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"We needed words that were going to bring the country together around what happened this weekend. I don't think we got those words," said Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, in an interview with CNBC.
CRN's Mark Haranas speaks with Cisco Vice President of Product Management Ramesh Prabagaran at about what solution providers can expect now that Cisco's acquisition of Viptela has closed.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said the company's Intuitive Network platform is the beginning of a coming wave of innovation as the networking giant's switching and routing sales decline 9 percent during the quarter.
"We aren't Cisco or HPE, nor do we want to be. We want to move with a lot of speed for our partners," said Extreme's channel leader Gordon Mackintosh at XChange 2017.
Cisco's updated UCS server line includes blade and rack servers, an enhanced UCS Director, a new Intel processor and a Workload Optimization Manager.
ConvergeOne's purchase of 800-person Strategic Products and Services would bring together two solution providers focused heavily on Avaya and Cisco and roughly double ConvergeOne's headcount.
Patrick Piwowarczyk is now head of channel development in the Americas for unified communications specialist Polycom.
Emilio Ghilardi steps down as president of Lenovo's North America Business, AppDynamics launches a new Titan Partner Program, and Kaspersky Lab names Jason Stein as its new head of North American channels.
For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.
"Not only do Cisco partners get all the goodness from reselling infrastructure and the services – now they can also provide additional value at the application level," said AppDynamics channel leader Ghazal Asif.
Services implementation training, back end rebates and field channel manager support are just a few gems inside AppDynamics new Titan Partner Program.
"The intuitive network is an intelligent, highly secure platform — powered by intent and informed by context and Viptela's solution is perfectly aligned with that vision," said Cisco Senior Vice President Scott Harrell.
The new program formalizes the startup's channel relationships and gives partners a new way to tap into the work that NetApp and Cisco are doing in the hybrid cloud data protection and management business, the company says.
For the week ending July 21, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
The two networking rivals fire shots at each other after the International Trade Commission refused to lift its previously imposed U.S. import ban of some of Arista's products.
The threats present a significant opportunity for partners to help customers with emerging threat areas, with a managed security and architecture-based approach, says a Cisco executive.
Fast-growing solution provider ConvergeOne has bought Cisco Gold Certified Partner Annese & Associates to boost its public cloud capabilities and gain a physical presence in the Northeast.
These 10 software-defined networking technologies are some of the coolest and most-sought-after SDN products in the market today.
Seagate said that it shipped hard drives to Cisco with the write cache enabled, a situation that might cause a data loss if the server lost power before the data was flushed from the cache.
Cisco issued a field notice that certain drives in several common models in its UCS server line were improperly configured, and told customers how to fix the configuration.