In the Cisco Mix
Though not as channel-centric as Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco Live is the networking king's largest event of the year, and it kicks off this week in the same place Partner Summit 2012 did two months earlier: San Diego. As a user-focused conference with thousands of customers -- and more than a few Cisco VARs -- in attendance, Cisco's usually got a few neat surprises -- this was, after all, the conference where it launched the ill-fated Cius tablet to such promising reviews in 2010, and in 2011, refreshed its most popular single Catalyst switch.
Cisco has some interesting stuff on tap for this year (hint: it's cloudy), but we thought it prudent to highlight some of the other Cisco ecosystem product releases and exhibitions happening this week from partner vendors. Have a look.