Cisco Systems Inc.
Industry: Network hardware
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Company Profile:
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment.
Multi-cloud environments are the answer to fostering growth while reducing costs, minimizing risks, and increasing agility. Cisco and their partners are connecting private, public, and hybrid clouds into an interconnected global "cloud of clouds": the Intercloud. Unlike other hybrid approaches, Cisco's cloud strategy allows for workload portability across the entire Intercloud. An open, standards-based global infrastructure makes this possible to overcome the security, regulatory, and compliance issues some businesses are facing with existing public and hybrid cloud solutions.
Cisco can help large or midsize company or a service provider design and implement the mobility strategy and solutions that make help organization to be more efficient, collaborative, and responsive. The result is the web-speed agility companies need to profitably capture new revenue from M2M, the Internet of Everything, sponsored data, and premium mobile broadband.
Standardization bodies, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which Cisco is a member of, is creating new protocols to thwart cyber criminals and the surveillance capabilities of security agencies. The goal is to keep cyberspace open and free. Cisco is committed to providing safe and secure encryption solutions, and is focusing its next-generation encryption effort on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). This provides the same level of encryption strength with shorter keys. The benefit is lower CPU consumption and low memory usage. These are two key requirements for mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) such as sensors, actuators, controllers, microcomputers, and more.
Fog Computing is a paradigm where cloud computing is extended to the edge of the network. This creates a highly virtualized platform that provides compute, storage, and networking services between end devices and traditional cloud computing data centers. These services are the building blocks of both the cloud and the fog. They're also critical for supporting the emerging wave of Internet deployments—most notably the Internet of Everything (IoE). Internet deployments require mobility support and geo-distribution, location awareness, real-time interactions, and low latency. Also important is the ability to support a very large number of nodes in highly heterogeneous environments.