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The acquisition will allow VMware to build on its NSX network virtualization platform and expand its networking portfolio.
"Partners have been, and will remain, at the heart of this company as long as I'm here," said Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins during his keynote at Cisco Partner Summit 2017.
At Cisco Partner Summit 2017 Wednesday, the networking leader unveiled new incentives and program updates aimed at helping partners more effectively shift business to software and recurring revenue.
Cisco announced updates to its partner program today that include new incentives, specializations and a simplified deal registration process.
The new joint solution enables MSPs to monitor, manage and bill customers who consume Cisco cloud-based solutions through a single interface.
The DNA Center integration will give customers one place to manage and visualize all of their Cisco networks, creating an 'enormous opportunity' for partners, says Cisco Meraki leader Todd Nightingale.
'A customer that makes an initial purchase of Meraki, with all the partner services that come with it, that customer tends to quadruple their spend over the next two years,' Cisco Meraki leader Todd Nightingale tells CRN.
Selling the NDS business would be another step in Cisco's shift away from the expensive hardware and proprietary software that fueled its growth in the past.
ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS is the first offering launched with Commvault's HyperScale software reference architecture. Here are five key facts.
'Digital transformation continues to be the biggest opportunity in our industry. At the same time, it is creating some challenges, but it's creating market opportunities for partners and customers alike,' Bahr tells CRN.
The enterprise networking company officially closes its acquisition of Brocade's data center assets after electing to purchase the assets directly from the vendor itself.
The demo underlines VMware's efforts to plant its flag firmly in the multi-cloud market after nearly 20 years as the virtualization software leader, and even public cloud naysayer.
VMware Cloud on AWS, which was announced a year ago and became available in August, beat Cisco-Google to the market, and is already providing customers with the flexibility and economics they want from a hybrid cloud solution.
Here's how Extreme Networks bought Avaya, Brocade Communications and Zebra Technologies networking assets for 'bargain' prices.
VMware COO Sanjay Poonen's comments highlight the competing public cloud partnerships from Dell and Cisco as both vendors are competing aggressively for more share of wallet and mind from solution providers.
The blockbuster deal extends Cisco's networking, security and hyperconverged portfolio into the enterprise public cloud.
Vortex 6, a small but growing Bracknell, U.K.-based software company, gives solution providers the ability to manage and analyze their partner compliance status across multiple vendor channel programs.
Certain products that competitors such as Cisco are offering are "science fair stuff," Meyercord said in an interview with CRN.
The Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid cloud offering opens the door for partners to combine emerging Google Cloud services with Cisco's networking and security offerings.
IBM is using 3D TLC flash technology to increase its FlashSystem storage lines, along with utility pricing and the use of cognitive computing and artificial intelligence to enhance automation and support.