This IDC Vendor Profile reviews the managed and cloud services strategy of Cisco. It is based on an interview with Cisco's Chief of Partner Strategy for Cloud and Managed Services Surinder Brar in March 2015, discussions at the past two Cisco Partner Summits, and IDC's market expertise. It also looks at Cisco's concept of Intercloud and the impact of the company's managed and cloud services strategy, as well as its plans to provide guidance for partners and customers. Furthermore, it presents the challenges and opportunities vendors might face on their journey toward becoming 3rd Platform solutions providers.
Europe, Middle East and Africa Enterprise Networks and Life-Cycle Services , IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services , Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services