SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 29, 2014 – Cisco today completed the acquisition of privately held Metacloud. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer's data center. Metacloud's OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco's strategy to build the world's largest global Intercloud.
Cisco also today announced that more than 30 additional companies, including Deutsche Telekom (DT), BT and Equinix, have added their support to the Intercloud —the worldwide network of interconnected clouds – which Cisco and its partners are rapidly developing to enable a new generation of standardized cloud applications and the proliferation of secure hybrid clouds.
The Metacloud team joins Cisco's Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organization led by Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president.
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