At Cisco Live in San Diego, application-defined cloud management platform provider CliQr announced it has integrated its CloudCenter product with Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure to provide greater levels of application efficiency, performance, visibility and control.
Nectar Services and Cisco are partnering on a unified communications software-defined networking product. By combining Cisco's Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module – or APIC-EM – and Nectar's Unified Communications Management Policy products, the combined UC-SDN solution aims to provide multi-vendor UC support across Cisco networks.
The rumors are true. Incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has unveiled his new leadership team, and Padmasree Warrior's name does not appear on the list. Instead, CTO Warrior has been ousted in favor of Hilton Romanski, who will take on the role of senior vice president and chief technology and strategy officer.
The top news stories for June 5, 2015.
Cisco Live begins next week, but early news is already emerging. One of those jumping the gun is Avi Networks, which has integrated its application delivery controller – or ADC – with the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, also known as ACI, Cisco's software-defined networking based product for automating IT tasks and speeding up deploying applications within data centers.
Cisco is delving deeper into OpenStack with the planned acquisition of Piston Cloud.
HP is teaming up with Arista Networks in the hopes of taking on Cisco in the software-defined networking space. Both companies are Cisco rivals.
The transition in Cisco CEOs has had its casualties, and the latest two to leave – presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore – have received big payouts, as well as orders they are not to work for a long list of networking industry competitors within the next year. In addition to that, reports indicate CTO Padmasree Warrior may also be planning to exit on July 25 when Chuck Robbins takes over for current CEO John Chambers.
The next wave of wireless access points are starting to hit the market. Cisco is among the first to release not only 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, but also Wave 2-compliant controllers.
It's a time of churn and changes at Cisco Systems. From the moment CEO John Chambers announced his impending retirement and that Chuck Robbins would be replacing him, there has been much speculation about what the Cisco of the future will look like and how the company will fare without Chambers leading.