Thriving in a hybrid, multicloud, app-first world
Cisco’s 25th annual Partner Summit brought together 19,000 representatives from 152 countries last week. And as with so much of our lives this challenging year, the event was virtual — and cloud made it possible. So, not surprisingly, cloud was a key topic throughout the event — its complexity, its challenges, and above all, its endless potential.
“The power of the cloud experience,” said Liz Centoni, Cisco’s SVP for strategy, emerging technologies, and incubation, “is being able to access innovation from everywhere, whenever you want it.”
A key theme was around creating solutions for the variety of cloud motions. In addition, it’s about simplifying, speed, and providing choice to bring the Cloud Experience across all these environments.
Seeing it all, from apps to infrastructure
As things grow ever more complex, IT still needs to observe, metric, and troubleshoot everything happening in their network and ecosystem, including clouds. Centoni shared some of Cisco’s solutions for meeting customers’ needs for full-stack observability, from the applications to the infrastructure and network.
A trusted partner
With security and privacy, but also in terms of understanding and bringing the right solution to them because of the breadth of the portfolio that we have. We look to understand our customer’s problem. The second one is really around the drive for simplicity. It’s not just about providing them with all the knobs and bells and whistles. And the third one is really around continuing to innovate. And lastly, customers want choice; of clouds, hypervisors and orchestration platforms.
Nov 02, 2020 at 20:21