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World's eyes turn to Cisco's Australian InterCloud

Brian Karlovsky | June 23, 2014
Australia is the "petrie-dish" of the world: Cisco president, global development, Rob Lloyd

"We are also partnering with Dimension Data to take 'Cloud in a box' to service providers and target some of the ASEAN service providers."

Cisco vice president A/NZ, Ken Boal, said security was the final area of focus.

"If we don't get that right, we can forget the Internet of Everything, we can forget fast IT," he said.

"It needs to be incorporated and I'm sure you all know we have been working on the role of the network to ensure a safe and trustworthy platform to move forward with."

Lloyd said VARS and resellers would be instrumental to the proliferation of the Intercloud.

"We expect that much of business will be based on on-premise equipment, but augmenting that with Cloud services that make sense for commercial or public service or education customers, makes sense for us, and that's where demand is occurring," he said.

"We are going to maintain focus on delivering capabilities to our partners, they bring so much value and there's no place that's occurring more than Australia.

"So, Intercloud is going to be a developing construct, it feels right and it's very much going to be a partner-centric offer and we'll see how it goes.

"We're going to try it and adjust as we go along and that's the strategy."


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