Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – August 29, 2014
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
We saw an interesting case study this week in our latest Partner Voices blog. This blog post featured Trend Micro and how they were able to help the United Way of Greater Atlanta bolster data center security during a migration to a virtual environment.
Check out my blog, let me know what you think, and if you’re interested, read the entire case study!
Get Ready – Cisco is Announcing New Growth Opportunities for our Partners with Cisco UCS
In a market many predicted we would exit, Cisco has continued to gain share for the 18th consecutive quarter and has earned the number one position for x86 blade servers in the US, with 41 percent revenue share. That is six points ahead of our nearest competitor! Cisco partners have been pivotal to the success we have shared in this market, with more than 3,800 channel partners selling Unified Computing System (UCS) today.
We are continuing that momentum, and we’re poised for the next wave of Cisco UCS innovations to be announced to our partners next Wednesday, September 3. This will represent the broadest, most powerful expansion of the Cisco UCS portfolio since we first disrupted the server market in 2009, providing our partners significant growth opportunities across all market segments.
Register now and be among the first to see the latest in Unified Computing innovation.
Cisco Intercloud Huge Opportunity for Distribution
In case you missed it, there was a great article on CRN this week entitled Westcon CEO: Cisco Intercloud Huge Opportunity for Distribution. In the article, Westcon Group CEO Dolph Westerbos speaks at length on how Intercloud will be a big boost for Comstor, which is the Cisco-exclusive distribution arm of Westcon.
Check out the article and see what you think!
CRN on Cisco’s Partner Ecosystem
Kristin Bent of CRN also published a story today entitled Cisco To Partners: It’s Time To Team Up With App Developers, ISVs. This piece highlights the overall Cisco Partner Ecosystem and how it is bringing value to all of Cisco’s partners and customers.
I highly recommend giving this one a read and as always, let us know what you think!
- Marcus Phipps looks at next generation applications and data analytics
- Jim McHugh is touting the upcoming UCS launch
- Heather Caldwell examines the new security-focused community
Keep An Eye Out
- September 3 – Unified Computing: Powering Applications at Every Scale
- September 9 — Next Generation Security: New Products and Incentives
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings