Cisco has said its decision to welcome a handful of new cloud partners to its Intercloud programme proves its commitment to the channel community.
From today, 14 cloud providers from across the world will join the Intercloud programme, which aims to become a global network of interconnected cloud technology.
UK firm Skyscape is one of the new Intercloud partners, along with QTS, Viawest, Iland, Telefonica, Proximus, Telecom Italia, Fit, Bezea, Nantian, Trolia, CCI Systems, CTC and QSS, which are based around the globe.
The newly appointed companies brings the total number of Intercloud partners to 60. The firms’ services span 350 datacentres in 50 countries.
“Now that’s momentum!” said Edison Peres, Cisco’s senior vice president for cloud and managed services partners. “Most cloud players are driving a vendor-centric model, whereas ours is a model based on collaboration and a truly global reach.