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Talking Switching with John McCool: From Enterprise to Data Center

We heard from SVP Keith Goodwin at Partner Summit that while we are helping partners move to the cloud, we are also still focusing on our core technologies, namely routing and switching. And it’s no secret that the switching market is evolving.

Have you been wondering what the real story is behind switching market share? What industry trends are shaping the next wave of networking innovation? And what is Cisco’s switching strategy?

All of these were top-of-mind questions addressed in a recent investor relations webcast—led by John McCool, SVP and GM, Data Center, Switching and Services—to discuss Cisco’s Ethernet switching business and the competitive landscape.

McCool gave investors a brief presentation, which was followed by a Q&A session. You can listen to the entire broadcast here: Tech Talk: Ethernet Switching, From the Enterprise to the Data Center.

Looking for specific information within the broadcast? Here are some time stamps that indicate where John addresses port transitions, market share trends, and more.

Port Transitions

As Cisco continues to focus on driving innovations, along with its position as a market leader, we are able to be a first mover in transitioning customers to the latest technology platforms.

For more details, listen from the 6:35 mark to the 7:45 mark.

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L2+L3 Managed Switching

Cisco continues to be the market leader in fixed and modular switching. By continuing to focus on meeting customer needs, driving innovations, and capturing market transitions, Cisco continues to be number one company in the switching market.

For more details, listen from the 10:11 mark to the 12:06 mark.

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Total Switching Market Share Trends

As a market leader in switching, Cisco continues to drive new innovations in its product portfolio, which strengthens our position to be the foundation of the next-generation network.

For more details, listen from the 12:06 mark to 14:02.

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Data Center Fabric Technology Innovation

Cisco’s ability to create a network-centric architecture in the data center is producing tremendous results, and strategically puts us in a leadership position to win in the data center.

For more details, listen from 16:43 to 17:04.

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Got any questions around Cisco’s switching strategy? Be sure to share in the comments.

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