Multinational Technology Conglomerate Cisco to Invest $20 Million in Sydney Data Center
March 14, 2019
Multinational technology conglomerate Cisco to invest $20 million in a new data center in Sydney, Australia. Cisco, which has headquarters in San Jose, California, United States, was established in 1984. The company is an internationally renowned organization that offers a range of hardware, software, technical support and advanced services designed to “create the Internet solutions that make networks possible”. Cisco has 71,000 employees globally, and its offerings extend from data center services to cloud, collaboration, and virtualization offerings. Its new facility will be a Webex data center.
Webex is a CISCO company which has headquarters in San Jose, California, United States. The company offers an online meeting platform that allows users to “meet, create and communicate all in one platform”. Established in 1995, Webex’s services extend to ‘Webex Teams’, ‘Webex Meetings’ and ‘Webex Devices’. As a nation Australia one of world’s biggest Webex users with over 230 million meeting minutes annually. Up to 2.5 million Australian businesses run Cisco Cloud Calling platforms and Cisco cloud-connected video solutions. The investment comes alongside Cisco's recently announced AU$61 million ($43.19 million) investment in the country’s digital transformation.
"Cisco has invested in a purpose-built dedicated portfolio for small businesses called Cisco Start. Cisco Start allows small businesses to adopt enterprise-like technology or enterprise-class technology at affordable costs," explained Nykaj Nair, Head of Distribution, Channels, and SMB Segment at Cisco ANZ. "Enterprise-class technology that's reliable, that's simple, and that's secure. The way the portfolio is designed, it takes into account the scalability that a small business needs as they grow. So the platform grows as they grow, and we've built flexible consumption models for SMBs to alleviate any of the cash-flow concerns that small businesses usually have."