Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing
Jan28

Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing

Towards the end of 2012 Cisco anted up $1.2 billion for Meraki, a developer of wired/wireless LAN and security products managed via the cloud, and primarily targeted at SMBs. While SMBs are at best an adjacent-market opportunity, “Meraki filled a hole in the company’s portfolio”, it has been wildly successful, and has been one of the “consistently strong performers at the company over the past few years”, said analyst Zeus...

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Cisco Wants To Be The Glue That Holds The Cloud Together
Jan29

Cisco Wants To Be The Glue That Holds The Cloud Together

“Cisco is truly the best kept secret in the cloud market,” said Fabio Gori, Director of Cloud Marketing, Cisco, who added that the networking giant has been ranked as number one for cloud infrastructure sales for three quarters in a row by Synergy Research. That set the stage for a number of cloud announcements, including the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Enterprise Module for its Open Network Environment...

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