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Cisco and Google Enter Partnership to offer New Hybrid Cloud Solution


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Cisco and Google Cloud are forming a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximize their investments across cloud and on-premises environments.

Together the companies will provide a unique and open hybrid cloud offering that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed, and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform. The solution delivers cloud speed and scale, with enterprise-class security.

The offering provides enterprises with a way to run, secure, and monitor workloads, thus enabling them to optimize their existing investments, plan their cloud migration at their own pace and avoid vendor lock in. Companies can now develop new applications in the cloud or on-premises, consistently using the same developer tools, run time, and production environment.

"Our partnership with Google gives our customers the very best cloud has to offer -- agility and scale, coupled with enterprise-class security and support," said Chuck Robbins, chief executive officer, Cisco. "We share a common vision of a hybrid cloud world that delivers the speed of innovation in an open and secure environment to bring the right solutions to our customers."

The joint Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution helps developers leverage managed Kubernetes, GCP Service Catalog, Cisco networking and security, and Istio authentication and service mesh monitoring. Enterprise app developers can securely access cloud APIs, and cloud developers can securely access enterprise APIs and on-premises resources.

Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution will feature orchestration and management, networking, security, visibility and control, cloud-ready infrastructure, service management with Istio, API management, is developer ready, and will include technical support.

The solution will be available to a limited number of customers during the first part of 2018, with planned general availability later in the year.

For more information about this partnership, visit www.cisco.com.


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