Today, Belkin announced its intent to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. With this agreement, we are pleased to preserve the strong Linksys brand and create a win-win relationship in the market.
Linksys is a strong and enduring brand with a talented team that has helped revolutionize the way we experience the world from our homes through a wide range of home routing and networking solutions with innovative software features that enable anytime, anywhere access and control of the home network and its connected devices.
Combined, Belkin and Linksys will create a world-class consumer networking technology provider with complementary innovation and engineering strategies. Linksys will enhance Belkin’s capabilities to meet the needs of OEMs, as well as provide access to a large user base. Belkin and Cisco intend to pursue a strategic relationship focused on a variety of initiatives including retail distribution, strategic marketing and products for the service provider market.
Linksys has long been an important member of the Cisco family and we are confident that we have found the best buyer in Belkin. We look forward to witnessing Belkin’s growth as they bring Linksys into their family.
Tags: belkin, cisco home networking, Linksys
This post is included as part of a series of posts related to social media training efforts underway at Cisco. I sat down with our corporate Cisco Social Media Listening team members team members members (Charlie Treadwell, Bernadette Koscielniak, George Metrik, Nancy Rivas, Michael Hopps, Davythe Dicochea, and Jennifer Roberts) to ask a few specific questions around social listening. This is the second part of the interview. Read the first part of this series.
What tools are available to enhance the social listening effort?
Various listening platforms are available, with varying focus areas in metrics and data streams. In a June 2012 report, eMarketer profiles the strengths of industry leading platforms as followed:
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Tags: sentiment analysis, social media listening, Social Media listening Center, social media monitoring
There’s no doubt Cisco’s Unified Computing System has achieved significant momentum since its introduction just over three years ago. One of the key contributing factors to our growth has been the strength of our open partner ecosystem strategy. While many of our data center competitors have chosen to build rigid vertical stacks, Cisco has embraced a broad ecosystem of partners—and as a result provided unparalleled flexibility for customers to choose from best-of-breed storage, hypervisor and application vendors.
Today, we’re further expanding our unified data center ecosystem by deepening our winning partnership with NetApp. Cisco and NetApp have been partners for more than a decade and over the past two years our alliance has flourished with the introduction of the FlexPod converged infrastructure solution. In fact, Cisco and NetApp now boast more than 2,100 FlexPod customers, with deployments in 35 countries and supported by more than 700 joint channel partners.
Building on that vote of confidence from our customers and partners, we are expanding our partnership to deliver deeper integrated solutions for a range of use cases ranging from data center to branch to service providers. Specifically we’ll collaborate in the following four areas:
- Deeper technology integration across the FlexPod architecture
- A new FlexPod solution for cloud-scale service providers
- Extending ExpressPod into the branch office
- Expanded FlexPod application validation
I invite you to learn more about today’s announcement and share your thoughts on our expanded partnership with NetApp.
Yesterday we reprinted the first part of Telecom Asia magazine’s interview with Brian Shoda, director of Cisco NGN architecture sales for Asia Pacific. Here is the second and final part of the story.
4. [Telecom Asia] How can telcos better optimize and simplify their network architectures?
[Brian Shoda] The traditional layered and hierarchical model of network architecture has served operators well for many years. Today, the demands on operator networks are vastly different to those of the past. Optimization and simplification of network architectures is a key focus for most operators. Long lead times for activating new capacity, idle link capacity, and 1:1 bandwidth reservation are all costly methodologies and are no longer feasible for the modern operator.
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Cisco and EMC are partnering at Cisco Live next week in London to deliver the latest developments on VSPEX. Register and plan on attending this informative breakout session.
EMC Global General Manager of VSPEX, Gil Shneorson, and MTI Technology detail how VSPEX powered by EMC, VMware and Cisco technology, transformed the business of a recent VSPEX customer – greatly simplifying management over their IT infrastructure, while delivering performance that drives business value -- enabling them to move on to more strategic thinking within their IT environment.
VSPEX is a complete virtualization solution, proven by EMC and Cisco, delivered by partners. VSPEX gives you the power to choose the technology in your solution while removing the complexity and risk that typically comes with designing, integrating and deploying a best-of-breed solution – enabling fast deployment of powerful cloud infrastructure.
Date: Thursday January 31, 2013
Time: 11:30 am
Session Title: PCS-2003 -- VSPEX Transforms IT: A Customer Case Study
Presenters: Gil Shnoerson, Senior Director Global Product Sales & EMC VSPEX GM; and EMC Richard Flanders, Director, MTI
Also, visit the Cisco and EMC exhibits to learn even more about how Cisco and EMC are partnering together on VSPEX.
Tags: Cloud Computing, data center, EMC, private cloud, Servers, Storage, UCS, VNX, vspex, wmware