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Cisco helps navigate the world of many clouds through Smartboard, a mapping resource. Your go-to resource for key considerations, insights and best practices, Cisco's mapping resource will help you navigate the world of many clouds. Cisco maps out the world of many clouds with key considerations, insights, and best practices. Cisco's mapping resource will take you through key cloud strategies and insights. CiscoCloud
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Amazing things will happen when you connect the unconnected. See which benefits your business will find when connecting within, beyond, and through the cloud.


Improved productivity with increased access and quicker capabilities


The transition from capital expenses to operating expenses


New cloud computing opportunities for monetizing services and enhancing new business capabilities

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Cisco solves today's business challenges by anticipating tomorrow's opportunities.

See how recent cloud trends are influencing cloud adoption considerations.

Global cloud IP traffic will account for nearly two-thirds of total data center traffic by 2016.

There is a shift toward placing more mission-critical workloads into the cloud.

The growth of workloads in cloud data centers will be five and a half times that of the growth of traditional workloads between 2011-2016.

Cloud data center traffic on a global scale will grow six-fold between
2011 and 2016.

Increased cloud adoption is leading to the growth of consumer and business traffic within the data center.

Consumer traffic leads the cloud data center traffic forecast with a compound adjustable growth rate of 46 percent and is expected to reach 3.6 zettabytes annually by 2016.

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Cisco empowers customers with the knowledge to make
informed decisions when implementing cloud services.

Learn more about the key cloud portfolio characteristics that you need to consider.

  • Planning and developing an architectural strategy, transformational road map, and design
  • Building a cloud and the validation, implementation, and migration of new solutions and applications
  • Managing a cloud by optimizing infrastructure, applications and service management
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Cloud Smart Board

Connecting the world of many clouds today can make amazing things happen for your business tomorrow. Cloud computing is fundamentally transforming the way that businesses and people consume information — enabling IT to be delivered as a service, evolving the way that people collaborate, and changing the way that content is delivered.

See how Cisco is helping service providers, enterprise and mid-market customers navigate the world of many clouds.

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There is a steady increase in global cloud adoption.

Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America continue to show significant cloud traffic growth.

  • In 2011, North America generated the most cloud traffic (261 exabytes annually), followed by Asia Pacific (216 exabytes annually) and Western Europe (156 exabytes annually).
  • By 2016, Asia Pacific will
    generate the most cloud traffic (1.5 zettabytes annually), followed by North America (1.1 zettabytes annually) and Western Europe (1 zettabyte annually).

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Cisco delivers the market insights to help you make the most of tomorrow's opportunities. View our cutting-edge research on global cloud trends now.

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Three critical considerations when planning a cloud adoption strategy.


Finding innovative vendors with the expertise to help you plan, build and deploy cloud solutions to integrate with and support your chosen cloud model.


Develop tailored cloud offerings to allow your organization to provide secure, consistent user experiences across different devices and cloud delivery models — public, private and hybrid.


Do you want to build your own cloud-based business applications and services to consume directly, or are you looking to buy SaaS from a cloud service provider?

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An introduction to cloud services.

Enterprises, service providers, small businesses, and governments are looking to cloud solutions to solve large business and technology challenges — to reduce costs, create new efficiencies, and facilitate innovative business models that drive revenue. Visit the Cisco cloud customer reference page to better understand how.

Follow the journey to see how Cisco helps customers navigate the world of many clouds to solve today’s business challenges by anticipating tomorrow's opportunities.

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  • Bring together computing, networking, and storage, spread across multiple types of clouds — public, private, and hybrid.
  • Enable an increasing amount of content to work securely on demand; deliver services that build new markets; empower people to form better experiences and relationships.


  • Cisco's cloud solution uniquely combines cloud applications and services with the unified data center and cloud intelligent network to cost-effectively enable secure, unified experiences, rapid service creation, and increased market agility.
  • Cisco is helping customers deploy the right cloud-based services and infrastructure to meet today's business needs. Learn more about working with Cisco on our cloud customer reference page.

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