Thinking Of A Logical Acquisition For Cisco – Citrix

The merger of the two would send two messages; the first is that Cisco is definitely in the cloud game to win, with the second being that Cisco is embracing the end user. The already fragile relationship with VMware could see further fallout, which could then have further repercussions with EMC, VCE and possibly NetApp. Dell and HP, also making strong cloud plays having full virtual desktop options, could align themselves more heavily with VMware View to provide DaaS, which in turn could limit customer options. Corporate end users have seen the Cisco name on their VoIP phones and VPN client for some time. Cisco could be able to make a larger impact on the end user by owning the platform for application and virtual desktop delivery, content and mobile devices. I look forward to Cisco’s next move.

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Author: Joe Jessen, The Virtualization Practice

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