EMC and Cisco unveil Cloud experience centers in India

EMC extended its collaboration with
Cisco by jointly launching their Cloud Experience Centers in Bangalore.


With the twin facilities located at
the EMC
Center of Excellence and at the Cisco Globalization Center
East, the initiative provides Indian customers with an opportunity to
experience the benefits and reliability of cloud-based IT infrastructure.


According to a white paper by IDC, while 14 percent of
Indian organizations are already using cloud computing, another 76 percent
are looking to consider cloud computing at least after six months
. The twin
Cloud Experience Centers aim to accelerate customers’ transition to an agile
cloud-based infrastructure by enabling proof-of-concepts and helping them
experience innovative solutions to some of their critical business challenges.


While Cloud Computing is a huge
buzzword in technology, adoption is taking its time as CIOs are seeking the
reassurance that cloud computing infrastructures are reliable, scalable, and
secure. The labs established in Bangalore by EMC and Cisco is a live test bed
for customers to come in and validate their business cases in a live environment,”
said Manoj Chugh, president, EMC India and SAARC.


Our approach to cloud computing is
to maximize customer choice and industry innovation, so our partnership with
EMC reinforces our commitment to help customers accelerate adoption of this
phenomenal trend in IT. The cloud experience centers in Bangalore will help
customers address their concerns related to cloud deployment and evolve their
business thereby helping drive greater business impact,” said Naresh Wadhwa,
president and country manager, Cisco
India & SAARC.


Cisco and EMC are global pioneers
and partners in pushing through integrated cloud infrastructure solutions for
enterprises. The partnership of the Center of Excellence at EMC and the
Globalization center of Cisco in building Cloud Solutions for the Indian market
reflects the maturity of the R&D operations in this geography of both
companies. This adds the dimension of R&D infrastructure set up for local
operations also adding to the marketing capability of local geographies.


The Cloud Experience Centers will
offer comprehensive cloud and collaboration solutions to help customers address
their business challenges and increase their competitiveness. We are pleased to
partner with EMC to create a strong ecosystem to offer differentiated
cloud-based solutions that leverage the intelligence of the network.


By TelecomLead.com Team
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