis of Cisco's network platform, unique domestic developments of ICL-KME CS and Step Logic, and Tattelecom communications networks. There are also plans to deploy an integrated video monitoring infrastructure for ensuring public safety in Kazan.
Ontario Science Centre and Cisco collaborate to create a "connected museum," bringing science literacy to broader audiences
According to the World Economic Forum, in the past five years Canada has fallen to fifteenth from ninth place in economic competitiveness. In addition to investments in science, technology and innovation, competitive economies need innovative workforces that are literate in science and technology. Both organizations recognize the importance of a culture of science and innovation for Canada's economic success.
Cisco Modeling Labs Changes the Way Networks Are Designed, Tested, Built and Deployed
Additional benefits of Cisco Modeling Labs include:
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Metacloud
With OpenStack gaining global acceptance through its ability to handle any workload on any hypervisor on any public or private cloud, the ability to manage OpenStack installations at scale is a critical component of Cisco's Intercloud strategy. Cisco's acquisition of Metacloud's remote managed OpenStack Private Cloud-as-a-Service platform will play an increasingly important role in accelerating Cisco customers' journey to the cloud, enabling enterprises to match the as-a-Service operational benefits of public cloud with the security and control provided by private cloud. Metacloud also will allow service providers to combine their public cloud deployments with remotely managed OpenStack private clouds, and to deliver unique Intercloud offerings to their customers.
Cisco and Telefonica Deliver a Platform for Testing Advanced Converged Networks Leveraging Software Defined Networking and Open, S...
Telefonica will be leveraging the Cisco Open Network Architecture comprised of the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) and Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) which combine both hardware and software to deliver innovative capabilities for global carriers. These capabilities include virtual network functions (NfV), software-defined networking (SDN) and advanced orchestration functionality.
Cisco Unveils Industry's First Threat-Focused Next-Generation Firewall
Given shifting business models and the fast-changing threat landscape, an organization's approach to reducing the time from breach to recovery needs to be truly integrated and threat-focused. With mounting concern at the executive level regarding the threat of lost intellectual property and compromised customer information and confidence, organizations require broad coverage across all potential attack vectors that can rapidly adjust and learn from new attack methods, and then implement that intelligence to protect them. Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services provides that integrated threat defense to truly help businesses address their biggest security risks - advanced and zero-day threats.
Cisco Keeps Train Commuters Safe and Connected With New Transportation Solution
Cisco's holistic approach to connected rail allows commuters to track scheduled train arrival and departure times, access alerts on delays, and share real-time travel updates with others over mobile devices. Commuters can also access train information through interactive signs on the station platforms that are fed real-time information coming directly from the movement of passengers and the status of the infrastructure around them. This is a new platform for powerful analytics that can be used to deliver new passenger services, improve the traffic conditions, and provide a safer environment to the users.