Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) have rolled out ExpressPod, a starter version of their FlexPod converged architecture data center platform that pools server, storage and networking solutions under one umbrella, a move to capture more sales from SMBs.
This is the second time in the past six months that Cisco and NetApp have taken a run at the fewer-user market for FlexPod, of
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Likewise announced today membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration provides NetApp customers with identity management and authentication software for secure access control of NetApp® unified storage systems.
Is IBM (NYSE: IBM) looking to buy NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)? There are no reports of actual buyout talks, but a speculative story from Bloomberg has got Wall Street talking. The thesis: IBM will need to make big acquisitions to ignite growth.