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Cisco Launches AI-Powered Spark Assistant That Brings Amazon Echo-Type Technology To Business Meetings

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:41
Spark Assistant, which includes machine learning, speech recognition and more, lets users start or end a meeting, as well as join meeting rooms by simply saying, 'Hey, Spark. Call my meeting room.'

Cisco Network Leader On VMware-VeloCloud Acquisition: 'We're More Than Comfortable Going Head-To-Head'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:40
Cisco Networking and Security Executive Vice President David Goeckeler says the company's architectural approach of combining networking, security and analytics together with its intent-based Network Intuitive is a clear market differentiator

Partners: VMware's VeloCloud Acquisition Could Put Cisco In 'Panic Mode'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:52
Acquiring VeloCloud brings VMware and its growing NSX network virtualization platform aggressively into SD-WAN.

VMware Inks Deal For SD-WAN Player VeloCloud

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:35
The acquisition will allow VMware to build on its NSX network virtualization platform and expand its networking portfolio.

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: The '5 Key Elements' Of Cisco's Digital And Channel Strategy

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:10
"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.

Cisco Streamlines The Channel Experience With Partner Program Makeover

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:15
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.

8 Things Partners Need To Know About Cisco's Revamped Partner Program

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:15
Cisco announced updates to its partner program today that include new incentives, specializations and a simplified deal registration process.

Cisco Teams With ConnectWise To Create A 'Managed Service In A Box' Solution For MSPs

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:30
The new joint solution enables MSPs to monitor, manage and bill customers who consume Cisco cloud-based solutions through a single interface.

CRN Exclusive: New Integration Bridges The Gap Between Traditional Cisco, Cisco Meraki Cloud Environments

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:40
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.

Cisco Meraki Leader On HPE-Aruba 'Chasing The Meraki Model,' Product Expansion And Being Nonproprietary

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
'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.

Report: Cisco Aims To Sell NDS Video Software Unit

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:25
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.

5 Things Solution Providers Need To Know About Commvault's ScaleProtect With Cisco UCS

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:54
ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS is the first offering launched with Commvault's HyperScale software reference architecture. Here are five key facts.

Cisco Partner Summit: Channel Chief Bahr Talks Software Focus, Google, And 'The Next Chapter' Of Cisco's Partner Program

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:06
'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.

Extreme Closes Brocade Data Center Assets Acquisition, Setting Sights On Cisco, HPE

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:41
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.

CEO Gelsinger: VMware Cloud On AWS Migration Is So Easy You Can Do It In Virtual Reality

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:43
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.

Partners: Cisco Google Faces Huge Hurdles To Overcome VMware Cloud On AWS Momentum

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:40
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.

How Extreme Networks' $210M Acquisition Spree Is Set To Pay Off In $545M In New Revenue

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:50
Here's how Extreme Networks bought Avaya, Brocade Communications and Zebra Technologies networking assets for 'bargain' prices.

Top VMware Exec: Cisco-Google Cloud Deal Is 'Clear Validation' Of VMware On AWS Vision

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 17:00
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.

10 Things You Need To Know About Cisco's New Google Cloud Partnership

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 13:11
The blockbuster deal extends Cisco's networking, security and hyperconverged portfolio into the enterprise public cloud.

Emerging U.K. SaaS Provider Automates Partner Program Certification, Rebate Tracking For Channel Giants Like Cisco, Microsoft, HPE

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:59
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.

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