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Cisco Partner Superstar AOS Creates Unique Hybrid Cloud Offering That's Driving Millions In New Sales

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:22
Jon Groves, CEO of Alexander Open Systems, says Agility -- which was built with help from Cisco -- quickly moves from proof of concept to purchase in conversations with customers.

Cisco Launches 'Powerful' Meraki-Like Data Center Platform For UCS, HyperFlex

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:00
The networking giant unveiled Cisco Intersight on Wednesday to simplify data center operations by delivering systems-management-as-a-service.

19 Powerful Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions: New Choices From A Narrowing Field Of Vendors

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:15
The hyper-converged infrastructure market is expanding and showing signs of maturity as at least two vendors get acquired in the first half of this year.

5 Ways Cisco's Trusted IoT Alliance Will Use Blockchain To Make IoT More Secure -- And What It Means For Partners

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:22
The consortium aims to set the standard for an open-source blockchain protocol and will enable alliance member partners to develop their own suite of applications and services to deliver to a broader ecosystem.

CRN Exclusive: Cisco Launches 3 New Certifications And Training Programs For Partners

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:00
"This is solving the bigger picture of customers wanting to achieve a business goal and tying it to the technology regardless of what the product is," said Cisco services leader Tejas Vashi.

Aruba Has Eye On Cisco As It Launches 360 Security Fabric, Touting 'Openness' As Key Differentiator

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00
'The solutions work with other products and other vendors. … Clearly, the pieces together, the fabric together, adds tremendous value, but individually there's also a lot of value as well,' says Aruba's Larry Lunetta.

John Chambers Will Not Seek Re-Election To Cisco Board In December, Passing The Chairman Baton To CEO Robbins

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:33
'It is time for Cisco to move on to its next generation of leadership, including at the board and chairman level,' Chambers wrote in an email to Cisco's board of directors.

Palo Alto Networks CEO: We Are Now Bigger Than Check Point, Fast Approaching Size Of Cisco's Security Business

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:25
'I think one of the things that a lot of partners don't realize because we've grown so quickly in such a short amount of time is actually how big Palo Alto Networks is,' CEO Mark McLauglin tells CRN.

IDC: Public Cloud Giants Push Server Business Recovery; Legacy Vendors See Mixed Results

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:15
Dell EMC and Supermicro solid good growth; HPE led all vendors with $3.3 billion worth of servers sold in the quarter for a 21.3 percent share of the total market.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:16
For the week ending Sept. 8, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Extreme CEO On Being 'More Competitive Than We've Ever Been,' And Why NFL Stadium Networking Opportunities Are A Wide-Open Field For Partners

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:19
At the NFL season opener at Gillette Stadium Thursday night, Extreme Networks Ed Meyercord tells CRN why he believes there's never been a better time to partner with the company.

HPE And HP Throw Support Behind Arista In Vicious Legal Battle With Cisco

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:45
Arista Networks sales and import ban isn't promoting "fair and free competition," according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP.

CRN Exclusive: 'Clarity' Comes To Cisco's Cloud Strategy With New Hybrid Cloud Blueprint For Partners

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:00
New incentives, tools, training and product bundles from Cisco aim to help partners go-to-market more quickly and drive consumption of Cisco infrastructure to support public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.

8 New Cisco Cloud Incentives, Tools And Bundles That Partners Need To Know

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:00
Cisco's new Hybrid Cloud Sales Play is a go-to-market cloud strategy for partners. Here are eight things partners need to know.

Making The Grade: CRN's 2017 Annual Report Card Partnership Standouts

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:43
Here are the 10 vendors that garnered the highest scores for partnership in this year's Annual Report Card survey.

Here's What 9 Channel Champions Are Doing To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 15:15
Channel companies are providing matching donation programs, fundraising drives and free IT products and support as Southeast Texas communities and companies recover from a horrific week of weather.

'Not Alone': Solution Providers, Vendors Help Customers, Each Other As Harvey Soaks Houston

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:00
"Everyone's situation has changed since Friday – some have experienced flooding or lost power, while others who may have been fine on Monday now have two feet of water in their houses," said one solution provider CEO of his Houston-area employees.

Springpath Will Drive HyperFlex Innovation, Giving Cisco More 'Firepower' Against HPE-SimpliVity, Partners Say

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:30
Cisco's big spending on a software company focused on hyper-converged infrastructure sends a positive signal to partners who are looking for alternative offerings to SimpliVity, now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Cisco To Acquire Hyper-Converged Technology Partner Springpath For $320 Million

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:34
Cisco announced plans to acquire Springpath, its partner in hyper-converged technology, for $320 million to differentiate its next-generation data center portfolio for partners and end customers.

ConvergeOne Breaks $1B Revenue Barrier With Purchase Of Avaya, Cisco Powerhouse SPS

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:50
Buying $300M SPS will provide ConvergeOne more technical expertise, professional services and managed services around Cisco and Avaya, and more depth around its video offerings.

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