|A couple weeks ago, Google and Cisco announced a partnership that delivers on the hopes and dreams of hybrid cloud. Buzzwords like open, agility, scale, and security are all over this announcement.
“Our partnership with Google gives our customers the very best cloud has to offer— agility and scale, coupled with enterprise-class security and support,”
– Chuck Robbins, CEO Cisco
“This joint solution from Google and Cisco facilitates an easy and incremental approach to tapping the benefits of the Cloud. This is what we hear customers asking for,”
– Diane Greene, CEO Google Cloud
Cisco has been pivoting into a SW company but has a massive presence in the enterprise with it’s networking business while Google Cloud is begging for new logos but has a rock solid platform and is the brainchild for the wunderkind in Kubernetes. This solution looks great on paper but like all partnerships, makes you wonder about responsibility and what the final product will look like.
It seems like every other week an announcement is made regarding the cloud, but this one has me wondering who’s got more to gain?