As VMware NXS (involving Nicira) gains the spotlight at VMworld, watch closely for Cisco Systems' reaction. The VCE relationship seems safe for now but listen closely to the chatter...
VMware (NYSE: VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger struck a careful balance when he recently discussed the virtualization company’s buyout of Nicira, software-defined networks and VCE — the ongoing collaboration with Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and EMC (NYSE: EMC).
In this FastChat Video, Gelsinger quickly summarizes the Nicira opportunity and continued work with Cisco Systems and EMC on VCE (the v
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) wants to lead the market for software defined data centers and software defined networks. But Cisco must balance relationships with EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) — which recently acquired Nicira in the network virtualization market. How will Cisco move forward?
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) CEO John Chambers threw down the gauntlet this evening, predicting the networking company will lead the shift to software defined data centers — a hot topic as Cisco strives to balance relationships with VMware, EMC, NetApp, IBM, Intel, Citrix and Microsoft.
Will Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) buy Nutanix — setting up a data center storage war with EMC and VMware? That’s the latest virtualization acquisition rumor. The Citrix-Nutanix chatter follows VMware’s Nicira buyout, Oracle’s Xsigo purchase, and Cisco Systems’ investment in Insieme.
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) is set to promote its software-defined networking (SDN) strategy at the company’s Global Partner Conference this week in Las Vegas. But can Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson and his lieutenants stand out from SDN moves by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), VMware (NYSE: VMW), Brocade Networks (NASDAQ: BRCD) and more?
VMware CEO Paul Maritz and his successor, Pat Gelsinger, will take center stage at VMworld on Aug. 27. Joined by CTO Steve Herrod, the trio is expected to describe how VMware (NYSE: VMW) will push beyond traditional virtualization to power next-generation data centers. The goal: Virtualize servers, storage and networking while empowering customers for cloud computing.
SolidFire has added a pre-validated reference design for all-flash converged infrastructure storage for Cisco and VMware. SolidFire has moved to capitalize on demand for all-flash storage systems in virtual data centers, with the announcement at VMworld this week of support for Cisco Systems (CSCO) and VMware (VMW) in its converged storage platform.