10 Signs The Cisco-EMC Partnership Is Fraying


Recent History

Take a look at recent history and remember that both Cisco and EMC have left what were thought to be major, fruitful strategic vendor partnerships behind when it became clear their missions were no longer aligned. Cisco's stepped-up competition with HP in the networking and server spaces led to an ongoing war between the two titans -- and a very public ending of HP's reseller agreement with Cisco in February 2010 after nearly two decades of partnership.

And EMC closed out its prior relationship with Dell, once its biggest storage reseller, but now a competitor following Dell's acquisitions of EqualLogic and Compellent and its whole-hog embrace of the storage market. The Dell-EMC agreement formally ended in October 2011.