Under the terms of this asset sale, InterCloud
received USD 5m in a combination of cash and seller's note.
This paper presents vision, challenges, and architectural elements of InterCloud
for utility -oriented federation of Cloud computing environments.
How Cisco plans to compete, and go to market, with cloud services through its new Intercloud
strategy is another question weighing heavily on partners' minds in the region.
QTS recently announced it will offer hybrid cloud solutions built on Cisco Intercloud
Fabric software that enables freedom in workload placement across private and public clouds.
Q: There were reports that Cisco is strengthening its ties with Microsoft, announcing a joint technology platform that will combine Cisco Intercloud
with Microsoft Azure to help service providers more quickly and cheaply launch new applications.
Stuart Little, director and technical solutions manager at computer networking specialist Provista UK, points to Cisco InterCloud
as a solution.
The firm's hybrid cloud offering Intercloud
is now shipped to corporate upgrade cycle and a new upgrade on its WLAN cycle.
Recent evidence is the March 24 announcement by Cisco Systems that it and its partners plan to build the world's largest global "Intercloud
," which Cisco defines as a network of clouds.
Network giant Cisco announced in March that it will spend $1 billion over the next two years to create the world's largest global, open, hybrid cloud, a network of clouds it is calling an "intercloud
Additionally, the intricacy of future cyber systems and cyberspace will increase, as witnessed by the development of intercloud
technologies, "smart grid" technologies for remote control and management of real-world infrastructure (SCADA systems), (24) IPv6 deployment, and the "Internet of Things." (25) We expect that the increasing power of computing technologies and the increasing complexity of tactical and strategic cyber attacks will compound the difficulties posed to the cyber defender and create new pathways for executing cyber attacks.