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In a security advisory issued Thursday night, Cisco says it is putting dozens of routers, switches and servers under the microscope to find out whether any of them may be affected by the Spectre or Meltdown exploits.
Launching the "new network," spending billions on acquisitions and getting hit by a faulty component issue topped the list for the biggest Cisco stories of 2017.
CRN breaks down the top five technology leaders with the most cash held overseas that would benefit from tax repatriation in the U.S.
The departures of 22-year Cisco executives Chris Dedicoat and Rebecca Jacoby sent further signals to partners that CEO Chuck Robbins intends to completely remake the networking giant as a leader in the market for cloud-based solutions.
Cisco channel executive Nirav Sheth spoke with CRN about Cisco's continuing transformation into a recurring revenue-based software company and how it is playing matchmaker between born-in-the-cloud partners and traditional partners in an effort to accelerate cloud-based business.
"If the first 30 days are a litmus test, then I think we're super excited about the momentum and the net-new opportunities we're creating for our partners," said Cisco executive Nirav Sheth.
Two of Cisco's top executives, including its global sales leader, are leaving the networking giant next year as the company continues its transformation into a recurring-revenue software company.
Chambers Monday looked back on a 27-year career with Cisco, and said the company under Robbins is poised to lead a rapidly changing IT market.
The board is expected to appoint CEO Chuck Robbins to the chairman's position during the company's annual shareholder meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Aerohive, already a major software-defined local area network player, says its new SD-WAN offering is more easily managed and gives partners the unified story their customers want.
David Soares has plans to boost partners' earning potential, steer the channel toward a more cloud-focused MSP model, and lure partners away from competitors Cisco Meraki, Ruckus Wireless and Ubiquiti.
The new Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, consolidating ECX and IX, enables customers to rapidly deploy connections to major cloud providers, enterprise partners and customers.
Technologent's Neysa Tonks, a victim of last month's mass shooting in Las Vegas, is remembered as a cherished friend by those who miss her infectious laugh and boundless energy.
Cisco is seeing traction with new products aimed at moving customers into integrated, multi-cloud environments where products are purchased as a service and paid for on a subscription or consumption basis.
VeloCloud executives say the new solution leapfrogs intent-based networking in the race to simplify networking operations for corporate IT organizations.
Chuck Robbins told CNBC that Cisco's Google partnership, IoT strategy and capital strategy are positioning the company for dominance in the cloud era.
Cisco's new performance metrics are part of an evolving move away from the expensive, proprietary hardware and into its software-centric "Network Intuitive" strategy.
Josh King, director of security solutions at top Cisco partner Carousel Industries, speaks with CRN about how Cisco's security portfolio can help partners solve issues for 'confused' customers.
All-flash storage and hybrid cloud, along with the company's new HCI hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, are also expected to continue driving growth for the foreseeable future, CEO George Kurian said.
New switch uptake helps Cisco make a case for new software subscriptions and future recurring revenue.