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Will VMware, Cisco Collide On Virtual Networks?
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cbabcock
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9/3/2013 | 10:30:22 PM
re: Will VMware, Cisco Collide On Virtual Networks?
Ben Kepes, a technology evangelist in Australia, has come up with a striking way of explaining why VMware is moving into virtual networking and hybrid cloud computing. "VMware is standing on a burning platform," he says. My more pedestrian way of saying the same thing is VMware has consolidated legacy workloads and wants to move with them into the future. Ben's commentary here.:
Drew Conry-Murray
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9/3/2013 | 9:58:18 PM
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VMware's got a jump on Cisco if it can really bring NSX to GA at the end of the year. Cisco is still getting its architectural ducks in a row w/ DFA and whatever is coming from Insieme. However, the SDN/network virtualization battle is going to be a long one, at least in the enterprise, so VMware's speed to market may be neutralized in the long run.
Laurianne
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9/3/2013 | 5:40:03 PM
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This could be a long and expensive marketing battle between Cisco and VMware. Both companies understand the OpenStack dynamic, as Lorna points out. But I think a lot of people underestimate how much loyalty VMware has already won from enterprise IT for management tools.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/3/2013 | 5:34:29 PM
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It's possibly a moot point: Infighting between VMware and Cisco only makes OpenStack with Neutron/Puppet more appealing.


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