In an internal memo obtained by The Register, Cisco’s VP of Cloud Platform and Services Kip Compton wrote, “Today we are taking an important step to better align our resources so that we are well positioned to execute on Cisco’s Cloud Strategy. Effective March 31, 2017, the CIS multi-tenant hosting platform will be shut down and all tenants fully migrated to other platforms.”
Today, Cisco provided SDxCentral with the following statement: “The cloud market has evolved considerably in the last two years. … With the global availability of cloud offerings, the trend toward rapid application development with microservices, and the ability to orchestrate workloads across private and public clouds, Cisco has evolved its cloud strategy from federating clouds to helping customers build and manage hybrid IT environments.”
Intercloud’s demise was alluded to in September by Network World, which spoke of Intercloud in the past tense. The story quoted Fabio Gori, head of Cisco’s cloud marketing, saying “Cisco has evolved its cloud strategy from focusing on federating clouds to helping customers build and manage hybrid cloud.”
Users of the platform have been informed today. “We will work closely with all tenants to assure that they progress in their migration to other platforms, and we will assist them where needed,” wrote Compton.