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New Nexus 1000V Free-mium Pricing Model

[See Also: Follow-Up Q&A on Freemium Pricing Model] [Update 11/26/12: the free Nexus 1000V virtual switch is available for download from here.] Following on the heels of the announcement of our Nexus 1000V 2.1 release last month, Cisco is today announcing a new pricing and packaging strategy for its flagship virtual switch portfolio. Starting with that new 2.1 release, which is now in beta, we will have two editions of the Nexus 1000V, an Es…

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Video: Experts Discuss New Cisco-Vmware Joint Solutions Showcased at #VMworld

…the rumblings in the media about the future of the Cisco and VMware relationship, the two companies announced at VMworld last week that they will expand their strategic partnership to deliver next generation cloud infrastructures.  Hear directly from Rahul Tripathi, Director of Product Marketing at Cisco and Nitin Brahmankar, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at VMware, about latest joint product offerings at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco: C…

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More VMworld Redux: Customers Love Cisco Nexus 1000V

VMworld last week was a great success for Cisco (well, if you don’t count the #v0dgeball challenge). Leading up to the show we announced that the ASA 1000V cloud firewall was shipping, we announced a new major release of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch, and a new version of our Virtual Network Management Center. Talking to customers is always the best part of the show, hearing what their challenges are, and positioning our technology to fit…

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Improving Business Process through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

I attended my second VMworld in San Francisco last week, and I’m seeing a change in the desktop virtualization discussions I’m having with customers.  It’s no longer just about the technologies but how it impacts (either positively or negatively) the business process. There are some business processes common to most companies such as supporting contact center agents and onboarding of contract workers who need only the VDI components but also the…

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VMworld 2012 Redux: Cisco Partner Presidio Talks Nexus 1000V, Virtualization and Cloud

Last week during VMworld in San Francisco, I had the chance to sit down with Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude), VP of Virtualization and Cloud, at Presidio, one of Cisco’s largest reseller partners. Steve is an author and industry speaker, especially on financial and ROI impacts of technology. He gives us a great perspective on how his firm is working with customers to get them cloud ready, and some of the virtualization trends he’s seeing wit…

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