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Cisco is opening up its product portfolio more than ever before through open APIs in an effort to expand partners opportunities and capabilities to develop more valuable, custom solutions.
Channel partners call the turnkey combination of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud integrated with VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances a unique solution that brings public cloud automation into a customer's data center.
Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin and Cisco Security Group Vice President David Ulevitch called for the "platform of the future," which leverages visibility, analysis, enforcement and automation to get ahead of threats.
"We have not seen and don't anticipate any massive revenue impact from this," said Cisco CFO Kelly Kramer, during Wednesday night's earnings call referring to a faulty clock component issue inside Cisco products.
Cisco partners are expecting some network downtime for customers as they work to replace Cisco products that include a faulty component. Solution providers also expect a drain on their engineering resources from the product replacement effort.
New networking products jumping out of the gate in 2017 include Dell campus switches, VMware's new NSX-T product and a revamped version of Cisco Tetration.
Auvik Networks is reaching out to Cisco partners trying to help them quickly locate and identify where they sold faulty Cisco products to customers.
Here are the five areas partners should be watching during Cisco's second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, including questions about product replacements and whether the company's security engine is still running strong.
Cisco is allowing customers who own affected devices to receive a replacement product for the price of a service contract.
In this week's Channel Beat: ForeScout Technologies announces an update to their partner program, Accenture acquires Endgame, and Cisco Systems teams up with Microsoft, enabling partners to deliver Azure services from on-site data centers.
Partners say they are being pressured by customers who want replacement products installed free of charge before their gear fails.
Industry titans Cisco and Microsoft are forming a tighter bond in the data center with a new joint offering to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.
Before his presentation at IoT Evolution Expo, Cisco's Maciej Kranz sat down with CRN to talk about the best and worst things partners can do in IoT.
Here are 10 things that partners need to know about Cisco's clock signal component issue, the specific products involved and why Cisco will not reimburse channel partners for replacement services.
Cisco says there's no reimbursement plan for partners providing services to replace faulty products for their customers.
Cisco's Jennifer Ho speaks with CRN about combating an issue inside ASA firewalls, ISR routers, Nexus Switches and Meraki cloud-based managed switches that will eventually make the devices inoperable.