Nutanix sets the record straight on removal from Cisco partner program

Shortly after Nutanix announced the completion of the certification of its hyperconvergence software on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), word spread that Cisco had followed that announcement up with the removal of Nutanix from

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Chris Talbot

Pivot3 hyperconvergence software now certified on Cisco UCS

Pivot3 is the latest hyperconvergence vendor that has achieved compatibility certification with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS). The company announced the completion of the certification for its vSTAC OS software on both UCS and UCS

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Cisco job cuts made to address growth areas

Cisco Systems Inc. will trim more than 5,500 jobs from its workforce is a sign it is in a restructuring phase, according to the networking giant. Cisco this week released its fiscal results for

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Nutanix expands third-party support to Cisco UCS

The leading hyperconvergence vendor has expanded its third-party hardware partnerships to another vendor. Following recent partnerships with Dell and Lenovo, Nutanix has expanded its partnerships to include Cisco Systems. Now, joint partners of both Nutanix and

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Chris Talbot

New Avaya Canada Channel Chief ready to take on 800-lbs gorilla

It’s been 90 days since Ange Valentini took over as Avaya Canada Channel Chief. In that time, the former Cisco Canada CFO has travelled from coast-to-coast meeting with channel partners, customers and employees

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Digital transformation, IoT, business messaging & the secured network: Four things learned from Cisco Live 2016 

Las Vegas — Stephen Foster was among the 28,000 attendees down at Cisco Live 2016 this week hoping to hear more about how the vendor can assist him as he works to digitize

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco aims for 100 per cent security

LAS VEGAS - On Day 2 of Cisco Live, the vendor focused on the issue of security, digital transformation and the network with a rather bold claim that it is actively working to

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco primes the network for digital transformation

LAS VEGAS -- Some time ago, Cisco products were closed systems, said customer Kaushik Saha, a digital architect at India-based IT services firm Wipro. That's not the case anymore -- and it’s a

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco adds workplace solutions to the IBM partnership alliance

IBM and Cisco are adding Spark and WebEx to its 2015 historic partnership alliance. The two colossal corporations plan to concentrate on developing the knowledge-worker market with a suite of cloud-based tools and

Published on: June 30th, 2016 CDN Staff

Nutanix’s real competitor is not Cisco but AWS

LAS VEGAS - Pundits, press and analysts may be saying Cisco is now Nutanix’s biggest challenger since the release of HyperFlex. But if you ask one of Nutanix’s senior leaders the target is not

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Canadian startup offers Training-as-a-Service, Cisco CAIP enablement

It seems these days that everyone, including malware creators, are trying to come up with their own as-a-Service product (ever tried distinguishing between VDI, desktop and workspace-as-a-service?), hence it's rare that a genuine fresh

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Cisco expands role of security unit lead and shuffles three other executives

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins has announced leadership changes at the company, which will expand the role of its security unit lead and shuffle three other executives. In an internal memo, Robbins said that

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Cisco Canada alters its channel philosophy

TORONTO – Cisco has maintained a channel philosophy based on partner profitability since 2001, when the company completely overhauled its go-to-market strategy in favour of the channel. But that’s about to change somewhat.

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Look who’s getting into the big data business

Plantronics is an audio communications headset vendor that focuses on commercial markets such as call centres and consumer electronics. The company based in Santa Cruz, Calif., has recently pivoted its business to include

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto