CRN Exclusive Interview: HP Enterprise Chief Veghte On The Trouble Ahead For Cisco's Public Cloud Initiative


 


Talk about the challenges Cisco faces as they go through this transformation.
 
How many architectures do they have? When were those architectures done? Some of the partnerships Cisco has are fundamentally challenged. You know this well in terms of how Cisco [initially] chose to enable vs. build. There are plenty of public statements [Cisco made] to date that they would provide the capabilities but would not build its own [public cloud].

Two years ago we laid out a program that was predicated on cloud builders and cloud service providers and that is what they effectively announced. So we view it as a strong endorsement of the direction that we have been on and a strong endorsement of the opportunity that partners have with our platform and our solutions today.