Cisco, Google Team Up on ‘Goodzilla’ Cloud Project

Cisco Systems and Google are working together to let companies that buy Cisco’s servers run online applications both in their private data centers and in Google’s public cloud, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.

The joint effort is aimed at giving each company something it had been craving: for Cisco, access to more modern technology for its data center hardware and software, and for Google, a direct path to large corporate customers that don’t currently use Google Cloud.

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A Google spokesman declined to comment. A Cisco spokeswoman said the company doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation.

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Goodzilla is a shift for Google, which for the most part hasn’t targeted corporate data centers.