Network service provider Cisco has partnered with Amazon Web Services to offer a product that enables developers to build applications in the cloud. With these applications, customers can use Amazon’s data centers to operate business applications seamlessly. This is one of the largest manufacturers of routers and switches that help the computer networks to share data and high revenue.
This partnership of Cisco systems with Amazon helps the former to build its portfolio with the customers, looking to work with cloud computing companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google cloud unit or Microsoft Corp’s Azure.
Reuters, international news agency states that this partnership is a part of a more significant push to see Cisco transforming from hardware building networking company to software offering company. This transformation was first kicked-off when CEO Chuk Robbins took charge, as the core business was not deriving enough positive results and declared not to build out their own data centers supporting public computing clouds like AWS. However, these clouds are a part of Cisco’s growth strategic plans, as told by Kip Compton, Cisco’s senior VP. Based on container technology, Cisco is offering many new tools which help developers to split the application either to function in home data centers or in cloud data centers that are provided by Amazon Web Service.
Even the developers can make use of both. Cisco’s new technology allows businesses to move applications between data centers without any interruptions. Cisco is growing day-by-day by adding the software business to hardware business.
Earlier last year, Cisco had signed a partnership commitment with Google’s cloud offering. The strategy of incorporating hybrid cloud, a mix of business’s own data centers and the cloud, has become a growth plan in several leaders like Microsoft and IBM (International Business Machine). IBM has acquired Red Hat, a U.S. software company for $34 billion to enable easy movement of software applications between the clouds seamlessly.
Red Hat specializes in Linux operating systems, an open source software, that was developed as an alternative proprietary software which was acquired by Microsoft. With this agreement, IBM will become the world’s largest hybrid cloud company offering full value of the cloud to the companies.