Cisco Partner Survey: Data Center Hot, WAN Op Not (And Other Interesting Findings)


Q4 Pipelines Look Strong

While Cisco's third quarter may have been a bumpy one for partners, the fourth quarter, they said, looks strong.

According to Baird's survey results, 44 percent of partners expect to have a "better-than-seasonal" fourth quarter, while 47 percent expect "normal seasonality" and only 9 percent expect the quarter to be "worse-than-seasonal."

Fourth-quarter pipelines for Cisco data center technologies, such as its Unified Computing System (UCS), look especially healthy, partners said.