25 Telling Talking Points From John Chambers


On Being A Disruptive Data Center Player

There hasn't been a new hardware player in the data center for decades, and contrary to all the prognostications, we are breaking away there. We have very much established ourselves. We are in the top three x86 players. We're winning a lot in the cloud, which is the second generation of virtualization data centers. The product is winning most of the performance awards. And it isn't servers separate from the network separate from storage. It's that combined, first in a physical data center, then in the cloud, then all the way in your home. And [we] build VDI and other capabilities off of it.