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Cisco’s Catalyst SD-WAN: Now available through Azure Marketplace Multiparty Partner Offers Program


As a partner-led organization, with over 90 percent of our business conducted through Cisco partners, we are thrilled to be part of Microsoft’s new Multiparty Private Offers (MPO) program. The MPO program empowers ISVs like Cisco and our partners to collaborate in creating customer offers and conducting transactions on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace.

MPO provides customers with a seamless marketplace experience for purchasing essential software and services needed to run their businesses through their trusted partners. Additionally, customers have the option to reduce their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) to effectively manage their IT budgets, as every eligible dollar spent on Cisco solutions through MPO contributes towards their MACC. Azure Marketplace streamlines the procurement process by offering consolidated billing and reporting for all their SaaS spend with Microsoft.

Furthermore, MPO empowers Cisco partners to generate upfront revenue by streamlining the transaction process for Cisco solutions available on the Azure Marketplace. Here’s how it operates: Cisco publishes an offer on the Azure Marketplace, and a Cisco partner subsequently presents this offer directly to their customers.

Cisco Hosted Catalyst SD-WAN first available Cisco MPO offer

Cisco Hosted Catalyst SD-WAN is the inaugural Cisco product officially included in the MPO program. Catalyst SD-WAN’s Cloud on Ramp for Azure vWAN is perfectly suited for enterprises of all sizes that are transitioning workloads to the cloud or prioritizing cloud-based workloads. In addition, Catalyst SD-WAN’s integration with Microsoft Sentinel presents a dashboard to visualize Cisco SD-WAN Security data. Together, our customers can expand their infrastructure into public clouds, reaping the full advantages of their investments in Cisco and Microsoft. Moreover, customers who operate their Cisco SD-WAN Fabric in Azure can allocate their spending toward their MACC.

“Microsoft Azure Multiparty Private Offers represent a win-win for our customers and partners. Cisco SD-WAN is market leading and has been recognized by IDC Marketscape for SD-WAN Infrastructure and by Gartner® in the 2023 Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN. And now, our customers can seamlessly access Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN in the Azure Marketplace.

Customers looking to migrate their workloads to Azure can seamlessly connect from branches, campuses, or data centers with Cisco’s Catalyst 8000 family and can continue to leverage the trusted partners they rely on, all while effectively optimizing their MACC spending. Cisco’s active participation underscores our joint commitment to driving agility in our shared customer networks and hybrid environments, solidifying the Microsoft and Cisco partnership.”

—Vikas Butaney, SVP | General Manager, Cisco SD-WAN, Multi-Cloud and Industrial IoT

Furthermore, rest assured that we have additional Cisco SaaS products in the pipeline for inclusion in the MPO program. Stay tuned for more exciting developments.

 

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