Google Enlists Cisco to the Hybrid Cloud Cause

Cisco networks can now extend into Google Cloud Platform, as both companies seek ways to push back against Amazon Web Services.

Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

October 25, 2017

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Google Enlists Cisco to the Hybrid Cloud Cause

Cisco is getting into the public cloud, in a sense, by teaming up with Google in a partnership announced today.

Enterprises will now be able to meld an on-premises Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) network with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), managing the mixture as if it were one environment. One probable use case is to add GCP-based features to a service that's still running on-premises.

We've got the full story on Enterprise Cloud News.

Separately, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today launched a managed service around Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform that's becoming a de facto standard. Mitch Wagner has that story on ECN -- see Microsoft Launches Kubernetes as a Managed Service.

Why is that relevant? Because, as we've reported, there's a theory that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has a master plan to open the cloud, starting with Kubernetes. Even if that's not true, the Cisco deal and Microsoft's tighter embrace of Kubernetes might bring that open-cloud world a couple of steps closer to reality.

— Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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Craig Matsumoto

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Yes, THAT Craig Matsumoto – who used to be at Light Reading from 2002 until 2013 and then went away and did other stuff and now HE'S BACK! As Editor-in-Chief. Go Craig!!

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