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Channel Beat: Cisco Sets Aside Funds To Deal With Clock Component Problem; CSC-HPE Enterprise Services Picks Its New Identity

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:55
Cisco CFO Kelly Kramer addresses the faulty clock-component issue and how the company is funding its product replacement effort, while CSC-HPE Enterprise Services has choses its new name.

HPE Closes $650M SimpliVity Acquisition, Says First Combined Solutions With DL380 Will Ship In May

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:28
HPE plans to start shipping the SimpliVity technology integrated with ProLiant DL380 servers in May, with further integrations to come soon thereafter.

Cisco Channel Executive Andres Sintes On Profiting From IoT

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:00
Andres Sintes, senior executive of Cisco's Worldwide Partner Organization, talked with CRN about the outlook of IoT for partners before IoT Evolution Expo last week.

Cisco Mounting Massive Open API Offensive; Says APIs Are The 'Holy Grail' For Partners

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:50
Cisco is opening up its product portfolio more than ever before through open APIs in an effort to expand partners opportunities and capabilities to develop more valuable, custom solutions.

Dell EMC Attacks Public Cloud Cost And Complexity With Combo ITaaS Solution: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud On VxRail

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:45
Channel partners call the turnkey combination of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud integrated with VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances a unique solution that brings public cloud automation into a customer's data center.

RSA 2017: Palo Alto Networks CEO, Cisco VP Call For Next Iteration Of Platform Security

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:45
Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin and Cisco Security Group Vice President David Ulevitch called for the "platform of the future," which leverages visibility, analysis, enforcement and automation to get ahead of threats.

Cisco CFO Doesn't 'Anticipate Any Massive Revenue Impact' From Faulty Clock Components, Company Sets Aside $125M For Product Replacements

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:47
"We have not seen and don't anticipate any massive revenue impact from this," said Cisco CFO Kelly Kramer, during Wednesday night's earnings call referring to a faulty clock component issue inside Cisco products.

Partners Expect Potential Customer Downtime, Months-Long Resource Drain From Cisco Product Replacement Effort

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:17
Cisco partners are expecting some network downtime for customers as they work to replace Cisco products that include a faulty component. Solution providers also expect a drain on their engineering resources from the product replacement effort.

10 Innovative New Networking Products That Are Turning Heads

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:30
New networking products jumping out of the gate in 2017 include Dell campus switches, VMware's new NSX-T product and a revamped version of Cisco Tetration.

Auvik Networks Helping Cisco Partners Solve Faulty Clock Signal Component Problem Faster

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:36
Auvik Networks is reaching out to Cisco partners trying to help them quickly locate and identify where they sold faulty Cisco products to customers.

Cisco Q2 Earnings Preview: 5 Things Partners Should Be Watching For

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:15
Here are the five areas partners should be watching during Cisco's second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, including questions about product replacements and whether the company's security engine is still running strong.

Cisco Partners Helping Customers Save 'Thousands' By Replacing Faulty Products Through New Smart Net Contracts

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 14:19
Cisco is allowing customers who own affected devices to receive a replacement product for the price of a service contract.

Channel Beat: ForeScout Technologies Announces a Partner Program, Cisco Umbrella Provides Secure Internet Gateway In Cloud

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 18:30
In this week's Channel Beat: ForeScout Technologies announces an update to their partner program, Accenture acquires Endgame, and Cisco Systems teams up with Microsoft, enabling partners to deliver Azure services from on-site data centers.

Cisco Not Covering Onsite Services Costs For Smart Net Customers Affected By Faulty Component

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:12
Partners say they are being pressured by customers who want replacement products installed free of charge before their gear fails.

Cisco Gets Tighter With Microsoft Through New UCS-Azure Offering Aimed At Hybrid Cloud Acceleration

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:40
Industry titans Cisco and Microsoft are forming a tighter bond in the data center with a new joint offering to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.

Cisco Executive Maciej Kranz On The Best Practices -- And Biggest Mistakes -- Companies Make In IoT

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:31
Before his presentation at IoT Evolution Expo, Cisco's Maciej Kranz sat down with CRN to talk about the best and worst things partners can do in IoT.

10 Things You Need To Know About Cisco's Clock Signal Failure And Product Replacement Priorities

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:30
Here are 10 things that partners need to know about Cisco's clock signal component issue, the specific products involved and why Cisco will not reimburse channel partners for replacement services.

Cisco Partners Paying Price For Massive Product Replacement Effort That Will Cost 'Millions' To Fix

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:15
Cisco says there's no reimbursement plan for partners providing services to replace faulty products for their customers.

The Clock Is Ticking: Cisco Exec On Component Failure And Why It Won't Reimburse Partners

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:15
Cisco's Jennifer Ho speaks with CRN about combating an issue inside ASA firewalls, ISR routers, Nexus Switches and Meraki cloud-based managed switches that will eventually make the devices obsolete.

Partners: HPE Acquisition Of Niara Is A Direct Shot At Cisco's Intelligent Edge Weak Spot

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:24
HPE partners say the acquisition of Niara, maker of a next generation behavior analytics software platform, gives them more firepower to displace Cisco at the edge of the network.

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