20 Take-Aways From Cisco's Financial Analyst Conference


Cisco Better Off Partnering In Storage

Chambers and other executives reiterated comments Chambers made to CRN earlier this fall: that Cisco will continue to partner, rather than build or acquire, in storage. Chambers even used the same pie metaphor, saying that while Cisco would own more of "the pie" if it owned the storage, the pie itself would be smaller overall, and Cisco would in fact be part of fewer deals than it might be with existing storage partners like EMC and NetApp.