HP, Partners Make News At Cisco Live 2011

July 18, 2011: Cisco Live was not just about Cisco; the huge exposition included a broad assortment of partners, many of which had their own announcements to make at the event. Cisco Live drew more than 15,000 attendees and another 40,000 that dropped in virtually. Even HP, which was not in attendance, had something to say in response to Cisco’s claims about its switches.

According to a prepared statement from Mike Nielsen, director, solution marketing, HP Networking, Cisco’s announcement on the update of its Catalyst switch is “too little, too late on the heels of HP’s FlexNetwork architecture and the A10500 series announcements back in May.” He tells Network Computing that the Catalyst 6500 has seen nothing more than incremental updates–many of which still require a full system replacement–instead of driving real innovation with a fully refreshed architecture.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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