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Cisco ramps up Intercloud efforts, adds 30 global partners

Cisco announced Monday that it is significantly expanding its Intercloud ecosystem with the addition of 30 global partners and a $1 billion investment from Cisco Capital to accelerate adoption of Cisco-powered clouds.

The Cisco Intercloud is the networking giant's effort to connect disparate cloud platforms with secure private access to essentially bridge the gap between cloud service providers.

British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DATA and Equinix are among the crop of new partners within the swelling Intercloud ecosystem, which Cisco said will give customers a globally distributed hybrid platform that offers "near infinite" scalability but with local hosting and data sovereignty. Tech Data, Comstor and Ingram Micro will become aggregators of Intercloud services.

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