With the release of fiscal 2015's fourth quarter results, the final nail in the old HP's coffin has been hammered in. Although sales dropped in almost all categories, there's good news for the newly-formed HP Enterprise – and it's in the networking business.
Cisco's largest certification partner had a difficult week.
It has been four months since Chuck Robbins stepped into the role of Cisco CEO. The passing of the torch from former CEO John Chambers to Robbins came at the expense of several lost executives, reducing the old school Cisco brain share and replacing it with up-and-comers.
Cisco has been touting much success with its Application Centric Infrastructure software-defined networking architecture, and now the company has struck a deal to put ACI on the VCE Vblock.
Cisco plans to buy London-based Acano early in the new year to beef up its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities.
Networking giant Cisco announced Friday that it plans to acquire collaboration and networking coompany Acano for $700 million.
Cisco is making cloud-scale networking easier to achieve for its large enterprise and service provider customers. The company unveiled new software and developer tools designed for cloud-scale networking.
For years, Cisco has funded start-ups formed by employees and then later acquired them.
Another former Cisco executive has turned up in a new role months after the changing of the guard pushed many of them out. Gary Moore, the former president and COO of Cisco who left the company in July, has been appointed to the vArmour board of directors.
Cisco's first quarter for fiscal year 2016 was a mixed bag of rising and falling sales, but it appears things are going to get worse for the second quarter, with the saving grace falling in the vendor's switching business.