Cisco's Big Data Focus
Cisco isn't thought of as a big data analytics vendor, but according to Warrior, that's absolutely an area where Cisco has a play and where Cisco solution providers will be able to make money. Cisco's focus on Big Data is in two areas, she said: networking intelligence for applications -- such as searchable video -- and helping service provider customers monetize what's happening in their networks based on data they can glean from customer usage.
Partners can create their own analytics capability and plug that into Cisco's platforms, Warrior noted, and they will also be able to resell and integrate Cisco's own analytics for their customers.
"Our model with partners all along will be to continue to be flexible with what they want to do," she said.