BARCELONA -- March 2, 2015 -- Today at Mobile World Congress, Telstra and Cisco announced their intention to extend their strategic collaboration by giving Telstra’s domestic and global business customers a unified, on-demand suite of cloud and managed network services.
Telstra and Cisco are looking to focus on four key areas to deliver virtualized managed network and cloud services based on an open architecture:
- Unified customer and product experience across cloud, network and value-added services
- Improved speed to market with rapid product development
- Near real-time, dynamic and elastic provisioning of services, on premise and in the cloud
- Operational efficiency and simplification
Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president of Cisco’s service provider business group, said the open architecture will be built on Cisco’s Evolved Services Platform (ESP), the industry's most comprehensive virtualization and orchestration software platform, which creates, automates and provisions services in real time across compute, storage and network functions.
The result will be new Telstra ‘ready to consume’ services that can be rapidly deployed through a single self-service portal, and will enable customers to connect private and public clouds and managed network services in a manner that has not previously been possible.