Chapter 5. The Cisco Cloud Strategy

“Simplicity and Flexibility through Abstraction”

Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to understand the following:

• How Cisco views the “cloud”

• How the Cisco approach to developing new technology, systems, and solutions is related to the cloud

• How Cisco is helping partners and customers deliver on the promises of the cloud

This chapter describes the Cisco Systems strategy regarding technological, system, and service developments related to the cloud. The chapter also briefly covers the technology evolution toward the cloud to understand how we got to where we are today.

A Brief History of IT Service Delivery

With hindsight, it is easy to see that cloud computing is simply the next big step ...

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