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Cisco's Changing Of The Guard: 8 Executive Moves That Illustrate CEO Robbins' Software-Centric Push

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:13
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has moved aggressively to transform the networking giant to a software- and subscription-focused company. Here are the major Cisco executive moves that have accompanied Robbins' push into the software-centric world.

CRN Exclusive: Cisco Americas Sales Chief Gleeson To Step Down As Exec Shakeup Continues

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:05
Alison Gleeson is a more-than 20-year Cisco employee who started with the San Jose, Calif., company in 1996 as a regional sales manager and worked her way up through the company's commercial sales ranks.

Cisco Launches 'Highest Density' UCS System Using AMD Processors

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:00
"This absolutely represents the highest density product in our lineup today by a large margin," said Todd Brannon, director of product marketing for UCS, regarding the new UCS C4200.

5 Features Inside Cisco's New UCS C4200 That Partners Need To Know

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:00
Here are five key technology features inside Cisco's new UCS C4200 server chassis that Cisco partners need to know.

Pure Storage Expands A.I. Play With AIRI Mini, New Cisco Networking Option

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:52
The Artificial Intelligence Ready Infrastructure, or AIRI, which was jointly developed by Nvidia and Pure Storage for Pure's channel partners, now comes in a smaller version the company hopes will open it up to a wider range of customers.

Cisco CEO Robbins: 'The Strategy We Laid Out Three Years Ago Is Working'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:03
Cisco CEO Chunk Robbins touted growth in key business units, including applications and security, and discussed the success of its Catalyst 9000 series of switches.

Cisco Sees Increased Software Sales, Recurring Revenue Helped By Catalyst 9000 Platform

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:58
Cisco reported that overall recurring revenue continues to grow as customers look to new ways to better manage their data center infrastructures.

Cisco Throws Down Multi-Cloud Gauntlet With Kubernetes Support For CloudCenter, AppDynamics

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:09
Solution providers have a huge opportunity to cash in on services as container adoption accelerates, Cisco executives say.

Tech Data Expands Program Targeting Increased Cisco Partner Sales

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 09:38
The Tech Data Cisco Partner Enablement Framework is getting a heavy dose of automation along with deeper levels of distributor involvement as a way to help Cisco's solution providers see increased growth.

Tech Data Touts Tech-As-A-Service, Plans To Expand Enterprise Hardware Offerings In 2H'18

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 16:59
Now that Tech Data's Tech-as-a-Service program for end-point laptops, printers, and peripherals has come to market, the distributor is looking to add networking, servers and storage, and managed print services over the next year or two.

Ingram Micro Unveils New Cloud Commerce Platform CloudBlue In Partnership With Microsoft

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 08:39
CloudBlue, a new division of Ingram Micro, was developed with Microsoft Azure to provide a cloud base on which large telcos, MSPs, and even other distributors can build turnkey cloud commerce platforms.

Cisco Collaboration Leader Rowan Trollope Departs To Become CEO Of Five9

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:26
Replacing Trollope as leader of Cisco's collaboration division will be Amy Chang, a Cisco board member whose startup, Accompany, Cisco said Tuesday it had reached a deal to acquire for $270 million.

Partners Can Drive Cisco's Deep Fusion Reasoning Engine Into Smart Cities, Health Care, Manufacturing

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:58
The Cisco system is in early development and executives say pilot programs in Europe are promising for partners willing to develop capabilities around artificial intelligence and customer business outcomes.

5 Things You Should Know About Cisco's Decision To Fold Spark Into Webex

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:15
Cisco has announced that the former Spark platform will be known as Webex Teams, and it comes along with the launch of a new Webex Meetings application, as well as a new Webex Assistant and a Webex Share device.

Cisco Channel Chief Bahr On Winning In AI And Machine Learning, The Software Services Bonanza And 'De-Fragmenting' The Security Market

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:30
Wendy Bahr sat down with CRN to discuss how she is pushing Cisco partners to drive the services, software technology and subscription-based consumption models upon which the networking giant is staking its future.

Cisco Channel Chief Wendy Bahr: Core Networking, Security And Multi-Cloud Are Three Biggest Partner Opportunities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:12
"When you couple in that lifecycle value and services revenue, these are the three big tickets," Bahr said during a keynote at the networking giant's Partner Connection Week conference Tuesday.

Looking To Duplicate Catalyst 9000 Magic, Cisco Brings Subscription Model To Routing Portfolio

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:14
The networking giant is offering its routing portfolio on a subscription basis. The offering follows the introduction of its subscription-based Catalyst 9000 series of switches a little less than a year ago.

HPE, Cisco Object Storage Tech Partner Scality Unveils Huge New $60M Funding Round

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:28
The new funding, slated to be its last round, is expected to carry the object storage developer through the next two years before it becomes cash-flow-positive.

U.S. Government: Russian Hackers Targeting Cisco Smart Install Protocol; 168,000 Systems Potentially Exposed

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:22
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team says Russian state-sponsored hackers are attacking networking devices, including Cisco Smart Install Client, to gain login credentials, modify device firmware and redirect traffic.

10 Things Partners Need To Know About Cisco's Intent-Based Networking For IoT

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00
Cisco's new solutions give customers better visibility into IoT systems while improving the security of IoT devices themselves.


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